“The [National] Fatherhood Initiative program [InsideOut Dad™] helped me to realize you have to make some changes in your life because what you’re doing is going to affect your boy… Kids do exactly what they see their parents do. If I didn’t straighten up how I did, he would probably follow in my footsteps because he wanted to be like me.” View more of Troy's story
"Once you lose outside contact, you lose hope. Hope is the only thing that keeps you going in here. InsideOut Dad™ woke me up. This program has helped me get back in touch with my kids."
Of note, as a result of his participation in the InsideOut Dad™ program, this father was able to re-establish a relationship with his daughter and ex-wife after having no contact with them for 15 years!
"My communication with my children is better because of InsideOut Dad™. Without this program, I don't know what my relationship would be like with my kids."
"I was embarrassed and ashamed to talk with my children. I have now started to write my children as a result of the InsideOut Dad™ program."
"The InsideOut Dad™ program taught me the skills to interact with my children and I now have a beautiful relationship again."
"My kids didn't want anything to do with me. Dope was more important to me than anything including them... I was close to losing my rights as a father. I knew I had to get clean and sober... I started with impatient treatment. I almost walked out more than once... I completed outpatient then I learned about the 24/7 Dads group. I was nervous about people trying to teach me about things I thought I already knew but I stayed with it for the 24 weeks. Then other things started to change. I started to see [my daughter] more and more... I married her mother and we're really happy. My other children talk to me all the time. We know have a bond that is strong..." View more of Dave's story
This reentry program has been operating in all 50 states and over 400 correctional facilities. It is designed to connect inmate fathers to their families prior to release.Learn More