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RGV DADS was founded in July 2018 by Jesus T. Peña, M.Ed. When he began his fatherhood journey in 2009, resources were limited. He searched the internet and began making connections in a social manner with fathers in New York and California. There are no groups for Dads south of Austin, Texas. RGV DADS is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization. The Rio Grande Valley is comprised of four counties with a population of 1,389,750 people.

"It provides dads in the RGV a safe space to gather, to learn, to share & to grow.  Having resources for dads is crucial during this time & the RGV DADS Zoom Meetings provide a crucial resource." - Jeremy S.

Our Mission

Mission Statement

Creating opportunities for fathers in the Rio Grande Valley to network through meetups, blogs, and sharing information about fatherhood.


Mental Health Support
Events with our children
Events with our families
Community Outreach
Celebrating Life's Precious Moments
Dad's Night Out

We Need Your Support Today!

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