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The Vision

Develop a System that Serves Fathers as Well as it Serves Moms and Babies

A multi-sector team of leaders in the community, academia, and health and human services work together to realize the vision through seven strategies:


  • Connecting Fathers to Resources and to Each Other

  • Reaching Fathers

  • Improving Relationships (Between Men & Institutions; Between Co-Parents)

  • Supporting Inner Healing

  • Reclaiming the Narrative

  • Addressing Mass Incarceration

  • Implementing Father-Friendly Policies


Fathers Matter ATL
Whole Health Man Webinar

At this event we will discuss adverse childhood experiences and how insurance can support self-care, encourage men to care for their mental and physical health, and promote relationships as a motivator for self-care.

DATE: June 1, 2023

TIME: 6:30pm - 7:30pm


Sundjata Aja, MEF Associates


Debbie McDonald, Douglas County Juvenile Court

Eric Pope, TAAL Sports

Reginald Johnson, CareSource

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Teams of fathers are welcome to register to play for $50. Cash prizes for first, second, and third place will be given.


All are welcome to attend and support this event by registering for a free ticket. There will be free food, health screenings, entertainment, and resources for the whole family!


Please contact Reginald Johnson at if you have any questions.

The Research to Understand Systems for Housing (RUSH) study, funded as part of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s Systems for Action research program, evaluates the feasibility of a multi-sector “Functional Zero” approach to reducing homelessness among fathers in Atlanta, with a focus on Black fathers who are disproportionately represented among homeless populations.

On May 31, 12 PM (EST), our team will be presenting on the study for the broader Systems for Action research audience and you are welcome to join us!




Also, this program has a peer learning community where community-based organizations can:

  • Share innovative ideas for systems alignment

  • Hear about others’ experiences implementing systems alignment

  • Discuss how to use evidence from systems alignment research studies

  • Strengthen their organization’s capacity to participate in systems alignment research


The Georgia Child Support Commission is conducting a one-question survey on changing the terms “Custodial Parent” and “Noncustodial Parent” as used in the Child Support Guidelines Statute (O.C.G.A § 19-6-15) and in Georgia’s Child Support Calculator.   The Commission requests that you participate in this survey and encourages you to share this request with others.  The survey may be accessed through the Child Support Commission website or click the button below.

The survey will remain open for six months and information on the results will be reviewed during Child Support Commission meetings, which are open to the public.  Details on upcoming meetings may be found here.

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This monthly calendar features various programs and events that are catered to fathers and their children.


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