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:

Florida State Profile (PDF 209 KB): These fact sheets highlight State programs and strategies to promote parenting and responsible fatherhood.


Jewish Family & Children’s Service: Sarasota, FL
Jewish Family & Children’s Service (JFCS) of Sarasota-Manatee is an Office of Family Assistance Healthy Marriage grantee. Guided by the Jewish tradition of helping all people, JFCS provides comprehensive counseling and social services to those confronting life's challenges. Their Healthy Fathers/ Healthy Families program is offered in English and Spanish to fathers (and father figures) in the Sarasota area. The program is among many services offered to families, including Healthy Families/Healthy Children that includes relationship and parenting education, and employability training.

One of their success stories, Chris, from the Healthy Fathers/ Healthy Families program is highlighted in the DadTalk Blog. Read more

Find more about OFA Grantees (link no longer active) and other Federal Programs (link no longer active) in the DadTalk Blog.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.

644 Cesery Blvd., Suite 210
Jacksonville, Florida 32211
Phone: 904.723.5422
Fax: 904.723.5433
The Northeast Florida Healthy Start Coalition, Inc., located in Jacksonville, FL, strengthens and expands responsible fatherhood, employment, housing, health care, mentoring, and recidivism reduction services in five Northeast Florida counties through a comprehensive program entitled, Growing Responsible Fathers through Support and Education.


The Administration for Children and Families, a division of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, includes the broad range of federal programs that address the needs of children and families. These programs are at the heart of the federal effort to strengthen families and help all children succeed by bringing new ideas, insights, and leadership on issues that impact the lives of all Americans.

The Atlanta-based Region 4 office serves the eight southeastern states of Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Tennessee. Learn more about ACF Region 4.


The NRFC Events Calendar lists events throughout the country that are broadly accessible and sponsored by federally funded or recognized and/or national or state-wide fatherhood or related organizations.

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