facilitates access to life-changing opportunities for the low-income, the underserved, and those in need

Aliquippa Council of Men and Fathers

The Aliquippa Council of Men and Fathers (ACMF) was established in 2009 to address the effects of father absence and lack of positive visibility in the city of Aliquippa, Pennsylvania.  Within the ACMF there are five major components.

  • Parenting Support
  • Neighborhood Safety
  • Community Support
  • Educational Support
  • Economic Support

Fatherhood Initiative

The Fatherhood Initiative focuses on awareness of Father absence in Beaver County.  This program is dedicated to strengthening families, communities and challenging fathers to be responsible, committed and loving role models for children.  The Fatherhood Initiative provides education, advocacy and support through programming including: 24/7 Dad discussion, First Time Dad, Understanding Child Support Workshops and Fathers Financial Workshops.

We provide help with employment, driver’s license/transportation issues, child support and custody concerns, co-parenting skills or any of the day to day problems that men encounter.

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Father’s Heart Award Celebration

 Each year leading up to Father’s Day, the Fatherhood Initiative of Beaver County recognizes men and fathers from the Beaver County area to receive nine distinguished awards including the Pitts Memorial Award honoring a dad who has passed on and First Responder Dad honoring a dad who deals with difficult, sometimes life-threatening situations while serving others.  Father’s Heart Awards are given to outstanding fathers and father figures in recognition of their achievements and contributions to their families and community life.

These prestigious awards celebrate the vital role of fathers and highlight the work of the Fatherhood Initiative of Beaver County and other partnering agencies that continue to promote responsible, involved, and committed parenthood. For more information contact Lispert Dowdell or Shon Owens at 724-378-2882 or ldowdell@franklincenter.org or sowens@franklincenter.org

Maturing, Achieving, Learning, Empowering Self (M.A.L.E.S.)

The M.A.L.E.S. Rites of Passage Program is designed to develop boys into mature productive men by illustrating the growth qualities needed for manhood. This program partners boys and young men with community leaders to improve and encourage social, spiritual, educational growth.

Boys 10 to 17 years of age are eligible to participate. At no cost to you!

We will cover topics such as:

  • Self-Identity
  • Leadership Skills
  • Anger Management/Conflict Resolution
  • Becoming a Positive Role Model
  • Planning for the Future

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