Phoenix House Career Academy congratulates the first group of men successfully completing the new Phoenix Fathers program. This program helps dads in treatment embrace their fatherhood while working to better meet their children’s needs, and sustaining their own recovery. Our clients learn more about communication, education, childhood development, discipline vs. punishment, guardianship, child support, and other topics relating to fatherhood. Giving thought to their family’s future and setting goals are also very important steps to create a brand new start in their lives. The group shared their experiences and supported each other’s recovery along the way during their studies. Their graduation celebration was a fun pizza party event where they received a completion certificate and a new tie. A ceremony with a message was also held at the banks of the East River near our facility – our Phoenix Fathers threw pebbles into the river, symbolizing from that day forward, they will be responsible fathers for the rest of their lives. Great work – congratulations and best wishes to you all!