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 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:

Indiana State Profile (PDF 306 KB): These fact sheets highlight State programs and strategies to promote parenting and responsible fatherhood.


Cornerstone of Hope Church: Indianapolis, IN
The Cornerstone Community Development Center is a non-profit, non-sectarian unit of Cornerstone of Hope Church, Inc., located in Indianapolis, Indiana. The marriage ministry of Cornerstone of Hope Church was formed to educate couples on effective ways to resolve conflict, improve communication, and enhance marital relations. The church has been hosting programs for couples within the congregation for several years, and after seeing the couple’s marriages flourish, decided to expand the program to the community in collaboration with other houses of worship and community partners. The Enriching Marriages in Indiana Project (EMIP) trains and equips low-income couples that have chosen marriage to gain a greater understanding and appreciation of their relationships through a range of marriage education services. Through these services, couples acquire the skills and knowledge necessary to form and sustain healthy marriages.

Read more on the ACF website.


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.

302 W. Washington Street
Room E334
Indianapolis, IN 46204
The Indiana Department of Correction seeks to promote public safety by providing meaningful, effective opportunities for successful re-entry.  As the model of best correctional practices, the department strives to return productive citizens to their communities and inspire a culture of accountability, integrity and professionalism.
720 North Marr Road
Columbus, IN 47201
Main Phone: 812.314.3400
Fax: 812.376.4875
Centerstone of Indiana, Inc., Providing Opportunities for Parental Support (POPS), is a responsible fatherhood program located in Bloomington, IN. It provides a comprehensive, evidence-based, culturally competent continuum of services to address the needs of fathers (e.g., biological, expectant, stepfathers) in six Indiana counties: Bartholomew, Brown, Lawrence, Monroe, Morgan, and Owen.


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 Chicago-based ACF Region 5 office serves Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio, and Wisconsin. Learn more about ACF Region 5.


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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