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:
New York State Profile (PDF 239 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.
New York State Office of Children and Family Services
52 Washington Street
Rensselaer, New York 12144-2796
The Office of Children and Family Services serves New York's public by promoting the safety, permanency and well-being of our children, families and communities. It will achieve results by setting and enforcing policies, building partnerships, and funding and providing quality services.
Chautauqua Opportunities, Inc. (COI) implements the Chautauqua Region Fatherhood Program located in Dunkirk, NY, serving 300 individuals throughout the adjacent counties of Chautauqua and Cattaraugus in New York and Erie County in Pennsylvania. The target population includes fathers, or expectant fathers, aged 16 and over, who have one or more children under age 18, and their families.
The Retreat, Inc. offers the Enhanced Suffolk County Fatherhood Initiative, located in Riverhead, NY, which is a community-level collaboration that addresses the needs of young, low-income, and/or veteran at-risk fathers in Southeast New York by providing case management, economic stability interventions, and a series of skill-building group and individual activities. These activities are designed to leverage and activate these fathers' respective strengths.
Located in New York City, Structured Employment Economic Development Corporation (Seedco) is a national workforce development non-profit organization. Partnering with BronxWorks and STRIVE International, both community-based workforce development organizations, Seedco administers the Strong Fathers, Stronger Families (SFSF) responsible fatherhood program.
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 2 serves New Jersey, New York, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Learn more about ACF Region 2.