An area nonprofit is offering an array of free services for fathers of all ages.BronxWork’s Fatherhood Center is launching workshops starting on Monday, Feb. 13 at its Workforce Development main office, located at 550 East 142nd Street in Mott Haven.
The workshops will be offered in two-week periods, running from Mondays to Thursdays 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., with opportunities to participate both online and in-person, said Deshana Hamid, the nonprofit’s Employment Services Director, on a phone call with the Herald.
According to its website, the program’s goal is to “reinforce positive parent-child and co-parenting relationships, expand opportunities to achieve financial stability, and improve parenting knowledge, attitudes, and self-efficacy.”
In addition to workforce training, the Center offers financial education & tax preparation, peer mentorship, and more.
Information sessions are being held every Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 10 a.m. and you can sign up here.
There’s currently 15 fathers signed up for Monday’s class, Hamid said, and there is capacity for more.
Founded by Bronx community members in 1972, BronxWorks has provided a large range of social services, from job training to education and youth development, to Bronx residents ever since. It’s been providing fatherhood services for the past 15 years.