Mission

The Minneapolis Chapter of Men Against Destruction – Defending Against Drugs and Social Disorder (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 employ strategies to engage parents in the intervention and prevention of community problems, and is designed to attract, challenge, and prepare them to be vocal, visible, and vigilant in restoring safe communities and healthy families.

About

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.
MAD DADS activities are designed to promote and demonstrate positive images of fathers engaging and protecting community, youth and families.


PROGRAMS

CRIME PREVENTION & INTERVENTION
  • Peace Buses
  • Peace Trains
  • Street Patrols
  • Crisis Response
  • Victim Services
  • Outreach Explosions
YOUTH DEVELOPMENT

  • Gang Related Intervention Program GRIP
  • Community Service Learning
  • Youth Retreats/Boy Scouts Venture Crew
  • School/Classroom Prevention & Intervention Support
COMMUNITY BUILDING

  • Community Events
  • Food & Crime Initiative
  • Civic Engagement Intentional
  • Social Interaction (ISI)
  • Social Outreach
  • Correctional Facility Outreach
FAMILY ENRICHMENT

  • Healthy Relationship & Parenting
  • Grief & Trauma Services
  • Father’s Project
  • Correctional Facility Outreach MOM’S (Mother’s Offering Moral Support)


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ACCOMPLISHMENTS:

87,000
As of December 31, 2017 MAD DADS served over 87,000 families
1,000,000
Since 1998 MAD DADS has spent more than 1,000,000 hours in the streets working to reduce violence in our communities.
Since 2007
Since 2007 Minneapolis MAD DADS has been protecting riders on the city transit system, promoting ridership and creating safe environment for your daily commute.
600
MAD DADS responded to over 600 shootings since 1998. Our presence promotes peace, helps to resolve conflict, and offers alternatives to criminal and violent retaliations.
88,000
Since 2014 MAD DADS has offered life-skills coaching to over 88,000 inmates at the Hennepin County Detention Center during and other correctional facilities, during our weekly visits
27,562
Conducted approximately 4,708 presentations to 27,562 youth in Minneapolis public high schools, Junior high schools and middle schools.
2020
Replication goal of MAD DADS Chapter model within EVERY state by the year 2020.
20 Years
As we enter into our 20th Year of Service, we continue our fight against drugs, gangs and violence, continue to work towards restoring our beloved communities and deterring youth from a life of violence and destruction.






Resources

Hennepin County-Housing-Resources
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Housing & Homeless Services Listing (UD - Felon Friendly)
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THE HISTORY OF MAD DADS:


The Minneapolis Chapter of MAD DADS was created in 1998 and adopted the goals of its National Chapter, created in 1989 by African American fathers in Omaha, Nebraska. After its inception, the local chapter identified a consistent theme throughout neighborhoods and broadened membership to include individuals and families from all ethnic and racial backgrounds. In addition MAD DADS has, at the request of law enforcement representative, expanded services to some suburban areas.

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Contact us

Address: 3026 4th Ave. S. Minneapolis, MN 55408
Phone: 612-822-0802
Fax: 612-253-0663
Email: contactus@minneapolismaddads.org