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SCFI was formed in 2013 by aligning the resources of three prominent Summit County fatherhood service providers:


These three providers have more than 30 years of combined experience in delivering fatherhood programming in Summit County.

Collaborative partners include:

  • Summit County Children’s Services (hosts fatherhood classes)
  • Summit County Child Support Enforcement Agency (payment modifications, referrals)
  • Summit County Domestic Relations Court (referrals)
  • Summit County Juvenile Court
  • Oriana House (hosts fatherhood classes)
  • Community Pregnancy Center, Barberton (hosts fatherhood classes)
  • Info Line
  • Local school districts
  • Local faith-based organizations


The Summit County faith community and social service agencies are invited to inquire about becoming collaborative partners in the delivery of fatherhood programming.

Through Fatherhood programming and services offered by SCFI.
Who is SCFI?
Our Vision is Realistic

About Summit County Fatherhood Initiative

Every child enjoying the benefits of an involved, connected and responsible Dad. 

Supported by Akron Community Foundation, GAR Foundation, United Way of Summit County, and the County of Summit

At SCFI we are working to create hope and the opportunity for a better Community.
But we can only do it with your help. Join with us in our mission and Help Today!