YMCA Greenwich, Liberation Programs Partner to Bring Father’s Forum Back to Greenwich

The YMCA of Greenwich and Liberation Programs are proud to announce the return of Father’s Forum this fall.

Many might remember the program as an invaluable resource that provided Greenwich Dads with information and skills to help improve their relationship with their children. Spearheading the return of the program are John Hamilton, Liberation CEO and Bob DeAngelo, YMCA CEO.

“Fathers play such an important role in their child’s development and I am excited to be partnering with the YMCA to bring the Father’s Forums back to the Greenwich community,” said Liberation Programs, John Hamilton.

“Our Y staff is thrilled and excited to team with Liberation Programs to re-energize the Father’s Forum, especially in today’s pressured
and complicated world,” said YMCA CEO Bob DeAngelo. “Together, we aim to help build strong families by leveraging the strengths
of both YMCA and Liberation expertise and resources.”

Fathers Forum will meet monthly, most commonly on the second Saturday during the school year. Each meeting features a different topic and speaker, followed by a Q & A and informal discussion.

Topics range from sports parenting to stress management to peer relationships. Additionally, special events or meet ups promoting father and children bonding will also be scheduled throughout the year, like group hikes or Y sports activities.

Meetings are recommended for fathers of school-age children and are free and open to the public.

To receive notification and update about the program, join the Fathers’ Forum e-news list at greenwichymca.org.

Liberation Programs is one of Fairfield County’s leading behavioral health organizations specializing in treatment for all types of substance use disorders including alcohol, opiates, depressants and stimulants. Our mission is to help individuals and families overcome addiction in order to restore their lives and ultimately strengthen our communities.

Liberation provides services for youth, adults and families that include two inpatient treatment programs, outpatient and intensive outpatient services, health education for older adults and people living with HIV/AIDS and other chronic illnesses, treatment and resources for adolescents and their families, education and prevention efforts in the community, and permanent supportive housing for families. In operation since 1971, the agency has sites in Greenwich, Stamford, Norwalk and Bridgeport and served more than 2,000 individuals in our last fiscal year.

Liberation Programs’ mission is to empower people and their families to be free of the disease of addiction by providing targeted solutions that restore lives and strengthen our community.

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