Our mission is to cultivate nurturing and knowledgeable families to protect and meaningfully enhance the welfare and stability of vulnerable children and their families.
We achieve our mission, in part, by providing significant support and advocacy for all families through our Project Fatherhood (PF) program. We place a significant focus on fathers who are involved in the child welfare and criminal justice systems; however, we support mothers, and children as well. Our PF program consists of the following five components (all free of charge):
- Weekly positive parenting classes and processing groups (online and/or in person)
- One-on-one clinical case management and parent coaching
- Financial planning, job development, and housing support
- Legal assistance
- Advocacy/liaisoning with the Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS), Children’s and Family Court, and the Department of Justice (DOJ).
Our services are positively impacting families. Over the past 11 years, nearly all of our fathers and mothers (over 98%) that were involved in the child welfare system never had to re-engage with the system again! That means more than 1000 of LA County’s most vulnerable families have been successfully meeting their own basic and advanced needs. This is especially important from a social justice perspective where our families are the most likely individuals to become involved in the child welfare and criminal justice systems. We are keeping vulnerable families intact!
We’ve helped over 1000 fathers, mothers, and caregivers realize their goals of leading high-performing families that are full of love and joy. All of our services are free of charge and have consistent, positive impacts on families. We provide all of our services for free and for however long families need them.
“This program is for everyone. If you want to be a better parent, then you want to be a part of this program!”
“Because of this program, I am doing things I never imagined I would be doing. I’m doing things to build my daughter’s vocabulary!”
“This program is the real deal. Super grateful for you all. I'm still growing. Thank you for accepting me for me!”
“I couldn’t get anywhere with my social worker. It wasn’t until you guys got involved. Suddenly things started happening quick. I would’ve lost my parental rights if it weren't for you.”
“I didn’t have any court issues. I just wanted to be a better dad for my daughter. I met so many dads that have helped me and I have helped them and it all because of Project Fatherhood. I’ve been coming here for two years now and I will keep coming because I always get something new.”
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