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L.A. Fathers Program

ABOUT THE L.A. FATHERS PROGRAM

Project NATEEN in the Division of Adolescent Medicine at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles in collaboration with Echo Parenting and Education, Managed Career Solutions (Work Source) and Peace Over Violence is proud to present the “L.A. Fathers” program.

Located at the Adolescent Medicine Building at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, our fatherhood program encompasses a variety of services and workshops which include:

  • Case management services.
  • Job training and placement.
  • Healthy relationship workshops.
  • Domestic violence prevention.
  • Parenting skills.
  • Other referrals to community resources.

These activities are designed to foster responsible parenting in order to empower young fathers to become active participants in their children’s lives.


QUALIFICATIONS

  • Fathers between the ages of 15-25.
  • Fathers, step-dads or father figures.
  • Interest to improve relationship with the child(ren)’s mother.
  • Lives in Los Angeles County.


HOW TO GET INVOLVED

  • Contact our support staff.
  • Attend weekly workshops.


YOUNG FATHERS

Young fathers experience high rates of poverty, unemployment and low educational achievement. Many young fathers are not actively involved in their children’s lives, are unemployed and unable to contribute to the financial support of their families and lack healthy parenting skills. Young fathers are not well served by parenting and relationship programs that are designed for adults or designed for young mothers.


PROGRAM OFFERS

To address these needs, the L.A. Fathers Program offers:

  • Ten week parenting education groups for young fathers and on-going support groups for graduates of the parenting education series.
  • Eight week Healthy Marriage/Relationship groups addressing partner communication, conflict resolution and active family decision making.
  • Job training and placement.
  • Case management services to link youth with project and other supportive services.
  • Food bank (weekly).
  • Public transportation allowance (tokens).

Approximately 250 young fathers will be served annually through this project.


These two L.A. Fathers Program advertisements were recently featured on Fatherhood.gov, which is part of President Obama's Fatherhood and Mentoring Initiative.

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CONTACT US

L.A. Fathers Program
Children's Hospital Los Angeles
Adolescent Medicine
5000 Sunset Blvd., 7th Fl.
Los Angeles, CA  90027

Workshop Hours
Wednesdays 5:30 - 7 p.m.

Childcare and food provided during workshops.

323-361-5982

Project NATEEN

Adolescent Medicine

PROGRAM TEAM

  • Frank Blaney
    Program Coordinator
  • Santos Menendez
    Case Manager
  • Nancy Menjivar
    Case Manager
  • Efrain Medrano
    Case Manager