Fathers are probably the most under served members of society. Since they have the responsibility of taking care of the entire family, people often fee like they don't require care themselves. This is untrue and the consequences of this form of negligent thinking is apparent in various communities. Fathers have lost their confidence in life and many of them give up with out a fight. Many of them are unemployed and have families that they no longer live with. Their marriages also suffer as a result of them being unemployed. The Center for Urban Families is an initiative take to encourage responsible fatherhood. It is aimed at urban families.
This organization has many different programs, all aimed at empowering and encouraging fathers to take their place in their families and in life. For fathers that are unemployed, they offer the workforce developmental program. This program will help to place you in a job if there is a vacancy for your skills set and for those who do not have any necessary skills, they are trained. So fathers are also equipped with the skills needed for the jobs that are within their community. Not only are fathers encouraged to stay in their jobs, but they are asked to try and advance and progress in their positions. This provides a steady income for their families.
They are equipped with the skills to keep their families together as well. Fathers taught to show affection and listen to their children. The importance of relationships and communicating with each other is also made known to them. If there are any challenges that they may have due to their upbringing, they are encouraged to talk about it and work through it. The Center for Urban Families is one initiative that local communities definitely need more off.