Fathers Support Center

St. Louis on the Air
5:10 pm
Wed June 11, 2014

Why It's Important For Fathers To Be Part Of Their Children's Lives

Markel Davis, 12, with his father Marvin Davis. Marvin Davis is the Fathers' Support Center's 2014 Father of the Year.
Courtesy Fathers' Support Center

For 16 years, the Fathers' Support Center of St. Louis has helped fathers take a more active role in their children’s lives. The idea is to help children by helping fathers, said CEO Halbert Sullivan.

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St. Louis on the Air
6:53 pm
Tue November 5, 2013

Are Fathers' Rights Fair And Equitable In Missouri?

Painting 231 titled "The Good Part" in Cbabi Bayoc's series "365 Days With Dad"
Cbabi Bayoc

When it comes to determining child custody, some say the courts favor the mother. Do they? Should they?

According to Halbert Sullivan and Lisl King Williams, Missouri courts more often give custody to mothers than to fathers, and make it especially difficult for a low income father that was never married to the mother of his child. Sullivan is the founder and CEO of the Fathers' Support Center, located in North St. Louis. Williams is the director of  legal services there.

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3:25 pm
Tue July 16, 2013

Fathers' Support Center And SLATE Receive $2M In Grants To Fund Job Training Opportunities

Judge Jimmie Edwards speaks at today's press conference. Edwards created the youth-focused Innovative Concept Academy, which will benefit from a grant from the Department of Labor to create job training opportunities for criminal offenders.
Credit Erin Williams


Ex-criminal offenders in the St. Louis region will get assistance in finding jobs through two new grants from the Department of Labor.

The Fathers' Support Center received a $1.4 million grant, and the St. Louis Agency on Training and Employment is working with the Center to create more job training opportunities for former felons. The “Training to Work – Adult Reentry” grant will fund job training through Ranken Technical College.

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