CEO offers workshops and group support for parents in the CEO program. All programs are intended to help parents provide the financial and emotional support their children need. The programs help parents navigate the child support system, re-engage with their children, mediate visitation and custody issues and offer information on how to deal with court ordered child support payments. CEO helps to improve parenting skills by educating parents in topics including proper discipline and the developmental stages of a child. If eligible, participants can enroll in CEO’s Young Parenting Demonstration Program or the Low-Income Dads Program. In addition to support specifically for each program, all participants in these programs are eligible to receive life skill education, short-term paid transitional employment, full-time job placement and post-placement services.
Young Parenting Demonstration Program
The Young Parenting Demonstration Program, YPDP provides educational and occupational skills training to young parents (male and female) and expectant mothers ages 18–24 years old. The program provides parenting classes and opportunities to pursue a GED or secondary education. Parents are also able to earn a parenting certification after completing 6 one-hour parenting classes.
For more information please contact Erika Pula at 212 422 4430 x271 or epula[at]ceoworks[dot]org
Low-Income Dads Program
The Low-Income Dads Program, LIDS is for biological fathers 18-35 years of age with a criminal conviction living in Brooklyn or Bronx who are unemployed or underemployed with children under the age of 16. The fathers must not have more than a HS Diploma/GED and are not in any other publicly funded fatherhood or employment program nor be the recipient of cash assistance at enrollment.
The program provides personal guidance through the child support system, and assistance with filing petitions for downward modifications, custody issues, visitation, etc. We also offer parenting classes and six months of FREE metrocards. Furthermore, the program helps the father re-engage with his children and become more involved in their lives.
For more information on the LIDS Program in the BRONX please contact Wesley Thompson at 212 422 4430 x315 or wthompson[at]ceoworks[dot]org
For more information on the LIDS Program in BROOKLYN please contact Gilbert Rodriguez at 212 422 4430 x254 or grodriguez[at]ceoworks[dot]org