Fathers Building Futures is an economic development initiative for fathers, demonstrating professional promise; providing affordable, meaningful, and useful services to our community.

The program was originally started by PB&J Family Services – another local nonprofit agency. The organization provides services to formally incarcerated dads who are transitioning back into the community and during the reunification process with their families.

Joseph Shaw, Fathers Building Futures Operations and Wood shop Manager goes over the program services, “We provide temporary job placement, we have different certifications of training like CPR First Aid and OSHA 10. Four different areas that the gentlemen can work in: wood shop, auto detailing, mobile power washing and we also have a freight and delivery team.”

Willie Rankin, a referred client and Fathers Building Futures Supervisor says of his three-year experience with the program, “It really taught me that that what I should have been doing from the start… ’cause, doing the things that I did to go to prison, I wasn’t really thinking about working or none of that stuff right there.”