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Single Father Embraces His Role with Pride

Posted on January 23, 2015 by Alice Kenny  |  Share

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Along with all the demands and unpredictability of single fatherhood comes something else: all of the credit. And Romaine Sweat, 37, could not be prouder to take it.

“The great part about it, they are going to school and getting 100s,” he said of his oldest children. “I don’t have to say, ‘Me and Mom did it.’ It’s me.”

Catholic Charities Community Services Dutchess County steered this single dad to parenting classes, food pantries and provided him with financial help.  

Astor Services for Children and Families, another Catholic Charities affiliate, provided counseling and early intervention programs for his two daughters who have learning disabilities.

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