POPS Program

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the POPS program about?
The Proving Our Parenting Skills - Responsible Fatherhood Program is about creating positive outcomes for children and families by helping fathers become responsible, accountable parents, committed to cohesive family relationships.

How does the POPS program work?
The POPS program is available to all fathers who meet the eligibility requirements for the program (father, Fresno County resident, and ages 14 to 45). All services are offered at no cost to the participant. Participation is the program is completely voluntary.

The first step to being enrolled is to meet with a POPS staff member to complete an interest form. Once this is completed, you will be able to have a one-on-one meeting with a POPS Case Manager to develop an individualized service strategy that matches your personal goals.

What is the age requirement for the POPS program?
In order to participate in the corpmember program at the Local Conservation Corps, you must be 18 to 26 years of age. Fathers who are ages 14 to 45 are eligible for all other POPS services including but not limited to employment and job readiness training, parenting classes, healthy marriage/relationship classes, and assistance with child support and child custody cases.

Do you offer services in Spanish?
Unfortunately we currently only offer classes in English.

Is daycare provided during the classes?
We are not able to provide daycare during classes at this time.

Are POPS classes courts approved?
POPS offers CHOICES Healthy Thinking and Communication classes which meets the criteria for an anger management course for family and criminal court within Fresno County.

What is the status of my corpsmember application?
LCC corpsmember applications are kept on file for 90 days.  If you did not hear from us within the 90 days, your application was not selected, you are welcome to re-apply.