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March 9, 2024 — Puck Drop: 6:05 Seattle Thunderbirds vs. Spokane Chiefs SpoFI Is looking forward to our second Chiefs game! The first one back…
Spokane Fatherhood Initiative helps men become better dads, who also become better employees. Committed, dedicated fathers who are connected to their families make good employees. Responsible Fatherhood programs, like those offered by SpoFI, not only improve fathers’ economic prospects but also foster valuable social connections and support networks. This comprehensive approach enhances fathers’ stability, dependability, and longevity as employees, presenting a strong case for business sponsorship.
An angry outburst can inflict emotional damage that often becomes an emotional strain that lasts decades. I was recently blessed to have a conversation about how we teach overcoming anger at SpoFI with Dr. Michelle Watson Canfield, am amazing author, speaker, blogger and counselor, who’s professional career has focused on father-daughter relationships.
Raising children in two homes can be a very difficult experience for everyone. We acknowledge that all parties involved are struggling through one of the most painful experiences of their lives. Our goal is to lessen the hostility and increase the teamwork between parents by honoring each circumstance, educating in a non-judgmental way, and providing information that will help bridge the gap between two homes.
We had an exciting finish to our fundraising campaign, as our December gift total reached $28,176. Our campaign total stands at $79,176, or 88% of the $90,000 we hoped to raise. This is an amazing demonstration of support for fathers and families. To all who gave, we say thank you.
Donor generosity changed Jim’s life. He’s become a better father in SpoFI 24-7 Dad classes & stresses how important donated scholarships are.
Jim used to struggle with anger, just like many people do. He joined the Anger Free Dad class by SpoFI and it really helped him. In the class, Jim learned how to handle his feelings better and realized something important: getting angry is a choice. He practiced different ways to stay calm and not let anger take over. This made a big difference in his life. Now, he doesn’t just control his anger; he actively chooses happiness instead. He started getting along better with his family and friends because he wasn’t losing his temper all the time. Jim’s story shows…
More than 60 people gathered at SpoFI Dec. 15 to celebrate fatherhood and honor 26 new graduates. Friends and relatives enthusiastically cheered on our latest group of 24-7 Dads while enjoying a 12-foot dessert bar!
Update… December 13 2023 — Puck Drop: 7:05 Seattle Thunderbirds vs. Spokane Chiefs SpoFI Is looking forward to our first Chiefs game! Join current Dad2Dads…
Frequently Asked Questions
Q) When do the next series of classes start?
For upcoming classes and registration info, hit up the Classes section
Q) How much does it cost to enroll?
Our fee schedule is available. However, scholarships and state support usually cover 100% of class costs.
Q) Does SpoFI offer Family Law help?
Yes, we do! We offer free self-help services, coached by legal professionals at our Family Law Self-help Center.
Family Law help for anyone currently not represented by an attorney regardless of income or gender
What do Our Students think?
“It was a constant message growing up that I was a bad kid. I was always told…to be good. I was never told that I was good. Spofi gives us the space where we can speak about our concerns. We can speak about our doubts and we can get validated and encouraged to do better. It is with your [SpoFI Donor] support. My daughter has her father very present in her life. I can’t express my gratitude enough for you.”
24:7 Dad Graduate
Fatherhood Training and Parenting Classes
We help moms & dads adopt tools, skills & behavioral changes needed to become better spouses, parents & partners.
24-7 Dad® Classes Forming
Registration now open for March 5th classes
- Classes meet on Tues. and Thurs. for 6 Weeks at SpoFI offices
Statewide Classes via Zoom
Fathering in 15™
These one-on-one classes meet at mutually convenient times for the student and Facilitator, usually on Zoom
Statewide Classes via Zoom
Anger Free Dad
Embark on a journey towards better anger management with the Anger Free Dad course. Master techniques to manage expectations, reflect on past incidents, and lead your family with calmness, enhancing relationships with your wife, children, and colleagues.