The New Life Program (NLP) - "A Place Where Fathers Matter," is a new initiative of the Metro Public Health Department of Nashville/Davidson County that will give Nashville's fathers the knowledge, skills, and support they need to become more positively involved in the lives of their children. The program's ultimate goal is to maximize the health and well-being of our city's families.
In Davidson County, there are approximately 23,000 households led by single mothers with children under the age of 18. Most of these homes are in North and East Nashville, and nearly half (49%) of these single mothers live below the poverty line. Based on the National Fatherhood Initiative Report on the cost of father absence, Nashville spends approximately $830 Million on social service programs supporting father-absent households. The NLP will provide Nashville with an opportunity to reduce these numbers. The New Life Program is funded by a grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Administration for Children and Families.
The New Life Program is comprised of vibrant individuals who are eager to serve Nashville's fathers! While we are still in the growth process, we do have a team of outreach workers, Meharry interns/externs, facilitators, site coordinators, father advocates, the father advocates' supervisor, and the program manager.
The New Life Program is for ALL FATHERS living in Nashville/Davidson County, and
especially for fathers who are not living full time with all of their children. To enroll
or refer a father to our program, click here or call 615-340-8989—our staff are EXCITED to
register our men of Nashville.
Click here for more information.