4500 Euclid Ave., Cleveland, OH 44103 AND 6001 Woodland Ave., Cleveland, OH
Artis Gaines, Program Manager
Service Area: Cuyahoga County
Mission: To improve the lives of those we serve through integrated behavioral health, primary care, early learning and workforce services.
Vision: Through innovation and leadership we strengthen the community by providing individuals and families with life-changing solutions to lead healthier and more successful lives.
FATHERS AND FAMILIES TOGETHER (FAFT)
Fathers and Families Together program helps to provide fathers with the tools to become caring, committed and responsible fathers. Fathers participate in a series of monthly educational life skills workshops, six week parenting classes and group support activities.
· Meets mandated parenting requirements
· Networking and resource opportunities to workforce development and training
· Unique opportunity to connect with fathers experiencing the joys and challenges of parenting
· Build better communities to co-parent
Life Skills workshops include:
Financial Literacy: Introduction to basic budgeting, as well as household and credit management
Cooking with Dads: A hands-on workshop that focuses on planning, budgeting and preparing nutritional meals with children
Living with the Law: Shares father-focused info on family law, employment law, voting issues, housing rights and legal records
Navigating Community Resources: Updates fathers about community services (utilities, employment, education, etc.) and how to access them
Healthy Relationships and Parenting: Topics include relationship development between parenting partners, handling and expressing emotions, increasing involvement as a father and finding balance
Fathers Networking: Positive parenting support group that gives dads the opportunity to meet, socialize and discuss positive parenting and community advocacy, as well as male and fathering issues
The FAFT program and workshops are open to all men who are interested in developing fathering skills.
2019 Commission Meeting Dates: Feb.14, May 9, July 11, Sept. 12, and Nov. 14.
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.
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
Grant Writing Webinar
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