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 of Dutchess County steered this single father to parenting classes, food pantries and other programs. Astor Services for Children and Families, a Catholic Charities affiliate, provided counseling and early intervention programs for his two daughters, who have learning disabilities.

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