We provide our services in BOTH English and Spanish so fathers will find a supportive, safe community where they can obtain the skills and resources to become involved with their children, collaborate effectively as co-parents, and overcome barriers to achieving financial health. *Due to COVID-19, ALL of our services are currently provided virtually. Once it is safe to do so, we will be providing both in-person and virtual services.*
HERO Dads WORKSHOPS
The HERO Dads workshops provide a great opportunity for fathers to spend some time learning about themselves and from others in a relaxed environment. We assist with childcare reimbursement, and provide round-trip Metrocards to help with transportation. Workshops are facilitated by parent coaches and career development specialists and are delivered over 4 weeks, 4 days a week, 1-2 hours each day, in a group format to 4-15 fathers. Daytime, evening, and weekend workshops available. When in-person, our workshops are delivered at our BronxWorks headquarters. Currently, due to the pandemic, we are delivering our workshops virtually via Zoom.
- Parenting and Relationships
HERO Dads parenting and relationship workshops provide a safe space to learn new skills and become empowered, resilient fathers. Our workshops provide an opportunity to learn through discussion, teaching, and peer-to-peer learning with the help of clinically trained psychologists and mental health counselors.
HERO Dads employment workshops are facilitated by career development specialists and are designed to ensure that fathers are job ready upon program completion. Workshop topics include resume writing, job interview skills, budgeting, credit repair, job search strategies, and in-demand industries.
Parent Coaching and Career Coaching
In addition to the group workshops, enrolled fathers receive individualized parent coaching and career coaching from our clinically trained staff to ensure tailored support in reaching their family and financial goals.
Specialized Vocational Training
Fathers who complete the program are eligible to enroll in our FREE vocational trainings in specialized fields such as construction and protective services, leading to certification. Those interested in other fields will be referred to specific high-demand jobs available in the local community that best match interest and skills.
With over 20 community employer partners, BronxWorks offers exclusive opportunities for employment in many different fields, including construction, unarmed protective services, commercial building maintenance, IT, and retail and food service. In addition, fathers who find new employment, or who receive a promotion, while enrolled in our program, will receive transportation assistance and financial incentives after 30, 90, and 180 days of maintaining their new job.
Career coaches will also help fathers advance in their careers with help from community partners for additional education programs to improve employability and occupational skills training, as needed. We can help you obtain the training, certification, or degree that you need to further your career goals.
Family Events, Support Groups, Supplemental Workshops
Our core workshops are supplemented by additional workshops, support groups, and family events that we host about once a month.
Family Support Services
We work with you to find community resources and services to address any family stressors. We are partnered with many community-based organizations who assist our families in obtaining legal support, health care, food pantries, mental health services, and more.