Programs for Fathers
Fatherhood Programs in Ohio


Stapleton and Williams named the new initiative Fathering Strongsm. It is an interactive, engaging, multi-platform online community designed to provide fathers with private, moderated, virtual spaces to connect with other dads, for group participation, study groups, events, relevant articles, to post comments, for mentoring, or to be mentored.  After a soft launch in the spring of 2023, the duo discovered that other agencies are interested in using Fathering Strongsm to engage fathers, to provide them with information and services, such as fatherhood classes, and to form groups for the dads they serve. More than a half-dozen entities have indicated serious interest in Fathering Strongsm.

To learn more about Fathering Strongsm, explore the website and download the free Fathering Strong app. Fathers, fatherhood practitioners, and others who want to strengthen the institution of fatherhood and encourage dads are invited to connect and become involved. Reach Williams and Stapleton at the contact information below. 

Reverend Eli Williams, CEO

Urban Light Ministries, Inc.

P.O. Box 3132

Springfield, OH 45501

(937) 408-1050


Mr. Bruce Stapleton, Owner

Movementum Group

(937) 313-9207


OPNFF Online Fatherhood Program Survey

OPNFF has collected information on over 80 fatherhood programs throughout the State of Ohio.  Click here to search for a program near you.  Please contact us if you don't find what you are looking for.

OPNFF collects information about fatherhood programs throughout Ohio via our online survey.  Would you like your program to be included in our databaseClick here to take our survey.  It will only take about 7 minutes of your time.  OPNFF's survey software is powered by SurveyGizmo.

Resources for Fatherhood Practitioners

click here to find resources and links that will be helpful to fatherhood practitioners


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Ohio Practitioners' Network for Fathers and Families (OPNFF)
P.O. Box 606194
Cleveland, OH  44106



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