Strengthening Fathers Program

Strengthening Fathers Program

The Up Center’s Strengthening Fathers program provides comprehensive, transitional services to young fathers, between the ages of 16 and 24, who have been selected for a pre-release program. While fathers are in the program, they will receive transitional services to include case management, parenting classes, job development skills, and life coaching (mentoring). Services will be offered in group and one to one settings
The goals of the program are to promote family engagement and healthy relationships, and to reduce recidivism in the community. All fathers will benefit from referrals to community resources, family reunification assistance, GED assistance and preparation services, transportation assistance, and other support services.

  • Mentor groups will be held in Norfolk, VA.
  • Life coaches must maintain weekly contact with their mentees for 12 weeks.
  • Orientation and training are provided.
  • A Life Coach’s commitment to his mentor is one year.


Dana Watson

Program Manager
(757) 623-1119 Ext. 146

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