National Fatherhood Initiative:
Involved, responsible and committed fathers are key to healthy families and strong communities. National Fatherhood Initiative provides resources to engage and educate men and fathers, including the Why Knot?™ A Marriage-Readiness Program for Men, which helps to prepare men for a healthy marriage. For more information on National Fatherhood Initiative and its programs, please visit
or call 301-948-0599.
The Connections Project - An initiative that focuses on the power of engaged fathers for successful reentry
Office of the Attorney General of Texas:
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. These programs lead the nation in efforts to promote responsible fatherhood, conduct parenting and paternity education, increase noncustodial parent access to children, and provide services that encourage stable family formation. To learn more about these programs and services please visit:
Texas Council on Family Violence:
The Texas Council on Family Violence (TCFV) is one of the largest domestic violence coalitions in the nation. Founded in 1978, TCFV has been a leader in the efforts to end family violence through partnerships, advocacy and direct services for women, children and men. TCFV’s mission is to promote safe and healthy relationships by supporting service providers, facilitating strategic prevention efforts, and creating opportunities for freedom from domestic violence. TCFV’s membership is comprised of family violence service providers, supportive organizations, survivors of domestic violence, businesses and professionals, communities of faith and other concerned citizens. As a membership-focused organization, TCFV is firmly committed to serving its members, communities in Texas and thousands of victims of domestic violence and their families.
To discuss TCFV’s work or to request assistance, please contact the TCFV Policy team at 1.800.525.1978 or visit the TCFV website at:www.tcfv.org.
TCFV is co-located with the National Domestic Violence Hotline (NDVH). Through a telephone hotline operating 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, NDVH provides crisis intervention, information and referrals to victims of domestic violence, perpetrators, and friends and families across the nation. For more information on the Hotline, visit
National Domestic Violence Hotline: 1-800-799-7233