It is time we take action to build stronger families and communities

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Fathering Strong connects, engages, and empowers fathers to be the best dads they can be resulting in better outcomes for children, stronger families, and communities.


Because fathers benefit greatly from the mutual encouragement, enrichment, and shared experiences, we created an online an mobile platform for conneting communities of dads.


We engage men in healthy online and mobile communities with other fathers who are seeking to grow stronger as parents and parenting partners for the sake of their children.


We empower fathers to be holistically healthier, and better nurturers, resulting in stronger families and communities because of their engagement in Fathering Strong.

Over 60 Fathers Receive the Good Dad Award

The 2024 Good Dad Awards were presented at the Juneteenth/FatherFest event in Springfield, Ohio on June 15th.  Watch the video of the event sponsored by the Ohio Commission on Fatherhood. 

A special thank you to Governor Mike DeWine and John Legend for contributing to this video. 

2025 Good Dad Award

Register your dad or another worthy father for the 2025 Good Dad Award. 

Ohio Practioner Network

Fathering Strong article on connecting fathers and building stronger communities

Urban Light Quarterly Update

Fathering Strong now has over 250 members.  Read the latest updates from Urban Light Ministries in the Q2 2024 Newsletter