The Ohio Commission on Fatherhood
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The Ohio Commission on Fatherhood is a state-wide commission 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.




Ohio will receive nearly $10 million over the next five years 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



The Ohio Commission on Fatherhood (OCF) and the Ohio Practitioners’ Network for Fathers and Families (OPNFF) are pleased to announce a conference for fatherhood and family-service practitioners, county and state agency staff and others who serve fathers.  The Ohio Fatherhood Summit will be held on May 25 & 26, 2016 in Columbus, Ohio at the Worthington Crowne Plaza. 


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Upcoming Events

March 1 - Applications for "Responsible Fatherhood Month" Due


April 21, 2016:  Commission Meeting


May 25 & 26:  Ohio Fatherhood Summit

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