Support For Dads

One of the greatest things you can do in life is to be a father … and to be the father you always wanted or hoped to be. You play a crucial role in raising your child and shaping them into who they were created to be, but the role and transition into fatherhood and its different stages doesn’t always come easy. At Vida, we’re equipping and empowering men in this great calling! 

We want to help. Vida Support Services offers male mentoring and parenting education. You’re paired with a male mentor who has walked the path of fatherhood and can provide help and encouragement in a supportive and non-judgmental space.

You will meet regularly (monthly is most common) at Vida in Appleton, where you can develop skills that will prepare, equip, and continue to empower you in fatherhood, whether an expectant father or new dad. Our mentors meet you where you are on your journey through parenting.

They will provide one-on-one lessons on topics like:

  • How to support your partner during her pregnancy
  • What to expect during labor and delivery and how to support your partner
  • Bonding with your baby
  • Caring for an infant
  • Healthy growth and development
  • Successful parenting 
  • Healthy relationship with your partner
  • Single parenting
  • Co-parenting
  • Balancing work and parenting
  • Child development milestones
  • Sleep and mealtime strategies

 

Mentors will work with you to schedule appointments around your busy schedule.

Learn more below about earning credit for free material items (diapers, clothing, etc.) and family group outings too!

Through participating in our male mentoring and parenting education programming, dads can earn credit to be spent in our store, The Little Dear Boutique.

Our store has items like diapers, wipes, clothing, baby shampoo, formula, and other hygiene items for parents. If you are in need of gas, bus tickets, food or housing, we can help connect you to other community resources too.

Monthly Play Groups/Dinner
Dads, moms, and families are invited to free monthly play groups with other Vida Support Service clients.

Thursday, January 16, 2023
Fox Valley Church/Familia Cristiana de Fox Valley (1200 W. Kimberly Ave., Kimberly, WI 54136)

Thursday, February 2, 2023
Emmaus Road Church (303 N. Oneida St., Appleton, WI 54911)

Thursday, March 2, 2023
Breakthrough Covenant Church (215 E. Washington St., Appleton, WI 54911)

Please call the office at 920-731-4354 or talk to your Vida mentor, if interested in attending. Registration deadline is the Monday before the event.

Through the Vida Infant Car Seat Program and Toddler Car Seat Program, expectant parents and parents complete a variety of parenting educational and mentoring sessions and earn credit toward a new car seat upon completion of the program.

Learn more about the Vida infant and toddler car seat programs here.