New Beginnings For New Fathers

Fact Sheet

A Statewide Fatherhood Initiative

Lead Agency: OHIO COMMISSION ON FATHERHOOD

Sub-grantee for Montgomery & Clark Counties: URBAN LIGHT MINISTRIES

 

Target

Fathers to be Served: ADULT (with child 1 year or younger), EXPECTANT, and YOUNG (under age 25)

Anticipated Outcomes: ECONOMIC STABILITY and HEALTHY RELATIONSHIPS

 

Program Features

Integrated Curriculum

  • On My Shoulders – Healthy fatherhood education
  • Love Notes – Healthy relationship education
  • Boot Camp for New Dads – For fathers of newborns
  • Breast for Success – Breastfeeding education for dads
  • PATTHS – Heathy sexuality education
  • Money Smart – Financial literacy education
  • Family Violence Prevention
  • Case Management

Desired Community Partners

  • Healthy Start programs: Referral of expectant parents and new unmarried fathers and mothers
  • Birthing Hospitals: Referral of expectant and new parents in childbirth education classes and at birth
  • Help Me Grow: Referral of all new unmarried parents and expectant parents
  • Child Support Agencies: Referral of unmarried parents at time of paternity establishment in hospital or DNA testing
  • Departments of Job & Family Services: Referral of unmarried new parents who apply for benefits

Free to Qualified Applicants
Montgomery or Clark County Ohio Residents Only

Funding for this project was provided by the United States Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families, Grant: # HHS-2015-ACF-OFA-FK-0993. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the United States Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families.



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