Preparing Outstanding Parents

The Alabama Parenthood Initiative is part of a statewide network of public, private, non-profit, and faith-based organizations working to enhance the ability of parents to fulfill their roles and responsibilities for their children’s emotional and economic wellbeing.

Mission Statement:

To encourage strong families and empower parents to meet the needs of their children through a comprehensive array of services and strong community partnerships promoting responsible parenting, healthy marriage, and fostering economic stability.


While eligibility is not limited to these populations, API has a particular interest in serving the following target populations:

  • Low-income parents
  • Parents who are refugees or immigrants
  • Parents at-risk of facing challenges
  • Parents who did not complete high school
  • Non-custodial, non-resident and other single parents
  • Parents with disabilities
  • Parents who are veterans

The API office is located in the Center for Applied Technology
(building #3, see maps)

   These services are available to all eligible persons, regardless of race, gender, age, disability, or religion. Funding for this project was provided by the Office of Family Assistance, United States Department of Health and Human Services Grant #90FK0042-01-00. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the United States Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families.
   This program is funded through a partnership with the Children's Trust Fund of Alabama.