October 15, 2005
Dr. Phillip C. McGraw, along with his wife, Robin, and sons, Jay and Jordan, formed The Dr. Phil Foundation to make a difference in the lives of children. This nonprofit organization is another tool in Dr. Phil's arsenal to fight what he calls the silent epidemics in America, those problems that cripple our society in subtle but undeniable ways and therefore often "fall through the cracks" in terms of funding and attention. The Dr. Phil Foundation raises and distributes funds to organizations that are committed to building awareness and offering solutions to address the mental, emotional, physical and spiritual needs of children and families. Whether through music and dance, or sports and education, The Foundation changes the lives of children " especially those who strive to succeed against all odds.
Meet a woman who wishes to thank the person who helped her, and find out how you can help others in similar situations.
It's holiday time, and Dr. Phil and Robin invite you to celebrate with their family! See a star-studded performance, a surprise for some deserving kids and the year's hottest gifts! And, learn about Little Kids Rock Across America, sponsored by The Dr. Phil Foundation.
Parents' Biggest Fears
Dr. Phil became aware of Kate McRae's story online, when her parents, Aaron and Holly, put out a call for prayers. Their world turned upside down when their 5-year-old daughter was diagnosed with a malignant, aggressive brain tumor.
Have a Little Faith
Dr. Phil and bestselling author Mitch Albom delve into ethical and moral questions about allowing faith to guide us in making the right decisions. And, find out how your donations are helping My Brother's Keeper Ministry.
"Last week, we finished the roof, and the hole is all gone, and in its place is a plaque with the names of every person who gave us from 50 cents on over, with your name right up at the top and The Dr. Phil Foundation. That, to me, is how you plug a hole," Mitch Albom tells Dr. Phil. "We made up this plaque for you, which we have a copy of in the church as well."
Ask Dr. Phil in Philly
Dr. Phil meets with a special military mom aboard the historic Battleship New Jersey. Mary's son, Adam, died while serving in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. Inspired by a phone call from her son days before he was killed, the grieving mom founded Operation Bedding, which sends items of comfort, such as bedding, pillows and socks, to military personnel.
Caught in the System
Over half a million kids live in foster care, and many are neglected, unloved and viewed as a paycheck by their new family. Dr. Phil takes a hard look at the harsh realities these forgotten kids face and sends an urgent message about the need to repair this ailing system.
See all the organizations and people The Dr. Phil Foundation and Payton's Play it Forward Foundation helped in the Gulf Coast.
Dr. Phil and best-selling author Mitch Albom tour Detroit's historic Pilgrim Church and meet with a drug-dealer-turned-pastor who uses the rundown building to help Detroit's homeless. Don't miss Dr. Phil's surprise for the minister.
Beyond the Front Lines
Randy, 22, was severely injured during an ambush while serving in Iraq. His mother, Tammy, says when he returned home and sought medical care, he got lost in the system. The Iraq Star Foundation changes Randy's life.
Real Life: Heart Shattered
Sylvia is a mother to 4-year-old twins and is seven months pregnant. She was married to a Marine Sergeant for seven years who tragically lost his life " not on the battlefield " in a car accident when he returned home.
Against All Odds
See more kids who have benefited from The Dr. Phil Foundation.
Ask Dr. Phil about Parenting
Starlight Starbright Children's Foundation creates programs that educate, entertain and inspire seriously ill kids, and they serve more than 180,000 children a month. Dr. Phil makes good on his promise to the organization.
Most parents find raising a child overwhelming enough, but imagine if your child could neither see, nor hear you. Now imagine having three such children. Liz is the mother of the deafblind triplets.
Is This Normal?
Dr. Phil and Robin kick off their participation in the 2006 Toys for Tots holiday campaign! Every year, the Marines collect toys across the nation for needy children.
The Dr. Phil Foundation: Helping Kids
Whether it's helping children get the emotional support and connections they need, or providing resources to assist with college education, the McGraw family and The Dr. Phil Foundation are committed to helping children in need fulfill their dreams.
Kids Ask Dr. Phil
The Dr. Phil Foundation launches an exciting campaign for children overcoming tremendous odds.
Kids Ask Dr. Phil
The Dr. Phil Foundation joins with the Children's Defense Fund Beat the Odds® program to help kids who have overcome tremendous obstacles and need help staying on their feet.
Kids Ask Dr. Phil
As a teen, Tyerra was taking care of her four siblings and sick mom. At 24 years old, she said the stress of providing for all the kids was overwhelming.