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:

Wisconsin State Profile (PDF 120 KB): These fact sheets highlight State programs and strategies to promote parenting and responsible fatherhood.


Center for Self-Sufficiency: Milwaukee, WI
The Center for Self-Sufficiency (CFSS) in Milwaukee, WI, is an Office of Family Assistance Healthy Marriage Education grantee. CFSS is a nonprofit organization that specializes in partnering with schools, government agencies, community organizations, faith-based organizations and other types of nonprofits to develop effective family-strengthening programs. The CFSS “Vow to Succeed” program is designed to strengthen marriages and decrease out-of-wedlock births and divorces in Southeast Wisconsin.

CFSS offers a variety of opportunities that included one-day retreats, special events, eight-hour workshops and weekly relationship classes for youth, singles, expectant parents, engaged couples and married couples.

One of their program’s success stories 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.

819 N. 6th Street, Rm. #216
Milwaukee WI 53203
414-227-4204 (office)
414-227-4200 (Main #)
414-227-4201 (Fax)
The Mission of the Department of Children and Families is to improve the economic and social well-being of Wisconsin’s children, youth and families. The Department is committed to protecting children and youth, strengthening families, and supporting communities
Milwaukee County Pathways to Responsible Fatherhood Project
901 N 9th St, RM 101
Milwaukee, WI 53233-1425
The Milwaukee County New Pathways for Families and Fathers (MNPFF) project is a responsible fatherhood program run by the Milwaukee County Department of Child Support Services (CSS) in Milwaukee, WI. The goal of the program is to strengthen positive father/child engagement, improve employment and economic mobility opportunities, and improve healthy relationships and marriage.


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 Chicago-based ACF Region 5 office serves Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio, and Wisconsin. Learn more about ACF Region 5.


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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