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 Help@FatherhoodGov.Info.

Learn more about efforts in your state:

Texas State Profile (PDF 128 KB): These fact sheets highlight State programs and strategies to promote parenting and responsible fatherhood.


Houston Marriage Project: Houston, TX
Family Services of Greater Houston is an Office of Family Assistance Healthy Marriage Education grantee. The Houston Marriage Project is a program within Family Services of Greater Houston that provides couples with skills and resources that will empower them to create healthy relationships necessary to provide emotional and financial stability for their families.

In June 2-13 the Houston Marriage Project participated in Fatherhood Buzz! Read more about their experience and Fatherhood Buzz in the DadTalk Blog.

Anthem Strong Families: Dallas, TX
Anthem Strong Families was an Office of Family Assistance Healthy Marriage Education grantee. With a mission to educate, equip, and empower men, women, and youth to Be the Champion for their lives, their marriages, their children and their families, Anthem Strong Families offers programs in the Dallas area.

One of their program’s success stories of a father who became connected to the program while incarcerated is featured in the DadTalk Blog. Read more

Find more about OFA Grantees and other Federal Programs in the DadTalk Blog.


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.

The Horizon Eagle Program
256 North Sam Houston Parkway E
Suite 115
Houston TX 77060
Since 2011, the Horizon Eagle Fatherhood program has served over 1,000 fathers by providing them with healthy parenting/relationship education as well as resources to increase their economic stability. Horizon Outreach realizes the presence of fathers in the lives of their children make a tremendous difference in a child’s ability to do well in school and to flourish socially.
Texas State Office of the Attorney General
P.O. Box 12017 Mail Code 039
Austin, TX 78711-2017
Family Initiatives
The Family Initiatives (FI) section of the Child Support Division acts as a catalyst for family-centered child support. FI leads special projects and ongoing programs that enhance the Child Support Division's ability to respond compassionately and effectively to the changing needs of families and children in Texas. Family Initiatives works in collaboration with community and faith-based organizations, courts, schools, legal aid providers, and other public agencies. 
Dallas, TX
12800 Hillcrest Road
Suite #A101
Dallas, TX 75230
Office: 214-426-0900
Fax: 214-426-0906
Alliance for North Texas Healthy and Effective Marriages (ANTHEM) offers the TYRO Champion Dad (TCD) project, a responsible fatherhood program in Dallas, TX, that recognizes the importance of four interrelated factors to the well-being of a child.  The TCD program addresses these issues in an integrated and innovative approach through partnerships with county and state criminal justice systems, a state-wide child welfare system, and a major county hospital in low-income areas of Dallas, TX.
POB 1838
New Caney, TX, 77357
phone: 281-689-5544
Fax: 281-689-5279
Motivation Education & Training, Inc. (MET Inc.) was incorporated in 1967 to provide academic and vocational training to migrant and seasonal farmworkers with the objective of furthering participants’ economic self-sufficiency.


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 Dallas-based ACF Region 6 office serves Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma, and Texas. Learn more about ACF Region 6.


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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