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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.

Announcements

Stark County Fatherhood Coalition Fatherhood Quarterly Newsletter

Please click here to view the Newsletter.  

Fathers Walk

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

 

Fatherhood Festival at the Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton, OH

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Ohio County Fatherhood Mobilization Initiative Opportunity

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 fathers@jfs.ohio.gov. 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. 

For more information about the Ohio County Fatherhood Mobilization Initiative, please visit OCF’s website at https://www.fatherhood.ohio.gov/Special-Programs/County-Fatherhood-Initiative. The OCF team also is available to provide assistance with any questions or concerns. If you have questions about the Ohio County Fatherhood Mobilization Initiative, please contact OCF at fathers@jfs.ohio.gov.  

New OCF SFY2021 Annual Report - Friday February 18, 2022

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

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.

https://ohioimaginationlibrary.org 

News

Fall 2022 Montgomery County Parenting Time Opportunities for Children (PTOC) Newsletter  
 
11-10-2022

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.

      

     

03-01-2022
Faith Flash February – Issue 5

eNewsletter

03-01-2022
The Ohio Statewide Family Engagement Center at The Ohio State University

https://ohiofamiliesengage.osu.edu/f2fsummerlearning

03-01-2022

New Funding Opportunity - June Responsible Fatherhood Month 2022

03-09-2022
In recognition of the importance of involved, committed and supportive fathers, the Ohio Commission on Fatherhood has released a new funding opportunity. The commission will award up to 15 mini-grants to nonprofit organizations and/or government entities that host father-child events in June. Organizations chosen will be reimbursed up to $4,000 for eligible expenses incurred in June 2022.  Applications are due by 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, 2/24/2022. Please click here to apply.
 
03-09-2022
Eliminating Disparities in IM Listening Session Report 2021

Please view the report here.

02-07-2022

Montgomery County’s Parenting Time Opportunities for Children (PTOC) program
Fall 2021 PTOC Newsletter

02-18-2022

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

02-18-2022

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.

02-07-2022

June Is Responsible Fatherhood Month eNewsletter

02-07-2022
Ohio County Fatherhood Mobilization Initiative Contractor RFP (PDF) 02-07-2022
Single County Fatherhood RFGA Released-Reposted here 02-07-2022

 

 

 

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Upcoming Events

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.