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National Center on Fathers and Families

Contact Information

Dr. Vivian Gadsden, Director
University of Pennsylvania
3440 Market Street, Suite 450
Philadelphia, PA 19104-3325

215-573-5500 (Voice)
215-573-5508 (FAX)

Internet Resources


The mission of the National Center on Fathers and Families (NCOFF) is to improve the life chances of children and the efficacy of families and to support the conduct and dissemination of research that advances the understanding of father involvement. To achieve it goals, NCOFF seeks to increase and enrich the possibilities for children, ensuring that children are helped and that the system allows for the participation of fathers in their children's lives.



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Date Entered: 2/1/1998
Date Edited: 7/14/2014
Date Revised: 1/3/2002
Health Referral Number: HR2906
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