As we prepare to celebrate Father’s Day, sadly, fatherless is America’s top domestic problem. For some, this is a day that many children—young and old, grieve the loss of absent fathers.
We gathered several nonprofit organizations that help children without fathers through mentorship, tutoring, camps, after school and other programs.
Believes that relationships change lives (are a faith-based organization). Build relationships with kids (young men) through mentoring programs and supporting families. They run mentoring programs, after-school programs, and summer camps. They are based out of Dallas, Texas. Contact information: firstname.lastname@example.org | (972) 656-8252 | website
America’s Fatherless Foundation
Company mission statement: To build a social network of churches, ministries, businesses, civil organizations, and non-profits committed to providing life-transformation opportunities in each local community, connecting fatherless youth-at-risk with mentors, both of whom will discover passion and purpose by being connected. Current goal: To expand their current 28-year program for the fatherless to include an introduction to aviation by focusing on developing chapters near the 800 locations currently providing the Young Eagles program. They are currently in the start-up stage with five chapters in Phoenix, recruiting and training mentors for 15 to 30 youth participants in each group. Contact information: email@example.com | 352-669-0000 | website
Big Brothers Big Sisters of America (BBSSA) is the oldest and largest youth mentoring organization in the United States. They serve over 220,000 six-to18-year-old kids. BBBSA mentors work one-on-one with children, helping them improve their study habits, develop confidence, and learn to relate to adults. The relationship they mentor and child development has a direct and measurable impact on the child’s life: children in the BBSSA program are less likely to use drugs, use illegal alcohol, and skip school. They also do better in their schoolwork and get along better with their families. Website
North American Council on Adoptable Children
The North American Council on Adoptable Children (NACAC) helps find permanent, loving homes for children once considered unadoptable or hard to place. They may be school-aged children, many of whom have physical, mental, or emotional difficulties. They also help adults through the pre-adoption process and provide support to adoptive families. For more information about NACAC, go to www.nacac.org.
The Fatherless Generation Foundation
Reunites fatherless children with their biological fathers, all while providing the resources and services that strengthen, support, and elevate a commitment to fatherhood and family values. Fatherlessness Is One Of The Greatest Social Pandemics In Our World! 1 out of 3 children grows up without their biological father in their home. Some of the programs and services include 13-week program peer groups, Commitment to fatherhood program (legal, spiritual, physiological, and emotional support for fathers wanting to reunite with their children). They are tutoring with a partnership through Kumon for children struggling with reading and math in middle school. Husband and wife mentor teams. Based out of Atlanta, GA. Phone:1-888-407-7990 | E-mail:firstname.lastname@example.org | website
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Hannah Lacy is a writer, mother, student and wife who loves to read and share stories. She is passionate about honest womanhood, motherhood and creativity. She believes in wild grace and sharing the beauty as well as the struggle and that one does not negate the other.