FERGUSON, Mo. (KMOX) – The Fathers Support Center is having a ribbon-cutting ceremony Wednesday morning to commemorate their new location in the Ferguson-Dellwood area.

Halbert Sullivan, the organization’s CEO, says the Fathers Support Center has helped thousands of fathers over the past 19 years. The organization works to provide resources and services to help fathers find stable jobs and to become more active in their children’s lives.

“Primarily we’re working with low-income populations,” Sullivan says. “Usually the dad is unemployed and unable to be a good contributor to the child’s well-being. We provide parenting skills classes, we provide employment for the guys and we provide a mechanism so the father can interact with his child.”

The new location makes the organization’s resources accessible to the people they serve.

“We want to have site locations located right where the population needs the help the most,” Sullivan says. “So that it’s not a big hindrance to come and get help.”

Classes are scheduled to begin on September 6 at the Ferguson-Dellwood Community Resource Center.

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