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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.


FREE CURRICULUM TRAINING - Friday, September 13, 2019

For the first time, OCF will be offering several trainings on evidence-based fatherhood curricula free of charge to Ohio fatherhood practitioners!  Interested organizations simply have to purchase the curriculum kits prior to the training.  Registration is required and space is limited.  Reserve your space today by clicking on the links below.  

24/7 Dads training by Erik Vecere, October 28 and 29 

On My Shoulders training by Calvin Williams, November 13, 14 and 15

Please note that these are multi-day trainings and participants must attend all days in order to receive a curriculum certification.  All trainings will take place at Ohio University's Dublin campus at 6805 Bobcat Way, 43016.

SAVE THE DATE: Ohio Fatherhood Summit, May 20-21, 2020 - Thursday, September 12, 2019

Mark your calendars and save the date for the next Ohio Fatherhood Summit.  It will take place in Columbus on May 20 & 21, 2020.  Click on the link to view the flyer.  More information will be provided via our e-newsletters as the date draws near.

Five Fatherhood Grants Awarded - Monday, July 22, 2019

The Ohio Commission on Fatherhood (OCF) has awarded grants to five Ohio organizations.  Each organization will receive $260,000 over the next two fiscal years:  

  1. Action for Children, Delaware, Franklin and Licking Counties
  2. Early Childhood Resource Center, Stark and Summit Counties
  3. ForeverDads, Morgan, Muskingum and Perry Counties
  4. Passages, Lorain and Portage Counties
  5. Talbert House, Butler, Hamilton and Warren Counties

Click on the link to read the ODJFS Press Release.