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Family Preservation Foundation Inc

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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Civil Rights, Civil Rights, Social Action & Advocacy, Minority Rights

Mission: FPF is a national organization dedicated to the idea of saving American children from the unnecessary removal from the family home. Family separation traumatizes children and their families. We desire to protect parental rights, while protecting children. Our desire is to alleviate the trauma associated with these unwarranted separations when there is no evidence of harm, immediate threat of, or future threat of harm to the child when it's safe to do so. We desire restore the respect for parents and children's rights through advocacy and litigation.

Results: 11,500+ video education and guideline packets were given to parents to help them know their rights when dealing with child protection services. 100,000+ people were educated on TV and social media concerning government overreach, the family court system and family preservation.

Target demographics: Although based in Minnesota and New Jersey we are working to save American children from the unnecessary removal from the family home when there is no harm to the child, or threat of harm to children. We advocate for parental rights because family separation traumatizes children and their families. Children need to be with loving parents and not disconnected government strangers.

Direct beneficiaries per year: 11,500 families with our new CPS Defense Video Series

Geographic areas served: Children's and Parental Rights - Defense of Human and Civil Rights

Programs: Video Education, Legal Aid and Advocacy

Community Stories

38 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

KHarris74x

Donor

Rating: 5

This organization is exceptional. The best review I can share is the following.
Recently I had a meeting with the Executive Director who had returned from a trip to Taiwan so he was jet lagged. He shared with me photos, stories and case studies of the amazing work they are doing. His excitement and passion for his role, organization, and of people helping children was inspiring. It is a pleasure working with everyone at Family Preservation Foundation at all levels. Their passion and hard work goes unnoticed by the general public and this needs to change. This is a nonprofit organization that everyone can get behind. Helping children to thrive.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I had a great time volunteering at Family Preservation Foundation! Everyone that I met at the organization was truly passionate about their work and saw the good that it would do for children effected all over America. As a volunteer I worked closely with my manager, attending meetings and contributing to projects. I also worked on my own project throughout my time at the organization and got to present my insights to management. Family Preservation Foundation is a truly amazing nonprofit!

1 JosephMiller1177

Donor

Rating: 5

I have been donating to Family Preservation Foundation for the last three years and based upon my observations the organization is bringing positive change in the life's of many communities focusing mainly on children and single parent families in the child welfare and foster care sectors in America. Above all, it's programs are transparent, with checks and balances within the organization which also gives it further credibility. To end, I would like to say Family Preservation Foundation is one of the best humanitarian organization bringing change in many life's in America.

1

Donor

Rating: 5

Family Preservation Foundation is a great organization that I have the pleasure of working with, and donating to. I trust that my donation is being used efficiently and truly making a difference in the lives of children in foster care.

2

Donor

Rating: 5

I have witnessed the positive impact that Family Preservation Foundation has in communities in the U.S. We chose Family Preservation Foundation because we knew that it was highly rated as a nonprofit and that most of the funds went to programs--and also as parents we thought it was good to be an example of giving back for our children. As these things often work out, it has been a wonderfully positive experience for us, too!

Family Preservation Foundation is a very disciplined organization, highly focused on the benefits intended for its mission. You can feel the passion among the staff and team, highly energized and extremely well oiled in producing for the greater good of the traumatized children of our foster care system. A hats off salute and great thank you to the entire organization. ❤️

1 JDavis50X

Donor

Rating: 5

Family Preservation Foundation is a reputable organization that truly helps all children around the US through their programming, local work and Emergency Response work. I learned about the organization through social media while searching for a children's nonprofit and decided to become a donor. This organization is doing wonders and I’m so grateful to be a very small part of it.

1 JacobT404

Donor

Rating: 5

Family Preservation Foundation is amazing! The work they do is so vital to communities around the America and to our collective future. The children that they help are the future of our societies, both local and global. I will continue to support this great non-profit and if you care about the future of this U.S.A, then you will as well!!!

I highly recommend this organization!

2 Ashley Scott

Donor

Rating: 5

I have been a Family Preservation Foundation donor for a couple of years now, because a friend of mine was already a donor. And more people should do it - especially with an organization as trustworthy as Family Preservation Foundation. I became involved after visiting one of their rallies for children rights in foster care, where I felt somewhat hopeless and wanted to do something. It's gratifying, and I know my money is being put to good use. Family Preservation Foundation knows how to get things done, plain and simple. Every organization that raises money will send you things via the mail, etc. - that's what they do. I also work with a wonderful animal shelter and I have an inside view on their fundraising - you have to do those kinds of things to raise money to keep the lights on and do the great work these groups do! If you don't like the mailings, just pitch them - or give them to someone. But giving a donation to Family Preservation Foundation will be the best donation you've ever made. You won't regret it!

2 Samantha1985A

Donor

Rating: 5

Family Preservation Foundation has maintained its focus on the needs of children in real and desperate situations when the media has run out of steam when talking about childhood trauma, government overreach and family separation. In whatever situation they involve themselves, they aim to maintain high standards and integrity. I am also impressed with how they are at the forefront of finding new ways to develop their work through partnerships with other organizations, the media exposure, developments in technology and understanding and engaging their supporters. They have enabled me to support their efforts in ways than just my donations, that use my strengths, time and interests. Their aim has always been to become obsolete in this world. Very impressive. I highly recommend!

1 Frank Allen

Donor

Rating: 5

Outside of donating, I have had the privilege to partner with Family Preservation Foundation teams from Minnesota and New Jersey.

I have personally met exceptional team members on each visit who have dedicated their heart and soul to improving the lives of our most under served population in this nation, our children.

I cannot think of another national non-profit that is so deserving of our support, our funds and our hearts. They truly live by these heartfelt words: USE YOUR POWER FOR GOOD.

I highly recommend donation to this organization.

Thank you Family Preservation Foundation!

1

Donor

Rating: 5

Family Preservation Foundation is providing the help our American children so desperately need & doing a fantastic job! I can only hope that more people take the time to read their website to learn about what they do. Your donation will be put good use saving and protecting the children in America.

2 MarkMiller

Donor

Rating: 5

Family Preservation Foundation is my top charity, and its the best at saving children. When I’m ever asked why I give to this charity, I say when I do good, I feel good. That my religion and prayers are empty words without action. I pray for everyone, so I do my best to help everyone. LIFE IS NOT about being RICH, being popular, being HIGHLY educated or perfect.... It is about being REAL, being KIND, being HUMBLE, and following the golden rule of helping others the best you can, when you can, and taking action by doing whatever it takes, whenever you can, to help anyone less fortunate. I highly recommend this organization.

2 Jn123456

Donor

Rating: 5

I respect Family Preservation Foundation -- for its mission and its results. I first learned about this organization on the news when they reunited the James family. Every child deserves a future with their loving family -- and Family Preservation Foundation does whatever it takes to make sure they have it. They make sure children grow up healthy, educated and safe with their loving parents whenever possible. They take care of children's unique needs when family crisis strikes. They are outspoken champions for children's rights.

Plus they get stellar reviews from every rating agency, so I know my support is well spent.

4 ArthurP80

Donor

Rating: 5

I have been associated with Family Preservation Foundation for over 3 years. I have been a donor, volunteered with them, sponsored children, and attended their courthouse rallies. Family Preservation Foundation is very responsible with donations, and the staff is very dedicated to their work, and are not paid as they would if they were in the private sector, but they do so because they are dedicated to the health and well-being of children in the United States who are unwarranted victims of our child welfare system. I have learned so much about our judicial system and recommend others to donate to this children's charity also.

1

Donor

Rating: 5

I have been a supporter for many years. I am so grateful for organizations like Family Preservation Foundation that work so hard for the children and their families in America. I highly recommend this nonprofit.

1

Client Served

Rating: 5

I really love the Family Preservation Foundation charity!!! They are so wonderful at helping to ensure families are secure and safe. They work with our most in need families in America!! God bless all you do for his children!!

1

Donor

Rating: 5

Family Preservation Foundation is doing the only work that matters. I have been a proud supporter for years and will continue to be in the future. We need more organizations like this one in the world.

2 Kathtyw78

Donor

Rating: 5

I'm very impressed with Family Preservation Foundation's impact, they really make a difference. And I love that US kids are being helped with family separation issues and not just immigrants. I have donated twice. It must be so hard for the staff on the ground, to see so much need and suffering close up. They really care about children. And they get great ratings from the charity from GuideStar so I feel good about spending my money with them.

1 MikeF81

Donor

Rating: 5

Family Preservation Foundation is doing great work around the U.S.A. About three years ago, I first learned of their efforts from a Fox News broadcast. Since that time I have donated to their cause many times. Family Preservation Foundation is making a difference for kids all over the America and improving their mental health and livelihoods. Thank you for all you do!

1 RichardBuckman77

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I was a Volunteer at Family Preservation Foundation and it was a really incredible experience. The team I was with was super accessible and made me feel at home immediately. Everyone I met was very friendly and welcoming. I highly recommend this organization. They truly work hard at trying to keep children out of the foster care system. I have a very different understanding of Child Welfare after working for Family Preservation Foundation.

Regards,

Richard

1

Donor

Rating: 5

I am a multi-year donor with this organization, and this experience opened my eyes to the complexity of child welfare and the traumatization of children. The dedication of the employees impressed and inspired me, and the work done was impactful!

1

Advisor

Rating: 5

Re: Evidence shows children are traumatized when forcibly separated from their parents.

If ever there was a time, to support a nonprofit, NOW is the time to support the Family Preservation Foundation.

Please read/study these FACTS found on this page:
https://familypreservationfoundation.org/about/cps-statistics

Dwight stresses, " We are parents and citizens who care about child welfare and are concerned by how children's and parental rights are slipping away in America. Our number one priority is to keep children out of the foster care system and with their families when safe to do so!"

I met Dwight Mitchell, the Founder of the Family Preservation Foundation, after learning about his Mission. I think Joe Biden said recently (Oct 2020) in an interview, HE SAID, "our Court Systems are out of wack." When you study the Family Court System FACTS, you'd have to agree that Joe Biden's is right; but he also has made a gross understatement.

Parental Rights. Family Preservation. Family First Issues. WE ARE dealing with constitutionality, disparity and government overreach. WE ARE fighting for the ones nobody talks about at cocktail parties. The ones that people turn a blind eye to. We go looking for them. There is ample evidence children are traumatized when they are forcibly separated from their parents. This forced separation will have long-lasting negative consequences for the safety, health, development, and well-being of children. Forced separation disrupts the parent-child relationship and puts children at increased risk for both physical and mental illness. There is overwhelming evidence that children need to be cared for by their parents to be safe and healthy, to grow and develop. Our goal is to insure children are with their biological parents whenever possible.

The Family Preservation Foundation IMPACT:
475+ children rescued from child protection services, kept out of the failing foster care system and/or reunited with their families because of our efforts.

11,500+ video education and guideline packets were given to parents to help them know their rights when dealing with child protection services

100,000+ people were educated on TV and social media concerning government overreach, the family court system and family preservation.

WE IMPLORE YOU TO A CALL TO ACTION!!!

SIGN THE PETITION. HELP DWIGHT AND HIS LEGAL TEAM'S CASE TO BE HEARD BY THE THE US SUPREME COURT.

LEARN MORE HERE:
https://www.prweb.com/releases/white_house_petition_focuses_on_parental_rights_amendment_to_constitution_before_congress/prweb17416153.htm

BillHanlin77

Client Served

Rating: 5

I’ve used the Family Preservation Foundation free training videos and they were are great! Very detailed, informative and educational.

The downloadable PDF handout was a nice extra touch.

I highly recommend Family Preservation Foundation.

Bill

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Donor

Rating: 5

I have been supporting Family Preservation Foundation for the last 3 years. I am grateful that there are organizations with staff that are so committed to those in need of help. The impact that they have made with children in child welfare is astounding. Keep up the amazing work. For anyone that is trying to decide on a children's or if they should support a children's charity. I strongly advise supporting Family Preservation Foundation.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

They are a wonderful organization who go above and beyond to help families in need. We would have been lost without there help.

1

Donor

Rating: 5

Hello All,

I highly recommend family preservation foundation. I have donated to them for a few years now and I like the work that they do.

There needs to be more organizations like this in America.

Thank you for all you do.

Dan

2

Donor

Rating: 5

What a life saver!! There is no other organization out there tryin to fight for the civil rights of children and parents other this organization. I would think this would be very common giving the number of annual cases but this does seem to be the case.

I was shocked to learn that parents have no constitutional parent rights and that 9 million American children have been removed from there families in the last 20-years. Something must be done to stop this traumatization of our nations children.

2 TylerKennedy

Client Served

Rating: 5

Hello,

The Family Preservation Foundation provided my family with legal education assistance in our CPS and Foster Care case. They ensured that we were not denied our right to equal justice because of our income statues.

The public defender our case was doing a horrible job defending us, but with attorney education video series on how to work with your attorney we were able to get our attorney to properly advocate for our parental rights, and that of our child. We all was said and done, reunification with our child was quickly completed.

Thank you FPF for all for your help.

Tyler

BradleyC

Client Served

Rating: 5

Family Preservation Foundation worked to preserve my parental rights through their professional video education series regarding my child protection case. Their video series was very educational and I learned so much on how to handle my defense of the false allegations in my case. They were also there to answer my educational questions when I needed it most since I was representing myself Pro Se.

As American's we are so naive when it comes to the government and child welfare.

I highly recommend this organization for anyone dealing with Child Welfare and I wish them success in building their litigation unit,

Bradley

1 JoelM99

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Hi All,

I'm a volunteer for this organization and fully support all of their efforts.

More and more, parental rights are not being upheld in courts. FPF desires to defend and preserve parental rights, and liberties that should be accorded to parents and children in this country within the laws of the United States as it relates the the Child Welfare, Foster Care, Vaccination, Religion, Medical, Education, and other Parental Rearing choices. Nonpartisan, the FPF works through education, advocacy, publicity efforts, and litigation and it has over 11,700 members.

There is a need for more organizations of this nature and I hope I will be able to help them grow.

Currently FPF is fundraising to hire staff attorneys to defend children, their families and to uphold parental rights in America.

Keep up the great work!

Joel

Volunteer

Rating: 5

FPF is a national organization dedicated to the idea of saving American children from the unnecessary removal from the family home. Family separation traumatizes children and their families. We desire to protect parental rights, while protecting children. Our desire is to alleviate the trauma associated with these unwarranted separations when there is no evidence of harm, immediate threat of, or future threat of harm to the child when it's safe to do so. We desire restore the respect for parents and children's rights through advocacy and litigation.

Donor

Rating: 5

I have been a friend and Supporter of Mr. Mitchell for 30 years I have never seen anyone fight so hard for such a great cause selfish less hard-working relentless.

2 Jenna V.1

Donor

Rating: 5

FPF is the nonprofit that you can rely on to keep loving families together.

Client Served

Rating: 5

This nonprofit is known for serving Minnesotans with much-needed assistance in preserving their families. The value of their services is unlike any other provider. Heroes and life savers is how I would describe how they help families and children, FPF fills an enormous gap in Minnesota when families have no other resources for help. This organization will be a permanent fixture in Minnesota. Thank you FPP, may the large foundations and counties recognize your critical work and donate generously to your nonprofit. A paradigm shift needs to happen in Minnesota. Glad you are leaders for the change !

Donor

Rating: 5

The Family Preservation Foundation has given thousands of families hope that these unjust practices by child protection services can be changed ! So many families , including my own , have lost children by unlawfull removal through no fault of their own . The foundation has given us the tools and education to help our attorneys and ourselves to fight for our children . Dwight Mitchell has been a beacon of hope to us all .

Client Served

Rating: 5

FPF gave me the community and support when I need it the most.

Thanks to them today I hava my family back.

Perry Wayne A.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

They are a calming and supportive resource during a very difficult time. I encourage anyone dealing with child/government custody issues to reach out to them

Bryce M.1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

The work and effort put forth by this organization is unbelievable. The organization works hours attempting to help families find their way in darkness to bring fourth a light that you didn’t expect to see.