Fatherhood Responsibility Program
In an effort to strengthen families, our Fatherhood Responsibility Program assists the fathers of economically disadvantaged children in finding and keeping living wage jobs, increasing their involvement with their children, and managing child support obligations.
Participants in the program receive:
- Career Counseling Services: Our career counseling services include job search and job placement assistance, training in job readiness and workplace expectations, occupational skills training in some instances, and employment retention and career planning services for up to two years.
- Fatherhood Development Workshops: These workshops are designed to deepen fathers' relationships with their children by addressing issues of responsible parenting, visitation, and custody. Weekly workshops are led by trained facilitators and focus on personal development, life skills, parenting skills, and interpersonal relationship skills.
- Individualized Case Management: Urban League's approach to individualized case management includes information about and assistance navigating the family court system, help developing manageable support orders, and referral to other support services including adult basic education, AODA and mental health counseling, housing, and many more.
Additionally, because many services are provided in a group setting, participants learn in a peer-support system, sharing experiences and pushing each other to overcome obstacles.