DAPI is dedicated to reconnecting fathers with their children, families and communities. DAPI offers support groups, education, fathering skills development and father-child interactive activities.
The importance of fathers in children’s lives is a subject of great national interest.
More than one million American babies, or one in four, are born each year to unmarried mothers, most of whom are in households without adult males.
Fathers participate in group activities designed to provided education and support for
Volunteer mentors provide extra support for fathers in the program.
DID YOU KNOW?
More than half of all children will spend part of their childhood in a home where the father is absent. There is a clear link that indicates that children growing up without a father are more likely to:
- underachieve in school
- abuse drugs
- become delinquent
- develop mental illness
- commit youth suicide
- About 1 million children experience divorce each year.
- 32% of all children are born to unmarried
women. Among African American women the rate is 68%
- 72% of adolescent murderers, 60% of America's rapists, and 70% of long-term inmates grew up without father
HOW DO I FIND OUT MORE ABOUT THIS PROGRAM?
For more information about specific programs or services offered by DAPI, please call (302) 764-9740.