1st ANNUAL "Golfing for Dads" CHARITY GOLF TOURNAMENT Friday April 28, 2023
The mission of the Fatherhood Support Network is to help fathers maintain an active role in the lives of their children and to significantly reduce the number of children growing up in father absent homes.
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, in having created a mentorship model curriculum, our primary objective is to create a national network of trained Fatherhood Mentors who can provide ONE-ON-ONE MENTORSHIP to fathers in need of support, encouragement, and guidance to maintain an active role in the lives of their children.
24 Mentors have completed our 1-Day Fatherhood Mentorship Training 52 Fathers have Received One-on-one Fatherhood Mentorship from our Certified Mentors 1,150 One-on-One Fatherhood Mentorship Sessions have been Facilitated Our 7th Annual “Dad’s Night Out” Fundraising Dinner (in which we honor and salute a minimum of 3 amazing dads annually) was celebrated April 30, 2022
All services are “Free” for any father referred from a local organization, agency or the general public. In addition to being able to call 24 hours a day for support, fathers can reside anywhere in the United States. If a trained Fatherhood Mentor is unable to meet with them in person because they do not live in their local area, our trained mentors can support fathers in need through virtual meetings or by phone a minimum of one time per month. Additionally, there are no restrictions on the number of sessions or months that a father can receive mentorship. In fact, several fathers have received mentorship support for more than a year.