Aspen, Colorado

New Father Initiative

The Somali Bantu Community Association of Vermont currently supports a program devoted to helping refugee community fathers in adjusting to living in the United States, specifically in Vermont, and in giving them the support and resources they need to continue being strong and positive role models for their children.

With that in mind, the Association provides weekly meetings in which fathers are given the opportunity to voice their concerns about parenting and to explore various themes and questions associated with fatherhood as it relates to the refugee experience in the United States.

While the program is devoted to new fathers, it continues to support fathers throughout the year and welcomes return participants.