Winning Fathers Program
What Is the Winning Fathers Program (WFP)?
The Winning Fathers Program empowers participants to be financially, emotionally and physically supportive of their families. In Baltimore County, the Department of Social Services operates the program from the Baltimore County Detention Center in Towson, Maryland. The program provides Job Readiness classes to incarcerated fathers that are returning to the community.
Why Should I Enroll?
This program helps incarcerated fathers develop skills to transition successfully into employment and reconnect with their communities. The program has a full-time Job Developer and two full-time Social Workers who assist program participants as they transition from incarceration back into the community.
The Winning Fathers Program can connect participants to additional information and/or resources associated with the following services:
- Job Readiness Workshops
- Resume Writing
- Writing Cover Letters
- Background and Credit Checks
- Employment Law: Understanding Employee Rights
- Legal Resources
- Federal Bonding
- Interviewing Techniques
- Dressing for Success
- Self-Directed Job Search
Am I Eligible?
Fathers in the Baltimore County Men’s Detention Center that have a minimum of 120 days remaining on their sentence and have a court-ordered child support obligation are eligible to participate in Winning Fathers. Participants should also possess a positive attitude and, an eagerness to create a better life.
What Kind of Training Does the Program Provide?
The Winning Fathers Program provides classes to develop and improve soft skills, such as resume writing, communication skills, self-confidence, social skills, time management, problem solving and anger management.
For additional questions about Winning Fathers, or information on how to enroll, please contact one of the Program Coordinators: Jan Uehlinger: 410-853-3868 or Aimee Bollinger: 410-853-3591, or call the DHS helpline at (800) 332-6347.
This program works closely with the Baltimore County Detention Center, Child Support, and over 100 private employers to help meet the needs of non-custodial fathers as they prepare to return to their communities.