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Sussex Co. Power Hour

Delaware Fatherhood and Family Coalition - Thursday, June 17, 2021

Men's Good Health
Power Hour

Saturday, June 26, 2021 10 AM - 11 AM

Out Train Fitness and Performance
18499 Harbeson Rd.
Milton, De 19968

Tanisha Showell (302) 518-0618, WWW.DFFCDADS.ORG

March DAD ness!!!!

Delaware Fatherhood and Family Coalition - Tuesday, March 16, 2021

Sussex County March DADness!!!!

Excitement, emotional roller coasters, surprises, disappointments, upsets, success, and unforgettable moments. Those words are a short summary of the NCAA College Basketball National Tournament, also known as March Madness. Those exact same words can also be used to describe fatherhood.

Much like March Madness, the things experienced in fatherhood represent some of the highest highs and lowest lows that fathers have or will experience in their lives. Similarly, we will not forget many fatherhood experiences.

On February 20th, 2021, the DFFC partnered with the Children's Beach House in hosting a March DADness, fatherhood initiative, where fathers and families had the opportunity to enjoy lunch, father interviews, and a family photo session.

Please click the link to view the interviews and check out the pictures below.

Kent County March Dadness

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


Let's Talk Fatherhood

Tuesday, March 30, 2021 from 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM

Click to Register

More Information:
Lamont Pierce (302) 674-1355 EXT: 218,

Tie Drive for the Wilmington Hope Commision

Delaware Fatherhood and Family Coalition - Wednesday, October 21, 2020

Tie Drive

For the next 30 days, the MWULYP will be collecting gently used ties
to donate to Wilmington Hope Commission.
The collection will end on November 12th.

Drop-off Locations New Castle County
Community Service Building
100 W. 10TH ST. Suite 602,
Wilmington, DE
in Kent County coordinate pickup/drop off times,
please email

What’s the Best Gift For the Man Who’s Hard to Shop For? Sometimes, Nothing.

Delaware Fatherhood and Family Coalition - Tuesday, December 03, 2019

What’s the Best Gift For the Man Who’s Hard to Shop For? Sometimes, Nothing.

My father is impossibly hard to shop for. Now, a dad myself, I am too. And I understand why.

By Tyghe Trimble

Nov 22 2019, 4:05 PM

When I receive a gift I’m not expecting from someone who doesn’t know me all that well, I sort of lose control. It starts with a prickling sensation in the back of my neck and follows with a reflexive, forced smile. My heart quickens, the hair rises on my arms, and I feel myself blush fully. Openly sweating, I open the thing. I praise it before I can fully grasp what it even is. I thank the giver profusely. Make eye contact. Keep smiling, I say to myself. Be cool.

I try to make sure whatever internal valve makes the normal thoughts flood in my head say untouched. But it doesn’t and the thoughts flood in: I don’t like this gift. God, I hope no one notices. I’m terrible at receiving holiday gifts. A lot of men are, too. 

I find most stuff — the trinkets you get for someone that are nifty things you might see in a “cool gift” catalog — are just not for me. I don’t really want stuff and I find this sort of gift exchange to be super impersonal. Yes, I fit the hard-to-shop-for dad cliché. But I am also a defender of that narrative. Everyone is hard to shop for. If you’re giving someone a gift because you care for them, that gift should show that you know them. Great gift-giving is an act of empathy, it’s being able to see the world as someone else sees it and buy them something that fits who they are.  It’s damn hard to know someone well enough to give them a good gift. That’s the point. 

But if you really knew me, you’d know that I, in fact, do like a great variety of things. If Patagonia sells it, I’m there for it. Have a good book? I love books and will even read it and talk to you about it. I’ve yet to find a running gadget I didn’t enjoy. I’m someone who can be shopped for. You just have to listen. 

I came to my curmudgeonly view of gifting through my dad. He’s the reason I’m terrible at receiving gifts.
But he’s also the reason I’m a good gift giver.

Even though my dad has an MBA and is a dealmaker by trade, he’s a very bad liar. More often than not, I can bluff through my palm-sweating, blushing reaction to a bad gift. He definitely cannot. He’s also a little more honest in his actual dislike of gifts. “I don’t need any of this crap,” I once overheard him muttering under his breath one Christmas at his parent’s house. I was maybe 10 at the time. The sentiment blew my mind. I was a kid and kids love crap. Who didn’t like a bunch of crap? 


NCC Father and Son Event

Delaware Fatherhood and Family Coalition - Sunday, May 05, 2019

Raising The Standard
Father & Son Event

Stanton Middle School
1800 Limestone Rd
Wilmington, DE 19804

Raising The Standard is a day for Stanton Middle School boys and their fathers or positive male influences to collectively participate in interactive activities.
A panel discussion that promotes healthy masculinity among young men, team building, high scholastic and positive law enforcement interaction.

Father & Daughter Dance 2019

Delaware Fatherhood and Family Coalition - Thursday, April 25, 2019

Father & Daughter Dance 2019

4:00 PM to 8:00 PM

The Great Hall @ St. Andrew’s Lutheran
425 N. Dupont Highway, Dover, DE 19901


WANEKA ARMSTRONG (302) 498-0454 ext. 401 (office) | | email: | phone: 855 733-3232

Dads Take Your Child To School Breakfast

Delaware Fatherhood and Family Coalition - Friday, August 31, 2018

Kent County's Coalition


Tuesday Sept. 18, 2018 7am - 9am

Continental Breakfast starts at 7am and Boys to Men Panel at 8am

Central Middle School
211 Delaware Ave. Dover, DE 19901

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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