Stronger Fathers, Healthier Communities
Our Vision
To model healthy relationships as a means of creating healthier fathers and families.
To stop the cycle of family violence and brokenness in order to improve the lives of children.
To encourage fathers to become agents of change in their communities. 

20 years, over 4000 Fathers

South Seattle’s DADS unites men in fatherhood and brotherhood

published March 20, 2017 

More on DADS

The Marvin Charles Story

Becoming DADS
Book by Marvin Charles
Purchase now $16.95

Seattle Medium Article Organization Helps Rebuild Families, Communities

Obama's next project should be fatherhood: Column

Jeanett Charles Washington Policy Center 2017

Marvin Charles Testimony on Capitol Hill in Washington D.C. 2016
SERVICES

 

DADS assists fathers with resources to help them develop a sense of self, family and community responsibility through education, effective parenting, mentoring and partnering.

 

VIDEOS

 

Take a look a few of our videos to help you get to know the DADS family.
 

Divine Alternatives for Dads Services is a community-based organization—doing the basement work—with a faith-based approach. 

 

DADS Outcomes

-Cost Savings to the Public

-Child Support Payment Rates
-Back Child Support Payments


These outcomes are currently being updated in cooperation with the Division of Child Support, State of Washington.

Divine Alternatives for Dads Services

5709 Rainier Ave S.
Seattle, WA  98118
marvinpastor@msn.com
Tel: (206) 722-3137

Tel: (253) 231-3164 (Tacoma Office)
Fax: (206) 723-9965

Office Hours
Monday-Friday 9:00am to 5:00pm
By appointment only

You or a father you know may be in need of support. Contact us to learn more about the benefits of DADS. support groups.

DADS Support Groups:

Seattle Wednesday Morning Support Group
At the DADS office
9:30 am to 11:30 am 

Seattle Thursday Evening Support Group
At the D.A.D.S. office
6:30 pm to 8:30 pm

Tacoma Wednesday Evening Support Group
At the Hope Center

10402 Kline St. SW, Lakewood, WA, 98499
6:00 pm to 7:30 pm 

 

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