Through our Fit Fathers program, we are currently administering Fathers Forward – a community initiative funded by The US Department of Health and Human Services’ Administration of Children and Families and developed through a partnership between Linden Resources and Granato Group. The program provides educational and employment services to fathers, stepfathers, or father-figures with dependent children up to 24 years of age. The end goal is to increase the father’s economic stability to ultimately strengthen the whole family unit. Program participants go through a series of workshops covering the following topics: responsible parenting, healthy marriage/relationships, communication, conflict resolution, and problem solving skills. In addition to the workshops, participants will work with a workforce specialist, which will help individuals obtain and maintain employment and increase opportunities for career advancement.