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Volume 3 Issue 6                                                                                                              August 2013
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Fatherhood Programs Funded
New Legislators Appointed
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Welcome to the Ohio Commission on Fatherhood E-Newsletter


Greetings from the Ohio Commission on Fatherhood. This newsletter helps keep the community informed about the Commission's efforts to assist fathers become better parents, partners and providers.  


Please visit our website at www.fatherhood.ohio.gov to learn more about our initiatives and for information about upcoming events around the state to strengthen fathers and families.
Fatherhood Programs Funded  
The Ohio Commission on Fatherhood is pleased to announce the selection of six organizations to implement regional fatherhood programs throughout the state.  Each program will receive $105,000 per year for two years and serve at least 200 fathers.
The organizations receiving funding are Urban Light Ministries, Forever Dads, Charisma Community Connection, Action for Children, WSOS and Talbert House.  They will provide fatherhood classes and individual coaching, co-parenting and relationship classes and employment services for unemployed and under-employed fathers.
New Legislators Appointed to the Commission
Two new legislators have been appointed to serve on the Ohio Commission on Fatherhood.  Ohio Senate Democratic Leader Eric H. Kearney (D-Cincinnati) is the father of two children and has championed legislation to strengthen Ohio families.  State Representative Roland Winburn (D-HarrisonTwp.) a Dayton native, father and grandfather, is serving his third term.  Both men bring valuable life and legislative experience to the commission.
For a complete list of our current commissioners, please click here.