Hear what fathers that completed a fatherhood program had to say.
"I am forever grateful for the staff and programming. They have helped me transition into being allowed to spend time with my daughter and to be the great father I have become. The staff here is genuine, caring and very helpful."
"I feel I understand more about what being a father really means and what I have to do to be the best father I can be. This program really helped me."
"This was a very helpful program and I would recommend this program to any father! Thank you!"
"It helped me to be a better man and gave me a better understanding on how to treat my kids better and be a better father. "
"I enjoyed the fellowship of the program."
"I've learned a lot of valuable lessons that I can't wait to apply to my life and teach my children."
"I understand now - I must look at my life through my children's eyes, everything must be about them."
"I took this program to better myself and to help me be a better father to my son than my father was to me."
"I received knowledge I can use in the future."
"I learned many new things just by listening to other fathers' problems and issues."
The Commission Meeting is scheduled for Thursday, September 9, 2021 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 scheduled for Thursday, September 9, 2021 Commissioners’ Meeting.
Please Note: We are unable to provide technical assistance during meetings. Please be sure to download the Microsoft Teams app prior to the meeting.
2021 Commission Meeting Dates: Feb. 11, May 13, Sept. 9 and Nov. 18.
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 Terri.Simons@jfs.ohio.gov if you have any questions.
Reforming Child Support to Improve Outcomes for Children and Families, June 2019
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 (Power Point Slides)
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
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