Talbert House

4531 Reading Road, Cincinnati, OH
Alex Rulon, Program Manager
Service Area:  Butler, Hamilton & Warren Counties

Program Information

The Fatherhood Project provides a continuum of programs and services designed to assist men in their efforts to become the responsible, nurturing and committed fathers they want to be.

The Fatherhood Project helps dads strengthen their connection and involvement in the lives of their children.

The Fatherhood Project provides intervention, support, and fellowship to participants with an overall goal to foster healthy parenting relationships and reduce infant mortality. 


Educational Classes

Classes are based on each father’s unique parenting situation:

Love Notes

  • For new or expecting fathers with child under 12 months AND 
  • For fathers under the age of 20

On My Shoulders

  • For fathers over the age of 21

Nurturing Fathers

  • For all fathers and father-figures


  • Co-Parenting coaching
  • One-on-one coaching
  •  Family violence prevention
  • Employment assistance
  • Housing search assistance
  • Financial education
  • Legal assistance for select cases involving child support, visitation, or custody

Co-Parenting Program

The Co-Parenting program coaches parents to work together for the benefit of their child(ren). Co-Parenting coaching is not therapy nor is it designed to deal with relationship issues; the program is intended to be a safe, natural place where parents can work towards developing a healthy, collaborative co-parenting relationship focused on the well-being and success of their children(rein).

Co-Parenting coaching helps:

  • Identify and overcome barriers to effective co-parenting
  • Identify and build common ground and shared goals for co-parenting across the child’s life
  • Develop a co-parenting plan vision that parents can agree to follow for benefit of their child(rein)
  • Develop and maintain healthy relationships

One-on-One Coaching

The Fatherhood Project has knowledgeable and dedicated coaches on staff.

Coaches assist with

  • Goal-setting
  • Resource Coordination and Referrals
  • Case Management
  • Parenting assistance/resources 


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Upcoming Events

The Commission Meeting is scheduled for Thursday, November 10, 2022 from 10:00 am. – 12:00 p.m. 

(ODJFS) OCF Commission Meeting 
Date: November 10, 2022 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.

2022 Commission Meeting Dates:    Feb. 10, May 12, July 14, Sept. 8 and Nov. 10.

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.