Support for Colorado Dads

The Colorado Fatherhood Program

The Colorado Fatherhood Program is a five-year initiative of the Colorado Department of Early Childhood. This program is supported by a group of partners, including the Colorado Department of Human Services and the Office of Economic Security, working together to grow and maintain strong families. 

Seven fatherhood programs with nine locations are part of the Colorado Fatherhood Program. Through free workshops, services, and one-on-one support, these programs support fathers and father figures to build nurturing parenting and healthy relationship skills, and gain tools to work toward financial well-being. 

Knowing what to expect and where to get help makes being a dad easier. Fathers who join a fatherhood program are able to: 

  • Grow their parenting knowledge to be more active in their child’s life 
  • Strengthen their relationship with their child’s other parents or caregivers
  • Advance their career or get a new job 
  • Work with programs like child support and access services to address challenges they may be facing 
  • Develop a healthy network of family and friends who can lend a hand when they need it
  • Form friendships with other dads

To learn more about the Colorado Fatherhood Program, please contact:


Colorado Fatherhood Program grantees are located across Colorado. Check out the links below for more information. 

Catholic Charities of Southern Colorado | 429 W 10th Street, Pueblo, CO 81003 | Gabe Charboneau, Fatherhood Advocate p:719-369-1138, 

Denver Human Services | 1200 N Federal Blvd, Denver, CO 80204 | Matthew Mitchell, Fatherhood Program Coordinator p:720-944-1323, 

Empowering Communities Globally | PO Box 2154, Boulder, CO 80306 | David Mana, Fatherhood Advocate p:720-726-0926 (Burmese), 303-527-2742 (English), 

Hilltop Delta Connection - Delta County | 132 East 5th Street, Delta, CO 81416 | John Schmitz, Family Navigator p:970-252-7445,

Hilltop Community Resources - Mesa County | 1129 Colorado Ave., Grand Junction, CO 81501 | Darnell Anthony, Family Navigator p:970-244-0470, 

Hilltop Community Resources - Montrose County | 540 South 1st Street, Montrose, CO 81401 | John Schmitz, Family Navigator p:970-252-7445,

La Plata Family Centers Coalition | 495 Florida Rd., Durango, CO 81301 | Michael Riggs, Fatherhood Advocate p:970-828-4701, 

Prowers County Department of Human Services | 1001 S Main St, Lamar, CO 81052 | Patrick Christensen, Fatherhood Advocate p:719-336-7486 x112, 

The Piñon Project | 210 E. Main Street, Cortez, CO 81321 | Geof Byerly, Fatherhood Advocate p:970-564-1195, 


Funding for this project is provided by the United States Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families, Grant # 90ZJ0036-01-00. Any opinions, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the United States Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families. These services are available to all eligible persons, regardless of race, gender, age, disability, or religion.