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
Fathers Supporting Breastfeeding

Breastfeeding is a well-known protective factor of infant health and a new father's support of breastfeeding is often directly linked to a mother's initiation and continued breastfeeding of her infant.  OPNFF encourages fatherhood practitioners to learn about this important role fathers play in breastfeeding and how they can educate and support the new fathers they serve.  Click here to learn explore some resources.

What's New in Fatherhood!

The next Region V Fatherhood Collaborative call will be Tuesday July 9, 2:30 ET and 1:30 CT and will be titled, Building Partnerships and Collaborations with Child Support and Fatherhood Organizations: Wisconsin and Ohio.   click here for more information

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!

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! 

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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