Engaging Dads, Promoting Fatherhood


Many organizations work together to fulfill the mission of the Indiana Fatherhood Coalition. These organizations fall into two categories – Partners and Collaborators.

The Indiana Fatherhood Coalition Partners provide financial and manpower support. The Partners include:

Indiana Commission on the Social Status of Black Males: The mission of the Indiana Commission on the Social Status of Black Males (ICSSBM) is to study the social conditions of the state’s black male population, develop strategies to remedy or assist in remedying serious adversities, and make recommendations to improve the educational, social, economic, employment, and other circumstances for Hoosiers. The Commission serves policymakers and public interest groups, as well as the media, community organizations and members of the general public.

Kids’ Voice of Indiana: At Kids’ Voice we protect children’s best interests through advocacy and education by providing our three programs: The Derelle Watson-Duvall Children’s Law Center of Indiana, the Supervised Parent-Child Visitation and the Bette J. Dick GAL for Kids Programs. Our unique programs are designed to offer legal education, training, and technical assistance exclusively for those on the front lines – people like you – who are involved daily in serving at-risk children and their families. We also provide hands-on services in the areas of representing children’s best interest and supervised visitation.

Marion County Commission on Youth (MCCOY): MCCOY’s mission is to champion the positive development of youth through leadership on key issues and support of the youth worker community.

The Villages: The Villages champions every child’s right to a safe, permanent and nurturing home. We are committed to strengthening all families and embracing the dignity and diversity of every child, youth and family served. The Villages, Indiana’s largest not-for-profit child and family services agency, serves over 1,400 children and their families each day. Our vision is that every child will flourish in a healthy, nurturing, self-sufficient family.

Indiana Youth Services Association: IYSA membership is comprised of Youth Service Bureaus that deliver community based juvenile delinquency and family support programming. IYSA’s current 32 members serve approximately 74 Hoosier counties. Youth Services Bureaus (YSB) serve vulnerable youth and families and offer programming that supports positive youth development.

Children’s Bureau: Through our programs, we act as an advocate for all children and families, focusing on those that are at risk. We provide a full array of community-based prevention and intervention services and work in partnership with the Department of Child Services and other community organizations statewide. Currently, we provide child and family social services in 47 counties throughout Indiana to more than 46,000 children annually.

Indiana Department of Child Services (DCS): DCS protects children who are victims of abuse or neglect and strengthens families through services that focus on family support and preservation. The Department also administers child support, child protection, adoption and foster care throughout the state of Indiana.

Indiana Coalition Against Domestic Violence: ICADV’s mission is to work for the prevention and elimination of domestic violence – until the violence ends.

Big Brothers, Big Sisters of Central Indiana:For more than 100 years, Big Brothers Big Sisters has operated under the belief that inherent in every child is the ability to succeed and thrive in life. As the nation’s largest donor and volunteer supported mentoring network, Big Brothers Big Sisters makes meaningful, monitored matches between adult volunteers (“Bigs”) and children (“Littles”), ages 8 through 18, in communities across the country. We develop positive relationships that have a direct and lasting effect on the lives of young people.

Child Advocates: Child Advocates, Inc. is an organization that was created to represent and protect the best interest of children in Marion County who are victims of life-threatening abuse or neglect. Staff members and community volunteers are part of a legal process that ensures these children receive a safe, permanent home.

MensWork: MensWork invites, engages and equips men to speak out and step up to prevent gender-based violence.

2015 Supporters:

  • Indiana Youth Soccer
  • All Pro Dad
  • Indiana PTA
  • IPS
  • Girls Inc.
  • 100 Black Men
  • The YMCA of Greater Indianapolis
  • National Fatherhood Initiative

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