Dr. Torri J’s Bio:
A transplant from Kalamazoo, Michigan, Dr. Torri J. Evans-Barton currently resides in Atlanta, Georgia where she is the Founder & CEO of The Fatherless Generation Foundation.
Growing up in a single parent household, Torri faced many adversities adding tremendous devastation to her life. Those devastations emphasized the fact she needed her father. In 2003, Dr. Torri J. decided to follow her heart to restore her family, which meant going in search of the father she had never known. At the end of her search, she found her father along with twelve brothers and sisters, seventy-six nieces and nephews and now 16 great-nieces and nephews.
Reuniting with her father incited an incredible burden. The burden Dr. Torri J. carried was her realization there were other fatherless children who desired reconciliation with their absent fathers. No longer a burden but a full-time mission to reunite fatherless children with their fathers.
Her personal journey of growing up in a single parent household and then reuniting with her biological father has fueled her mission to reunite fatherless children worldwide with their fathers.
Dr. Torri J. launched The Fatherless Generation Foundation (TFGF) in 2009. TFGF is a non-profit organization headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia providing services to 98 cities within 33 states where we are reuniting fathers and their children all while providing the resources and services that strengthen, support, and elevate a commitment to fatherhood and family values. Our services include Husband & Wife Team Mentor Teams, Peer Groups hosted in The Boys & Girls Clubs across America, Tutoring through Kumon, and at the helm of the organization is the Commitment to Fatherhood Program. Since the launch, TFGF has hosted 55,000 father’s children through their Beyond Fatherless peer groups, mentored 216 fatherless children through our Husband & Wife Mentor Teams, Tutored 34, and reunited 3,312 fathers with 8,267 children.
A fatherless daughter who reunited with her father after 31 years, Torri J. Evans-Barton, PhD., is no novice to trauma, self-sabotage, healing, and reconciliation. As the Founder & CEO of The Fatherless Generation Foundation, Dr. Torri J. is has found tremendous success reuniting fatherless children with their biological fathers. She is not only a CEO and Fatherless Expert but a transparent and authentic speaker leading the conversation on reconciliation and the impact fatherlessness has on our day-to-day lives.
She is a Certified Cognitive Behavioral Coach & Practitioner, Fatherless & Reunification Expert, State Certified Family Mediator, and a National Speaker on the positive influence reunification of fatherless children with their biological fathers has on all parties involved and how reunification ignites the healing necessary to reduce the impact negative stigmas associated with growing up fatherless are having on our society.
She is the proud recipient of the Presidential Lifetime Achievement Award from the 44th President of The United States Barack Obama. Dr. Torri J. is a regular on The Rickey Smiley Morning Show with her segment “Father’s Day,” as well as “Ruff Kutz,” a new show on the AIB Network discussing all things in faith & fatherhood.
She is also an author, speaker, wife to Varick C. Barton MDiv. and bonus mom to Charity Barton.