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The Ohio Commission on FatherhoodWatch Video
Ohio County Fatherhood InitiativeWatch Video
Success Story: A Young DadWatch Video
Success Story: A Dad's JourneyWatch Video
Success Story: 1 Dad's TruthWatch Video
Fatherhood Commission IntroductionWatch Video
Fatherhood Commission Watch Video
William Green, former first-round pick by the Cleveland Browns, talks about the importance of fatherhoodWatch Video
Establishing paternity gives unmarried parentsand their children the rights and opportunitiesthey need and deserve. Be prepared to establishpaternity at the hospital if both parents agreethey are the biological parents of the child.Keep a valid photo ID for both parents in the room.If the father leaves, he may not be able to returndue to COVID restrictions. For more information, visitoh-paternity.comor call (888) 810-6446. #whatyouneedtoknow


The Ohio Commission on Fatherhood is housed within the Ohio Department of Job and 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.


Exec. Director Dent receives the NPCL Spirit of Fatherhood Hall of Fame, Vicki Turetsky Women in Fatherhood Leadership Award.

June is Responsible Fatherhood Month

Intro June is Responsible Fatherhood Month Video

Family-Friendly Events in June 2021

Every year in June, in recognition of the importance of involved, committed, and supportive fathers, the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services/Ohio Commission on Fatherhood offers mini grants to organizations interested in hosting community father/child events. The following 13 organizations will  host family-friendly events in June 2021, following all the recommended COVID-19 protocols.

To find events near you, visit or follow us on Facebook or Twitter.

The Ohio Commission on Fatherhood thanks Governor Mike DeWine and Lieutenant Governor Jon Husted for their Resolution declaring June “Responsible Fatherhood Month”.

June Is Responsible Fatherhood Month eNewsletter 

June is Responsible Fatherhood Month Proclamation 2021


ForeverDads Fatherhood Messaging

Fox 19 News Cincinnati story on the Talbert House Fatherhood and Mentorship Programs

Representative West Memo to Governor & General Assembly

Please click the link to read the Mathematica article featuring ForeverDads and their programming that supports fathers with Substance Use Disorders. Congratulations, ForeverDads!  


enCompass Training for Families and Communities

enCompass is a Comprehensive Training on Navigating Addiction. The training and manual were created by the Addiction Policy Forum staff in partnership with the ReocveryOhio Initiative in the Office of Ohio Governor Mike DeWine. The training was developed with an Expert Review Panel composed of prominent researchers and physicians in the addiction field.  Please click the link for more information on enCompass trainings in Ohio and how to register.

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Montgomery County’s Parenting Time Opportunities for Children (PTOC) program

New OCF SFY2020 Annual Report - Friday January 22, 2021

OCF SFY2020 Annual Report We are pleased to share with you our state fiscal year (SFY) 2020 annual report. Our six grantees used a
Web-based case management system called “Efforts to Outcomes.”    This allowed them to enter the data directly and immediately, increasing transparency, accountability and making it easier to analyze results.




Executive Director Hagans Provides Information About the Epilepsy Foundation Ohio to OCF and its Grantees  
Executive Director Crystal Hagans of the Epilepsy Foundation Ohio provided OCF and its grantees with invaluable information about the Epilepsy Foundation Ohio. Background information about seizure first aid, prevalence of Epilepsy, and how to recognize seizures. Additional resources, contact information, and upcoming events were shared by the Epilepsy Foundation Ohio.

August 2020 news articles - Fatherhood Fundamentals Card (05/27/2021)
Columbus Dispatch article (03/27/2021)
New Funding Opportunity -  June is Responsible Fatherhood Month  (05/12/2021)
New RFGA Applications Seeks Three New Multi-County Grantees (05/12/2021)
Virtual Free Evidence Based Responsible Fatherhood Facilitator Training (05/12/2021)
Five Fatherhood Grants Awarded - ODJFS Press Release (05/12/2021)
(BBOO) Building Bridges of Opportunity Community Experience Flyer (04/09/2021)


June is Responsible Fatherhood Month” sponsored by Family & Children’s First Council of Huron County.

The Father Within Parenting Workshop (04/09/2021)
Talbert House’s Fatherhood Project (04/09/2021)
Fatherhood RFGA Released (03/31/2021)
InsideOut Dad Curriculum Training (02/12/2021)
2019 Annual Report (01/25/2021)


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Upcoming Events

The Commission Meeting is scheduled for Thursday, September 9, 2021 from 10:00 am. – 12:00 p.m. It will be a Virtual Microsoft Teams Meeting.

Please click here to join the Ohio Commission on Fatherhood Meeting scheduled for Thursday, September 9, 2021 Commissioners’ Meeting.

Please Note: We are unable to provide technical assistance during meetings. Please be sure to download the Microsoft Teams app prior to the meeting.

2021 Commission Meeting Dates:    Feb. 11, May 13, Sept. 9 and Nov. 18.  

If you would like to attend a commission meeting, please contact Terri Simons at 614-752-0182.  Click the highlighted text to learn more about the commission meetings
Want to know more about the OCF Commission Meetings? Click on the highlighted text to learn more. Please e-mail if you have any questions.

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