The Ohio Commission on Fatherhood
Ohio County Fatherhood Initiative
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The Ohio Commission on Fatherhood is a state agency housed within the Ohio Department of Job & Family Services. Our mission is to enhance the well-being of Ohio's children by providing opportunities for fathers to become better parents, partners and providers. Please explore our website to learn more about how we do this.


Governor Issues Proclamation on Fatherhood -
As in past years, Governor Kasich issued a proclamation declaring June to be "Responsible Fatherhood Month." Read his words of support and encouragement for Ohio's fathers. read more ...



For the fourth consecutive year, OCF selected eleven June events that promote positive father-child interactions and the importance of responsible fatherhood.  These events will take place throughout Ohio during the month of June.  See if there is an event happening near you. . .

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Ohio will receive nearly $10 million from October 2015 to September 2020 to help new and expectant low-income fathers with children under age one and fathers ages 16 to 24 to become more effective and nurturing parents, improve their families' long-term economic stability, and build strong, lasting relationships with their children.   The grant, from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, will fund the “New Beginnings for New Fathers” program in Franklin, Clark, Cuyahoga, Hamilton and Montgomery Counties. Participating fathers will receive job training, parenting classes, and healthy marriage and relationship education.  Click here to read more



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