EAST ST. LOUIS, Ill. (KMOV.com) -- A new center has opened up in the Metro East to support fathers and their children.

Fathers and Families Support Center opened its first Illinois office Thursday in East St. Louis.

The nationally recognized program is aimed at helping fathers because their involvement is critical in their child’s development.

The center teaches parenting and other skills and helps with employment so dads can meet their financial obligations.

So far this year, 120 participants have graduated from the program impacting more than 250 children.

The new center opened up at 505 S. 8th Street.

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