Welcome to New Pathways

New Pathways for Good Dads (NPGD) is designed to help a low-income dad make changes to be a good dad who is actively engaged with his children. The NPGD program includes the following:

  • Fatherhood Development
  • Stress & Anger Management
  • Job Assessment
  • Family Budgeting & Counseling
  • Relationship Skills Training
  • Advice for Dads with Past Legal Issues
  • Child Support Training
  • Individual, Group and Family Counseling
  • Father-to-Father Mentoring

The number and kinds of services a father receives depends on his needs. Some dads have child support concerns; some do not. Some are becoming new dads; others have been fathers for some time. Some are in a relationship with the mother of their child; others are going it alone. Each father will have an Individual Service Plan (ISP) designed to help him receive the maximum benefit from the NPGD program.

Welcome to New Pathways

When you choose a new path and invest in a new journey, NPGD also invests in you.

We want you to be the best dad you can be. Along the way we will recognize your progress in a number of different ways ​including:

  • Awards and recognition
  • Gift cards
  • Other tools good dads need

Overcoming Obstacles

Any new path or adventure is bound to have some obstacles along the way. NPGD has a number of ways to address concerns that might discourage a father's progress.

Depending on the site where classes are offered and the time of day, child care and food will be available. For those living in Greene County, some transportation assistance is available.

Ask yourself what is really important and then have the courage to build your life around the answer. "
— Lee Jampolsky, M.D.


Simply submit the form below where you can indicate your interest in NPGD. A member of the Good Dads staff person will contact you to arrange a time when the two of you can sit down to learn more about your needs and concerns.

You may also call the Good Dads office at 417-501-8867 or stop by our offices to get more information. We are located in downtown Springfield at 205 W. Walnut Street, Suite. 10. We are just a half block west of the intersection of Walnut and South Streets, in the back portion of the Great Southern Bank building.


NPGD has a number of partners in southwest Missouri.  In some cases, you can begin the process of enrolling in the NPGD program at these sites, including:

  • Ascent Recovery Residences
  • Life Church (Mountain Grove)
  • Family Restoration Center (Stockton)
  • New Beginning Sanctuary - SRCC
  • Pregnancy Care Center
  • Recovery Outreach Services, LLC
  • Victory Mission
  • Restoration of Hope Project, Elevate Kansas City, Elevate Branson
Click Here to Download our New Pathways Brochure


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