National Organizations


Website of the National Fatherhood Initiative – tools and information for Dads including free Dads Tips for your inbox.

All Pro Dad

Want to get more involved with your school age child? All Pro Dads has a great website with information, and has programs in many locals schools. Get all the info here.

Local Organizations

Dads Inc

As an independent and innovative voice in a rapidly expanding field, Dads Inc. has quickly become a nationally-recognized expert and leader in the field of fatherhood development and involvement.

Children's Bureau

Children’s Bureau is a well-established non-profit working on behalf of abused and neglected children and families in Indiana. 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 43,000 children annually.


Since its beginning in 1980, the Indiana Coalition Against Domestic Violence has worked to ensure survivors of intimate partner violence have the services they need to become safe and empowered. ICADV also believes domestic violence is not inevitable. Its prevention efforts work to foster change that will create communities free from individual and family violence.


The Marion County Commission on Youth, Inc. (MCCOY) was established as an independent nonprofit organization in December 1993. Our mission is to champion the positive development of youth through leadership on key issues and support of the youth worker community. MCCOY adds value to the community by keeping its focus on developing the supports and opportunities needed for children and youth to grow into successful adults. MCCOY’s four community roles are to serve as an advocate, capacity builder, convener and resource in order to expand opportunities for young people. We hope that every young person in central Indiana has opportunities to thrive, learn, engage and contribute.

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 3,000 children and their families each day. Our vision is that every child will flourish in a healthy, nurturing, self-sufficient family.


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.

Big Brothers, Big Sisters

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.

Indiana Commission on the Social Status of Black Males (ICSSBM)

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 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.

Child Advocates

Child advocates number one goal is to provide independent, child-focused representation to every child who has suffered abuse and/or neglect. Child Advocates is the only agency to hold contract with the Marion County (Indianapolis) Juvenile Court to provide this service.

Child Care Answers

Child Care Answers is a child care training and referral program operated by Early Learning Indiana. We serve families, child care providers, and the community as we work to enhance access to, and the quality of, child care services in Central Indiana.

YMCA of Greater Indianapolis

We’re a gym, but we’re not just a gym. We’re a charity, but we’re not just a charity. We’re about families, but we’re also about singles, college students, new couples and empty-nesters. Above all, we’re about community.

Fathers & Families Center

Fathers and Families Center serves as a 501(c)(3) agency to enhance the capacity of young fathers to become responsible and involved parents, wage earners, and providers of child support. Major activities are centered on educational and employment advancement, parenting and basic life skills training, and support services assistance.

The Indiana Youth Institute

A great website for youth information in the community, and they have a fantastic section titled “Parent Involvement” with lots of links and information for parents generally and dads specifically.

Miscellaneous Resources

Indiana Parenting Time Guidelines

A great website for youth information in the community, and they have a fantastic section titled “Parent Involvement” with lots of links and information for parents generally and dads specifically.

Marion County Prosecutor’s Office

This office deals with child support – (317) 327-1800; 129 E. Market St., Indianapolis, IN