Stronger Fathers

It takes a lot to be a Stronger father. FFVA helps.

What do we do for moms? We make Stronger Men.

Whether you’re a new dad, a father who needs to improve a few aspects of his relationship with his children and mother or just wanting to ensure you’re heading in the right direction, our foundation is here to make sure your future is bright.

When our men are better prepared, marriages and families are stronger. Studies tell us that by having fathers active in the life of their families, poverty & crime goes down while emotional wellness & educational success goes up. By understanding the complexity and joys of fatherhood and relationships, we help everyone we serve be more successful, which makes our state a better place to live.

They told me that there was no such thing as a perfect dad. That was just what I needed to hear.

New Dad 101 Participant

$15,000+

Amount given directly to dads from FATHER Christmas

19.6

Million children living in a fatherless home in the US

3,000+

New dads that have participated in our programs

New Dad 101

New Dad 101

The 'Vegas' Conversation for Dads, By Dads

New babies don’t come with owners’ manuals. For first time dads, FFVA offers this virtual class to give men the confidence they need to be a great parent and support mom. Our participants get unedited, “real talk” info straight from experienced dads. In this class, there is no such thing as a dumb question and we still don’t have all the answers. However, once they are done, they are ready to start the greatest journey of all, fatherhood.

Inside/Out Dad

Inside/Out Dad

Learn Inside; Be Stronger Outside

This program is for incarcerated fathers and works to bridge the gap between the inmate father and his children. We’ve build this as a partnership effort with counties in Virginia, prisons and rehabilitation organizations to form a multifaceted approach to make a real impact connecting dads with their families and children to keep the relationships strong.

24/7 Dad

24/7 Dad

Improve Your Connection With Your Children

This program is for all fathers and provides dads with skills, wherever they are, to be the best dad and co-parent for their children. Whether in person or virtual, this class explores the relationship with one’s self, with their children, and their mom. In doing so, men gain valuable insight on how to move forward and be the dad his family needs him to be.

Fatherhood Groups

Fatherhood Groups

Meeting with a Purpose

One thing has always been true, we learn from others.  That is the purpose behind fatherhood groups.  We will announce the formation of new groups.  If you or a dad that you know would be interested, let us know.  To start a group, all you need is a man to step up to lead the group.  We will take care of the rest.  We were never meant to do anything alone.  Start or join a group today.

The Father Figure

The Father Figure

Celebrating Our Fathers

The Father Figure is the Fatherhood Foundation of Virginia’s signature event honoring the Funding Fathers. One evening late in the summer at The Diamond, we will come together to celebrate our great dads, amazing volunteers and great corporate partners. We will also announce the winner of the title, The Father Figure!

Father Christmas

Father Christmas

Know a Dad that Needs a Little Help this Holiday Season?

FATHER Christmas is an opportunity for people in our community to nominate great dads who are taking an active role in their families that may come up short around the holidays. FFVA will choose 25 dads and provide them with presents for their children and $500 cash for them to spend anyway they need. If you know a great dad that could benefit, nominate him today.