Help Us Save the Ohio Commission on Fatherhood
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Help Us Save the Ohio Commission on Fatherhood

    1. Petition by

      Ohio Practitioners' Network for Fathers and Families


An amendment to the Ohio State budget bill has been proposed that would remove funding for the Ohio Commission on Fatherhood and eliminate its existence.  (SB 153 - budget bill for 2011-2013 biennium).  If this amendment passes, the wonderful work of the Ohio Commission on Fatherhood would end.  

The Ohio Commission on Fatherhood was established in 1998 through bi-partisan legislation and works to engage and support fathers in the lives of their children across the entire State of Ohio. The Ohio Practitioners' Network for Fathers and Families partners with the Ohio Commission on Fatherhood to create a unique and critical public-private partnership supporting fathers and families.

The activities of the Commission on Fatherhood also support paternal grandparents, aunts and uncles in the lives of their grandchildren, nieces and nephews, expanding and strengthening the safety net of nurturing and financial support for all of Ohio's children.

The successful work of the Commission on Fatherhood will result in a substantial return on investment, saving funds now spent on foster care, adoption and support for single parent families.

Sign our petition to help us save the Ohio Commission on Fatherhood.  A letter with your signature will be sent to the Governor of Ohio and your State Legislators expressing your support for Ohio's fathers, children and families.


Recent signatures


    1. Reached 250 signatures


    Reasons for signing

    • Janell Richison NEWARK, NJ
      • over 3 years ago

      Its a known fact that if you remove the father from the home, or the lives of their children, the family is prone to failure. The average male prisoner is missing two things: a committed father and an education. It takes a man to raise a man; a woman cannot teach a man how to be a man, only a man can do that.

      I wish we had something like this in the state of New Jersey, because it would, definitely, help our fathers, and our schools, especially in the who Black/Latino communities.

      If the state of Ohio does not see this commission as a priority, then it must be prepared to suffer the consequences, which is, inevitably, a higher prison debt.

    • Charlene Tyrrell SAGAMORE HILLS, OH
      • over 3 years ago

      To support fatherhood help overcome obstacles for fathers to be involved with their children.

    • Matthew Sturtz COSHOCTON, OH
      • over 3 years ago

      As a social services worker, I see the utility of the programs offered through this commission at work everyday. It is urgent we keep it going!

    • Joseph Stingel COSHOCTON, OH
      • over 3 years ago

      If there is one thing my county needs, it's someone to help fathers fight for their rights. I have been personally wronged by a short-sighted judicial system that chooses to place my daughter in a violent home, and the Commission on Fatherhood is the first place I'm going to start with trying to get help.

    • Danielle Rooney CINCINNATI, OH
      • over 3 years ago

      I have seen first hand the amazing work Fatherhood program does for these fathers. The program helps fathers become more responsible and accountable towards their children. This program is needed.


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