Accepting Nominations for 2024 Engaging Father Award

April 26, 2024
dad and daughter cooking in the kitchen

Do you know of a father that has worked hard to mend relationships, gain skills, and reunify with their child(ren)? We are looking for nominees like this for DCYF's Engaging Father Award. This award is meant to recognize fathers who have had a successful outcome with their child welfare case.

To be eligible, the father:

  • Must have a dependency case within the past 12 months
  • Must live in Washington State

Nominations need to include the following:

  • The father’s name
  • Why they should be recognized
  • Examples of the father demonstrating positive behavioral changes (ex: participating in the process)

The recipient will receive a two-night stay at Great Wolf Lodge Water Park-Grand Mound (travel and meals will be covered) and will be celebrated at a virtual awards ceremony.

Email your nominations to by Friday, May 10, 2024.

Save the date for the Engaging Father Award Celebration 

Held virtually from noon to 1 p.m., Wednesday, June 12, join us to show gratitude to fathers for the great work they do every day and announce this year's award winner. 

Register for the event on Zoom.

Learn more about the program at Engaging Fathers.