The Ohio Commission on Fatherhood
Ohio County Fatherhood Initiative
Success Story:   A Young Dad
Success Story:   A Dad's Journey
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The Ohio Commission on Fatherhood is a state agency 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.


New Grantees Selected for Funding -

The Ohio Commission on Fatherhood has selected seven fatherhood programs for funding during SFY 2018-2019.  OCF offered two levels of funding:  Level A for $240,000 and Level B for $100,000.


Action for Children

Delaware, Franklin, Licking & Marion



Centers for Families and Children



Coleman Professional Services

Allen & Hardin


Forever Dads

Guernsey, Muskingum Noble & Perry




Lorain & Portage



Talbert House

Butler, Hamilton & Warren



Wood, Sandusky, Ottawa & Seneca





Ohio will receive nearly $10 million from October 2015 to September 2020 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



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August 12, 2017: Columbus - African American Male Wellness Walk


September 21, 2017: Commissioner Meeting





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