"My father gave me the greatest gift anyone could give another person, he believed in me."
"One father is more than a hundred schoolmasters."
~ English Proverb ~
A program created to serve all fathers
and father figures as they develop positive relationships
with their children.
What can you do to help
Fathers continue to develop positive relationships
with their children?
Types of services offered:
The Fatherhood Initiative Program began in 1998
as an extension of the Families First Program here at Madonna Place.
Services at the time were primarily focused on case management and group work.
In 2000, The CT Department of Social Services, (DSS)
selected Madonna Place as one of three pilot programs in the state.
After a number of years of research by The University of Hartford,
The Connecticut Department of Social Services in conjunction with
The National Fatherhood Initiative, created a certification process
to ensure quality standards of operation for fatherhood programs.
The first Fatherhood Certification Program took place in 2005. It included a comprehensive review of our program and Madonna Place
successfully completed this process and became one of the original
five Certified Fatherhood sites in Connecticut. There are currently 10 Certified sites in Connecticut.
240 Main Street
Fax: (860) 892-5411