About Us

Focus on Fathers (FOF) is a program of Health Promotion Council of Southeastern Pennsylvania Inc. (HPC).

We aim to strengthen positive father-child engagement, foster healthy relationships, and to improve employment and economic opportunities for young fathers. FOF provides opportunities to gain parenting and child development knowledge through group education sessions held in community locations throughout Philadelphia. Our courses are facilitated by fathers with extensive experience helping fathers overcome barriers to maintaining positive involvement in their children’s lives. FOF addresses healthy relationships through all its services, offers education and guidance to strengthen relationships with the co-parent, children and families and offers a formal job training course on job readiness education  and job search support through its partner, Workforce Institute.. In Philadelphia, since 2001, FOF has served more than 250 individuals annually including fathers, stepfathers, other male caregivers, as well as couples and co-parents.

HPC’s mission is to promote health, and prevent and manage chronic diseases, especially among vulnerable populations, through community-based outreach, education, and advocacy. HPC maintains more than 35 years of experience in community-based health education and case management programs, and reaches over 40,000 vulnerable and low-income individuals annually. HPC targets low-income and racial/ethnic minority populations, and works closely with a wide array of public and private organizations, including: government agencies, private corporations, health care and social service providers, grassroots and well-established community based-service organizations. 

HPC is an affiliate of Public Health Management Corporation (PHMC), a nonprofit public health institute that creates and sustains healthier communities.