The Father’s Group is a hybrid organization in that we are both a service provider and a referral agency.

Here are some resources we think may be valuable:

Supportive and like-minded organizations

Embrace Bend
A nonprofit dedicated to creating a safe Central Oregon culture empowered to advocate for diversity, equity, and inclusion.

TRACEs Central Oregon
A region-wide partnership in Central Oregon tackling trauma and the root causes of major social concerns such as suicide, depression, chronic diseases, incarceration, lost productivity, low performance in schools and more.

Central Oregon Social Justice Center
A common space shared by community and social justice groups, labor unions, and private law firms.

Allyship in Action
A collaborative of Central Oregon consultants committed to advancing equity and social justice through an anti-racist and intersectional lens.

Better Together
A regional, cross-sector partnership working collectively to improve education outcomes for children and youth from cradle to career.

FAN (Family Access Network)
A nonprofit organization that offers assistance, possibility and hope to Central Oregon families in need by connecting them with crucial resources that will help children flourish in school and in life.

Volunteers in Medicine

Volunteers in Medicine (VIM) provides healthcare to low-income, working adults who live in Central Oregon and have no medical insurance or means to pay for care.


List of Black/minority-owned businesses

The Father’s Group Business Committee is developing a support network for BILAPOC-owned businesses in Central Oregon. If you would like your business to be included in the development process or the final product please email

Other links 
Excellence & Equity Review

Listening and Learning from Students, Staff and Families
Bend-La Pine School District (December 2019)

City of Bend Committess

Learn more about and apply for the Human Rights and Equity Commission


Black Faces in White Places
by Randal Pinkett and Jeffrey Robinson

by Tom Burrell

Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents
by Isabel Wilkerson

I Am Not Your Negro
by James Baldwin

My Grandmother’s Hands
by Resmaa Menakem

So You Want to Talk about Race
by Ijeoma Oluo

Stamped from the Beginning
by Ibram X. Kendi

The New Jim Crow
by Michelle Alexander

Children’s Books

A Kids Book About Racism
by Jelani Memory

Hair Love
by Matthew A. Cherry

I Am Enough
by Grace Byers

I Wish My Teacher Knew
by Kyle Schwartz

Parker Looks Up
by Parker & Jessica Curry

The Girl Who Drank the Moon
by Kelly Barnhill


Code Switch

by NPR

The State of Bend

by Marcus LeGrand and Anthony Broadman

Black Equity Podcast

by Black Equity Network

Black, Married, and Debt Free

by NPR

Black Mental Matters

by Vince The Voice

The Blacktastic Adventure

by Bruce Poinsette

This is Karen Hunter

by Karen Hunter

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