What we're about

Chicago Dads Group is a diverse community of fathers who take an active role in our children’s lives. We seek to create an online meetup group to bring fathers together in person. We'll meet several times per week, with our kids, at parks, playgrounds, museums, nature centers, and parent-and-me classes across the Chicago-land area, both city and suburbs. We'll also organize parenting workshops and dads-nights-out to give our members an opportunity to socialize, learn, and support each other as we navigate parenthood. There are not enough resources, social groups, or services for dads. This is a destination for active dads! A diverse group with dads of all stripes: Stay At Home Dads, Dads with flexible schedules, work from home dads, freelance dads, working dads, and involved fathers in and around the Chicago-land area to socialize and interact with other guys who enjoy spending quality time with their children.

Please note: this group is strictly for Dads, we understand sometimes wives will join for their significant others but we encourage them to join on their own accord. We want this group to be a comfortable place for Dads to learn and talk about anything dad related.

Connect with us on...

Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/ChicagoDadGroup

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Chicago-Dads-Group/1408458226036415

Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/ChicagoDadsGroup

Blog/Podcasts: http://www.CityDadsGroup.com/Chicago

The Chicago Dads Group is part of the City Dads Group national organization, a dynamic and diverse community of fathers dedicated to being active in their children’s lives and, by example, redefining what it means to be a dad in the 21st century. We have groups centered around major metropolitan areas throughout the United States. If you have any fatherly friends and/or family who live within a 100-mile raduis of any of the following cities, please do let them know about these other Dads Groups and ask them to join. Find them all here at http://www.citydadsgroup.com/cities

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• New York City (http://www.meetup.com/New-York-City-Dads-Meetup-Group/)

• Philadephia (http://www.meetup.com/PhillyDadsGroup/)

• Baltimore, MD (http://www.meetup.com/BaltimoreDadsGroup)

• Boston (http://www.meetup.com/BostonDadsGroup/)

• Atlanta (http://www.meetup.com/AtlantaDadsGroup/)

• Austin, TX (http://www.meetup.com/AustinDadsGroup/)

• Charlotte, NC (http://www.meetup.com/CharlotteDadsGroup/)

• Columbus (http://www.meetup.com/ColumbusDadsGroup/)

• Cleveland, OH (http://www.meetup.com/ClevelandDadsGroup)

• Detroit, MI (http://www.meetup.com/Detroit-Dads-Group)

• Indianapolis (http://www.meetup.com/indydadsgroup/)

• Chicago (http://www.meetup.com/ChicagoDadsGroup/)

• Madison, WI (http://www.meetup.com/MadisonDadsGroup)

• St. Louis, MO (http://www.meetup.com/StLouisDadsGroup/)

• Dallas, TX (http://www.meetup.com/DallasDadsGroup/)

• Denver (http://www.meetup.com/DenverDadsGroup/)

• Kansas City (https://www.meetup.com/KansasCityDadsGroup/)

• Albuquerque (http://www.meetup.com/ABQDadsGroup/)

• Los Angeles (http://www.meetup.com/LADadsGroup/)

• San Francisco (http://www.meetup.com/SanFranciscoDadsGroup/)

• Twin Cities (http://www.meetup.com/TwinCitiesDadsGroup/?_xtd=gqFyqTEwMzI2NTE4MqFwo3dlYg&from=ref)

• Vegas (http://www.meetup.com/VegasDadsGroup)

• Portland, OR (http://www.meetup.com/PDXDadsGroup/)

• Miami, FL (http://www.meetup.com/miamidadsgroup/)

• Fresno, CA

• San Diego, CA

• Richmond, VA (http://www.meetup.com/RichmondDadsGroup)

• Houston, TX

• Orlando, FL

• Hartford, CT (https://www.meetup.com/HartfordDadsGroup)

Upcoming events (2)

DAD'S WORKSHOP ~ Get the fathering skills you need!

Online event

The goal of this virtual Dads Night Out is to provide an opportunity to socialize and engage in meaningful discussions about our roles as fathers. Please join us as we host our Guest Speaker Mark Putman for our 5th event in this highly acclaimed series of dads workshops. topic #5 is "Working with Mom & Co-Parenting". Examining how to work with the mother of your child, whether you live with her or not. Mark Putman has been serving as a men's mentor for 15+ years with various organizations. Mark is certified by the National Fatherhood Initiative to facilitate "24/7 Dad" material for men interested in growing as a father. The program is designed to be a mix of information, discussion, and answering questions. Mark is a father of 3 adult children and has 5 grandchildren currently. Please come prepared to engage and participate! RSVP (+Guests) if you can join us!

ONLINE-Navigating Your Health Insurance Options and Changes During CovidPandemic

UPDATE: This event will be Sept. 1st, 7pm. With all the employment and family changes, people losing or switching jobs, or just needing additional health security, as well s Open Enrollment coming up soon, we thought it would be helpful to speak with a professional who knows all the ins and outs of the health insurance world. Jody Rosenbaum will be sharing all the pertinent information and answering questions about health insurance and related topics. Join us for a workshop on Zoom: "Navigating Options, Additions, Subtractions and Changes to Your Health Insurance During the Covid Pandemic" - presented by Jody Rosenbaum, Barojo Financial If you have questions about coverage or want to get more familiar with what your current insurance, private options and the HealthCare.gov Marketplace exchange options can and can't do for you, this is the place to be. I've gotten to know Jody over the past year, and I've learned more than I ever thought I would about these topics. She's become my go-to person! RSVP (+Guests) to get the Zoom link and join us! Hosted by Jason Rosado, Business Coach Questions? Email me at [masked]

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Family Outing @ Green Meadows Farm (East Troy, WI)

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