The FELLAS Fatherhood Program engages fathers throughout Essex County to promote healthy relationships, strengthen parenting skills, and increase economic stability through employment training and support.
FELLAS – Fathers Empowered to Learn, Lead, and Achieve Success – helps fathers and families thrive.

FELLAS offers:

Enhancing Fatherhood
Every FELLAS participant is paired with a Fatherhood Program Specialist who provides one-to-one support and practical resources to help dads succeed.

Father-to-Father Bonding and Building
The best role model for a father is a father.  FELLAS is a place for dads to share experiences and learn from their peers.

Elevating Fatherhood
Fatherhood is more than providing for a child.  Through goal planning, FELLAS learn life skills to foster good communication and strong relationships with their children, significant other, and/or co-parent.

Fathers At Work
Economic stability reduces family stress.  FELLAS offers computer training, resume building, and other job resources to promote steady employment and career advancement.

This free program is for fathers of children ages 0 – 24 who reside in Essex County.

FELLAS is funded by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families from October 2020 through September 2025.

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