4th Annual
Favorite Fathers of the Mid-South

Favorite Fathers of the Mid-South is a fatherhood promotion to encourage responsible fatherhood in 5 categories. This is a charity awareness builder to support the current programs of the Hope Center @ Grace in partnership with the local chapters of the 5th District of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity Inc. The promotion has five category winners and one of those five will be the grand prize winner. The promotion will kickoff, December 21st until February 15th. The fathers will be awarded at the 2017 Favorite Father Celebration Breakfast at the Hollywood Community Center, 1560 North Hollywood, Memphis, TN 38108, on February 25, 2017 at 9 AM.

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Who We Are?

We are servants to the community. We offer programs & services in major areas to help end child abuse and family violence.

Our Mission

“Strengthening families to build better communities.” We offer programs & services in major areas to help end child abuse and family violence.

Domestic Violence Batterer Intervention; Serving Adult Men and Youth

Participants are aided in learning how to end violent behavior toward others by replacing it with responsible actions based upon self-control, accountability, respect, communication, and understanding.

Fatherhood

If fathers are to successfully share the responsibilities of parenthood and become both self and family supporting, they need support. Therefore, the Hope Center is to assist in the production of a synchronized community fatherhood collaborative system to help strengthen the involvement of fathers in the lives of their children.

Staff Training & Education

The Hope Center is responsible for leadership and informative sharing to communicate contemporary innovative strategies for professional development.

Spiritual Support

This program offers spiritual support through human suffering, encourage in despair, and officiate over ceremonial events.

Pastor Oliver Williams speaks

Mission and operations The Hope Center at Grace

Fox13 News' own Effie Johnson of the "Faith Forum" speaks with Pastor Oliver Williams about the mission and operations at The Hope Center at Grace.

The Nonviolent Institute

Batterer Intervention Program: The Duluth Model, an educational curriculum developed as a guide for counselors to use in our court-mandated programs. This is a Domestic Abuse Intervention Project; entitled “The Nonviolent Institute.” This training offers skills for males who batter and to work with them in a format that addresses their role as a co/parallel parent or mate.

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Fatherhood
Support Group

NPCL Partners for Fragile Families Fatherhood Development Curriculum. This is a peer support program with a wide range of interventions, reflecting the multiple domains of responsible fathering, the varied residential and marital circumstances of fathers, and the array of personal, relational, and ecological factors that influence men as fathers.

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Behavioral Services

Because we are all individuals, and our problems are unique to us, no two are exactly the same. As a result we are all in need of differing levels of care and intervention. Based on years of experience, we have developed a variety of counseling options, tailored to meet the needs of those we care for. We offer a full spectrum of clinical, consultative, training and coaching services provided by our credentialed professionals.

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Services

 The Nonviolent Institute - is a court-mandated diversion strategy offering participants to explore the basic beliefs about who we are in relationship to our partners, our friends, and our community. The goal of these classes are for participants to;

    • stop abuse, bullying, intimidation, and forms of power over another.
    • learn alternative appropriate behaviours.
    • examine beliefs and behaviours that support domestic violence.
    • expand definitions of violence and controlling behaviours.
    • explore the effects of violence on others.
    • address, explore, and examine the role as a co/parallel parent or mate.
    Many want to have good relationships but if they seek to undo the harm between themselves, they need to examine their use of abusive and manipulative tactics against others in their world. During this 26 week program, participants will learn exercises and strategies to help become respectful, nonviolent and more supportive.

Operation Hope is a  response to fatherhood, domestic violence, and other social disparities offering culturally specific training, stimulating dialogue and organizational development for faith based advocates and others concerned about human suffering within our communities. The work, in both the sacred and secular arena, is characterized by:

    • Training faith based leaders in capacity building to develop an appropriate response.
    • Encouraging partnership with compatible community initiatives.
    • Collaborating with varied anti-oppression efforts to promote well being and human dignity.
    The collaborative connects the faith community to resources, training, and voices to close the gap and improve the outcomes for families. Pastors, leaders and faith based advocates are encouraged to take advantage of this resource. Your community needs your help! Will you get involved? Come, Let's unite and build better communities, homes, and families.

At the Hope Center, we affirm that ALL men have the potential to be a responsible father. Circumstances may cause dysfunctions. However, we are hopeful to impact our community by increasing the knowledge of fathering, promotion of responsible fatherhood, and healthy relationships.   The Frat is a peer support program with a wide range of interventions, reflecting the multiple domains of responsible fathering, the varied residential and marital circumstances of fathers, and the array of personal, relational, and ecological factors that influence men as fathers. The Frat's aim is to educate and develop responsible fathers thru 1 ½ hour sessions implementing Fatherhood Development Curriculum with emphasis on
    • Personal Development
    • Life Skills
    • Responsible Fatherhood
    • Relationships
    • Health and Sexuality

    Know a father you would like to refer or would you like to be certified to work with men and fathers? Complete theFatherhood Referral Form Below

Crisis, Trauma, and Situational Support This program offers spiritual support through human suffering, encourage in despair, and officiate over ceremonial events. Throughout history, spiritual support workers have counseled and consulted for civic leaders, parliaments, and governments—for the incarcerated, the sick, and the disenfranchised.