Dad's toolbox (Parenthood enrichment for non-custodial Parents)
The Dad's Toolbox program will be an eight week training with the purpose of increasing coping skills and accountability for disadvantaged fathers. The program will be solution focused and will address important areas of challenge for non-resident parents. The target audience of this program is males between the ages of 18-25 however anyone is eligible to participate. Eligibility:This program will be available to anyone who resides in the District of Columbia, has proof of paternity/maternity of children under the age of 18, and are non-custodial parents. Anyone currently on the Child Offender Registry can not participate.For more details about the Dad's Toolbox program download course guide below.
The goal of the Dad's connect program will be to provide solution focused based case management, support services and opportunities to increase parents' ability to contribute positively to the lives of their children. These supportive services will be offered to residents of the District of Columbia, and surrounding areas. Services and Referrals will be provided based upon individual intake and Screening. Eligibility: This program will be available to anyone who resides in the District of Columbia, has proof of paternity/maternity of children under the age of 18, and are non-custodial parents. Anyone currently on the Child Offender Registry can not participate.
league of heroes
The purpose of the League of Heroes will be to provide a supportive, peer focused, social network for non custodial parents. This program will be led by former Dad's Toolbox Alumni and Volunteers of the organization. As a component of the League of Heroes eligible participants will also be involved in quarterly service and mentoring activities for community youth. Eligibility: This program will be available to Alumni Members of other Parenthood Justice League Programs who volunteer to participate in the League.
The Parenthood Justice League plans to offer scholarship opportunities for disadvantaged nonresident teenagers who reside in the District of Columbia wish to pursue higher education. Because we know its not easy to raise children. One in 3 households in America is led by single parents (National Fatherhood Institute), those households need all the support they can get. Education is one of the key factors in increasing income, and studies have shown that the more income that a parent has, the more likely that nonresidents parents (fathers) are to be involved in care-giving to their children (Threlfall and Patricia L. Kohl, 2015). For nonresident fathers getting a degree or skilled training, is essential to creating better future for their children too. (application process and additional details are currently under committee review please check regularly for updates.)