Men’s Information

Franklin Center

Men and Boys Initiatives

  • Aliquippa Council of Men and Fathers
  • Fatherhood Initiative of Beaver County
  • M.A.L.E.S.  Maturing, Achieving, Learning, Empowering, Self!
    for boys ages 10 – 17.


To learn more:

Other Resources for Fathers:

The National Fatherhood Initiative:  Provides resources and training to equip providers with knowledge, skills, and resources to effectively engage fathers in their children’s lives.   www.fatherhood.org

The National Responsible Fatherhood Clearinghouse:  an Office of Family Assistance (OFA) funded national resource for fathers, practitioners, programs/Federal grantees, states, and the public-at-large who are serving or interested in supporting strong fathers and families.    www.fatherhood.gov/about-us

Creating Lasting Family Connections Fatherhood Program:  Family Reintegration (CLFCFP):  An evidence-based curriculum designed for fathers, men in father-like roles, and men who are planning to be fathers who are experiencing or are at risk for family conflict resulting from the individual’s physical and/or emotional separation (e.g., incarceration, substance abuse, military service).   

Explore CLFC Fatherhood Program: Family Reintegration


The DADS MATTER Program works to support fathers and father figures in resolving barriers that impact their ability to be actively engaged in their children’s lives.

This is a voluntary program for dads who are wanting to build their relationships with their children and others. They may be looking for employment or want to better their employment skills through training.

Dad” (or father figure) must live in Beaver County, be 18 or older, and have a child under the age of 24 with whom he has contact.

Men’s Mental Health

Mental health resources for men range from online and in-person support groups to organizations dedicated to improving men’s mental health. Exploring these options may help you get the support and treatment you need to tackle any mental health issue you’re facing.

Man Therapy®   www.mantherapy.org

“Working aged men (25-54 years old) account for the largest number of suicide deaths in the U.S.  These men are also the least likely to receive any kind of support.  They don’t talk about it with their friends.  They don’t share with their family.  And they sure as heck don’t seek professional treatment.  They are the victims of problematic thinking that says mental health disorders are unmanly signs of weakness.

And I, Dr. Rich Mahogany, am dedicated to changing that . . .  Man Therapy® is giving men a resource they desperately need.  A resource to help them with any problem that life sends their way, something to set them straight on the realities of suicide and mental health, and in the end, a tool to help put a stop to the suicide deaths of so many of our men.”

  • Try the 20 point Head Inspection
  • More on Addiction, Depression, Anger, Grief
  • “Worried About Someone?” for family members
  • Focus on First Responders

NIMH | Men and Mental Health

Following a brief overview, this webpage includes warning signs, resources, federal resources, videos, and health hotlines.

Additional online mental health resources for men

Online mental health resources can provide a wide range of screening tools, tips to manage anxiety and depression, and lists of additional resources.

  • MEN’S HEALTH NETWORK is a national non-profit organization whose mission is to reach men, boys, and their families where they live, work, play, and pray with health awareness and disease prevention messages and tools, screening programs, educational materials, advocacy opportunities, and patient navigation.
  • The Face It Foundation gives men the support they need to face depression, take control of their recovery and get their lives back.
  • In partnership with licensed mental health professionals and coaches in private practice throughout the fifty states, TherapyForBlackMen.org provides proactive, multiculturally competent care to men of color. The organization makes it easy for clients and therapists and coaches to connect with each other. The website includes a blog, articles, and a listing of supportive resources.
  • POSTPARTUMMEN is a place for men with concerns about their own depression, anxiety or other problems with mood after the birth of a child. It promotes self-help, provides important information for fathers – including a self-assessment for postpartum depression – hosts an online forum for dads to talk to each other, offers resources, gathers new information about men’s experiences postpartum, and – most importantly – helps fathers to beat the baby blues.
  • The mission of 1in6 is to help men who have had unwanted or abusive sexual experiences live healthier, happier lives. Our mission also includes serving family members, friends, partners, and service providers by providing information and support resources on the web and in the community. Some resources include 24/7 online helpline for men and the people who care about them to chat one-on-one with a trained advocate and online support groups for men who have experienced sexual abuse or assault. Guidance is available for family and friends of men who have experienced sexual abuse or assault. Contact by phone at: 1-877-628-1in6 (1466)

Find mental health therapy for men

If you decide to speak to a mental health professional, you can look for one trained in men’s issues. Here are a few resources that may help you find a therapist.

  • The Men’s List is an online directory of mental health professionals that you can use to find a therapist in your area.
  • Black Men Heal and Therapy for Black Men connect men of color with therapists, life coaches, and other support. 
  • Melanin & Mental Health is a directory of therapists with search filters for men’s issues, race and ethnicity, and mental health issues. 
  • InnoPsych includes a searchable directory of therapists of color who specialize in men’s mental health.
  • QPoC Therapist Directory allows you to search for queer and LGBTQ-allied therapists of color.