What is the Spokane Fatherhood Initiative?
Spokane Fatherhood Initiative (SpoFI) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation founded on the principle that fatherlessness is the primary cause of nearly all of our nation’s social problems.
In 2016 and 2017, SpoFI’s founders convened a series of community conversations about fatherlessness. The outcome of those discussions was that Spokane, the birthplace of Father’s Day, lacked an organization that provided training, support and encouragement for fathers.
The vision and mission of the Spokane Fatherhood Initiative is to restore the value of fatherhood so that every child has a present, loving and nurturing father.
SpoFI fulfills its vision and mission by offering
- Relationship Training classes for dads and moms
- Direct Services for Families
- Community Education Events
We also offer Family Law self-help services in addition to a host of other family strengthening, community-building activities.
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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
Spokane Fatherhood Initiative helps reunite dads & their kids
James Tidwell was separated from his children for seven years, but regained access in October of 2021. James gives credit to God and the Spokane Fatherhood Initiative for reuniting him with his kids. SpoFI chose him as non-custodial 2022 Father of the Year because of his passionate pursuit of becoming a better dad.
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 Sep. 12--Oct. 19 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
These classes are taught in-class in Spokane
Scheduling for this class depends on enrollment