About the CFI
The CFI is a broad-based, multi-agency, statewide program led by the Department of Social Services that is focused on changing the systems that can improve fathers’ ability to be fully and positively involved in the lives of their children. The main objectives of the initiative are to provide dads with the skills and supports they need to get involved in the lives of their children and stay connected.
As the Connecticut Fatherhood Initiative (CFI) enters its twentieth anniversary year, there is much to be proud of. Many family dynamics have been changed to help children and fathers secure their supportive relationships. The more we do to create a multiplying effect to healthy fatherhood the greater the impact on Connecticut’s economy, crime rate, child education levels, and quality of life.
Fathers, legislators, funders and the public must be made aware of the past success of this work in their communities and the value of future investment. Fathers in Connecticut should know they have choices and resources to help them to be part of their children’s lives. We continue to work to support and promote the positive interaction of fathers with their children, understanding that fathers are critical forces in their children’s lives, and that they must be acknowledged and assisted with the important role they play.