Program Curriculum

Our 24-week fatherhood program is one of the most important services we provide. Offered free to every participant, all it requires is your commitment.

 

This program takes a holistic approach to helping men become the best fathers they can be and provides one-on-one coaching that helps each participant overcome his unique obstacles.

 

Core Content areas include:

  • Employability Bootcamp
    An intensive session that explores skill sets and career paths and helps fathers expand their networks, prepare resumes and build interview skills to land the jobs they want.

  • Economic Stability
    Dads learn about increasing income, managing money, getting credit, navigating child support and addressing arrears.

  • Healthy Relationships
    Drawing on their personal histories, men build relationship skills that can improve life for their children and themselves.

  • Parenting/Co-Parenting
    Fathers learn how to co-parent and have positive roles in children’s lives—from providing structure and stability to establishing paternity and visitation rights.

  • Men’s Health
    Fathers learn how to manage their own physical and mental health, so they can thrive and model healthy behaviors for their children.

The One Man Plan

Along with taking classes, each father in our program works individually with a staff member to create his own One Man Plan. In this plan, each father sets his goals and creates a road map for reaching them. 

Peer Group Sessions

Peer groups are a place for fathers to share their frustrations, learn from other fathers and begin building a positive network of support.

We’ve learned from our work that many fathers feel alone in their struggles. Some men lack good role models for parenting, perhaps because they had no contact with their own fathers.

We’ve also seen through our peer groups that fathers share many things in common and can be great resources for each other.

You’ll find site office locations and contact information here. Feel free to call any of our offices for more information.

 

All of our office locations offer weekly sessions. Sessions take place at these offices unless otherwise noted:

Fairfield
Tuesdays 6-8:00 PM

Lexington
Tuesdays 6:30-8:30 PM
Thursdays 11 AM-1:00 PM

Richland
Mondays 12-2:00 PM
Wednesdays 5 -7:00 PM

Sumter
Tuesdays 6-8:00 PM
Thursdays 12-2:00 PM