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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.


NEW GRANTS AWARDED BY OCF - Friday, November 22, 2019

The Ohio Commission on Fatherhood has awarded grants to three Ohio organizations across the state to help fathers in their areas become better parents, partners and providers.  Each will receive $150,000 over the next two fiscal years:  

  1. Starts Within Organization, Richland County
  2. The Mountain of the Lord, d.b.a Fame fathers, Mahoning County
  3. Williams Challenge/Man2Man, Trumbull County

Click here to read the full news release.

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.

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Upcoming Events

2020 Commission Meeting Dates:  Feb.13, May 14, July 9, Sept. 10, and Nov. 12.  

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.

Free Curriculum Training:  March 31, April 1 and 2, 2020
OCF is offerring free training and curriculum for the first 25 to register for the Nurturing Fathers training.  See Eventbrite for more details