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Strengthening Families Programs & Initiatives 


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. Fathers that can attend program services and activities in Long Beach are welcomed to enroll. All services through Life Coaching and Fundamental of Fatherhood are FREE.

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For more information about services or to enroll, contact:
Name: Arles Benavides
Office Phone: 562-570-3284
Email: 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

Family Preservation Program

The Family Preservation Program provides family support to families referred from the Los Angeles County Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) and the Los Angeles County Probation Department. Family Preservation is designed to strengthen and preserve families whose children are at risk of placement in out-of-home care. Services include weekly in-home visitation, parenting classes, counseling, job training services, mental health, educational and extensive linkages to community services. To participate, families must be referred directly by the Los Angeles County Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) or the Probation Department. Families may receive services for six months to one year. The Family Preservation Program serves approximately 200 families and 600 children/youth served annually.

To learn more about the program model and our partners contact:
Name: Kristin Dillon
Office Phone: 562-570-3317
Email: Kristin.Dillon@longbeach.gov

Father Friendly Long Beach Initiative

The Father Friendly Long Beach campaign works to acknowledge the important role that fathers play in their child’s life; fathers are caregivers, nurturers and role models to their children. This initiative encourages businesses, agencies and organizations to implement father friendly policies and practices that make places and spaces better for the whole family. Let’s empower and celebrate our dads by building a supportive community that will let fathers, their children and the whole Long Beach community thrive!

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