Starting Monday, February 6, from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. the Ohio County Family Support Center will be offering 24/7 Dad classes for Ohio County fathers. Classes will run on Mondays and Thursdays through March 16. Dads must attend each class to complete the program. Dads that complete the program will receive a $50 gift card. 

24/7 Dad is an evidence-based fatherhood program used by hundreds of organizations across the nation to improve the knowledge, behavior, and skills of dads of all races, religions, and demographics. 24/7 Dad explores the value of fatherhood, and what makes an impactful member of the parenting team. It is not intended to be a Dad Instruction, but rather a guided opportunity for self-development. Throughout the program, men examine their own history, learn the 5 characteristics of a 24/7 Dad and other important behaviors such as working with mom and proper child discipline to help them be the best dads they can be! 

The Ohio County Family Support Center, a new program with the Ohio County Family Resource Network, provides a safe and convenient location where families can receive or be referred to community-based supports and services. The center is newly renovated and located at 141 Key Avenue A, in Elm Grove directly behind St. John’s Home for Children. It features a warm and welcoming environment and will provide services such as children’s programming, parent’s night off, life skills and evidence-based parenting classes, monthly family events, and more, all free of charge to Ohio County families.

Any father in Ohio County with a child 18 years old or younger is invited to attend the 24/7 Dads classes free of charge. Registration is required by February 1, as there are limited spots available. To RSVP, call 304-905-0205. 

Anyone interested in or in need of services at the Ohio County Family Support Center can call 304-905-0205 or email familysupport@ocfrn.com. Follow the Ohio County Family on Facebook to keep up to date with new events and programming offered. 

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