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Responsible Fatherhood Month
Governor Kasich issues resolution
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June Commission Meeting Canceled
The next meeting will be from 10 a.m. to noon on Sept. 24. All meetings are open to the public. Contact Monica Mahoney for more information.

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Canton, June 20, 8 a.m.-Noon

Dayton, June 19, 6-8:30 p.m.,
 June 20, 11 a.m.-4 p.m.
  Mansfield, June 17, 6-8 p.m.
Ravenna, June 20, Noon-4 p.m.
Springfield, June 20, 1-3 p.m.
June 25, 6 p.m.




Happy Father's Day!   

On behalf of the Ohio Commission on Fatherhood,  

I want to wish every father and father figure a joyous Father's Day. Statistics show that a father's positive involvement in his child's life makes that child more likely to thrive and improves the child's emotional and social development, as well as academic achievement. There is no formula for how to be a perfect parent; however, being there is half the equation. Enjoy quality time with your children.


All the best,


Kimberly A. Dent, Executive Director
June 2015 Responsible Fatherhood Month   

The Ohio Commission on Fatherhood will provide funding to six nonprofit organizations and government entities for the hosting of fatherhood events during Father's Day weekend in Ohio: June 17-20. All of these events are free and family-friendly. The sponsoring organizations and cities are listed below. Click on the links to learn more: Passages (Ravena); Urban Light Ministries (Springfield); 3R Development(Middletown); Stark County JFS(Canton); Montgomery County JFS (Dayton); Richland County JFS (Mansfield). 

Governor Issues Fatherhood Resolution
Governor Kasich and his family
As in past years, Governor Kasich issued a resolution declaring June to be "Responsible Fatherhood Month." Click here to read his words of support and encouragement for Ohio's fathers.