Boston Public Health Commission: Father Friendly Initiative
Finland Building
774 Albany Street
Boston, MA 02118
Telephone: 617-534-9525 - Fax: 617-534-5355


Father Friendly Initiative webpage

Designed to assist fathers in becoming more involved with their families before, during, and after the birth of their children by encouraging participants to become emotional, financial and nurturing resources for their children.

Services are packaged in a program which includes coordination of health care, ensuring that all men enrolled in the program have medical insurance, substance abuse referrals, anger management counseling, parenting skills, support groups, employment/education, and custody/visitation.

Clients are required to attend a 12-lesson culturally-sensitive curriculum.

Service hours:

Program is open M - F: 9am - 5pm. For intake programs, must contact program director.

Requirements / Restrictions:

Father Friendly is open to all men but the target population consists of fathers and potential fathers.


No cost


English, Cape Verdean


Silver line from Dudley Sq. or Temple Place downtown; Orange Line: Mass Ave.; or Bus #1, #CT1, #10, or #47.

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(Categories for this entry: Physical and Mental Health, Substance Abuse, Families)

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