Let’s put

an end to Poverty, Drug-Abuse and Violence


Fathers Who Care

recent programs

Our community outreach program in Chicago recently got the attention of national media. Learn more about this page-turner.

Working in the field of Community Empowerment and Social Justice was supposed to have been a short-term commitment, but it became a life-long journey.   I strongly Believe, We Are, Because Others Were, And Because Others Were, We Are.  Our Brothers and Sisters Keepers

AGENCY History

  1. d1997 - Walter Jones, founded Fathers Who Care as a brain trust of Congressman Danny K. Davis', Fathers, Families and Public Policy Task Force
  2. 2010 -Fathers Who Care was acknowledged by President Barack Obama and Governor Pat Quinn for being one of the leading agencies in America for addressing the Rights and Responsibilities of Fathers.  We founded and facilitated 10 Annual  Expos for Today's Men, along with hosting the 10 years of Men's Health and Wellness Resource Fairs.  With a minimum of 2500 men a year, we have reached in a 10 year period at a minimum 250,000 thousand men in the State of Illinois.
  3. 2012 - Fathers Who Care and the West Garfield Youth Council were recognized as one of the top Youth Leadership and Development Agencies in the State of Illinois, by the State General Assembly. Fathers Who Care outreach to youth in the City of Chicago has reached  and mentored over 5,000 youth.


Rev. Walter AMIR Jones, Jr.

David Elam, Youth Council President-Emeritus and Our Spiritual Advisor Dr. Marshall Elijah Hatch
West Garfield Park Youth Council President

our leadership team

Our Board Secretary and Chair of Community Branding and Marketing

Executive Board of Directors

Larry WilliamsPresident,Samuel GriffinVice President, Alex Roseborough2nd Vice President,Ella Hippe3rd Vice President, Dawn FerencakSecretary, Gloria TrullTreasurerMelissa FentressFinancial Secretary

- Minister Walter Jones


More than 2,500 people volunteer for us each year and make the difference in the lives of thousands. Find out how to become our partner.

People Working Together

"To Bridge the Inter-generational Gap"

mission & vision

No need is too small and no voice is too quiet to be heard. We will devote the time and energy necessary to educate, advocate and empower.

Larry Williams
Fathers Who Care Board Member President