County Fatherhood Networks
Over the past ten years, OPNFF and the Ohio Commission on Fatherhood have worked together in a productive public-private partnership to support the mobilization of county networks to support father inclusive practice.  This has led to to the development of some established networks in some counties.  Does your county have a fatherhood collaborative or network?  Please take our fatherhood program survey and let us know about your work!  

Click here to see a list of some of the existing county fatherhood networks and click here to learn more about the Ohio Commission on Fatherhood's County Fatherhood Initiative
Virtual Gatherings of Fathers
OPNFF will host quarterly Virtual Gatherings of Ohio Dads in 2021!

Our first gathering,  Saturday March 20 10:30 am to 12:30 pm, is called Heart to Heart.

We'll feature the voices of children, ages 10-18, in the first half hour, guiding them in a conversation about school, friends and support from parents during the pandemic. 

At 11:15, we'll shift to a male only conversation (fathers, grandfathers, male mentors and father figures) focusing on the pain men are feeling during the pandemic related to financial stress, parenting, social unrest and political division. 

Click here to register!

We are thinking about fathers throughout Ohio during the Pandemic.  As you cope with the COVD-19 crisis, you may find that you need some resources to help you and your family with a variety of needs:  emotional, schooling, parenting time, food, or money.

Click here to find our resource list or go to our Search for Programs page to find a fatherhood program in your area
What's New in Fatherhood!

The OPNFF Board of Directors provided a Virtual Fatherhood Practitioner Training as part of the 2020 Ohio Fatherhood Summit.  click here to view the recording

You can now SEARCH for Programs on our website. Is your program in our database? Please take our survey today to make sure your fatherhood program is included in our database and help us learn more about the scope of fatherhood work in our state.

Membership in OPNFF is free and open to anyone!  Join a network of over 1200 fatherhood practitioners and advocates today.  Go to Join Us, fill out our online form and click submit tio become a member and receive our emails.  It is as simple as that! 

The federal Administration of Children and Families has released an extensive information memorandum to strongly encourage all human services agencies to prioritize and enhance father engagement.  read more...

The IRS has released a new Publication 5307 to help individuals and families understand how the tax law affects them.  Please share this information!

Here is what our members say about OPNFF:

"OPNFF is my lifeline for keeping up with everything important relating to fatherhood in Ohio."
-David Justus, Director of the Northcoast Fatherhood Initiative

"As with any rural community-based organization, communication is always an issue.  OPNFF helps in relieving us of some of that burden through updates, resources and information."
-Tony Foreman, Executive Director of Families Forward



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