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Fundamentals of Fatherhood Program

The program works to improve father child bonding, co-parenting, economic stability and mobility. It offers Life Coaching, the Nurturing Fathers parenting program in 10 weekly sessions and employment development. Our employment services are available not only to our fathers, but also their partners and adult children. Fathers that can attend program services and activities in Long Beach and reside in Service Planning Area 8 are welcomed to enroll. We also offer a twice-monthly support group, open to all fathers and father-figures, called the Fatherhood in Action Network which allows a space for fathers to get support and build community. All services are FREE and offered in English and Spanish.

Benefits of the Program

  • Improve child father bonding and co-parenting
  • Improve economic and financial stability
  • Increase sense of community

Want to hear directly from past participants about their firsthand experience in our program? Checkout this podcast episode from the Long Beach Post.

For more information about services or to enroll, contact:
Name: Arles Benavides
Office Phone: 562-570-3285
Email: FFP@longbeach.gov

Meet Our Team

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Miguel Perez Guzman, Career Coach, FFP@longbeach.gov Travis Harlin Jr, Life Coach, 562-570-3280 Anthony Padilla, Lead Life Coach, 562-570-3284
Daniel Ramos, Life Coach, 562-570-3295 Reginald Van Appelen, Facilitator, FFP@longbeach.gov Ciro Aquilar, Facilitator, FFP@longbeach.gov Wayne Bennett, Facilitator, FFP@longbeach.gov
Steven Cagle, Facilitator, FFP@longbeach.gov James "JC" Cavitt, Facilitator, FFP@longbeach.gov Lance Cortez, Facilitator, FFP@longbeach.gov Michael Jelks, Facilitator, FFP@longbeach.gov

If you are a community partner or service provider and would like to learn more about the program model, contact:
Name: Stephanie Chmelik
Office Phone: 562-570-3281
Email: Stephanie.Chmelik@longbeach.gov