“I would like to say thank you to you all; my children and I had a wonderful time. We really appreciate all of the time and effort you put into making events and workshops. We truly hope to participate in as many more events as possible. Also receiving the certificate really meant so much – to receive recognition in front of my children, especially so unexpected, really made the night for them as well as myself. They were so proud to see their father receive an award. Everyone in your offices gives a little of themselves in helping others to achieve their goals. For this I am thankful.” – J.B.
The Just for Dads program works with low-income, TANF (Temporary Assistance for Needy Families) eligible non-custodial parents, targeting fathers that reside in Nassau or Suffolk County, who are unemployed or under employed. These parents have a current order of child support through Nassau County or Suffolk County Family Court and may need assistance in a variety of areas. Participation in the program is voluntary.
The Just for Dads program offers services which include intensive case management, vocational services, employment assistance services and parenting related services. These services are designed to overcome barriers and move participants through the assessment, career planning, education and training processes that will equip them with skills required by the major industry sectors and enable them to become self-sufficient. Staff works with clients to assist them in their efforts to reconnect with their children, resolve their child support issues and become employed. Just for Dads provides clients with support groups, vocational and parenting workshops and parent/child events to promote father and child connectedness.
Just for Dads is funded through the Department of Health and Human Services’ (HHS) Administration for Children and Families (ACF), Office of Family Assistance (OFA) Responsible Fatherhood grant. Program participation is voluntary and these services are available to all eligible persons, regardless of race, gender, age, disability, or religion.
Download our current brochure: Just for Dads brochure 2013