Your One-on-One Support Community
Through our personalized matching process, new fathers with a special needs child are connected with another father (A Mentor Father) who has experienced a similar situation.
Mentor Fathers are matched as closely as possible based on the child’s special need, gender, ethnicity, socioeconomic group, and relationship to the child (i.e.father, stepfather, grandfather), providing the younger father with a special needs child, a chance to ask personal questions and receive support from a peer who is truly familiar with the situation.
Your Mentor Father can simply be there to answer a few questions, or may remain available throughout your journey – or perhaps you’ll find your next best friend.
To start the process, complete our Special Fathers Network (SFN) application. Our goal is to find your Mentor within 3-5 business days. If your needs change and/or you need additional help, please call us at 1-800-996-DADS (3237).
Want to become a Mentor Father?
The experience and knowledge that Mentor Fathers possess is invaluable to those just starting their journey as a special needs father. We encourage every father of a special needs child to BECOME A MENTOR FATHER for the opportunity to provide hope, inspiration, and courage to those newly touched by the news of having a special needs child.
To become a Mentor Father, please use our Mentor Contact Form.
Download our 21CD SFN brochure.