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Where being a good dad is part of being a real man.


The Problem

Father Absence Crisis -- According to the U.S. Census Bureau, 24 million children in America -- one out of three -- live without their biological father in the home. Research shows that when a child is raised in a father-absent home, he or she is affected in the following ways.

  • 4x greater risk of poverty

  • More likely to have behavioral problems

  • 2x greater risk of infant mortality

  • More likely to commit crime

  • More likely to go to prison

  • 7x more likely to become pregnant as a teen

  • More likely to face abuse and neglect

  • More likely to abuse drugs and alcohol

  • 2x more likely to suffer obesity

  • 2x more likely to drop out of high school

Our Solution

I found a place where I am accepted and a group of guys like me who really want to be better dads and do better
for their children.

This program is dedicated to empowering, educating, supporting and challenging men to
become stronger, more positive forces within their own families and communities.

Fatherhood Coaches are needed to facilitate group meetings, lead workshops, and serve as lead representatives for the Fatherhood Empowerment Center in communities throughout Montgomery County to help advance the mission of improving the well-being of children by increasing the proportion of children growing up with involved, responsible, and committed fathers in their lives.



call to register
610.277.6363 x167
113 E. Main Street,
Norristown, PA



24:7 Dad AM

12 Session Community Workshop for Dads

  • Family History

  • What It Means to Be a Man

  • Managing Feelings

  • Men's Health

  • Communication

  • The Father's Role

  • Discipline

  • Children's Growth

  • Getting Involved

  • Co-Parenting

  • Dads and Work

  • My 24:7 Dad Checklist

24:7 DAD PM

12 Session Community Workshop for Dads

  • Fathering and the 24:7 Dad

  • Boyhood to Manhood

  • Dealing with Anger

  • Knowing Myself

  • Family Ties

  • Sex, Love and Relationshiops

  • Power and Control

  • Competition and Fathering

  • Communication Skills

  • Fun with the Kids

  • Stress, Alcohol and Work

  • My 24:7 Dad Checklist

Inside out dad

12 Session Workshop for Incarcerated Dads

  • Getting Started

  • Family History

  • What It Means to Be a Man

  • Managing Feelings

  • Men's Health

  • Communication

  • The Father's Role

  • Children's Growth

  • Discipline

  • Co-Parenting

  • Fathering from the Inside

  • Celebrate

understanding dad

8 Session Community Workshop for Moms

  • My Life as a Mom

  • My Father's Impact

  • My Mother's Impact

  • Me and My Children's Father

  • The Impact on My Children

  • Patterns of Communication

  • Open, Safe Communication

  • How to Listen

Wallace Custis

610.277.6363 x167

The majority of low-income fathers face significant personal and societal barriers, such as low levels of education, stigma from criminal records, declining wages for low-skilled men, and family instability.

The services provided at the Fatherhood Empowerment Center equip these fathers with the skills and support needed for them to identify positive goals and achieve them at a pace that results in noticeable progress for themselves and their children.

Program components include fatherhood workshops in both community and correctional settings, as well as occasional workshops for mothers to help improve relationships with the fathers of their children.

Individual services include mentor relationships and coaching on a variety of parenting issues that include the navigation of child custody, child support, visitation and parenting plans.

Relationships between couples are strengthened by through participation in the Prepare-Enrich program which is led by certified facilitators.  Using an assessment tool, facilitators help couples to identify their relationship strengths, understand dynamics, and ultimately build relationship skills.

Fathers are empowered by attending a career seekers tract that includes a career assessment, review of occupational data, resume and cover letter development, job searching, completion of job applications, preparation for interviews, professional clothing, haircuts and beard trims, public transportation /SEPTA Key Cards and the securing of credentials.

The staff and volunteers at the Fatherhood Empowerment Center find great joy in helping low-income fathers discover the best version of themselves by healing from their past, overcoming the negative consequences of destructive decisions, repairing relationships and finding a new way of living that results in men of value in their communities and fathers of value in the lives of their children


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