Fatherhood Initiative of Connecticut
The John S. Martinez Fatherhood Initiative of Connecticut is currently in its seventeenth year of operation. We are extremely encouraged by the many lives we have touched and the accomplishments we have made together.
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Tuesday, January 03, 2017
Fill – A- Truck Toy Campaign
  The DSS Office of Child Support Services (OCSS) in collaboration with the Fatherhood Initiative of Connecticut launched its first “Fill –A – Truck” Toy Campaign on Friday, November 18th, 2016. The mission of the campaign was to collect unwrapped toys, books, clothing and other gifts for families in need, to help brighten the holiday season for children. The campaign concluded on Friday, December 16, 2016 and proved to be a huge success as OCSS staff in nine offices statewide (including Central Office) collected a countless bounty toys and other gifts. All toys collected were distributed to DSS Certified Fatherhood Programs across the statewide, so that those fathers and/or mothers who are participating in programming were able to give their child(ren) a gift this holiday season. Thank you to the OCSS staff who spearheaded the effort in each of the offices and a very special Thank You to DSS staff statewide for your kindness and generosity in helping to make this holiday season special for those in need in our communities. Please enjoy a few images from the “Fill –A – Truck” Toy Campaign.

Tuesday, December 27, 2016
Juan Giron Sanchez (Social Justice Advocate) interview on the Fox CT Stan Simpson Show
  The segment is called “Cleaning up a Criminal Past” and focuses on ex-offenders seeking Pardons in Connecticut.

Wednesday, April 06, 2016
DSS convenes a “special session” of the Connecticut Fatherhood Advisory Council
  On December 9, 2015 DSS convened a “special session” of the Connecticut Fatherhood Advisory Council at the DSS Central Office located at 55 Farmington Ave in Hartford to launch the Connecticut Fatherhood Initiative’s Strategic Plan and the DSS Fatherhood Program Certification Ceremony.