AZFFC has a new exciting National Consultant Services with a database that includes a speaker’s bureau, strategic development specialists, grant writing experts, grant evaluators, and some of the finest professionals in this nation addressing the many complex issues associated with fathers, mothers, children and communities. 

Our consultants are located throughout the nation to provide regional experts who have extensive experience in the health & human services non-profit profession. 

If you are interested in joining our team of professionals, contact Mr. James Rodríguez, M.S.W., CEO/President at [email protected] 

Include a personal statement, short biography and resume. One of the AZFFC staff will follow up on your selection. If you need services as aforementioned, contact us an [email protected]  or call 800-603-9309. 

The Passing


Carl King

On Sunday, 28 Nov 2004 we lost a dear friend, Mr. Carl King husband, friend, soul mate of Susan Levine. Susan and Carl both assisted AZFFC with all of travel through their agency. Sue and Carl are more than just professional resources they are GREAT people. Please pray for Susan as she lost her love her life.  An endowment will be established and those who know Susan and Carl please email her at

AZFFC, Inc.  News

AZFFC’s CEO Joins the Family & Corrections Network’s Board of Directors

FCN is an organization for and about families of prisoners. They offer information, training and technical assistance on children of prisoners, parenting programs for prisoners, prison visiting, incarcerated fathers and mothers, hospitality programs, keeping in touch, returning to the community, the impact of the justice system on families, and prison marriage.

AZFFC is committed to the needs of all fathers to include those behind bars and the impacts on their children. Mr. James Rodríguez has served on several boards of directors both at the local and national level but is honored to be appointed to this excellent organization.

Did you know that 85% of incarcerated youth are from fatherless households and 55% of male prisoners and 75% of female prisoners report having children under 18? Therefore, we must make impacts with children and fathers, as there are more than 2,000,000 children of incarcerated parents in the United States.  

Arizona Governor Janet Napolitano Provides AZZFC with an Official State Proclamation & Keynote at 2004 Conference

Arizona Fathers & Families Coalition, Inc. is comprised of talented individuals and an array of organizations throughout Arizona with a national Board of Directors. Our efforts to include fathers in direct service were recognized by Governor Janet Napolitano as she spoke to the attendees on the importance of fathers for children’s well being. A strong advocate and leader for child-welfare, Gov. Napolitano relayed the need to serve the entire family.

On 20 February 2004, Governor Napolitano bestowed an Official Proclamation recognizing Arizona Fathers & Families Coalition, Inc. as a leader in fatherhood field for promising practices in Arizona. In addition, she made a special recognition for the Annual Southwestern Fatherhood Conference as a venue to promote fathers, mothers, and fragile families.   

2004 Honorable John S. Martinez Leadership Awards & 

Father of the Year Scholarships 

In February 2004 Arizona Fathers & Families Coalition, Inc. was pleased to honor Chief of Police Francisco Ortiz, New haven, CT, New York State Assemblyman 51st District, Felix W. Ortiz, Brooklyn, New York, Mr. Geraldo Rodriguez, M.S.W., A.C.S.W., Los Angeles County Social Services, Los Angeles, CA, and Mr. Neil Tift, National Practitioners Network for Fathers & Families, Washington, DC were selected for their contributions to help at-risk individuals and as role models in their communities, state, and nationally. 


16-18 February 2005 6th Annual Southwestern Fatherhood & Families Conference 

Join us as we host one of the finest national fatherhood and families’ conference specifically designed to augment organizations, practitioners and parents’ needs. 0n the 16th we will offer a full-day Pre-Conference Summit with five  diverse tracks focusing on cultural diversity such as Native American, Latino, and African American. In addition, we will have workshops on how to write grants and effectively apply for grant funding (local, foundation, state and federal).  On the 17th -18th we will have thirty workshop sessions, five keynote sessions, a silent auction, entertainment, and an awards ceremony.

Arizona Fathers & Families Coalition, Inc. becomes the Arizona State affiliate of the National Practitioners Network for Fathers & Families, Inc. Washington; D.C. 

NPNFF is the national individual membership organization whose mission is to build the profession of practitioners working to increase the responsible involvement of fathers in the lives of their children. NPNFF’s programs and services are designed to foster communication, promote professionalism, and enhance collaboration among individuals working with fathers and fragile families.  NPNFF will be one of our co-hosts for the 6th Annual Southwestern Fatherhood & Families Conference, 2005. 

Arizona Fathers & Families Coalition, Inc. introduces a National Fatherhood Assessment

Daniel McDonald, Ph.D., University of Arizona, an AZFFC Board of Director has developed fatherhood assessment tools. Our tool was designed to collect data from parents, practitioners, organizations, and state institutions. Over 200 organizations nationwide have utilized this tool for their own program’s effectiveness working with fathers.  Practitioners’ assessment tool identifies key areas to promote family services that are inclusive of fathers. Dr. McDonald is a strong advocate for the Fathers & Families Initiative and has the capacity to provide you this tool. AZFFC will take all of the information obtained from surveyed participants locally, statewide and national to provide a comprehensive report by the fall of 2005. The report will provide what parents relay as necessary service interventions to enhance their well-being and aspirations, gaps of services as reported by organizations, training needs for practitioners and responsiveness from statewide institutions. For more information and/or to access out tool please call us at 800-603-9309 or 602-495-8845 email at [email protected]