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The Washington Fatherhood Council is a cross-cutting, collaborative, transformational group of more than 25 state and local providers, academics and — most importantly — fathers with lived expertise, which helps further the goals of reducing poverty and inequality. We offer resources focused on the improvement of service providers around the state, connecting dads to resources they need help finding, and bringing fathers with their lived experiences into these discussions.
We know that:
- Child and family well-being improve when fathers are positively engaged in their children’s lives.
- Fathers play a unique and important role in children’s development.
- Fathers should have support and resources to become the fathers they aspire to be.
Fathers have asked for a place for Dads to meet and talk about things that matter. Dads Connect is a meeting where you can share your experiences as a father with other dads. Come join us on the third Wednesday of the month from 6:30 to 8:00 PM.
The Dad Allies Initiative established a series of responsive community, provider, and dad focused events to build Washington state’s father-friendly capacity to support dads to become the fathers their children and families need them to be. Learn more about our upcoming events here.
The Fatherhood Photo Bank is now live! Learn more here.
We have surveyed organizations across Washington to compiled a father-friendly resource map of services. If you are a services provider not listed on our resource map, please take 3 minutes to complete our survey and we will add your organization.