Related Links for Parents
Other Resources in the Community:
Cuyahoga County Employment & Family Services
Employment & Family Services (EFS) is one of the four divisions of Health & Human Services under the administration of the County Executive Office Ed FitzGerald in Cuyahoga. EFS is responsible for the administration of Ohio Works First/Cash Assistance, the Food Assistance, the Prevention, Retention and Contingency Program/Emergency Cash, Healthy Start/Healthy Families, Medicaid for the Aged, Blind and Disabled and Child Care assistance programs as well as a variety of other services to assist families in achieving employment.
Virgil E. Brown Center
1641 Payne Avenue, Cleveland, Ohio 44114
216-987-7010 (Automated Information Line)
The Healthy Fathering Collaborative
A Network of Social Services Agencies Serving Fathers and Families in Northeast Ohio.
Established by the Community Endeavors Foundation in August 2001 as a working group of service providers and funders providing services to low- income fathers in Greater Cleveland. The group meets bi-monthly, rotating the meeting among agency sites, allowing the members of the collaborative to become more familiar with each other's programs. The collaborative is guided by three goals:
- A sharing of ideas, inspirations, frustrations and innovations in client recruitment and service delivery.
- The coordination of existing services where clients, catchment areas and goals may overlap.
- The development of new collaborative models of service delivery.
Administrative staffing of the Healthy Fathering Collaborative is provided by the Community Endeavors Foundation.
The collaborative includes all community-based and faith-based organizations serving fathers in Greater Cleveland, a few agencies in nearby Sandusky, Ohio and representatives of a number of City of Cleveland and Cuyahoga County departments. The collaborative has been a success in a number of key ways.
- Sharing of resources, including program materials, transportation, curricula, space;
- Sharing of program ideas, focusing on replicating successful approaches;
- Coordinated promotion of services through creating a Social Service Resource Manual for Fathers and the “Just for Dads” referral sheet, a user-friendly resource designed for fathers; and
- Development of program collaborations, including public-private partnerships.
1667 East 40th Street, unit 3A
Cleveland, OH 44103
The Cuyahoga County Fatherhood Initiative
The Cuyahoga County Fatherhood Initiative (CCFI) seeks to strengthen families in our community by encouraging fathers to play a more active role in nurturing and raising their children. The Initiative responds to escalating social concerns regarding "father absence" by providing fathers with access to services designed to prepare them to better meet the emotional, psychological, and financial needs of their children. The CCFI also seeks to increase public awareness of the importance of father involvement.
Starting Point for child care and early education is Northeast Ohio's child care and early education resource and referral agency, serving families, early childhood professionals and the community.
The Children's Museum of Cleveland
The Children’s Museum is the only institution in Cleveland completely dedicated to the overall development of young children, ages birth to eight years, through family learning. In its twenty-first year of operation, the Museum continues in its mission to provide exhibits and programs that enhance child development - a place where thousands of young children annually Discover the World and Learn through Play!
10730 Euclid Ave.
Cleveland, Oh 44106 (In University Circle)
The Cleveland Metropolitan Zoo
Cuyahoga County Library
Cleveland Public Library