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Single Fathers Network

A Blueprint for Single Fatherhood

Phoenix, AZ   |  https://singlefathersnetwork.org

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Mission

Single Fathers Network is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing a comprehensive support system for single fathers of all backgrounds, races, and circumstances. Our mission is to empower single fathers to thrive in all aspects of life by addressing the physical, mental, emotional, financial, spiritual, and social health needs. We believe that by focusing on these key areas, we can provide a single source and solution for single fathers looking to improve their well-being and strengthen their families. We strive to create a culture of support and empowerment for single fathers and to be a beacon of hope for them, that they know they are not alone, and they are not alone in their struggles

Ruling year info

2023

Principal Officer

Darol Lucas

Main address

4022 E Greenway Rd Ste 11 # 353

Phoenix, AZ 85032 USA

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EIN

92-1620401

NTEE code info

Single Parent Agencies/Services (P42)

IRS filing requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990-N.

Communication

Blog

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

At Single Fathers Network, our core mission is to address the unique challenges faced by single fathers in today's society. We aim to alleviate the imbalanced legal, emotional, financial, and logistical burdens that often accompany single parenthood. Our primary focus is on providing comprehensive support systems, resources, and empowerment tools to help single fathers navigate their parental responsibilities effectively. Through our programs and initiatives, we strive to foster a nurturing and stable environment for both single fathers and their children, ultimately working towards stronger, more resilient families and communities.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Legal Document Preparation Services

Single Fathers Network offers a vital Legal Services Program focused on providing single fathers with expert Legal Document Preparation for family court proceedings. Our certified LDA and Paralegal is dedicated to assisting single fathers in navigating the complexities of family court cases. Through this program, we ensure that single fathers receive precise and professional assistance in preparing legal documents tailored to their individual needs. Our goal is to empower single fathers to confidently advocate for their rights and the well-being of their children within the family court system.

Population(s) Served
Single parents

The Mental Health Services Program by Single Fathers Network is a transformative initiative aimed at addressing the mental health needs of single fathers. Led by Director of Mental Health Services Programs, an experienced Licensed Master Social Worker (LMSW), our program is dedicated to providing essential mental health support through evidence-based therapies. Our focus on delivering psychotherapy modalities, including CBT, EMDR, and general therapy, underscores our commitment to equipping single fathers with the tools to manage a range of mental health challenges.

Population(s) Served

Where we work

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Average parent/caretaker rating of child/youth functioning and coping skills

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Mental Health Services

Type of Metric

Context - describing the issue we work on

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Our business started in 2023 and our Mental Health program is actively working to engage with many single fathers.

Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

Our overarching goal is to provide comprehensive support and resources for single fathers who are navigating the challenges of parenting alone. We aim to empower these fathers with the tools, knowledge, and emotional support they need to thrive in their roles. Our ultimate vision is to create a community where single fathers feel understood, valued, and equipped to provide a nurturing and stable environment for their children. Through targeted programs, mentorship, and advocacy, we aspire to strengthen families and contribute to the well-being of single fathers and their children across our communities.

Our strategies for achieving our mission encompass a multifaceted approach, leveraging a range of resources and programs:

Comprehensive Nonprofit Programs: We offer targeted programs in Mental Health, Legal Services, and Financial Literacy. These programs provide vital resources and support to address the unique challenges faced by single fathers, ensuring they have access to the tools they need to thrive in their parental roles.

Media Resources - Podcast & Blog: Our podcast and blog serve as accessible and informative platforms for sharing stories, insights, and expert advice. These resources provide valuable information, foster a sense of community, and offer practical guidance to single fathers seeking support.

Informative Newsletters: We distribute regular newsletters to our community, providing updates on resources, events, and relevant information. This ensures that our members stay informed and engaged with the latest offerings and opportunities available through Single Fathers Network.

Parallel Parenting Web Application: Recognizing the importance of effective co-parenting, we have developed a specialized web application. This tool empowers parents to collaborate in the best interests of their children, facilitating communication and shared decision-making in a user-friendly digital environment.

Blueprint for Single Fatherhood Book: Our book serves as a comprehensive guide, offering practical advice and a roadmap for single fathers. It covers essential aspects of parenting, from emotional well-being to practical strategies, providing a valuable resource for fathers seeking guidance on their journey.

These strategies work in synergy to create a holistic support system for single fathers. By providing a range of resources, from educational materials to interactive platforms, we aim to equip single fathers with the tools they need to excel in their vital role as parents.

Single Fathers Network possesses a robust set of capabilities that enable us to effectively carry out our mission and support single fathers:

Expertise and Experience: Our team consists of seasoned professionals, including mental health experts, legal advisors, financial advisors, and experienced parents. This diverse expertise allows us to provide specialized guidance in crucial areas.

Collaborative Network: We have established partnerships with a network of professionals, organizations, and experts in various fields related to parenting, mental health, legal services, and financial literacy. This allows us to offer a wide range of resources and services.

Technology and Web Development: Our in-house technology team has developed and maintains our Parallel Parenting Web Application, ensuring it remains a user-friendly and effective tool for parents seeking to co-parent successfully.

Content Creation and Communication: Our team is skilled in content creation, including podcast production, blog writing, and book publishing. This allows us to produce high-quality, informative content for our community.

Education and Training: We offer training programs and workshops to equip single fathers with the knowledge and skills they need. These educational initiatives are designed to empower fathers to navigate their roles effectively.

Community Engagement: We have established a vibrant and engaged community of single fathers who benefit from our programs, resources, and support. This sense of community fosters mutual support and provides a platform for shared experiences.

Monitoring and Evaluation: We implement rigorous monitoring and evaluation processes to assess the impact of our programs and make data-driven improvements. This ensures that our resources are effectively meeting the needs of single fathers.

These capabilities, combined with our unwavering commitment to our mission, enable us to provide meaningful and impactful support to single fathers on their parenting journey.

How we listen

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To identify and remedy poor client service experiences, To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To inform the development of new programs/projects

  • Which of the following feedback practices does your organization routinely carry out?

    We take steps to ensure people feel comfortable being honest with us, We act on the feedback we receive

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    We don’t have the right technology to collect and aggregate feedback efficiently

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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Single Fathers Network

Board of directors
as of 05/01/2024
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Darol Lucas

Single Fathers Network

Term: 2023 - 2024

Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Not applicable
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Not applicable

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 9/21/2023

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? Candid partnered with CHANGE Philanthropy on this demographic section.

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
Black/African American
Gender identity
Male
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

Transgender Identity

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

No data

Equity strategies

Last updated: 09/21/2023

GuideStar partnered with Equity in the Center - an organization that works to shift mindsets, practices, and systems to increase racial equity - to create this section. Learn more

Data
  • We have long-term strategic plans and measurable goals for creating a culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.
Policies and processes
  • We use a vetting process to identify vendors and partners that share our commitment to race equity.
  • We help senior leadership understand how to be inclusive leaders with learning approaches that emphasize reflection, iteration, and adaptability.
  • We engage everyone, from the board to staff levels of the organization, in race equity work and ensure that individuals understand their roles in creating culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.