Abby DadsSupporting dads moving toward healthier relationships with their families
Abby Dads – Father Involvement Program
Abby Dads is actively involved in supporting dads moving toward healthier relationships with their families. We offer relationship-based training programs for dads such as Anger Awareness and Men in Relationships, and do attachment parenting programming for both parents, including Nobody’s Perfect.
Saturday mornings provide a chance for fathers and their children ages 0-6 to attend our My Daddy and Me programs , and the Chai Time and Dad Chat father drop-in programs create opportunities for fathers looking for staff and peer support.
We also work closely with the Family Center Best for Babies program in their pre and post natal programs, and offer individual support for clients that may need extra support. Much of our programming is also available in both English and Punjabi.
Who We Help
- Fathers or step-fathers or grandfathers fulfilling the role of a primary care-giver.
To Access Abby Dads
- Many of our programs are drop-in with no registration needed.
- For individual support and organized training please contact staff by phone or email.
- You can see our events on our Facebook page or below.
Weekly Drop-in Sessions
Tuesdays at 6:00pm
33780 Laurel Street, Abbotsford
Drop-in program for Punjabi Dads. Join Nam and Aman to chat about life, parenting, relationships, and whatever else comes to mind.
Wednesdays at 6:00pm
33780 Laurel Street Abbotsford
Dad Chat is our regular, weekly drop in program. No registration required! Come chat about life, sports, relationships, parenting, and whatever else comes to mind. Meet some other Abbotsford dads striving to build strong families! Open to any dad in Abbotsford.
My Daddy and Me
Saturdays from 9:00am – 10:30am – Breakfast
Saturdays from 10:30am – 12:00pm Snack time (Punjabi speaking support worker is available)
33355 Bevan Avenue, Abbotsford – Sweeney Neighborhood Centre (beside the library)
Every Saturday morning year-round, the Sweeney Centre comes alive with the shrieks and giggles of young kids, spending the morning with the full attention of their dad. This drop-in was created with father friendliness in mind, creating a comfortable and safe atmosphere for fathers to interact positively with their kids.
Come enjoy a free breakfast and/or snacks with your child/children ages 0-6 and meet some other dads from your community. This is a free, drop-in program and no registration is required.
Did You Know?
Abby Dads became a separate program in 2010 and Archway has been providing services for parents for 50+ years.
“…in the toughest times I knew there was a caring accountable group…”
33780 Laurel Street
Abbotsford, BC V2S 1X4
Abby Dads Staff
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