Father to The Fatherless

Children from fatherless homes are 8 times more likely to end up in prison.

What if you could help change that?

Fatherlessness is a Crisis

One of the common wounds at the heart of incarceration is a person’s broken relationship with their father. It is a brokenness that often passes from one generation to the next, resulting in abuse, violence, and seemingly unending cycles of incarceration.

The reality is that children from fatherless homes are:

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Support change and healing for incarcerated parents


But there is hope

We are all built for relationship. We all have the ability to experience repentance, redemption, acceptance, healing, and transformation.

The story of the Prodigal Son tells us so much about our need for a loving, gracious Father. We all long to be accepted and met exactly where we are, despite our failures, by a father with open arms.

Together, we can help bring the Prodigal Son story to life.

In partnership with the Henri Nouwen Society, prisoners in 50 Canadian institutions will be invited to participate in a nine-session, in-prison program centered on Henri Nouwen’s book, The Return of the Prodigal Son. Prisoners will be guided to greater self-awareness and accountability. And, we need your help.

Would you provide true healing and freedom for an incarcerated person sitting in a cell today?

“I wanted to thank you for the wonderful services that this program provides for fathers who are incarcerated … it brought so much joy to me that I was crying because I was able to share my love with [my children] through your program.”

- An incarcerated Dad