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The Challenge

Research shows that many of our fatherless urban children face higher risks for negative outcomes than any other group. The Urban Father-Child Partnership was established in 1998 to increase the well-being of disadvantaged children by training and supporting men to be responsible fathers and father figures that lead children to success.

When fathers are absent, children suffer. Fatherlessness is linked to poverty, high school dropout rates, crime, adolescent drug use and teenage pregnancy. These problems have become systemic as one generation experiences and then passes on the legacy of fatherlessness.

The Solution

Research has also consistently demonstrated that loving involved fathers are beneficial to the health, education and welfare of their children. While the desire to be a father may be innate, what a responsible father does is learned. And widespread generational father absence requires many fathers to be trained in what a responsible father does. Yet it takes far less financial resources to train and support fathers than to train and employ professionals to take their place.

Fathers are critically important to their children's well-being. The goal of the Urban Father-Child Partnership is to implement a strategic, significant and sustainable model for increasing the well being of disadvantaged children in a city. To accomplish this goal we are reaching out to men where they are, to train and support them to be the responsible fathers that their children need.


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Contact Us

For more information on training for urban dads, please contact Carey Casey at:

The Urban Father-Child Partnership
PO Box 413888
Kansas City, MO  64141-3888

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For information on the Center's WATCH D.O.G.S. program that involves urban dads in their children's schools, contact:

Eric Snow
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Phone: (888) 540-DOGS


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