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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Learn more about efforts in your state:
Missouri State Profile (PDF 182 KB): These fact sheets highlight State programs and strategies to promote parenting and responsible fatherhood.
Fathers' Support Center Graduates 100th Class in February 2014
On February 19, 2014, Fathers' Support Center (FSC) of St. Louis held a graduation for it's 100th class. FSC is one of the Office of Family Assistance's (OFA)Pathways to Responsible Fatherhood grantees. At the ceremony, Halbert Sullivan, President and CEO of Fathers' Support Center (FSC), said the graduating class of 22 started with more than 60 men. "Men sharpen men," Sullivan said. "We have 22 who stood the test, and I'd like to give them my own applause." Read more about the event, a link to a feature in the St. Louis American about the event, and information on the program in the DadTalk Blog.
Find OFA programs as well as other resources available in Missouri on this page.
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.
Father's Support Center St. Louis, Inc.
4411 N. Newstead Ave.
Saint Louis, MO 63115-2534
Fathers’ Support Center provides a comprehensive program of services for men who want to learn to be responsible fathers committed to strong family relationships. Thus organization’s mission is to foster healthy relationships by strengthening families and communities.
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 Kansas City-based ACF Region 7 office serves Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, and Nebraska. Learn more about ACF Region 7.