Fathers First

When 5:00 - 9:00 P.M. Tuesday nights
Average Time to Complete 10 weeks

About the Program

TAP | On-site – TAP Fathers First is a holistic family development program that helps parents build healthy relationships, gain responsible parenting skills, and achieve financial stability through job readiness and employment.

Courses & Requirements

Fathers First provides fathers with the opportunity for classroom and group interaction to address family issues such as healthy relationships, communication skills and parenting responsibilities. Additionally, an employment specialist is available to assist unemployed or underemployed parents with job seeking and job keeping skills to address child support payments as well as caring for family needs.


There are no costs to approved clientele for this program.

Student Support

We know the path to higher education can be daunting, which is why we’re here to help.

As a student of the Roanoke Higher Education Center, you will have access to:

  • Library collections and services
  • Computer lab with printer/copier
  • Student lounge with high-speed wireless Internet
  • Cafe serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner
  • Free parking with a student parking pass

TAP’s programs are designed to offer career and educational opportunities with low-income people and their families in mind. While programs can vary, the strategies and resources TAP programs collectively offer cover a wide range of needs:

  • Classes and workshops to prepare students for tests and certifications (incl. GED)
  • Coaches and advisors
  • Job placement partnerships with local employers

How to Apply

The Fathers First program is located at the Roanoke Higher Education Center at 108 N. Jefferson Street, Suite 503 in Downtown Roanoke, Virginia. Our hours of operation are Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Please call Fathers First Program Manager Nick Kline at (540) 767-6229 or (540) 767-6230 for more information.

For more information on this program, visit https://www.tapintohope.org/FathersFirst.aspx