REBUILDING COMMUNITY ONE FAMILY AT A TIME

One Day At A Time

WHAT WE DO

We inspire individuals and communities to take up the cause of fatherlessness through education, faithful service, and acts of generosity to break the perpetual cycle that leaves emotional and psychological scars for so many.

One Day At A Time Ministries

20 MILLION

Children with no father

THE PROBLEM

More than 20 million children live in a home without the physical presence of a father.  Millions more have dads who are physically present, but emotionally absent. If it were classified as a disease, fatherlessness would be an epidemic worthy of attention as a national emergency. The impact of fatherlessness can be seen in our homes, schools, hospitals, and prisons. In short, fatherlessness is associated with almost every social ill facing our children today. The negative effects of fatherlessness on children is a reality that we all must come to grips with. Daily, we see the consequences of this epidemic play out on social media and the news. Our children are under “new age” pressures and they don’t know how to properly manage conflict.

Did you know that fatherless children are...

7X

MORE LIKELY TO BECOME PREGNANT AS A TEEN

4X

GREATER RISK OF POVERTY

2X

MORE LIKELY TO DROP OUT OF HIGH SCHOOL

THE SOLUTION

Invest in the lives of single mothers, young children, and new fathers through value-based relationships.

Rebuilding Community

THROUGH EDUCATION

We not only want to educate our families on the statistics, but more importantly, we want to encourage our families not to allow the statistics to define them.

Psalm 10:14:  “But you, God, see the trouble of the afflicted; you consider their grief and take it in hand.  The victims commit themselves to you; you are the helper of the fatherless

WITH COMMUNITY

We believe that at the individual level and at the community level, we can support the single mothers, empower the children, and encourage new fathers and holistically improve upon the statistics across all areas. By training and equipping our volunteers to model the love and compassion of Jesus Christ we can enable healing One Day At A Time.

Isaiah 1:17:  “Learn to do right; seek justice.  Defend the oppressed.  Take up the cause of the fatherless; plead the case of the widow.”

Chicago Not For Profit Organization

YOU CAN BE PART OF THE SOLUTION BY GIVING, VOLUNTEERING, OR KEEPING OUR MINISTRY IN YOUR PRAYERS

OUR VALUES

G

GOSPEL

Sharing the Good News of the Gospel of Jesus Christ

The Gospel is foundation of everything that we do, and our goal is to do ministry just as Jesus did with love, compassion, humility, and a passionate commitment to spreading the Gospel of Truth.  (Matthew 28:18-20)

R

RELATIONSHIPS

Building God Glorifying relationships through authenticity and openness

Being authentic and open promotes honesty and an ease of sharing feelings, struggles, joys, and hurts. Reaching the goal of authenticity begins with having the boldness being open with one another.  We believe that this pillar is the very foundation of our ministry.  We want to remove aloneness through developing safe, joyful, and intimate relationships.   (Philippians 2:5)

A

AVAILABILITY

Showing faithfulness by being there for our families

We are here to make our time, attention, and insights available, as well as offer material resources in order to meet the need and serve one another (Matthew 25:23)

C

CONFIDENTIALITY

Creating a safe environment that promotes openness

We pride ourselves as an organization that works with all people, no matter what race or background. Confidentiality to us means that we will never share what is not desired to be shared publicly. You can count on feeling safe and comfortable in your journey to more confidence as a family.

E

EMPATHY

We personally identify with the challenges encountered in single-parent homes

We acknowledge that emotional scars are real, and these scars affect our ability to fulfill potential and to experience life to the fullest (John 10:10)

OUR PARTNERS

Rosstelecom partner
South Suburban Family Shelter Partner
Woodlands Community Church Non-Profit Partner

MEET THE TEAM

Our staff is committed to bringing communities together and helping guide the fatherless to better futures.

MICHAEL ROSS

President & Executive Director

Michael Ross non-profit