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.
Please click on the attachment to read about the upcoming Fathers Walk your child to school.
Winter 2022 - Montgomery County CSEA - Parenting Time Opportunities for Children (PTOC) Newsletter
The enclosed Family Assistance Letter #198 provides information about an exciting opportunity offered by the OhioJFS-Office of Family Assistance, Ohio Commission on Fatherhood (OCF). Interested counties should email OCF at firstname.lastname@example.org. Selected counties will convene a Leadership Team for the Ohio County Fatherhood Mobilization Initiative. This team will complete a Needs Assessment of all services offered in the county. The Leadership Team and the community will be trained and coached by experienced Fatherhood Practitioners from across Ohio. After the Leadership Team develops an Action Plan, OCF will provide a one-time $10,000.00 seed money payment to help the county continue its efforts towards Responsible Fatherhood programming.
We are pleased to share with you our state fiscal year (SFY) 2021 OCF Annual Report. Our nine grantees used a
Web-based case management system called “Efforts to Outcomes.” This allowed them to enter the data directly and immediately, increasing transparency, accountability and making it easier to analyze results.
OCF SFY2021 Annual Report
The Ohio Governor’s Imagination Library provides every Ohio child from birth-5 years old with a free book each month. Through a partnership with Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library, we are starting a new chapter in early childhood literacy across Ohio.
Pre NBA All-Star Game events: OCF Executive Director Dent assists Ms. Theresa Thomas, with the Cuyahoga County Fatherhood Initiative, as they handed out basketballs, shirts and hoodies to kiddos and their dads at the Karamu House in Cleveland. The event was implemented as part of the Pre NBA All-Star Game events. Each of the three-day events focused on the importance of dads reading to their children.
New Funding Opportunity - June Responsible Fatherhood Month 2022
Please view the report here.
Montgomery County’s Parenting Time Opportunities for Children (PTOC) program
Fall 2021 PTOC Newsletter
We are pleased to share with you our state fiscal year (SFY) 2021 OCF Annual Report. Our nine grantees used a web-based case management system called "Efforts to Outcomes." This allowed them to enter the data directly and immediately, increasing transparency, accountability and making it easier to analyze results.
New OCF SFY2021 Annual Report - Friday February 18, 2022
OCF SFY2021 Annual Report
The Ohio Commission on Fatherhood thanks Governor Mike DeWine and Lieutenant Governor Jon Husted for their Resolution declaring June “Responsible Fatherhood Month”.
June is Responsible Fatherhood Month Resolution Proclamation.
June Is Responsible Fatherhood Month eNewsletter
FREE Tour at the National Museum of the USAF in Dayton
Saturday December 3, 2022
10:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Please view the Flyer for more information.
Father2Father Program Flyer
The Commission Meeting is scheduled for Thursday, February 9, 2023 from 10:00 am. – 12:00 p.m.
(ODJFS) OCF Commission Meeting
Date: February 9, 2023 at 10:00 am – 12 noon
Location: Vern Riffe Building (Riffe)
77 S. High St. 19th Floor, Conference Room 1948
Columbus, OH 43215
The meeting will be IN-PERSON. Please allow time to find parking and going through the security checks at the Vern Riffe Building. Please bring your photo Identification.
The public may attend the meeting virtually by clicking here for the Zoom Webinar.
2023 Commission Meeting Dates: Feb. 9, May 11, July 13, Sept. 14 and Nov. 9.
If you would like to attend a commission meeting or if you have any questions, please contact Terri Simons via e-mail at Terri.Simons@jfs.ohio.gov.
If you need to speak to someone over the phone, please contact Executive Director Kimberly Dent at 614-752-0583.
Reforming Child Support to Improve Outcomes for Children and Families, June 2019
Supporting the Fatherhood Journey: Finding from the Parents and Children Together (PACT) Evaluation
Child Support Noncustodial Parent Employment Demonstration (CSPED) Impact Report
U.S. Department of Health & Human Services: Promoting Responsible Fatherhood
AdCouncil Fatherhood PSAs
Region V Fatherhood Webinars
National Fatherhood Initiative
National Center for Fathering
Kids Count Data
Prison Resource Guide
Fatherhood Well-Being Screening Tool
Grant Writing Webinar (Power Point Slides)
Infant Vitality Toolkit for Fathers
Ohio County Services
Ohio Practitioners Network for Fathers and Families (OPNFF)
Ohio Collaborative to Prevent Infant Mortality
Ohio Ex-Offender Reentry Coalition
Ohio Putative Father Registry
Ohio Strong Babies
Start Talking Ohio
Relink.org - Anonymously find available resources for addiction recovery, human trafficking, and incarceration reentry services in your local area
"Family Children First" - Find Your County FCFC (ohio.gov)
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