Single Fathers

The Community Data Workgroup identified single fathers as a focus population group that have been relatively less highlighted in discussions on housing. There are more than 10,000 single-father households in the city of Boston (Please see the below data map). The Workgroup acknowledged that finding resources and accommodations for a single father with children was relatively more difficult. 

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Organizations Supporting Fathers

  • Fathers’ UpLift: "works to assist fathers in overcoming barriers (financial, oppressive, emotional, traumatic and addiction-based barriers) that prevent them from remaining engaged in their children’s lives. We also provide mentoring, cultural outings and counseling to children who are growing up without their fathers. We uplift fathers and strengthen families nationwide through service, love, and encouragement."

  • 365Dad: "The Nurturing Fathers’ Program ® offered by 365Dad is designed to bring all men together to teach them to be nurturing, supportive parents."

  • Father Friendly Initiative: FFI is "a case management service designed to support the full integration of dads in the family system and accommodate the psychological, physical, and social support needs of men." Phone: 617-534-9525; Location: 774 Albany Street Boston, MA 02118

  • The Fatherhood Project: "Our mission is to improve the health and well-being of children and families by empowering fathers to be knowledgeable, active, and emotionally engaged with their children."

  • Family Nurturing Center: "The Nurturing Fathers’ Program brings together men from all family circumstances (custodial, non-custodial, step-fathers, new fathers) who need help with understanding how to be nurturing and supportive, while also maintaining their authority and providing consistent guidance and structure."

Data source: Boston Planning & Development Agency. Boston Neighborhood Demographics (2013-2017 American Community Survey). Retrieved from https://data.boston.gov/dataset/neighborhood-demographics