Fatherhood Programs

Fathering a child is one thing, but being a dad is EVERYTHING– especially in the eyes of your son or daughter. We provide several FREE programs that equip fathers and father figures with parenting skills, confidence, self-awareness, and sense of responsibility that every role model needs to raise a child(ren). Our programs assist men on their fatherhood journey to:

  • Gain parenting skills giving you confidence in your role as a father
  • Increase your knowledge about the elements of being a good father and role model
  • Increase fathering skills and apply what you’ve learned in our program
  • Adopt more “pro-fathering” habits and traits
  • Increase self-worth as a man and as a father


We’ll work with you to determine which of our FREE programs is right for you* including:

  • Fatherhood P.R.I.D.E. (Parental Responsibility Inspiring Dads Everywhere) in Duval County and T.E.A.M. Dad (Teaching, Empowering, Advocating and Mentoring) in Baker, Clay, Nassau and St. Johns – you’ll be connected with a dedicated case manager who will help navigate you through courses on early childhood education, the ABCs of safe sleep, parenting and co-parenting skills, conflict resolution, financial literacy, workforce development and more.
  • 24:7 Dads – an 8 to 10-session course that focuses on the characteristics every father needs. Available to men with kids ages three and up.
  • Boot Camp for New Dads – a two hour-community-based program that equips men to become confident and competent fathers. Available to men with kids up to 18 months.
  • Fathering in 15 – a self-paced, online learning experience that includes 15 topics. Each topic takes approximately 15 minutes to complete. 


Fathers, grandfathers or father figures involved with a child or soon-to-be dads with a pregnant partner are encouraged to contact us.  Men must live in Baker, Clay, Duval, Nassau or St. Johns counties.

How to Enroll

If you live in Duval County, click here; if you are a resident of Baker, Clay, Nassau or St. Johns counties, click here. For more information, contact us by phone or text at 904.551.1820. To learn more about the importance of being the best dad you can be, watch this short video.

Our Partners

Our fatherhood programs are funded by the Florida Department of Health, Kids Hope Alliance, and the Jim Moran Foundation. The NEFHSC also is one of 30 organizations across Florida that make up the Father First initiative with support from the Department of Children and Families. Fathering in 15 and 24:7 Dads are initiatives designed by the National Fatherhood Initiative.

*Depending on location, ages of child(ren) and other factors; some programs require the mother and/or child to be enrolled in a Healthy Start program.