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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.


June is Responsible Fathers Month - Monday, June 3, 2019

Governor DeWine and Lieutenant Governor Husted have issued a proclamation declaring June as "Responsible Fatherhood Month."  To read the full resolution, click here

Infant Vitality Toolkit for Fathers - Wednesday, January 9, 2019

The Ohio Commission on Fatherhood, Action for Children and Columbus Urban League Fatherhood programs assisted Columbus Public Health and Celebrate One staff as they developed an Infant Vitality Toolkit for Fathers.  Click here to view the toolkit

Annual Report SFY 2018 - Friday, February 16, 2018

Read our latest annual report for State Fiscal Year 2018 by

clicking here

2017-2019 Grantee Programs - Tuesday, June 6, 2017

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 $250,000 and Level B for $110,000. 

Click here to view where the programs are located

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Upcoming Events

2019 Commission Meeting Dates:  Feb.14, May 9, July 11, Sept. 12, and Nov. 14.  

All of the  commission meetings are from 10AM to noon in the Riffe Tower in downtown Columbus.  If you would like to attend a commission meeting, please contact Terri Simons at 614-752-0182.  Click the highlighted text to learn more about the commission meetings.