Family Formation is Fathers & Families Support Center’s core program. We welcome both fathers and mothers to enroll. Fathers or mothers enrolled commit to a six-week, full-day, full-immersion, transformational program. Parents spend weekdays in classroom and round-table discussion settings.
Employment/Mentoring is available to participants enrolled in our programs or those who have attended at least six Father’s Rap sessions. Areas of focus include job readiness, job retention skills, and job placement.
Since 2002, Fathers & Families Support Center’s Youth Leadership & Development Program (YLDP) assists youth and young adults, ages 14-24, (many of whom do not typically have active or fully involved parents in their lives) develop successful paths to thriving futures. In the program, youth engage in a minimum 10 week program that focuses on personal development, goal setting, career exploration and education obtainment.
Fathers & Families Support Center’s (FFSC) Re-Entry Project at the Transition Center of St. Louis (TCSTL) is a collaboration between FFSC and Missouri Department of Corrections. Fathers and men housed at TCSTL enroll in FFSC’s six-week program that prepares them to become responsible and productive citizens and parents.
FFSC is proud to be a part of the Area Resources for Community and Human Services’ Neighborhood Healing Network. The program, created for individual crime victims, as well as victimized communities, is closely affiliated with Alive & Well Communities and Crime Victim Center to offer educational programs focused on abuse, violence and trauma-informed care.
Fathers’ Rap is a peer-to-peer support group for program alumni and fathers who cannot participate in traditional program services for various reasons. Fathers’ Rap meets after usual work hours and provides supportive services for Family Formation alumni.