Building Strong Families

The Fatherhood Connections and Strengthening Families Programs–

Two programs working together to support families of all shapes and sizes.


University Settlement recognizes that families are made up of all types of individuals: sisters; mothers;fathers; aunts; grandparents; friends; neighbors; etc. Our programs will support you, those who surround you and your children.

Strengthening Families

  • Focuses on families in the Broadway-Slavic Village neighborhood
  • Educates individuals and links them to all of the valuable resources available to their family both internally at University Settlement and externally with our collaborative partners
  • Explores ways in which parents can work more effectively with their children and provides the necessary tools and training to facilitate that growth
  • Helps individuals broaden their support network
  • Works with individuals to understand their unique situation and then in partnership moves through a step-by-step process to problem solve


Fatherhood Connections

  • Focuses on fathers who have children in the following schools:
    • Willow Elementary School
    • Mound STEM Elementary School
    • Fullerton Elementary School
    • Warner Road Girl’s Leadership Academy

  • Offers support groups and case management
  • Hosts father/child activities and events
  • Leads parent education sessions