Why military Programming?
With multiple deployments and separations, military families face significant stress. Our military programming increases family readiness and is being used by all branches across the country and all over the world!
“As our nation is at war, and soldiers are deployed across the globe, families need the resources, community support and encouragement your organization provides. Assisting soldiers to be the best fathers they can be assists their mission. Your contribution to the health and welfare of those who serve our nation and their families is a special gift indeed.”
Kristi Pappas, Chaplain, US Army
Walter Reed Army Medical Center (Washington, DC)
“The ideals articulated by the National Fatherhood Initiative are those of the program we maintain here in the Vermont National Guard.”
Randall K. Gates, MAJ, EN, VTARNG
Vermont State Family Program Director (VT)
Think of what it must be like to be [deployed and reunited] again and again and again, and you see how important it is for organizations like [National Fatherhood Initiative] to exist.
Rear Admiral Robert D. Reilly
“We were thrilled to be trained in the 24/7 Dad™ program last year. It became immediately apparent that such a resource would fill a gaping hole for our service members... We are proud to be the first Navy base to implement your vision.”
Justin Thomas, Facilitator
Naval Air Station (Lemoore, CA)
“A young Army National Guardsman and his wife are struggling with ways for the young man to be actively involved in their pregnancy while away at training and eventually when he is overseas. The Daddy Pack™ has provided him with an opportunity to be involved in the pregnancy as well as to anticipate what will be coming.”
Sue Ascione, Executive Director
Children's Advocacy Center of Lawrence County, Inc. (New Castle, PA)
"The hardest part...when you're gone for six months, your family grows without you...you come home to strangers. And then after you get home, the changes are so drastic, if there aren't resources...it makes it that much harder."
2009 Military Fatherhood Awaree
"We are so happy with [your resources]."
Family Programs Coordinator
Florida Air National Guard
“Thank you for all that your organization [has] done. It means so much to those in the military to know that the people are thinking of them and doing things for them.”