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.


2015 June Responsible Fatherhood Month - Tuesday, March 17, 2015

In continued recognition of Responsible Fatherhood Month during June 2015, OCF will provide an opportunity for non-profit organizations and government entities to receive funding to host fatherhood events throughout Ohio. OCF will select 10 applicants who plan events in appreciation of fathers and responsible fatherhood to be funded on a one-time basis for events that occur between June 1 and 30, 2015. This posting is to announce this opportunity, to describe requirements for how the funding may be used, to provide instructions for applying for the funding, and to describe the process that will be used by OCF to make its award decisions.

Responsible Fatherhood Month is designed to:

• Promote responsible fatherhood and celebrate fathers
• Promote healthy fathering and co-parenting
• Connect fathers to local direct services
• Raise awareness of the father absence issue in Ohio
• Provide wrap-around resources and information to Ohio’s fathers


Applications must be received by ODJFS no later than 3:00 P.M. on March 27, 2015.*  





***In case applicants are having trouble downloading the Standard Affirmation and Disclosure Form in the instructions please see Standard Affirmation and Disclosure Form

Former OCF Vice Chair and Commissioner Steve Killpack - Sunday, March 15, 2015
The Ohio Commission on Fatherhood (OCF) is very grateful for the many contributions of Steve Killpack, a progressive visionary, for his dedicated service and leadership in the fatherhood movement in Ohio and other states, as well. Steve has been an OCF commissioner since 2007, when the commission was reinstated. With the recent expiration of his term, we are planning a celebration of Steve and his service after the next commission meeting on April 23, 2015.  Read More>>>

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