Anyone can make a baby, but it takes a real man to be a Father.
Our program goal is to gather, dispense information and network with other fathers and concerned citizens on how we can best serve our communities (fathers and families), while also networking with other service agencies, churches, etc., on building resources to assist in the empowerment of fathers and their families throughout the State of Illinois.
1. Recruiting fathers who need supportive services.
2. Assessing their current needs.
3. Designing & Implementing services to address needs.
4. Providing monthly Fatherhood Empowerment Workshops.
5. Individual counseling and intervention.
6. Teach life skills where needed.
7. Empowering future leaders, One Student at a Time.
8. Provide prevention education about health matters that directly affect men including Prostate Cancer, HIV/AIDS, High Blood Pressure, Diabetes etc…
Our program curriculum is designed to teach specific life skills appropriate to empowering fathers via positive decision making and goal setting techniques.
Fathers Who Care is a comprehensive, parental involvement, social service initiative, that was created to provide a nurturing and educational environment for non-custodial and custodial fathers who are indigent, but are interested in building their parental involvement and social skills, while also maintaining a positive and successful relationship with their children…
Fathers Who Care is a active and participating member of Congressman’s Danny K. Davis, 7th Congressional District – Fathers, Families and Public Policy Task Force and a member of the Governor’s Illinois Council on Responsible Fatherhood, a Affiliate to the National Fatherhood Initiative and a member of numerous father friendly organizations that specialize in empowering fathers and their significant others.
Fathers Who Care is a committed father friendly organization in the State of Illinois that is interested in the overall empowerment of fathers, through addressing barriers that affect the positive development of fathers in their relationships with their families.
We believe at Fathers Who Care, that fathers are needed in the wholelistic approach to effective parenting and rearing children. That’s why, we created Fathers Who Care to assist fathers in building their positive images of self, while emphasizing the importance of being responsible for our actions.
Fathers Who Care is an active and participating member of Congressman’s Danny K. Davis, 7th Congressional District – Fathers, Families and Public Policy Task Force and a member of the Governor’s Illinois Council on Responsible Fatherhood, an Affiliate to the National Fatherhood Initiative and a member of numerous father friendly organizations that specialize in empowering fathers and their significant others.
West Garfield Park Youth Council
Youth Leadership: The West Garfield Park Youth Leadership Council is comprised of thirty(30) youth from the community, who plan activities and events that address the key needs and concerns facing their peers and community.
- Community Action
- School-Based Violence
- Gang Violence
- Teen Dating Violence
- Weekly Youth Council Meeting
- Youth Lead Weekly CAN-TV Show
West Garfield Community Stakeholders
Mission Statement: The West Garfield Park Stakeholders – is a partnership of community organizations, residents, parents, political leaders, schools, public servants and youth with a common goal to achieve the reduction of violence within the West Garfield Park community.
Purpose: Create opportunities via programs, activities and events to help direct youth towards Positive alternatives to violence as well as teaching them how to become productive citizens through positive civic engagement.
1. To establish and strengthen collaboration among communities, public and private non-profit agencies, and federal, state, local, and tribal governments to support the efforts of community coalitions working to prevent and reduce substance use among youth.
2. To reduce substance use among youth and, over time, reduce substance abuse among adults by addressing the factors in a community that increase the risk of substance abuse and promoting the factors that minimize the risk of substance abuse.
Walter Amir Jones, Jr.
Founder and Executive Director
Martha Gooden, Executive Assistant/Office Manager
Shaleandra Trull, Administrative Assistant/Youth Organizer
Joseph Moore, Youth Organizer/Outreach Specialist/Youth Council Emeritus
David Elam, Youth Organizer/Outreach Specialist/Youth Council President
Renee Wallace, Certified Public Account
Melissa Fentiss, Accountant
Vernisha Jones, Youth Worker
Monique Elam, Youth Worker
Robert Elam, Youth Worker
Steven Lewis, Youth Worker
Deshawn Boyd, Youth Worker
Fathers Who Care
4540 W. Washington Blvd.
Chicago, Illinois 60624
Office: (773) 287-5821
Fax: (773) 287-5853