Our mission is to enhance, empower, and encourage men to meet their full potential utilizing their gifts, talents, and abilities to positively impact their family, community, and future generations. We pledge to develop men into their intended roles as Fathers, husbands, leaders, teachers and productive citizens in society. Being a man comes with lots of responsibilities, first to oneself, then to his family and community at large. Ignorance of this has led to many men being unable to become independent, unable to raise a good family, and ultimately become a nuisance to society.
Our "Fathers Program” works to change men’s definition and approach to life, helping them become a good provider, protector, leader, and teacher, inspiring others, and helping others. We aim through this initiative, to reduce the number of frustrated and broken families, increase the number of successful men and in general, contribute our quota to the achievement of peace and orderliness in society.
With a focus on adolescent fathers, expectant young fathers, and fathers of adolescents, we provide support and training that helps them to embrace the challenges of being a man, motivate them to all-round success, and builds them into a father that their families will be proud of and an asset to their community.
We started our journey in 2015 and have become an integral part of the community and clearly shows how an environment that encourages and values strong, committed fathers, benefits children, families, the community, staying true to our principles and the principles of the New Jersey Prevention Standards, successful programs must be developed, implemented and evaluated by the members of the community. Rather than calling our Fathers only education a support group, we chose the name “The Huddle” This name not only is non-stigmatizing but promotes fathers' love of sports and the need to get together as a group to develop a successful game plan just as a huddle does in football.
“The Huddle” group is very clear with the fathers that become members, to be a good father and role model, you first should look at yourself and work out your problems as you are trying to be a better dad. That is why it is essential for this program not to be perceived just as a “parenting class." Trauma-informed care tells us that unless we are open to discussing lifetime trauma, it is often difficult to change behaviors despite any type of training. Many of our fathers have experienced trauma growing up and need and deserve a safe place to deal with it. It also teaches them how to help their own children avoid trauma if possible. This would be a primary prevention program (universal and open to all fathers), any father whether self-referred or referred by an agency can attend.