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 format where they can discuss a variety of subjects without fear of judgment or reprisal.
To connect you to a member of your peers who understand the complexities and joys of fatherhood.
To provide participants with guidance where applicable.

This program sponsored by Monogram Loves Kids Foundation 2016-2017. 

This video is a panel discussion made up of local service providers and community leaders about the need of responsible father engagement.

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24 million children (one in three) in America live without their biological dad in the home. (U.S. Census Bureau, 2011)

This Fatherhood Engagement Program is associated with child abuse and neglect prevention and advocacy program implemented by FOCUS ON YOUTH/CASA. Our goal is to have a greater impact on preventing child abuse by strengthening families through home visitation and parent education. Our mission is to help every father and father figure to realize the key role they play in their family and society.

Whether we are working with fathers in a home visit or a group setting, fathers can expect a supportive and encouraging environment to acknowledge and enhance their skills, and to build strong, healthy bonds with their children.

We provide opportunities to discuss issues relevant to fatherhood, including:

  • Fathering in the past and present
  • Fathering sons and daughters
  • Feelings and male nurturance
  • Fathering without violence and fear
  • Overcoming fatherhood challenges
  • Setting boundaries and having fun
  • Teamwork and the family
  • Building healthy relationships

Contact Mable L Finney at 276-403-5691 for information.