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Texas Department of Family and Protective Services (Tarrant County; Ft. Worth) and New Day Services

The Texas Department of Family and Protective Services, Child Protective Services Division, partners with members of the Tarrant County Fatherhood Coalition to provide the model intervention program to non-resident fathers with the aim of determining the impact of non-resident fatherhood involvement on the outcomes for children in the care of Department. The Tarrant County Fatherhood Coalition consists of about 40 organizations working to promote responsible fatherhood in Tarrant County.

The Coalition Members

  • New Day Services for Children and Families is a faith-based nonprofit that offers help and hope to families and individuals involved in Tarrant County family and juvenile courts. New Day Services houses the peer-led support groups.
  • The Tarrant County Workforce Development Board (Workforce Solutions for Tarrant County) has been in operation since 1998 and was instrumental in forming the Tarrant County Fatherhood Coalition. It provides resources and assistance to jobseekers and small businesses in Tarrant County. Workforce Solutions assists in the job readiness portions of the curriculum.
  • Foundation Communities is a nonprofit organization that provides affordable housing, community learning centers, and asset-building opportunities such as financial education workshops. Foundation Communities provides practical information and support in the areas of tax and financial planning.
  • The Tarrant County Safety Net is a virtual community network of services that connects clients to educational and employment opportunities.
  • Child Trends, based in Washington, D.C., establishes the rigorous experimental research design for a comprehensive evaluation of the project.

Primary Contacts
Karen Bird

Nancy Dahle

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