There are a number of resources for fathers to provide help — both emotionally, financially, and spiritually.

These resources can range from parenting guides, financial assistance for single fathers, relationship advice and more.

It’s tough being a dad, and even more being a single dad. But there IS help to be had — a lot of it in fact.

One of the biggest questions fathers often have relates to financial issues. Seeing as times are tough in the year 2015 for many families, there’s a lot of questions about how to make ends meet. To help with those questions, we’ve included a resource list for fathers at the bottom of this page with some links to some resource article for fathers.

Being a father is tough! And sometimes, it can be a lonely and daunting path to take. As men, we often don’t feel we have anyone to lean on, that we have to go it alone. But this is NOT the case. The phrase, ‘no man is an island’ is true. Don’t let pride stand in the way of getting the help you need — be it financial, spiritual, emotional, or relationship advice!

RESOUCES

General Parenting Resources: We recommend you look at SingleMoms.org, which although is aimed at single mothers, the advice can also apply to men (specifically single dads or simply fathers looking to make ends meet for their family).

Parenting Help and Child Pyschology : http://www.apa.org

The Resource Center for Fathers & Families, with three offices in the Minneapolis/St. Paul metropolitan area, has created programs designed to enhance the role of fathers in full parenthood and full partnership in parenting their children.

RCFF Programs and Services

Most programs are very low cost. The Resource Center for Fathers & Families does not deny entry to anyone who is unable to pay for services. If other financial arrangements need to be made, discuss alternatives with Arnie Engelby at 763-783-4938.

  • 24/7 DAD Program

In association with the National Fatherhood Initiative based in Washington D.C., the RCFF is presenting the NFI-developed 24/7DAD Program. This 12-week class will explore topics crucial to healthy parenting, including:

  • Family of Origin
  • Masculinity
  • Understanding Yourself
  • Handling and Expressing Emotions
  • Spirituality
  • Physical and Mental Health
  • Fathering and Family Roles
  • Fathering and Culture
  • Discipline, Rewards and Punishment
  • Expectations and Children’s Development
  • Balancing Work and Family
  • Getting Involved with your Children

Men interested in the program should call the RCFF office at 763-783-4938 to register.

Informational Family Law Clinics

Family Law Clinics are hosted by a facilitator and conducted by a family law attorney who advises fathers about their concerns regarding divorce, paternity, custody, child support and related issues.

Call for schedule and to register: 763-783-4938.

Anger Management/Domestic Violence Courses for men

Courses for men are a 25 week, open course desighned to help men who are struggling to understand and deal effectively with anger, rage, intimidation and control issues. It is a teaching and group process of helping men lean to harness the energy of anger in a constructive way in order to engage positively in the challenges of their lives. AN INTAKE INTERVIEW IS REQUIRED. call 763-783-4938.

Anger Management/Domestic Violence Aftercare

Anger/abuse programming doesn’t end at 25 weeks. Aftercare gives members a chance to continue to manage their anger and stop abusive behaviors. Men will have more time to address individual issues in recovery.

For information or to register, call 763-783-4938.

Support Groups for Fathers

Support groups are led by facilitators who aid single, married, and divorced fathers who want to meet other men to discuss issues related to parenting and partnering in raising their children.

For more information, call 763-783-4938.

Step Parenting Course

Step Parenting Course is for couples in a relationship with children from a previous relationship or marriage. It is a 10-session course, 1-1/2 hours per session, covering how relationships work, the pitfalls of perils of step parenting, the rules of engagement, conflict, and working together. Maximum six couples, minimum three.

For information or to register, call 763-783-4938 .

Faith Based Marriage Counseling

Interview plus 14 weeks. call 763-783-4938 to register or for mor information

The Relationship Course

This course is based on Erik Erikson’s eight stages of human development and teaches both men and women, married and single, with or without a partner, how human development and relationships work, their purpose, their form, and how to create healthy relationships.

For information or to register, call 763-783-4938 .

Fathers’ Crisis Line – 763-783-4938

This is a telephone crisis reponse program from 9 am to 4:30 pm, five days a week, to aid in getting help to fathers in crisis. The service will make referrals to both programs of the Resource Center for Fathers & Families as well as outside appropriate services.