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FATHER Project

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The FATHER Project’s mission is to assist fathers in overcoming the barriers that prevent them from supporting their children economically and emotionally.

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About the program

Founded in 1999, the FATHER Project was originally administered by the City of Minneapolis and became a program of Goodwill/Easter Seals Minnesota in 2004. Since then, the FATHER Project has served hundreds of fathers in the community through our extensive network of collaborative partners. The FATHER Project has received national recognition as an effective and innovative program and in 2012 received federal grant funding to expand to other Minnesota communities.


A Return on Investment** study by the Wilder foundation showed a long-term financial return** of $3.41 for each dollar invested in the FATHER Project. Evaluation results have shown increased parenting skills, educational achievement, job placement, and benefits of the children of participating families.

Our stories

Solutions for families living in poverty revealed - news release
Goodwill/Easter Seals Minnesota, Ramsey County Workforce Solutions, and the Minnesota Department of Human Services hosted a day of discovery and unveiled leading-edge solutions for families living in poverty.

Goodwill/Easter Seals Welcomes New Development Director
Goodwill/Easter Seals Minnesota is proud to welcome Heidi Fisher as the new Director of Development.

Our collaborative partners

Close collaboration with non-profit and government partners helps make the FATHER Project effective.

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Darryl- Father Project