Serving Fathers Across the United States

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State agencies, local governments, and non-profits across the United States are working to serve fathers and support families in a variety of ways. Learn more about programs and services in other states; read research on the effectiveness of fatherhood programs; and find resources, trainings, curricula, and funding opportunities available to support organizations that serve fathers.

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Research Across the United States

Key demographic information on fathers and research on the effectiveness of programs supporting fathers across the United States that can help programs understand the needs of fathers and how best to support them.

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Resources for Programs

Resources to help organizations across the United States operate programs that support fathers.

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Federal Funding Opportunities

Funding information from the federal government on hundreds of grant opportunities offered by federal agencies to help organizations provide services.

Resources

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Federal, State, and Local Efforts Supporting Father Involvement (2017)

Fatherhood programs emerged in the 1990s as an outgrowth of welfare reform, but have since evolved to include an emphasis on healthy relationships, parenting skills, and father involvement. This brief provides an overview of the initiatives, policies, and programs focusing on supporting fathers that are currently being implemented at the national, state, and local levels across the United States.