Area fathers, children and families have resources available at the Fostering Actions To Help Earnings and Responsibility or FATHER Project. St. Joseph’s Community Health sponsors the FATHER Project through Goodwill-Easter Seals of Minnesota, recipient of a federal “Pathways to Responsible Fatherhood” grant. The FATHER Project originated in Minneapolis and is being replicated in Park Rapids.

The FATHER Project assists fathers in overcoming barriers that prevent them from supporting their children economically and emotionally.


The FATHER Project provides services to any father in Park Rapids, Hubbard County, and surrounding counties. Through partnerships with local agencies, the FATHER Project brings:

  • One-on-one advocacy and case management
  • Parenting support and fatherhood skills classes
  • Child support services
  • Father and family activities
  • Adult Basic Education and GED services
  • Employment services

Give us a call so we can help you get involved.

Fatherhood Skills Classes

Joe Johnson, St. Joseph’s Community Health Parenting Educator, facilitates this 13-week course with a focus on effective parenting skills. Weekly classes cover nurturing, fathering sons and daughters, spouse/partner teamwork, communication, and problem solving.

Contact Us

For more information, please call 218.255.2063


Goodwill-Easter Seals of Minnesota

Minnesota Fathers & Families Network

Child and father


1415 First Street East, Suite 2
Park Rapids, MN 56470


Monday - Friday
8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.