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:
New Mexico State Profile (PDF 177 KB): These fact sheets highlight State programs and strategies to promote parenting and responsible fatherhood.
New Mexico State University: Las Cruces, NM
New Mexico State University (NMSU) is an Office of Family Assistance Healthy Marriage grantee. The mission of NMSU’s Strengthening Families Initiative is to promote healthier families and communities in New Mexico by strengthening parent-child and couple relationships, building self-sufficiency, and encouraging healthy behaviors. To improve the lives of New Mexico's children, Strengthening Families Initiative provides three evidence-based intensive parenting and family education programs. Each class meets once a week for 2.5 hours for 12 weeks. The programs also provide a concurrent children's program and offer class series, materials, and evaluation in English and Spanish.
Read about the experience of fathers in their parenting class at a correctional institution on the ACF website.
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.
There are currently no U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families, Office of Family Assistance New Pathways for Fathers and Families or Responsible Fatherhood Opportunities for Reentry and Mobility (ReFORM) grantees serving New Mexico.
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 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.