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This blog will highlight monthly news from each coalition's three Counties, New Castle, Kent, and Sussex.

November 2022 Kent County Month-End Narrative

Delaware Fatherhood and Family Coalition - Tuesday, December 27, 2022

First State Community Action Agency

November 2022 Kent County Month-End Narrative


On November 2, 2022, PC/T met with Mr. Berry from Kent Secondary ILC in Dover. We discussed the process for mentoring at the school and how we could best monitor and improve the process.


On November 4, 2022, the Project Coordinator was in Georgetown to talk with CBS Director and turn in requisitions. I also met with the re-entry coordinator to discuss how we could partner on future endeavors and engage men.


On November 8, 2022, the Project Coordinator was in Georgetown to turn in requisitions and meet with Sussex PC/T. I also went to get Leadership monthly gift cards.

On November 9, 2022, the Project Coordinator hosted a table at the Dover library and distributed approximately 100 brochures to the resident within the community.

On November 10, 2022, the Project Coordinator was at Central Middle School to streamline and improve the mentoring process. I met with Shay and clarified what is expected from DFFC regarding meeting with the students.

On November 15, 2022, PC/T went to New Castle to retrieve the DFFC shirt from Urban Chirp.

On November 16, 2022, the Project Coordinator was at the Milford boys and girls club to leave some of the DFFC literature. I also met with a barbershop in Milford to attempt and make a new collaboration and bring awareness about our program.

On November 17, 2022, FSCAA community hosted a virtual Strong Community Meeting on zoom. In attendance were community representatives and statewide providers. I was unable to attend this meeting.


On November 18, 2022, the Project Coordinator partnered with The Kent County Family Consultant and hosted a Men’s Feeding Initiative at the Interfaith Mission Shelter in Dover. We feed and educate men about DFFC and the services that we offer. In attendance were over 20 men and about 2 families. The goal was to empower less fortunate men and disseminate DFFC brochures to the shelter. The staff of Interfaith was grateful for our impact and service as well. 

On November 22, 2022, the Project Coordinator was in Georgetown to meet with finance, and I purchased Mentoring gift cards. 

Then on November 28th, the Project Coordinator met with our state funder virtually and continued to plan and discuss the sneaker ball and plans for the county and statewide initiatives. 

On November 1, 15, 22, 29th the Project Coordinator completed mentoring at DAPI in Kent County. I facilitate and teach the Understanding Dads curriculum to the students; this month, we have completed 4 sessions; My Life as a mom, My father’s impact, My Mother’s impact, and Me and My children’s father. I also completed a group mentoring session at Kent Secondary ILC with the students. I facilitate and run a men’s leadership group. 

Lastly, on November 30th, the Project Coordinator completed my month-end report, and I worked on future proposals and Post end summaries for initiatives.

New Castle County July 2022 Monthly Review

Delaware Fatherhood and Family Coalition - Monday, June 20, 2022

New Castle DFFC July 2022 Newsletter


Upcoming DFFC Events:

Date: Friday, July 8, 2022

Title: DFFC New Castle County Family Game Night

Location: 706 Philadelphia Pike, Bellefonte DE

Time: 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm


Date of Event: Saturday, July 9, 2022

Title of Event: New Castle DFFC Walking Club

Location of Event: 301 N Market Street, Wilmington DE (Meet in front of Marketplace)

Time of Event: 9:00 am to 10:00 am


Date: Saturday, July 23, 2022

Title of Event: DFFC Walking Club

Location: Glasgow Park, 2275 Pulaski Highway Newark DE 19702 (Meet in front of Skating Park)

Time: 9:00 am to 10:00 am


Date: Friday, July 29, 2022

Title: Father and Family Evening at the Blue Rocks

Location: Frawley Stadium, 801 Shipyard Drive, Wilmington, DE 19801

Time: 6:15pm to 8:30 pm


Date: Saturday, August 20, 2022

Title: NCC DFFC Health and Community Wellness Day

Location: 19 Lambson Lane, New Castle DE 19720 (On the Baseball field)

Time: 11 am to 3 pm



Upcoming Meetings:

Date: July 25, 2022

Title: Statewide Leadership Committee Membership Meeting

Time: 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM


Date: August 22, 2022

Title: Statewide Leadership Committee Membership Meeting

Time: 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Kent County Month in Review May 22

Delaware Fatherhood and Family Coalition - Thursday, November 11, 2021

First State Community Action Agency

May 22 Kent County Month-end Narrative



On May 4th, 2022, I attended a virtual webinar given by NIHCM on Mental Health Solutions. This webinar aimed to help participants get mental health at home tips instead of attending a doctor's office.


On May 4-5, 2022, PC/T, along with the Vice President, hosted a table at Central Middle school for all the new incoming students. Over 200 DFFC brochures were distributed to residents to explain our organization and that we are willing to mentor students for the upcoming school year.


On May 6th, I hosted our monthly initiative, a celebration of Motherhood Paint night. Upwards 30 women with families were in attendance and enjoyed a night of painting, food, and interaction. Individuals from each County registered and even spoke highly of the initiative. Renae from Delmar stated, "I will be joining with future events, and I had a phenomenal time as a mother and enjoyed a night of fun."


On May 7th, 2022, I partnered with the PC/T from Sussex County and attended her mother's day initiative in Seaford De. At the event, a speaker gave details on what a good mother looked like and celebrated mothers who were present.

On May 9th, 2022, I partnered with the Sussex County Family Consultant and attended a Meet and Greet at Children Family First. This was in Laurel De., and donuts, coffee and flyers were distributed.

On May 10 - 13, 2022, I attended the MCAP Conference in Ocean City, Maryland. They had a plethora of workshops and up-to-date information in human resources, housing, recruitment, afterschool programming, and state compliances, to name a few. It was well attended with attendants from throughout the USA, and we gleaned and interacted with like-minded individuals with a passion for serving communities.


On May 2, 9, 16th, 23rd I taught the group to DAPI in Kent County, and we concluded our sessions for the year. We regularly had 16 students meet every Monday as students learned from the Understanding Dads curriculum what to expect from fathers and how to be a good Co-Parent.


On May 17th, 2022, I attended the DAPI statewide graduation, and I was awarded the top honorary sponsor for Kent County. We have faithfully been teaching groups there for over three years, and they recognized our continued support to their school and students.


On May 19th, 2022, PC/T was in Georgetown to meet with the program manager, submit requisitions, and discuss future initiatives.


Lastly, on May 26th, 2022, I was at DAPI for an end-of-year celebration for the students, and unfortunately, it was canceled due to the increase of Covid cases statewide. So to remain safe, it was rescheduled, but leadership met to strategize for next year and how we can better serve the students.


Kent County Month in Review October 21

Delaware Fatherhood and Family Coalition - Thursday, November 11, 2021

First State Community Action Agency

October 2021 Kent County Month-end Narrative



On October 4, 2021, the Project Coordinator was in Camden, teaching Dad's curriculum to DAPI students. In attendance were five students, two school monitors, and a statewide DSU intern. The lesson taught by the coordinator was "My life as a Mom."


On October 5, 2021, The Project Coordinator attended a meeting with the University of Delaware 4h Kent County program. A new partnership with the Capitol School district will teach the 24/7 Dads curriculum at possibly several Capitol Scholl district locations.


On October 6, 2021, The Project Coordinator was in Georgetown to turn in requisitions, meet with the CSBG manager, and discuss contractual obligations and requirements.  

On October 12, 2021, PC/T was in New Castle to pick up DFFC order for Kent distribution to members and partners.

On October 15, 2021 Project Coordinator started to gather information for reporting on the monthly Newsletter.

On October 18, 2021, PC/T was at DAPI facilitating a group session for students. Session 1 was completed, and students were very engaged and interactive throughout the group.

On October 19, 2021, I met with DE Bigger Picture Inc. WE entered into a new collaboration with them to support DAPI and educate Kent County students. We discussed starting a new group which would be held at DAPI for the fathers of the children that are connected to their program. The PC/T would have the group, and the curriculum of Understanding Moms would be taught. The National Fatherhood Initiative nationally recognizes this curriculum.

On October 20, 2021 Project Coordinator was in attendance at Central Middle school, discussing the safety path forward and what school will look like for both staff and out-of-district staff, as well as district guidelines and requirements.

On October 21, 2021, the statewide coordinator held a statewide meeting on zoom for the awareness of DFFC initiatives and conferences.

On October 25, 2021, PC/T went to DAPI for the group and but the school canceled it due to a conflict of schedules for the day. Group will resume on 11/1/21.  

On October 28, 2021, Kent DFFC leaders partnered with FSCAA and participated in a Trunk or Treat initiative. In attendance were 15 vendors. Upwards of 125-175 cars drove through to get information and education of various Kent County resources and a candy distribution from vendors.

Lastly, on October 30, 2021, Project Coordinator Trainer is partnering with DAPI, DE Bigger Picture Inc., and a faith-based organization to host a Kent County community fall festival day in Camden De. There is an expectation of 11 DAPI students and their families along with administration, past students while being open to community residents.


Kent County Month in Review August 21

Delaware Fatherhood and Family Coalition - Tuesday, August 31, 2021

August 2021 Kent County Month Review



On August 5, 2021 The Project Coordinator was in Georgetown to submit requisitions for upcoming Kent Community Day. I also disseminated DFFC information to the ACE center in Georgetown De.


On August 7, 2021 The Project Coordinator was in New Castle to meet with DFFC IT person to retrieve incoming shirts for Kent leadership team. .


On August 12, 2021 Coordinator was in attendance to a FSCAA benefits meeting held virtually on zoom. I also met with DAPI manager in Camden De. to discuss the next school year and DFFC completing 24/7 Dads training with the students.

On August 17, 2021 The Project Coordinator went to Harrington De. to delivery Supplies to a representative from the University of Delaware after school 4H programs.

On August 18, 2021 Project Coordinator completed a training at the ACE center in a effort to market DFFFC to Southern Kent residents.

On August 19, 2021 The Project Coordinator hosted and facilitated the statewide CLC meeting virtually. In attendance were over 25 residents to here and dialogue about DFFC initiatives and promotions throughout the state. 


On August 20, 2021 The Project Coordinator attended a meeting with the University of Delaware 4h programs site director in Milford De to discuss the upcoming school year and possible ways for DFFC to partner with their program.

On August 24th The Project Coordinator received supplies from Connections as their contract with PSSF/DFFC has come to a close. Materials were distributed between both New Castle and Kent county in an ongoing effort to keep momentum for DFFC throughout the state.

On August 25, 2021 Project Coordinator was in attendance at the FSCAA Kent County Strong Community Initiative meeting held virtually. At this meeting Kent County resources are shared and communicated to residents and service providers collaborate to assist attendees.

Lastly on August 31, 2021 The Project Coordinator received book bags and supplies for the upcoming Kent County Community day which is to be held on September 4 in collaboration with Expand church. The expectation for this initiative is that over 150 people will be in attendance.

Kent County Month in Review February 21

Delaware Fatherhood and Family Coalition - Friday, March 26, 2021

Kent County Month in Review February 2021

On February 1, 2021 Coalition attended virtual meeting with Kent County leadership team to discuss future partnerships and collaborations.

On February 3, 2021 Coalition Rep. attended a on line webinar with “COVID -19 and the Legacy of Racism: Vaccine Hesitancy and treatment Bias.”.

On Thursday February 4, 2021 Coalition on a virtual zoom meeting with statewide PC’/T’s and DSCYF administrator to discuss annual reporting and proper documentations.

On February 8, 2021 Coalition hosted and competed a 24/7 Understanding Dads training for DAPI Kent County. Lesson 3 of eight sessions was facilitated virtually as Nurse and staff from DAPI were also present.

On February 10, 2021 Coalition attended a meeting with Life by Design Coaching Firm in Dover Delaware to discuss a future virtual partnership for County residents.

On February 16, 2021 Coalition attended a on line webinar from University of Delaware 4H program “Covid -19 the Recovery and return to programming”.

On February 18, Coalition attend the monthly CLC Statewide meeting on zoom with over 20 people in attendance. The guest speaker for the meeting was Gabrielle from Child Inc. The purpose of this monthly meeting is to bring awareness to state resident of the DFFC initiatives and provide training that will continue to support fathers in the area of Fatherhood.

On February 21 I Coalition hosted a in person “Recruitment and Retention Bowling initiative” with approximately 50 people in attendance. This initiative aims to gain new DFFC Kent County Coalition members while retaining the present membership and keeping momentum and informative family involved activities for citizens. This was a CDC guidelines monitored initiative in which registration was required to participate. This initiative was sold out within one week of open registration.

On February 22, 2021 Project Coordinator Trainer completed another DAPI on line training for Kent County. I continued to facilitate the Understanding Dads curriculum.

Lastly on February 23, 2021 Coalition hosted a virtual educational seminar for Kent resident titled “Healthy Relationships” in attendance were over 20 participants. The goal was to educate Coalition members of the difference< between heathy and non- healthy relationships. The speaker was Ray Taylor from Building Future Champions. 

Month End Data Imitative and attendance numbers: February 2021

CLC Monthly meeting…………24 participants 

Recruitment and Retention Bowling Initiative…70 registered

50 in attendance Healthy Relationship Seminar………..22 participants

Sussex County Events

Delaware Fatherhood and Family Coalition - Wednesday, March 10, 2021

Pick up your brushes and learn to paint with acrylics! Practice mixing colors and make your work come alive. This class is for beginners and intermediate painters, teaching you basic and more advanced techniques. Bring your own paints, brushes, and canvas or we have supplies you can use.


Contact: Mispillion Art League


Phone: 3024307646

Milford City Council Meeting

Mon, Mar 8, 2021 7:00pm - 9:00pm

Location Details
207 S Walnut St.
Milford Delaware 19963


Create Handmade Art Tiles from Your Drawings and Paintings (2 weeks)

Wed, Mar 10, 2021 1:00pm - 4:00pm | US/Eastern

Location: Mispillion Art League

Date/Time: Wednesdays, March 10, 1:00-4:00 pm • March 24, 1:00-3:00 pm
Age: 14 and up • min 4/max 8 • Register by March 6
Cost: Members $65 • Non-members $75

Learn to make a clay tile with depth and dimension. Techniques include sgraffito, resist, and hand carving, as well as several sculpting techniques. We’ll discuss multiple glaze techniques as well. This is a great workshop not only to learn to make tiles but also to explore a variety of surface design techniques that can be applied to your other work. Clay, glazes, and firing included.

Contact: Mispillion Art League
Phone: 3024307646
More Info:



Virtual Storytime

Virtual Storytime, all day, via YouTube. Hear stories by Miss Sarah. Call 227-8044, Ext. 109 for more information. 



Event: American Legion Wing & Bingo Night

Event Date: Mon, 02/22/2021 - 6:00pm

American Legion Wing & Bingo Night, wings 6 to 8 p.m., bingo 7 p.m., American Legion Post 28, 31768 Legion Rd., Millsboro. Wings $.75 each, smoke-free environment. Contact 945-1673, Ext. 18 for more information.

Sussex County Events April 2022

Delaware Fatherhood and Family Coalition - Wednesday, March 10, 2021

Upcoming DFFC Events:

Date: April 21, 2022

Title of Event: Living Healthy  

Location: First State Main Office in Georgetown De

Time: 6:00 p.m. -8:00 p.m.


Date: May 07, 2022

Title: Mother on the Raise 

Location: Smith Café Seaford De

Time: 11:00am to 3:00pm


Date: June 11, 2022

Title of Event: Father Day  

Location: Children Beach House, Lewis DE 19973

Time: 6:00 p.m. -8:00 p.m.


Upcoming Meetings:

Date: March 24, 2022

Title: Statewide Leadership Committee Membership Meeting

Time: 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM



Community Resources:

First State Food Bank Community Action

Easter Egg Hunter April 9 @ Jay Nest Park in Seaford Delaware 


Sussex County Events March 22

Delaware Fatherhood and Family Coalition - Wednesday, March 10, 2021

Upcoming DFFC Events:

Date of Event: March 17, 2022

Title of Event: Meet and Greet

Location of Event: First State Main Office in Georgetown De

Time of Event: 6:00p.m. - 8:00 p.m.


Date: April 21, 2022

Title of Event: Living Healthy  

Location: First State Main Office in Georgetown De

Time: 6:00 p.m. -8:00 p.m.


Date: May 07, 2022

Title: Mother on the Raise 

Location: Smith Café Seaford De

Time: TBD


Upcoming Meetings:

Date: March 24, 2022

Title: Statewide Leadership Committee Membership Meeting

Time: 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Sussex County Month-End Review

Delaware Fatherhood and Family Coalition - Monday, March 01, 2021

Sussex County January
Month-End Review

Project Heart is a love challenge that will get the participants into a daily habit of doing one loving thing for yourself each and every day. This motivational, inspirational and encouraging initiative will encourage increased love and presence within families. 


During the 28 Days of Love initiative spoke on coupling and COVID, where they discussed the pros and cons of quarantining with their significant other. COVID has really tested many relationships as, people are getting to notice some things about their spouses that they would not otherwise have paid any attention to.


One participant asked the group, if you could use one word to describe what it took to make your marriage work, which word would you use?

Answers included:

•             God

•             Prayers

•             Determination

•             Compromise


Other topics of discussion included:

•             Intimacy (its not just physical)

•             Comprehension

•             Understanding and learning your partner

•             Root of problems (why do I get angry)

•             Transparency

•             Baggage (it’s not your fault)

•             Self-examinations

•             Oneness

•             Perspectives

•             Is the argument RELATED to the problem or is it the ACTUAL problem?

•             Emotional influence

•             Conflict/resolution (it’s not just chicken)

•             Vulnerability


Those in attendance were: Adult Males __7___  Adults Females ___23___  

About DFFC

The Delaware Fatherhood & Family Coalition is an extension of the Promoting Safe and Stable Families Program and the Responsible Fatherhood Initiative created specifically to give a voice to fathers and the importance of their involvement for the well-being of their children.

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