About Us

25 million kids are growing up without a father in a single parent family. Nearly half of their moms are facing a catastrophic financial crisis and teetering on the brink of poverty. Most of these families were once emotionally and financially stable, but now are lacking the tools and resources they need to thrive.

 

We are asking you to join us in our efforts to invest in the futures of these children. We want to positively alter the trajectory of the lives of these kids to prevent the emergence of the costly problems associated with fatherlessness: poverty, homelessness, delinquency, substance abuse, and educational failures.

 

PFI exists to provide donors, advocates, and community leaders the organization and programming to serve fatherless kids and single moms by raising awareness, fostering collaboration, and impacting families. We aim to be the service leader for families and nonprofits by helping restore fatherless children and their families to optimism, health, faith, and service.

 

Our Values:

Awareness: Raise awareness among the community, civic leaders, corporations, and families about the key issues facing fatherless kids and single moms. Launch a documentary style reality TV show to make public and private appeals to develop resource partners nationally.

 

Collaboration: A collaborative approach to forming community-based partnerships and empowering existing NPOs by providing resources, management support, and back-office integration to bolster the reach, effectiveness, and efficiency of these agencies.

 

Impacting Families: Building and operating a proof-of-concept, demonstration family center in Frisco, TX- a “one-stop” family center to co-locate ALL the services needed by these parents and kids in one convenient central Frisco location.

PFI seeks to empower fatherless families to emotional and financial stability.

Kevin Karlson is the founder and Chief Vision Officer of Partners for Family Impact, and the Founder and Executive Producer of Paradox Productions Media, the producers of the Children of Hope TV show.

 

After more than 30 years first as a court-appointed custody evaluation expert and then as a behind-the-scenes trial consultant to family lawyers representing wealthy clients in their divorces and custody cases, Dr. Karlson was called to provide help, hope, and healing to the children and families of divorce, regardless of their economic circumstances. Trained first as a Ph.D. forensic psychologist at UT Southwestern Medical School and then as a lawyer at SMU Dedman School of Law, Kevin has served on the adjunct faculty at both schools and has written or co-written 3 books, a custody evaluation system, and numerous papers and presentations about divorce, child custody, divorce recovery, servant leadership, and parenting.

 

He has been actively involved in the community for many years, serving a variety of professional organizations, churches, and NPOs. He has been President of Children’s Arts and Ideas Foundation, President of PSY-PAC, the Texas Psychology Political Action Committee, a co-founder of In the City for Good, an urban ministry serving South Dallas/Fair Park, and recently Greeter Overseer and acting Director of divorce care at Gateway Church in Southlake.

 

Kevin and his wife Kim live in Frisco where Kim founded and operates Kim Karlson Ministries. They are active in Gateway Church Frisco, love to travel, and are enthusiastic “foodies”.

KEVIN KARLSON
Founder and Chief Vision Officer of PFI