The 2024 Tour Concludes in Hartford

On Saturday, June 8, the 2024 Dear Dad Tour concluded at the Hartford Taste Street Festival. It was truly a treat to be in downtown Hartford on Pratt Street and Trumbull Street surrounded by families enjoying food from local restaurants.

Many people were ecstatic to share inspiring stories about their fathers when they saw the video booth.

One couple, who recently moved to the United States, expressed gratitude to their fathers who still live in India. Another woman talked about her uncle, who was her confidant, stepped up as her father figure, and was “the go-to guy” for whatever she or her siblings needed. He was also instrumental in helping her mother, herself, and her other siblings to move to the United States.

Watch all the stories from Hartford here.

We are appreciative of all the Connecticut residents who told stories about their fathers and others in their lives who stepped up as father figures during the 2024 Dear Dad Tour. We hope these heartfelt stories will inspire others in their roles as fathers.

The Connecticut Fatherhood Initiative is a statewide collaborative effort led by the Department of Social Services to provide support for fathers to be positively involved in the lives of their children. Go to 2-1-1 to find fatherhood programs near you.