Since 2005, the Healthy Marriage and Responsible Fatherhood (HMRF) programs have received funding from the Administration for Children and Families, Office of Family Assistance (OFA), within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, to support services, as well as research and evaluation activities. These programs contribute to OFA’s larger goal of enhancing household and community economic security while promoting the well-being and long-term positive outcomes of families and children. Programs provide services to adults and youth that specifically target stronger relationships, positive father-child interactions, improved co-parenting capacity, and family economic stability.
MDRC worked with Public Strategies, Inc., to provide training and technical assistance to the HMRF programs with the goal of supporting them to implement strong programs. The project supported 113 programs across 30 states who are providing healthy marriage and responsible fatherhood services.