LA Fathers Program

Project NATEEN in the Division of Adolescent Medicine at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles in collaboration with Echo Parenting and Education, Managed Career Solutions (Work Source) and Peace Over Violence is proud to present the “L.A. Fathers” program.

Located at the Adolescent Medicine Building at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, our fatherhood program encompasses a variety of services and workshops which include:

  • Case management services.
  • Job training and placement.
  • Healthy relationship workshops.
  • Domestic violence prevention.
  • Parenting skills.
  • Other referrals to community resources.

These activities are designed to foster responsible parenting in order to empower young fathers to become active participants in their children’s lives.


  • Fathers between the ages of 15-25.
  • Fathers, step-dads or father figures.
  • Interest to improve relationship with the child(ren)’s mother.
  • Lives in Los Angeles County.


Contact our LA Fathers Specialist, Franklin Ramirez by email or at (323) 454-6121.


Young fathers experience high rates of poverty, unemployment and low educational achievement. Many young fathers are not actively involved in their children’s lives, are unemployed and unable to contribute to the financial support of their families and lack healthy parenting skills. Young fathers are not well served by parenting and relationship programs that are designed for adults or designed for young mothers.


To address these needs, the L.A. Fathers Program offers:

  • Ten week parenting education groups for young fathers and on-going support groups for graduates of the parenting education series.
  • Eight week Healthy Marriage/Relationship groups addressing partner communication, conflict resolution and active family decision making.
  • Job training and placement.
  • Case management services to link youth with project and other supportive services.
  • Food bank (weekly).
  • Public transportation allowance (tokens).

Approximately 250 young fathers will be served annually through this project.

These two L.A. Fathers Program advertisements were recently featured on, which is part of President Obama’s Fatherhood and Mentoring Initiative