Archuleta County’s Responsible Fatherhood Program has been awarded a $450,000 federal grant by the Office of Family Assistance.
Monte Lane is the Fatherhood Advocate for Archuleta County. Lane will help coordinate and bring fathers into the program to help them fulfill their lifelong responsibilities and duties as fathers.
The planned initiative will be used to provide holistic support for low-income fathers in the county.
The Responsible Fatherhood Program will provide increased support for low-income fathers by building marital/partner skills in relationships, providing parenting classes and intensive training to move low-income fathers into an enhanced family lifestyle of economic stability. As fathers’ incomes are raised, they will be better able to provide for their children, be more self reliant, and the amount of money brought into the local economy will increase
Archuleta County was one of two Colorado counties awarded a Responsible Fatherhood Grant. There were only 120 Fatherhood Grants awarded in the United States. John Lopez was the grant writer for both counties that received a Fatherhood Grant in Colorado.