What we do?
MAD DADS, Inc. was founded in May 1989 by a group of concerned
Omaha Nebraska African-American men and parents who were fed up with gang
violence and the unmolested flow of illegal drugs in their community.
These men understood that they could not hold any one responsible for this but themselves, because they had allowed this to happen.
They presented themselves as positive role models and concerned loving parents who were a visible presence in communities against the negative forces destroying children, families and neighborhoods.
MAD DADS started out of pain, the pain of children dying in the streets of their own communities. They were, and still are, tired of looking into the hollow eyes of youth who lack hope, and who have ceased to dream.
MAD DADS seeks to bring about positive change, and encourages, motivates and guides committed men and women in the struggle to save children, communities and themselves from the social ills that presently plague neighborhoods.
MAD DADS activities are designed to promote and demonstrate positive images of fathers engaging and protecting community, youth and families.
MAD DADS combats social disorder, while restoring and stabilizing the family environment for children, adolescents and young adults, neighborhoods, communities and cities, with the task of addressing the issues of drugs, gangs and violence.