It Takes a Village

We want to see multi-generational, city-wide transformation.  We cannot do this alone. We must work in collaboration with like-minded churches, businesses, and foundations.  The current culture of fatherlessness is entrenched and will be extremely difficult to change if we do not serve alongside others who want to see city-wide transformation as well.

We believe in:

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Relationships at all levels to develop healthy fathers.

– Collaboration and shared success with like-minded organizations to build families, community, and our city.

– Meeting fathers where they are, in the workplace, school, church, or even in prison.

We see this happening in our second Good Dads KC training program at Bridge of Hope. We partnered with Bridge of Hope, where the men formed a group that held each other accountable. Ideally, we want the men to continue to meet after the training ends to continue putting into practice what they learn. After our August 4 graduation, that is precisely what happened: the men wanted to continue to meet. Pastor Luther at Bridge of Hope stepped up and is now hosting an hour-long Bible study Thursday evenings with the men.

 

 

Good Dads Kansas City Partners:

 

Good Dads- Springfield

We are a network partner with Good Dads Springfield MO. They provide us with an evidence-based curriculum and training for our facilitators.  Good Dads’ mission is to encourage fathers by providing inspiration, resources, and events to help dads be the best they can be.

 

Dads Against Crime

We provide Good Dads training to the men Dads Against Crime serves. They provide Good Dads KC with job placement, counseling, and felony expungement services.  D.A.C. is a non-profit geared toward fathers in the Kansas City community who have lost a child to violence or have a child who is a survivor of violence. 

 

Brothers In Blue

We provide Brothers in Blue with Good Dads training at Lansing Correctional Facility.  Brothers In Blue Reentry is a faith-based program, designed to equip inmates to function as positive, productive members of society upon release. After release, Brothers in Blue works with inmates to provide construction and welding skills.

 

 

New Life CityChurch

 

We provide Good Dads training at New Life CityChurch.  New Life CityChurch’s mission is to develop communities that inspire people to know and follow Jesus.

 

 

Bridge of Hope Community Church

We provide Good Dads Training at Bridge of Hope Community Church. Bridge of Hope’s Mission is to compassionately influence the marginalized in our community to become Christ followers.

 

 

Firm Foundation Ministries

We will provide Good Dads training with Firm Foundation Ministries in Kansas City, KS.  Firm Foundations equips men and women to move from imprisoned to empowered. They exist to disciple leaders impacted by incarceration to plant churches that transform the world. We provide a discipleship path that takes men and women from imprisoned to empowered church planters.

 

The Single Mom KC

We will provide training options for men associated with The Single Mom KC.  The Single Mom KC offers the 61,000+ single-mother families in the Kansas City metro area the opportunity to join a hope-filled community. They provide training workshops, a clothing boutique for moms, trauma healing, and community events. 

 

 

Neighbors Who Care Partners:

CarePortal 

Our NWC team of volunteers partners with other local churches & concerned community members to provide urgently needed support and offer ongoing relationship to families in crisis, to help keep kids out of foster care.

 

Flourish Furnishings

Our volunteers provide trucks & manual labor to deliver furniture & household items from Flourish to families with very little, free of charge.

 

Bailee’s Closet

We deliver clothing provided by Bailee’s Closet to men, women & children in need.

 

 

 

Kansas City Police Department

Through a partnership with KCPD, our team assists victims of crime with property damage repairs & by offering relationship and emotional support.

 

 

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