About Us

Mission

To encourage, motivate, educate and strengthen men to become empowered fathers and to take on an active role in the lives of their children. To increase community awareness on the importance of having a father in a child's life..

 

Vision

Father's will play an active role in the early childhood development of their children and will continue to become active participants throughout their growth by providing them with quality time, discipline, education, shelter and most importantly love and affection. They will be role models for their children and will be respected members of the community.

 

Approach

The Fathers Making a Difference Organization is unique because we not only focus on the father-child relationship; we approach the enactment of understanding a father's role in our challenged society by targeting each aspect of the entire family unit. A Father functions better when a Mother wholly understands his importance and role in the home; and when a Mother responds appropriately, a Father respects her position and his own as well. Children grow, learn, and develop at an alarmingly increased potential when they are comfortable with who they are, where they are from, and receive the love and support from their foundational roots - both from their parents and extended family.

 

Key Focus Areas:

Self-esteem
Increase self-esteem for all family members through programming and participation.

Family Planning
Many families struggle because of the lack of and/or inability to plan successfully; one of our biggest initiatives is our financial literacy R.E.S.T. program.

Family Unity
We encourage families to remain united, and/or bridge gaps between broken relationships, not only with a mother and father, but with the entire family (i.e. grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins, etc.).

Mentorship
Mentoring relationships focus on personal and professional growth, but are not meant to be a replacement for personal relationships and social support. They are a way to connect with a person, to identify learning needs, and to work collaboratively toward meeting personal and professional goals.

Parenting Skills Workshops
Fathers Making a Difference offers seminars and workshops for parents to help them develop their role and strengthen the relationship with their child.

 

Values

 

Leadership
At Fathers Making a Difference Inc. you receive the kind of quality and care you expect from a leader. We are always evolving as the needs of our community changes and as you, our donors and our support, guide and direct our efforts in strengthening and developing the relationship between children and their fathers.


Teamwork

At Fathers Making a Difference Inc. we are partners with you. We cannot effect change in our communities unless we work together.

 

Community Relations
We make it our responsibility to work with you as a member of the community by offering courses, seminars, conferences, services and programs on the subject of father/child relationships. We recognize that this is a serious problem in our community and we will work closely with you to ensure that that positive changes and solutions are made in order to get father's more involved in the lives of their children.

We are committed to bringing families back together by strengthening the father/child relationship, one family at a time.