Hear what fathers that completed a fatherhood program had to say.
"I am forever grateful for the staff and programming. They have helped me transition into being allowed to spend time with my daughter and to be the great father I have become. The staff here is genuine, caring and very helpful."
"I feel I understand more about what being a father really means and what I have to do to be the best father I can be. This program really helped me."
"This was a very helpful program and I would recommend this program to any father! Thank you!"
"It helped me to be a better man and gave me a better understanding on how to treat my kids better and be a better father. "
"I enjoyed the fellowship of the program."
"I've learned a lot of valuable lessons that I can't wait to apply to my life and teach my children."
"I understand now - I must look at my life through my children's eyes, everything must be about them."
"I took this program to better myself and to help me be a better father to my son than my father was to me."
"I received knowledge I can use in the future."
"I learned many new things just by listening to other fathers' problems and issues."
The Commission Meeting is scheduled for Thursday, May 12, 2022 from 10:00 am. – 12:00 p.m. It will be a virtual Zoom Webinar. The audience is encouraged to utilize the chat Q&A to interact with the Commissioners, guest speaker(s), and the Ohio Commission on Fatherhood (OCF) staff.
Zoom link: https://us06web.zoom.us/j/81763981193?pwd=TmhYMEY1eFgxWTNEZTZIbnBPRFlsdz09
Webinar ID: 817 6398 1193
The phone # +1 301 715 8592
Please click here to join the Ohio Commission on Fatherhood Meeting scheduled for Thursday, May 12, 2022 Commissioners’ Meeting.
If you would like to listen to the recordings or see presentations from the previous Commission Meetings, please click here.
Please Note: We are unable to provide technical assistance during meetings.
2022 Commission Meeting Dates: Feb. 10, May 12, July 14, Sept. 8 and Nov. 10.
If you would like to attend a commission meeting or if you have any questions, please contact Terri Simons via e-mail at Terri.Simons@jfs.ohio.gov.
If you need to speak to someone over the phone, please contact Executive Director Kimberly Dent at 614-752-0583.
Reforming Child Support to Improve Outcomes for Children and Families, June 2019
Supporting the Fatherhood Journey: Finding from the Parents and Children Together (PACT) Evaluation
Child Support Noncustodial Parent Employment Demonstration (CSPED) Impact Report
U.S. Department of Health & Human Services: Promoting Responsible Fatherhood
AdCouncil Fatherhood PSAs
Region V Fatherhood Webinars
National Fatherhood Initiative
National Center for Fathering
Kids Count Data
Fatherhood Well-Being Screening Tool
Grant Writing Webinar (Power Point Slides)
Infant Vitality Toolkit for Fathers
Ohio County Services
Ohio Practitioners Network for Fathers and Families (OPNFF)
Ohio Collaborative to Prevent Infant Mortality
Ohio Ex-Offender Reentry Coalition
Ohio Putative Father Registry
Ohio Strong Babies
Start Talking Ohio
Relink.org - Anonymously find available resources for addiction recovery, human trafficking, and incarceration reentry services in your local area
Find Your County FCFC (ohio.gov)
Ohio Family and Children First > Contact Us