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.




Ohio will receive nearly $10 million over the next five years 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


SAVE THE DATE: MAY 25 &26, 2016 -

The Ohio Commission on Fatherhood (OCF) and the Ohio Practitioners’ Network for Fathers and Families (OPNFF) are pleased to announce a conference for fatherhood and family-service practitioners, county and state agency staff and members of the fatherhood community.  The Ohio Fatherhood Summit will be held on May 25 & 26, 2016 in Columbus, Ohio at a location to be announced.

OCF and OPNFF are requesting proposals for workshops to be conducted on Thursday, May 26th. Proposals are invited for six content areas and are due by Nov. 6th. Click here for the online fillable form for the Request for Proposals.


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