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Nonprofit program offers support that fathers know best

When a group of men get together on a Thursday evening in Westminster, the topic of conversation is not the Orioles, upcoming elections or work.

These men are working toward becoming better dads.

The 10 to 20 men who meet are part of Dads Works, a nonprofit in Westminster that helps men become better, more involved fathers.

Executive Director David Berry said that better fathers mean stronger families and stronger families mean stronger communities.

In 2000, the Carroll County Department of Social Services (DSS) recognized a gap in services and decided to fund a program that would help fathers understand the importance of being present and active in their...