The National Fatherhood Initiative works to improve the well-being of children by increasing the proportion of children growing up with involved, responsible, and committed fathers. The initiative educates through public awareness campaigns, research and other resources; equips and develops leaders of national, state and community fatherhood initiatives through curricula, training and technical assistance; and engages sectors of society through strategic alliances and partnerships. The initiative offers several resources specifically targeted to the military community through programs such as the Military Fathers Program and the Drop Dad a Line program.

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children & Families is responsible for federal programs that promote the economic and social well-being of families, children, individuals and communities. The website provides information and resources on a variety of topics to include services encompassing adoption, foster care, child care, child support, Head Start, and child abuse and neglect.