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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


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.


Recovery Ohio and Addiction Family Policy Forum

Recovery Ohio and Addiction Family Policy Forum is sponsoring a Free 8-hour Training called “enCompass Butler - A Comprehensive Training on Navigating Addiction” scheduled for May 21, 2021. Please click on encompass Butler to RSVP.


The Journey Project-A Parent’s Voice

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

New OCF 2020 Annual Report - Friday January 22, 2021

OCF 2020 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.  

New Events - Tuesday, August 4, 2020

Please click here to read the information from the Columbus Public Health.
Final Fatherhood Fundamentals Card



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)
What's Good Bruh? (06/16/2020)
Proud Dad Cookout Flyer (06/16/2020)
Talbert House_Fatherhood Week Calendar_2020 (06/16/2020)
Cuyahoga County Fatherhood Initiative is Celebrating Father’s Day! (06/16/2020)
Responsible Fatherhood Month 2020 (06/11/2020)
Dad Jokes:  Representatives Swearingen and Cross (02/27/2020)
Action for Children Fall Newsletter (11/18/2019)
Montgomery County Fatherhood Fall Newsletter (11/18/2019)
Lorain Correctional Second Annual Fatherhood Conference (09/29/2019)
OCF Director speaks at Ohio Commission on Infant Mortality Meeting (09/17/2019)
Passages Fatherhood Program Featured in Local News  (08/19/2019)
Five Fatherhood Grants Awarded (07/22/2019)
Columbus Dispatch feature on OCF Grantee Awards (07/16/2019)
The Father Factor report: Director Dent featured on page 9 of the report (06/20/2019)
Summit Children Services June newsletter and Welcome to Shawn Crable (06/20/2019)
ForeverDads Equips New Fatherhood Initiative in Morgan County (06/12/2019)
National Fatherhood Initiative Blog features interview with OCF Director Dent, Part 2 (05/30/2019)
National Fatherhood Initiative Blog features interview with OCF Director Dent, Part 1 (05/28/2019)
Cuyahoga County Fatherhood Initiative announces 15th annual conference on June 14th (05/01/2019)
Cincinnati Fatherhood Collaborative Relaunches                                              (04/24/2019)
Father Talks: Fathers connecting with their children            (03/20/2019)
Carlos Christian, CEO and President of “Starts Within Organization” and a Commission on Fatherhood funded program facilitator helped to kick off Richland County’s “Spread the Light Event" (01/06/2019)


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Upcoming Events

The Commission Meeting is scheduled for Thursday, May 13, 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, May 13, 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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