Dads Who Give A D.A.M.N.
Like most identities, fatherhood is rich with complexity. There are SO many ways to be a father and SO many different types of people who are fathers, but there remains a core action that’s consistent across the multitudes: fostering safety.
However, in 2020 alone, 185 people (mostly women) were murdered by their intimate partners (KERA News, 2020). One in three women, and one in four men, have lived through either rape, physical violence, or stalking from an intimate partner. How do you create a sense of safety when these numbers are so high?
You show up.
Whether your child is a teenager navigating young love, or your child is an adult juggling school, work, and family, it’s imperative to be there. To listen and to ask questions. To build healthy relationships around you, that your child can use as a reference. And to spread awareness of intimate partner violence in your community.
This month at DCFOF, we’ve created a campaign that asks you to give a D.A.M.N. It’s the perfect way to show up for your loved one by Donating, Advocating, Mentoring, and Nurturing. You can contribute by donating individually or fundraising as a team with your local community. Your donation goes to ensuring that we can continue the fight to eradicate intimate partner violence, so you can go back to making dad jokes.
Thank you for giving a D.A.M.N.!
I Give A D.A.M.N.