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Lifeline Pregnancy Help Clinic
1515 N. New St.
Kirksville, MO 63501
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Text: 660.207.5340
Call: 660.665.5688

How do I be a father?

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Ever wish fatherhood came with an instruction manual? Our DadLine program can help. We offer a network of support for new fathers and dads-to-be.

Program Features:

  • No cost
  • Support through pregnancy and the 1st year of childhood
  • Weekly one-on-one meetings with a peer counselor
  • Useful info about the many aspects of fatherhood
  • A safe environment to ask questions

Topics Include:

  • Family Foundations
  • Understanding Yourself
  • Handling & Expressing Emotions
  • Fathering & Family Roles
  • Discipline, Rewards, & Consequences
  • Expectations & Child Development
  • Balancing Work & Family
  • Getting Involved with your Children
  • . . . and much more

Benefits for New Dads

For each DadLine lesson, participants earn points through our PLANS (Parenting Lessons and Nurturing Supplies) program. You’ll then use these points to buy baby supplies, baby clothes, or furniture from our boutique. Additionally, Dads under 21 can also receive support from our Teen Parent program. The DadLine program is supported by the Children’s Trust Fund of Missouri.

According to the National Fatherhood Initiative, there is a “father factor” in nearly all of the social issues facing America today. Children with involved fathers do better across every measure of child well-being than peers with absent fathers.

Make an appointment to get you started.  You’ll meet one-on-one with a fatherhood peer mentor. He’ll help answer questions and provide support in a safe, “dads only” environment. From making time for a family to work to discipline, the weekly program focuses on a variety of topics important to all dads.

To enroll in this no-cost program, please call Lifeline at 660-665-5688, text 660-207-5340, or set up an appointment online.

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