This week for the These Dads Are Doing It Right series I wanted to share with you some dads who are helping out for great causes. They are raising awareness on certain issues that parents and families will face. They hope to educate parents about certain issues that we might not think about on a weekly basis. If there are any other dads that you think we should check out leave their name and info in the comment section below.
Three Dads Walking – Helping Out To Raise Awareness
Andy Airey, Mike Palmer and Tim Owen have each lost a daughter to suicide. They are united by their grief. They work together to help to prevent others finding themselves in the same situation. Three Dads Walking have completed two long-distance walks to raise awareness of suicide and are campaigning for it to be a mandatory lesson in schools. It took them 15 days to walk the 300-mile route and they raised money for suicide prevention charity Papyrus. To learn more about them check out their website, 3dadswalking.uk.
Fathers Who Care
Fathers Who Care’s focus has been to advocate on behalf of fathers in the areas of Responsible Fatherhood Involvement. They look to create healthy relationships, help father’s Rights and create re-entry Opportunities. In addition they have programs men’s health and wellness and youth leadership and development. They travel to every corner of the community to help children and families in need. They are committed to empowering communities. Check out their website at fatherswhocare.org.
D.A.D.S. – Divine Alternatives for Dads Services
D.A.D.S. aim to restore hope in fathers, children and families by addressing the barriers separating fathers. Those barriers take them from being present in the lives of their children. When a father comes to D.A.D.S., they often don’t know where to start. With many staff who have been in the same position, they seek to meet fathers where they are and help them. In addition they navigate complicated systems to continue their journey back toward their children. They seek to address the whole person in helping fathers overcome child support debt, build financial and personal stability. This allows them to connect with supportive community and reunite in positive relationships with their children and families. Check them out here.
Fathers’ Uplift is a one-of-a-kind organization that provides fathers with the tools they need to overcome trauma, addiction, racial barriers, and emotional issues to help them fully engage with their children and families. In addition, Fathers’ Uplift provides therapy, coaching, training opportunities, and youth enrichment with the aim of reducing the number of children raised without positive father figures in their lives. It is the only organization in the United States that offers therapy, counseling, and addiction support specifically geared toward fathers and their families with the aim of reuniting families and providing them with the framework to thrive. Check out their website here.