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STRONG DADS MAKE A DIFFERENCE
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.
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.
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.
Ballin’ with the FELLAS Weekly Pick-Up Game
Come play ball with the FELLAS and learn more about the fatherhood program. Each week, the FELLAS team will be at a different Essex County basketball court. Register for updates below:
Help promote FELLAS! Share our posters and videos or refer a dad today.
Funding for this project was provided by the United States Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families, Grant: # 90ZJ0040-01-00. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the United States Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families. These services are available to all eligible persons, regardless of race, gender, age, disability, or religion.
We’d also like to acknowledge the Greater Newark Health Care Coalition for providing additional funding.