Across every state there are efforts to help support the positive and engaged involvement of fathers in the lives of their children and families. Local schools, faith communities, and community organizations are among the groups providing support and services, as well as hosting family events throughout the year.
This section of Fatherhood.gov is not inclusive of all these efforts, but serves as a starting point to help connect fathers with programs and with each other. If you have a program, resource, or event that you would like us to consider for inclusion on this list, email us at Help@FatherhoodGov.Info.
Learn more about efforts in your state:
California State Profile (PDF 335 KB): These fact sheets highlight State programs and strategies to promote parenting and responsible fatherhood.
Imperial Valley Regional Occupational Program (IVROP): El Centro CA
Imperial Valley Regional Occupational Program (IVROP) is an Office of Family Assistance Healthy Marriage grantee. Project Juntos continues to serve families in the Imperial Valley through interactive educational classes designed to improve the quality of family relationships. Topics include Healthy Marriage Relationship Skills, Communications Skills, Job Readiness & Career Advancement Skills, and Job Placement. Project Padres (Fathers) is a comprehensive approach to promoting responsible fatherhood with activities designed to promote responsible parenting, healthy relationships, and economic stability.
One of IVROP’s success stories from Project Padres is featured in the DadTalk Blog.
Find more about OFA Grantees (link no longer active) and other Federal Programs (link no longer active) in the DadTalk Blog.
Responsible fatherhood programs exist all over the country. This section serves as a starting point for fathers looking to connect with programs that can help make them responsible and involved in their child’s life. Inclusion on this list is limited to State-operated and HHS-funded local programs, and DOES NOT constitute an endorsement of the program by the National Responsible Fatherhood Clearinghouse or the U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families' Office of Family Assistance.
If you are looking for a program in your area but don’t see your city listed here, or are looking for assistance with a personal situation, contact us at 1-877-432-3411.
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