National Center for Fathering
Find research-based trainings and resources to help men address and meet their children's needs
National Fatherhood Initiative - Free Resource Library
This website includes articles, research, tools and resources to help fathers stay involved in their children's lives (may have a cost involved)
National Fatherhood Initiative - Federal Programs & Resources
Learn more about tips, activities and a list of programs for fathers to learn how they can become mentors (search for fatherhood programs).
Postpartum.net - Resources for Fathers
These are resources for fathers whose child's mother is experiencing postpartum depression.
Rise Magazine provides education for parents about their rights and the steps to take to take to reunite with their children and strengthen their parenting skills.
This a program that helps men wrap their minds around becoming dads and offers resources for all stages of fatherhood (Cost involved).
Project Fatherhood - Children's Institute
This program engages low-income fathers, particularly in urban settings, in the care and upbringing of their children.
National Compadres Network
This program leverages reading and storytelling to increase the positive involvement of fathers, grandfathers, uncles, older brothers, compadres and other significant males in the lives of children.
Meetup makes it easy to organize a local group, or find one that already meets. There are several Meetup groups for dads in the L.A. area.
Red Tricycle's mission is to help parents have more fun with their kids. They offer ideas for cool things to see, eat, make and do with your kids in your neighborhood.
LA County Library
COLA's website has special sections for children and parents. They have recommended books by age, as well as kits for dads and kids to read and play together.
LA Public Library
LAPL offers story times and programs across the city, and their website has details and other resources.
Reading Is Fundamental (RIF)
The RIF website has book lists and activities in English and Spanish that are fun and educational for dads and kids.
522 S. Main St., Los Angeles, CA 90013
CHILDREN’S INSTITUTE, INC.
2121 W. Temple St., Los Angeles, CA 90026
(213) 385-5100 ext. 8244
Services are in English and Spanish.
L.A. Fathers Program - ECHO PARENTING & EDUCATION
1226 N. Alvarado St., Los Angeles, CA 90026
This program for fathers ages 15-25 provides workshops on healthy relationships, job training and placement services, and offers a network of support for young families through several partner organizations. This program is also offered by Children’s Hospital in South Los Angeles. Services are available in English and Spanish.
130 W. Bruno St., Los Angeles, CA 90012
Support for fathers who have been involved in gangs and/or who have a criminal record. Free services include fatherhood classes, Baby & Me parenting classes, domestic violence intervention for men, training to work certification and/or employment placement, anger management groups, tattoo removal and legal services. Walk-ins welcome. Classes are in English only. Services are in English and Spanish.
Dad's Back! - FRIENDS OUTSIDE IN LOS ANGELES
Inglewood One Stop Business and Career Center
110 S. La Brea Ave., Ste. 270, Inglewood, CA 90301
This program helps fathers who have been in prison or have a criminal record re-enter their children’s lives. The program provides fatherhood classes, support groups, employment, and other services. Services are available in English and Spanish.
GREAT BEGINNINGS FOR BLACK BABIES
301 N. Prairie Ave., Ste. 515 Inglewood, CA 90301
The purpose of this program is to encourage and support fathers to be more involved in the care and support of their children. This initiative seeks to reduce infant mortality, low birth weight, and preterm births by making the father an active participant with the mother in securing appropriate health care before, during, and after the birth of the child. Services are available in English and Spanish.
Fatherhood Journey - PUKÚU CULTURAL COMMUNITY SERVICES
1019 2nd St. San Fernando, CA 91340
This program provides American Indian fathers an opportunity to identify and work through issues that affect their children and find ways to make changes in order to create a more stable environment for them. Please call to inquire about the program’s start date. Services are in English only.
Events and Meetings for Gay Dads - THE POP LUCK CLUB
P.O. Box 46760, Los Angeles, CA 90046
(323) 942-9323 or email email@example.com
Events and monthly meetings (generally at West Hollywood Park) aim to advance the well-being of current and expectant gay fathers and their children through mutual support, community collaboration and public understanding. Events are held in English only.
Positive Parenting for Fathers/Padres - THE HELP GROUP
15339 Saticoy St., Van Nuys, CA 91406
The center offers a 20-session parent support group for fathers that addresses communication skills, stress management, problem solving, effective discipline and behavior management. Child care is provided free of charge. Events are held in Spanish only.