All Men, Dads and Father Figures

Center for Families and Children: Fathers and Families Together                        


CFC’s Fathers and Families Together (FAFT) program is designed to provide fathers with the tools to become caring, committed and responsible fathers. Goals are achieved in a variety of ways, including through participation in formally structured workshops and connection to community resources. The program is open to all men who are interested in developing fathering skills.


For more information, contact
Artis Gaines

FAFT Resource Advisor
Center for Families and Children
1941 S. Taylor Rd
Cleveland Hts, OH  44118

216.325.9124 direct

216.320.9533 fax

Center for Fatherhood and Family Dynamics


Resources for fathers and practitioners of fatherhood initiatives.  Fatherhood Development Workshops for fathers.


Muqit Sabur, Principal

3631 Perkins Avenue (4th floor, in Passages, Inc.)

Cleveland, OH  44114



Children’s Museum of Cleveland 


Helping fathers and children learn and strengthen their relationship together through play. Click on the link above for more information.        


10730 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland Ohio 44106


Family Connections

Family Connections (formerly Heights Parent Center and Shaker Family Center), and the City of Lakewood Family Room – offer a variety of programs and activities for Fathers and Families with young children, birth through age 8.

Family Connections
c/o Heights Parent Center
(216) 321-0079

Lexington-Bell Community Center

Providing activities, education and support for fathers and children.


Contact: Shawn Harvey
216.391.4100 ext 208
7724 Lexington Avenue  Cleveland, 44103

May Dugan Center                                                                                                 


Provding education, counseling and case management services for all fathers. Click on the link above for more information.


May Dugan Center
4115 Bridge Avenue
Cleveland, OH  44113

Passages, Inc.     


Job readiness and employment program for fathers transitioning from prison to home. 


Reverend Dr. B.A. Moore
Passages Connecting Fathers and Sons
216.881.6776 office
3631 Perkins, Suite 4HE
Cleveland, OH 44114

Rising Above Initiative


Four week job readiness, placement and parenting education program assisting non-custodial parents in Cuyhoga County who are unemployed or underemployed. Click on the link above for more infomation.


Maurice Stevens
Rising Above Initiative

(216) 881-5866 office
3631 Perkins Ave Suite 3C East (3rd Floor)
Cleveland, Ohio 44114

University Settlement Healthy Fathering Initiative Program


Providing programming for fathers and children, offering meals, special events, support and education. Click on the link above for more information.


Fred Knuckles
4800 Broadway Avenue         
Cleveland, OH  44127         
216.441.2907 extension 228
216.441.1067 fax

West Shore Dads


West Shore Dads is a unique grass-roots support group created specifically for those men who want to become the best dads that they can be, not only to benefit their children, but to also improve the quality of their own lives.


West Shore Dads meets on the first and third Monday of every month in the Lakewood Family Room (17400 Northwood Avenue).  There is no cost for admission, and free refreshments are provided.  Dads of all types are welcome (while the focus is on dads with kids aged 0-12, dads of teenagers are also welcome).  Occasional Saturday outings scheduled throughout the coming year. 

West Shore Dads operates in collaboration with the Lakewood Division of Human Services and the Department of Early Childhood.  Its home-base is in Lakewood, but dads from West Park, Fairview Park, Rocky River, Westlake and Bay Village are also encouraged to attend. 

For more information, call 216-496-5355 or email

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