“Research shows that 85 percent of children with behavioral disorders (20 times the average) are from fatherless homes.”
“Research shows that 70 percent of youths in state-operated institutions (9 times the average) are from fatherless homes. ”
“Research shows that 85% of all youths sitting in prisons grew up in a fatherless home.”
“Research shows that 70% of juveniles in state-operated institutions come from fatherless homes.”
“Research shows that 63 percent of youth suicides (5 times the average) are from fatherless homes. ”
“Research shows that 90% of all homeless and runaway children are from fatherless homes (32 times the national average).”
“Research shows that 85% of all children that exhibit behavioral disorders come from fatherless homes.”
“Research shows that 80% of rapists motivated with displaced anger come from fatherless homes.”
“Research shows that 71% of all high school dropouts come from fatherless homes.”
“Research shows that 75% of all adolescent patients in chemical abuse centers come from fatherless homes.”
There are an alarmingly high number of men who do not have a clear understanding of what healthy parenting entails. Reasons for this uncertainty include a variety of adverse conditions such as the absence of healthy experiences with their own fathers, trauma, mental health, criminal history, low feelings of self-worth, and the belief that their children will somehow have a better life trajectory without them. The root causes of ineffective parenting must be prioritized and provided with individualized and holistic solutions.
Fathers are in need of programming that supports and equips them to navigate through specific challenges.
365Dad was founded in 2014 as an apparel company with a focus on celebrating fathers and healthy fatherhood. The proceeds from clothing sales would be used to supplement the income of fathers facing financial difficulties. After careful consideration, it was decided that more needed to be done. A survey was conducted within the city of Boston to determine what types of services were available to fathers. This survey revealed a high need for an organization that could actively engage fathers in elevating themselves and the lives of their children. With a focus on creating nurturing environments and experiences in the lives of men, 365Dad took a comprehensive approach to supporting men, fathers and families. In an effort to help children thrive in a healthy manner, we equip men with the tools to develop and maintain loving relationships with both mom and child.
The Nurturing Fathers’ Program ® offered by 365Dad is designed to bring all men together to teach them to be nurturing, supportive parents. 365Dad prides itself on serving fathers from diverse socioeconomic, racial, and demographic backgrounds. As we continue to expand, our goal is to maintain this level of diversity across sites so that fathers are able to engage in meaningful learning experiences and relationships with their children.
To connect, equip and transform men with positive parenting practices to build better families through education, support, and services.
Theory of Action
If 365Dad equips fathers to be actively engaged, then personal, academic, and social emotional outcomes will be positively impacted in the lives of their children.
Proof of Impact
365 Dad utilizes the Adult Adolescent Parenting Inventory to measure impact. Aligned with the five constructs outlined above, this assessment ensures that 365Dad provides relevant and research-based support to fathers.
In an effort to provide multidimensional supports to fathers, 365Dad currently partners with the following organizations.