April 21, 2022

Father Focus Story, Kevin Fray, A Father’s Way, Rock Hill

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“My life before coming to Father's Way seemed to be at a standstill. I didn't have my daughter and didn't know how to go about getting her in my custody. Trying to find answers to my situation, like how I could get to spend more time with my daughter, was something I had to deal with on my own. But overall, my life wasn’t bad. I was a single dad working two jobs, but my driver’s license was eventually suspended, and I had to find alternate means to see my daughter after her mom came to get her. After numerous searches and lots of dead ends, my aunt found A Father's Way online, and I immediately contacted them. The next day, Mr. Molcary Robinson scheduled an intake consultation for me. Although my aunt and I were continuing our search to find the best resource for fathers, nothing compared to the reliability of A Father's Way, so I decided to start the program.

Mr. Robinson was my Intervention Specialist, and we had and still have an excellent relationship. He's a very inspirational person, as well as devoted to his job. There wasn't a time during the program when a problem arose and we didn’t identify a solution. At first, there were days in the program when I thought I wasn't progressing enough to get my daughter, but I stuck it out. Finally, I started grasping the information and saw progression as I continued. From general court dealings to getting my license back, I was extremely impressed with the program and the effort of the staff to help me get my children back. They showed effort and so did I. I went to the sessions twice a week and learned new ways to deal with everyday life. It was a great experience for me.

Through the program, I gained a multitude of knowledge! From parenting in general to relationships with people in everyday life; from job readiness, business dealings, to health maintenance. The most impactful lesson I learned was to believe in my ability to make bold moves and not to hold myself back. I relocated back to my home city, got my daughter back, and started two jobs. I'm now in the process of getting a place for us. Life is great for me now and I'm making the most of it in every way I can. I'm working, writing again, and spending time with my daughter. She's in school and doing well. I'm not as stressed as I was before I made the decision to change environments and start again. My advice would be - don't miss out on a once-in-a-lifetime support system. Take the leap and get back to your child who needs their father. The only thing that can hold you back is the man in the mirror.”