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Dovetail Project Paternity Resource Support Line Helps Provide Assistance to Struggling Chicago Fathers During Coronavirus Pandemic

CHICAGO (WLS) – Young fathers in need of help due to the COVID-19 crisis will be able to receive help this week through a Chicago-based nonprofit.

The Dovetail Project provides baby care and personal care supplies to families struggling to make ends meet.

The 24-Hour Paternity Support Line initiative is open to all fathers living in Chicago between the ages of 17 and 30.

“COVID-19 has wreaked havoc in the city. Residents lose their jobs, schools are closed and resources are reduced in programs, ”said Sheldon Smith, executive director. “Due to this crisis, for the first time in Dovetail’s 10-year history, our Spring Fatherhood Training Cohort has been canceled. As a result, Dovetail is temporarily shifting focus to provide vital resources to young dads. and their babies. “

The program highlights the roles, rights and responsibilities of fatherhood and aims to help fathers maintain an active and engaged presence in the lives of their children.

For help, text DOVETAIL by SMS to 56525. If you would like to donate to the program or to learn more, visit

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