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:

Kentucky State Profile (PDF 204 KB): These fact sheets highlight State programs and strategies to promote parenting and responsible fatherhood.


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.

Gateway Community Services Organization
124 College St.
West Liberty, KY 41472-1115

The New Pathways for Fathers and Families Program is designed to strengthen positive father-child engagement, improve employment and economic mobility opportunities, and improve healthy relationships and marriage as well as provide individualized case management and access to community resources to address the social, emotional and economic stability needs of eligible fathers in Bath, Menifee, Montgomery, Morgan and Rowan counties.

440 N Whittington Parkway
Burhans Hall Room LL1K
Louisville, KY 40222
Tel: (502)709-9323
Fax: (502)852-3080
Through the University of Louisville Research Foundation, Inc., in Louisville, KY, Stepping Up 4 Your Child provides noncustodial fathers with a comprehensive, solution-oriented program featuring group-based parent education and individualized case management to help fathers achieve financial independence, increase their parenting skills, and develop a co-parenting alliance.
104 South Front Ave
Prestonburg, KY 41653
Phone: 606-886-8572
Fax: 606-886-4433
Mountain Comprehensive Care Center, serves fathers in six counties in Eastern Kentucky. The project offers integrated services including skills-based parenting education, dissemination of information regarding good parenting practices, one-on-one counseling around parenting issues, and assistance with understanding how to support children financially. Participants include eligible fathers who have been tried and convicted as an adult, are low-income, and may be an expectant father, a biological father, an adoptive father, a stepfather, or a person who is acknowledged as a father figure of a dependent child up to 24 years of age.


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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