Venango Fatherhood Initiative (VFI) was formed in 1998 as a volunteer effort. VFI's goal is to improve the lives of children in Venango County by increasing the number of children growing up with involved, responsible, and dedicated fathers. VFI will provide support, counseling, education, and advocacy to help strengthen the bonds between fathers and their families. Fathers are encouraged to become positive role models, willing to provide the loving leadership and guidance necessary to nurture their children. Through a variety of workshops and programs, VFI endeavors to provide fathers with the skills and knowledge they need to strengthen their relationships with their children and their families, thereby improving their communities.
The VFI program operates under a contract with the Venango County Children, Youth & Families.