Boston Public Health Commission: Father Friendly Initiative

Filed Under: Families, Physical and Mental Health, Substance Use
Finland Building
774 Albany Street
Boston, ma 02118
Phone: 617-534-9525
Fax: 617-534-5355

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.

FFI is a case management service designed to support the full integration of dads in the family system, specifically targeting men who have child support, custody/visitation, or court-involved issues. FFI uses a holistic approach and offers a comprehensive case management program designed to accommodate the psychological, physical, and social support needs of men.

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.

Additionally, FFI clients can participate in a 13-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.


English, Cape Verdean


While every effort is made to provide current and accurate information for the agency descriptions and hours of operation, it is recommended to call the agency to verify the information before visiting.

Last updated December 18, 2018