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:

Maryland State Profile (PDF 230 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.

Maryland Department of Human Resources
311 Saratoga Street, Rm 239
Baltimore, MD 21201-3521
Phone: (877) 634-6361
The Maryland Department of Human Resources (DHR) is the state’s primary social service provider, serving over one million people annually.  The Department, through its 24 local departments of social services, aggressively pursues opportunities to assist people in economic need, provide preventive services, and protect vulnerable children and adults in each of Maryland’s 23 counties and Baltimore City.
2201 North Monroe St
Baltimore, MD 21217
Phone: 410-367-5691
The Center for Urban Families (CFUF) is a responsible fatherhood program located in Baltimore, MD. Their Baltimore Responsible Fatherhood Project (BRFP) strengthens responsible fatherhood, economic success, and healthy relationships and marriages among participants. The BRFP is a fully integrated system of family strengthening programs and services and aids vulnerable fathers and their families through parenting and family stability services; job readiness and occupational skills training; work placement and reemployment services; retention and advancement assistance; and healthy relationship activities.
10400 Detrick Avenue,
Kensington, MD 20895
Phone: 240-627-9400
Fax: 301-949-4690
Housing Opportunities Commission (HOC) of Montgomery County, Maryland, located in Kensington, MD, offers the HOC Family Program to 240 fathers each year. The population is reached through single female-led households in Public Housing/Housing Choice Voucher (PH/HCV) programs. Through intensive case management, counseling and mentoring, educational workshops, and vocational training, the HOC Family Program reinforces parenting skills and advances child well-being, while simultaneously empowering fathers and mothers to improve their economic self-sufficiency and successfully address issues and barriers that may affect father/child and/or family relationships.


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.

ACF Region 3 serves Delaware, District of Columbia, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and West Virginia. Learn more about ACF Region 3.


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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