Our guest this week is Wil Derouen of Seattle, WA who is a Peer Support Counselor at Dads M.O.V.E. and father of five boys including one with ADHD.
Wil and his wife, Hazel, have been together for eight years and married for one year. He is the proud father of five boys from three women: Zion (18), Cameron (21), Treveon (23), Sheraud (24) and Kahlil (26) who has ADHD.
Wil’s story is rather remarkable including some serious ups and downs. Wil is like a phoenix that has risen from the ashes. He served three years of a five year sentence from 2008 to 2011 in state prison on a felony conviction of conspiracy to deliver a controlled substance. He was released two years early for good behavior, which included working with other inmates to create resumes and develop job-rediness skills.
In his role as a Peer Support Counselor at Dads M.O.V.E. (Mentoring Others through Voices of Experience), Wil is uniquely qualified to work with a wide range of dads, including incarcerated dads and others who have felony convictions.
The mission of Dads M.O.V.E., established in 2011, is to strengthen the father’s role in raising children with behavioral health needs through education, peer support and advocacy.
We’ll hear Wil’s story of tragedies and triumphs as well as redemption on this episode of the SFN Dad to Dad Podcast.
Email – firstname.lastname@example.org
LinkedIn – https://www.linkedin.com/in/wiljr75/
Website – https://www.dadsmove.org/