As of September 1, 2014 all clients will need to call their local center for appointments until further notice. Call 1-877-241-3427 and dial extension 400 for Morrow County, extension 210 for Crawford County, and extension 700 for Marion County. Please check back for updated instructions.

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Fatherhood Program

The Fatherhood Program serves Crawford, Marion, Morrow and Richland Counties.  This program is designed to help fathers develop healthy and lasting relationships with their children while assisting them develop the tools needed to provide economic stability for their families.

The program is free for all fathers and offers several services.  Initial assessment and testing is done to complete an individual service plan.  Program services include:

  • Eligibility determination
  • Assessment and Testing to determine employment plan
  • Education/Career Awaremess
  • Job Seeking and Job Retention
  • Short Term Vocational and Certificate Training
  • Supportive Services
  • 24/7 Dad Curriculum
  • Financial Planning
  • 90 Day follow-up

For more information on the Fatherhood Program, Contact Alexandra Linder, Fatherhood Program Director.

740-387-1039 x118 or toll free at 877-241-3427 x118.  via email at:

Fatherhood Program address:  372 E. Center St., P.O. Box 779, Marion, Ohio  43301-0779.