Stronger Fathers, Healthier Communities
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
South Seattle’s DADS unites men in fatherhood and brotherhood
published March 20, 2017
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The Marvin Charles Story
Book by Marvin Charles
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Jeanett Charles Washington Policy Center 2017
Marvin Charles Testimony on Capitol Hill in Washington D.C. 2016
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.
-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