Fatherhood

 Every Child Deserves A 24/7 Dad

FOCUS, Incorporated is the community's leading non-profit organization working to end father absence. One of the things underlying many of society's most pressing challenges is a lack of father involvement in their children's lives.

Our Program Mission
FOCUS, Incorporated transforms, equips and prepares men to proactively become engage fathers in their children's lives.

Our Vision
The vision of this initiative is for every child to grow up with an involved, responsible, and committed father.

The Father Engagement Program
According to the National Fatherhood Initiative, There is a crisis in America. According to the US Census Bureau, 24 million children in America, one out of every three lives in a household without their biological father. Consequently, there us a "father factor" in nearly all of the societal ills facing America and our community as well.

Research shows that when a child is raised in a father-absent home, he or she is affected in many ways. Children are more likely to have behavioral problems, more likely to abuse drugs and alcohol,two times more likely to su?er obesity, and two times more likely to drop out of high school.

The goals of this program is:
To educate men in a male-friendly environment where they can discuss a variety of subjects without fear of judgment or reprisal.
To provide a group led by members of your peers who understand the complexities and joys of fatherhood.
To hold father's group to meet twice a month for three months
To provide participants with a certificate of completion at the end of the third month.

 

This program  ipreviously sponsored by Monogram Loves Kids Foundation.