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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.

new pathways for Good Dads: a guide for responsible fatherhood and a network of companions to help you reach your goals

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.


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.


Find A Class Near Me

NPGD has a number of partners in southwest Missouri.  We have ongoing or upcoming classes in the following cities:

  • Springfield
  • Kansas City
  • Lansing, KS
  • Branson
  • Stockton
  • Columbia
  • Bolivar
  • Joplin
  • Carthage
  • Mountain Grove
  • Hannibal
  • Buffalo
  • Lebanon
  • Mount Vernon
The bio-parent advocacy program at Council of churches provides free, dignified support for parents with Greene County Children's Division cases.

Good Dads is eager to support the bio-parent advocacy program!

The new pilot program provides services to parents in the Ozarks via one-on-one counseling and coaching, parenting and healthy relationships classes, support in FST meetings and court, and support groups. Download the informational brochure here.

Ask yourself what is really important and then have the courage to build your life around the answer. "
— Lee Jampolsky, M.D.
Click Here to Download our New Pathways Brochure


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