What is the Fatherhood Support Network (FSN)?
Additionally, we organize, promote, and participate in father and family-focused community events such as our annual pledge drive “Bowling for Dads” on Father’s Day (www.BowlingforDads.com) and “Dad’s Night Out” (our annual fundraising event held in Las Vegas, Nevada in April). These events help shift society’s attention to recognizing, supporting, honoring, and celebrating with dads who are consistently available, and fully committed to maintaining an active role in the lives of their children.
There are 24 million children in America who live in homes where their biological father is not present. As a result, children who live in biological father-absent homes are:
...four times more likely to be poor.
…twice as likely to drop out of school.
…more likely to be incarcerated.
…at greater risk of substance abuse.
…more likely to be victims of physical and sexual abuse.
While there are economic and political factors that greatly contribute to the epidemic of absent fathers in America, The Fatherhood Support Network believes that by creating a network of men supporting other men fewer fathers will abandon their children. Thus, our primary objective is to PROVIDE TRAINING for men to provide one-on-one mentorship to fathers in need of support, encouragement, and guidance. We have already partnered with the Las Vegas Urban League having provided training to ten of their employees to utilize our mentorship model in their work with fathers in the local community.
The Fatherhood Support Network has also published a book on the epidemic of absent fathers in America entitled “24 Million: Challenges and Solutions for Alienated Fathers in America.” It provides biographical testimonies of “alienated fathers” who have overcome challenges and adversity to maintaining an active role in the lives of their children and offers solutions for addressing the epidemic of absent fathers in America.
The organization is striving for the following goals over the next three years:
” The organization is supported by donations and volunteer support. The Internal Revenue Service recognizes The Fatherhood Support Network as a Section 501(c)(3) public charity., Gifts to the Fatherhood Support Network are tax deductible in the U.S.A. Our Federal Tax ID # is 80-0831134”