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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 Events – Friday, October 16, 2020

Three Fathers complete “The Father Within Parenting Workshop,” offered by Richland County Children Services and led by Carlos

Talbert House’s Fatherhood Project

“June is Responsible Fatherhood Month” sponsored by Family & Children’s First Council of Huron County.



New Events - Tuesday, August 4, 2020

Please click here to read the information from the Columbus Public Health.
Final Fatherhood Fundamentals Card


New OCF Annual Report - Friday, February 14, 2020

We are pleased to share with you our state fiscal year (SFY) 2019 annual report. Our seven grantees used a web-based case management system called "Efforts to Outcomes." This allowed them to enter data directly and immediately, increasing transparency, accountability and making it much easier to analyze results.  Click here to read the report


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.



What's Good Bruh? (6/16/2020)
Proud Dad Cookout Flyer (6/16/2020)
Talbert House_Fatherhood Week Calendar_2020 (6/16/2020)
Cuyahoga County Fatherhood Initiative is Celebrating Father’s Day! (6/16/2020)
Responsible Fatherhood Month 2020 (6/11/2020)
Dad Jokes:  Representatives Swearingen and Cross (2/27/20)
Action for Children Fall Newsletter (11/18/19)
Montgomery County Fatherhood Fall Newsletter (11/18/19)
Lorain Correctional Second Annual Fatherhood Conference (9/29/19)
OCF Director speaks at Ohio Commission on Infant Mortality Meeting (9/17/19)
Passages Fatherhood Program Featured in Local News  (8/19/19)
Five Fatherhood Grants Awarded (7/22/19)
Columbus Dispatch feature on OCF Grantee Awards (7/16/19)
The Father Factor report: Director Dent featured on page 9 of the report (6/2019)
Summit Children Services June newsletter and Welcome to Shawn Crable (6/2019)
ForeverDads Equips New Fatherhood Initiative in Morgan County (6/12/19)
National Fatherhood Initiative Blog features interview with OCF Director Dent, Part 2 (5/30/19)
National Fatherhood Initiative Blog features interview with OCF Director Dent, Part 1 (5/28/19)
Cuyahoga County Fatherhood Initiative announces 15th annual conference on June 14th (5/1/19)
Cincinnati Fatherhood Collaborative Relaunches                                              (4/24/19)
Father Talks: Fathers connecting with their children            (3/2019)
Carlos Christian, CEO and President of “Starts Within Organization” and a Commission on Fatherhood funded program facilitator helped to kick off Richland County’s “Spread the Light Event" (1/6/2019)







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Upcoming Events

The Commission Meeting is scheduled for Thursday, November 12, 2020 from 10:00 am. – 12:00 p.m. It will be a Virtual Microsoft Teams Meeting.

Please click here to join the Ohio Commission on Fatherhood Meeting for Thursday, November 12, 2020 Commissioners’ Meeting.

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

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
Want to know more about the OCF Commission Meetings? Click on the highlighted text to learn more. Please e-mail if you have any questions.

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Free Curriculum Training:

The InsideOut Dad Curriculum Training (Virtual 2 Day trainings) scheduled for October 14-15, 2020. Please click on eNewsletter for more information.