The Mayor's Fatherhood Initiative, which involves multiple agencies, launched in 2010 with four goals:
As part of the initiative, NYC DADS provides public outreach and hosts free events to help dads spend quality time with their children.
The Department of Youth and Community Development (DYCD) Fatherhood Initiative offers classes and programs for three groups of fathers:
The New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) NYC Fatherhood Initiative provides a healthy atmosphere where fathers and their children can develop strong and lasting relationships. Programs take place on NYCHA property but are open to everyone.