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. 

D.A.D.S Virtual Fundraising Event

D.A.D.S Virtual Fundraising Event 2020

South Seattle’s DADS unites men in fatherhood and brotherhood

published March 20, 2017 

More on DADS

The Marvin Charles Story

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


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




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.


DADS is a grassroots, urban, 501(c)(3) that is leading a movement to eradicate the epidemic of absent fathers in urban America. DADS gives fathers hope by walking together in supportive community, helping navigate relational and legal barriers which separate them from their children and families.


Divine Alternatives for Dads Services

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

Fax: (206) 723-9965

10402 Kline St. SW Suite 111

Lakewood, WA 98499

Tel: (253) 231-3164 

Office Hours for both locations:
Monday-Friday 9:00am to 5:00pm


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

Lakewood Wednesday Evening Support Group
At the Lakewood Boys & Girls Club DADS Office

6:00 pm to 8:00 pm 

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