TFP Awarded Grant to Support Dads in Recovery Program

The Fatherhood Project is excited to announce that we have been selected as one of 13 non-profit organizations to receive a grant from the ALKERMES INSPIRATION GRANTS® program. The grant will support our Dads in Recovery program, which provides substance-using fathers with psycho-educational counseling that supports their recovery, helping them to establish or repair their relationship with their children while parenting with increased skills, confidence and competence.

Graduates from our program have reported that

  • They had warmer, more affectionate relationships with their children with more open communication and less conflict
  • The amount of time spent with their children doubled on average.
  • They felt more confident across a variety of domains including teaching, discipline, understanding and responding, and tending to their children’s needs.
  • Their desire and ability to abstain from alcohol and drug use increased.

Several graduates also reported using the tools they learned in the program to re-establish relationships with their children after having no contact for many months, and in some cases, years.

“Addiction and mental illness affect millions of people and their families every day, and require an integrated approach to treatment that is scalable in communities across the country,” said Richard Pops, Chief Executive Officer of Alkermes. “Medicines play a role, but importantly, it is the innovative programs, like The Fatherhood Project’s, designed to support people affected by these diseases and led by passionate leaders on the front lines that will ignite sustainable and meaningful change for patients.”

The award will allow TFP to run five additional Dads in Recovery groups next year in the Greater Boston and Lowell areas.

To learn more about our Dads in Recovery program, visit or contact

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