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September 12, 2016

Chat and Chew: Author Glen Warren
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Glen Warren, a community leader and founder of Fathers Forever, a Raleigh (NC)-based non-profit organization, has authored a new book entitled Chat and Chew.

The book holds 31 short stories featuring a unique blend of Warren’s perspective as a single father of three, a 25-year Social Worker/Counselor for Wake County (NC), a religious leader, and non-profit leader of Fathers Forever, created to strengthen men and reunite families.

Each Chat and Chew story is meant to compel, inspire and motivate readers to view life from a different vantage point. The book also serves as a self-help tool to overcome a myriad of obstacles all human beings face throughout our individual and collective journeys through life.
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Healing Conversations: Glen Warren
Glen helps men who fail to pay child support connect with their children. His organization Fathers Forever has guided hundreds of men, helping them build close relationships with their children, some of who they barely knew. Glen will share his wonderful story on today's episode
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Glen Warren
Glen is a single parent who has raised three children ages 11, 9 and 7 to adulthood--Glen Warren II, Anthony Warren, and Celeste Warren. He is a retired Social Worker/Counselor who, for the last 20 plus years, worked with persons who suffer with mental illness--depression, suicidal thoughts, substance abuse and other issues.

In 2008 Glen founded and became the Executive Director of a Fathers Forever a 501(c) (3) Non-profit Organization that serves as a map to help fathers chart a new course of fatherhood. Since opening its doors in 2010, more than 350 fathers who have been “sentenced”, via court-order, to Fathers Forever and have completed the organization’s 24-week education program.

Glen is a well sought out motivational speaker because of his unique ability to communicate and compel his audience to look at life from another vantage point. He does this in his writing and the telling of inspirational short stories. Glen has a Bachelor of Science degree in Health and Physical Education, with plans to pursue his Master’s Degree, in the near future.

Glen has been featured in the Raleigh News & Observer Newspaper on several occasions and featured on numerous local television broadcasts. He was named one of the Triangle’s 25 Most Stylish/Influential People of 2012 by Carolina STYLE Magazine. He has received several awards: The Light Radio Station (103.9) 2012 Lamplighters Award; the Dr. John Hope Franklin Humanitarian Prestigious Award (which recognizes individuals or organizations that have made major contributions toward preserving human and civil rights in the community); the Family Resource Center Fatherhood Conference Trailblazer Award; and in February of 2015 received the Living the Legacy Award by WRAL.

Glen’s life purpose is to spread love where there is indifference, to bring hope in the face of despair, and inspire creativity in the midst of destruction. “Sometimes life brings aches to our hearts, sickness to our souls and pain in our bodies; my mission is to help ease those aches, bring healing to your soul, which will bring comfort to your body.”

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