Directory of Fatherhood Programs in New Jersey

The Father Center of New Jersey
4 N. Broad Street Suite 2R
Trenton, NJ 08060

  • Parenting Education
  • Work readiness training/job search/job placement assistance
  • GED prep
  • Resume Development
  • Anger/Stress/Time Management
  • Computer Literacy
  • Health and wellness education
  • Individualized case management
  • Child support assistance
  • Referrals as needed.

Bergen County Community Action
263 Lafayette Avenue
Cliffside Park, NJ 07010

  • Head Start and Early Head Start child development program serving pregnant moms, infants, toddlers, preschool children and their families
  • Workforce Learning Link- provides educational and career preparation program designed to deliver workforce training programs and services directly to welfare registrants, dislocated workers and other job seekers identified by the NJ Department of Labor and Workforce Development.

The Fatherhood Connection, Inc
49 JFK Way Room 242
Willingboro, NJ 08046

  • 24/7 Dad
    A 10-week course designed as an alternative to (or in conjunction with) incarceration for not paying child support. The goal: To encourage fathers to be responsible and accountable, and to help them understand how important they are to their children
  • Fresh Start for Young Fathers
    Fresh Start is a two year case management program. The primary focus is teenage fathers, but fathers age 21 and under will be accepted into the program. Fresh Start volunteer staff will teach and mentor young fathers during the most critical initial stage. We want them to be well aware of their rights and responsibilities to their child. One of our first priorities for the teen father is to make sure that dropping out of school is not an option.
  • Man up! A Workshop Series for Young Men
    "Man up!" is just our hip way of saying to young men, "get informed." Learn practical truths about the real world from men who have traveled down that road. We will teach young men to create and prioritize a Positive Value System, and then to make decisions that will either benefit or protect the values that they set for themselves. A young man will learn that the consequences of his decisions could affect him for years to come. He will learn the answer to the question "What happens if she gets pregnant?" (Rights and responsibilities, the Court, Child support, Visitation, and more). Finally we talk about the issue of Respect for Self and Others.
  • Co-Parenting Support Group
    The weekly one hour sessions are guided and constructive and are led by two highly skilled facilitators. An endless range of topics are discussed concerning parenting. Support group members must be registered (Seating is Limited).
  • Supervised Visitation
    In many cases it may be necessary for the contact between a non-custodial parent and one or more children to be in the presence of a third person responsible for observing and seeking to ensure the safety of those involved. We will provide a safe place for fathers to meet with their children.

Father Time Keansburg
142 Port Monmouth Road
Keansburg, NJ

  • Group meetings for fathers and grandfathers that focus on spending quality time with children/grandchildren, how to execute enjoyable activities, deepen relationships with children/grandchildren

Fathers United of Salem
14 New Market Street
Salem, NJ 08079

  • Group Counseling, Educational Services, Assistance Support Group, Family Preservation

Fathers' and Children's Equality (FACE)
PO Box 3302
Cherry Hill NJ 08034

  • Educate the public regarding our areas of interest pertaining to families. We educate our members as to their rights and responsibilities as parents, help them effectively represent themselves in court, and show them how to manage their own cases, regardless of whether or not they choose to use a lawyer

Father Support Group ASPEN- Camden, Burlington, Gloucester, Atlantic Counties
713 Marsha Ave
Williamstown, NJ

  • Support Group for Fathers with children with Asperger Syndrome

F.E.L.L.A.S- Fatherhood Program of Essex
50 Union Avenue Suite 403
Irvington, NJ 07111

  • offers fathers who reside in Essex County, whether they are biological/step/foster/adoptive fathers or men acting in a father role, the opportunity to participate in a 12 week fatherhood course called 24/7 Dad, bi-weekly support groups, individualized support, and a Community Advisory Board

Newark Now/Fathers Now
303 University Ave
Newark, NJ 07012

  • NCCF serves fathers in transition – men who have lost their jobs and homes, or who are re-entering the workforce following incarceration and who seek to assume greater responsibility for and contribute to the lives of their children.
  • NCCF offers fathers mentoring, parenting and life skills, legal assistance, help to improve math and reading skills, individual counseling, support groups, Father/Child activities, employment search and interview preparation services. NCCF enables men to become better fathers, employees and citizens of Newark, and Essex County. The services are available to fathers regardless of their custody status. Revolving classes start every 10 – 12 weeks.
  • Newark Now operates neighborhood-based Family Success Centers that are strength-based, culturally competent, and able to provide convenient and coordinated access to information, support, and resources that families need to be successful. The Family Success Centers provide a range of governmental and non-governmental services and support to promote safety, well-being, and self-sufficiency for families who voluntarily request assistance at the Center sites.

Paulsboro Community Development Center
1540 Swedesboro Ave
Paulsboro, NJ 08066

  • Dedicated to helping individuals increase self-esteem and giving men and women the tools to be self-sufficient and reach obtainable goals.

Rutgers Community Leadership Center
Parents Academy of School Reform Fatherhood Program
501 Cooper Street
Camden, NJ 08102

  • comprehensive parent education agenda designed specifically by the Parents Academy to address the essential role fathers play in the lives of their children and families. The program, certified by the National Fatherhood Initiative's 24/7 Dad Fatherhood Program, uses both group and one-on-one home-based settings to develop basic fathering skills and create healthy, nurturing households.

YMCA of Newark
600 Broad Street
Newark, NJ 07102

  • Parenting Workshops- twelve weekly parenting workshops, to support child development learning.
  • Health and Well-being for Dads and Kids- opportunity for dads and their kids to learn together about healthy lifestyles and choices and supporting each other in an environment that encourages positive behavior change. Many of the extensive health and wellness resources of the Newark YMWCA are utilized to provide recreational and physical fitness programming for dads and kids.