Here are some of the young fathers from Lambeth talking about the help they recieved from St Michael's Fellowship, they explain waht difference our young parent practictioners made to their lives.
I never intended to have a child or be a young father but St. Michael’s has helped me learn and achieve things I never thought was possible for me. (Jermaine)
Young fathers stories
I received one-to-one support where I could express how I felt and tell the young fathers worker what other support I felt I needed. I also spoke to other fathers about their experiences.
I think the whole aspect of empowerment helps a lot. To be offered a range of services and support, making choices about what you feel you need, and then making the most of it - that's important.
St. Michael’s Fellowship has been that platform young fathers need to make things that much easier in a short amount of time.
Young father - Shawn
The help and support I received included getting into employment plus handling problems in different areas through tackling conflict within my family home, something that I was not very good at before. My kids are the ones who I feel have received the most benefit.
My life has changed dramatically since I was introduced to St. Michael's, in ways that will stay with me for the rest of my days. To me it is a heaven-sent organisation. At one of the most distressing moments of my life, I was given the opportunity to do community based work with young people through the project, something I always pictured myself being able to do but never thought possible.