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What is the Total Action for Progress Fathers First Program?

Fathers First provides fathers with the opportunity for classroom and group interaction to address family issues such as healthy relationships, communication skills and parenting responsibilities. Additionally, an employment specialist is available to assist unemployed or underemployed parents with job seeking and job keeping skills to address child support payments as well as caring for family needs.

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What areas does this program serve?

Residents of Alleghany County, Bath County, Botetourt County, Craig County, Roanoke County, and Rockbridge County, and the cities of Buena Vista, Covington, Lexington, Roanoke, and Salem are eligible for this service.

Is there a cost for this program?

There are no costs to approved clientele for this program.

How can I access services?

The Fathers First program is located at the Roanoke Higher Education Center at 108 N. Jefferson Street, Suite 503 in Downtown Roanoke, Virginia. Our hours of operation are Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Please call Fathers First Program Manager Nick Kline at (540) 767-6229 or (540) 767-6230 for more information. You may also contact us via email by using the "Contact" button at the bottom of the page.

Am I eligible for this service?

You must be the parent or guardian of a minor child.

Your donations are necessary to make this program possible.


Community Partnerships and Funding

Head Start, Children's Trust Roanoke Valley, Joint Apprenticeship and Training Committee (JATC), Wells Fargo, Family Violence Coordinating Council, Goodwill Industries of the Valleys, Conflict Resolution Center, Workforce Investment Board, Virginia Western Community College, Safehome Systems, Division of Child Support Enforcement, Department of Social Services, Roanoke Valley Workforce Center, Sheet Metal Apprenticeship, Blue Ridge Masonry, Men's Wearhouse

Funded By: United Way, US Department of Health and Human Services, Administration of Children & Families.