Family Formation Program
Family Formation is Fathers’ Support Center’s core program.
It includes the Responsible Fatherhood Project and Parenting in Partnership.
Program participants learn the necessary skills for effective parenting, personal, spiritual and emotional development, substance abuse prevention and child abuse and neglect prevention. Graduates possess the foundation and tools necessary to become responsible parents and productive members of their communities.
Men enrolled in our Responsible Fatherhood Project commit to a six-week, full-day, full-immersion, transforming experience. They spend weekdays in classroom and roundtable discussion settings. Clients are taught a variety of parenting and life skills that result in better opportunities for themselves, and brighter futures for their children. Included in the curriculum is nutritional and financial literacy, mock interviews for employment opportunities, and family bonding experiences. During the final two weeks, clients are required to wear business attire to teach and prepare them for employment opportunities.
Parenting in Partnership (Mothers’ Project) began in 2015 to help mothers develop skills and behaviors necessary to cooperate positively with fathers in raising their children — regardless of the nature of their personal relationship. Services include parenting, childhood trauma, domestic violence communication, healthy marriages and more.
Parenting in Partnership meets Tuesdays through Fridays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and provides clients with similar courses as the fathers — including a year of services upon graduation at the end of a six-week course frame.