Every Parent Matters is a home visiting program for dads that encourages fathers’ participation by offering separate home visits as well as joint home visits with the mothers. The program uses an evidence-based curriculum, which is designed with a hands-on approach to meet the specific needs of fathers. In addition to providing families (fathers specifically) with resources and services, we make sure fathers understand how important they are in the lives of their children. Our goal is to make sure all families and service providers view fathers as a necessity, not a bonus, to the raising of our children. At the same time, we make sure our fathers know that their presence is far more important than their presents.


Our male certified Community Health Workers conduct regularly scheduled home visits, educating fathers on the importance of paternal support promoting healthy prenatal behavior, and their role in their child’s life, prenatal and beyond.

Public Health, Dayton Montgomery County Staff

  • Men’s Health Supervisor – John Payne
  • Community Health Advocate II – Anthony Prince
  • Community Health Advocate II – Matt Fisher

Montgomery County Staff

  • Fatherhood Director, Michael Newsom

Linking Fathers to Community Services

  • Employment
  • Child Support
  • Parenting Time (Visitation)
  • Parenting Classes
  • Return after Incarceration
  • Education
  • Physical Health
  • Mental Health

Every Parent Matters Resources for Dads/Community Partners

  • Montgomery County Office of Strategic Planning
  • Montgomery County Office of Re-entry
  • Miami Valley Child Development Centers
  • Montgomery County Children’s Services
  • Miami Valley Opportunity Collaborative
  • Five Rivers Healthy Start
  • CareSource Life Services
  • Buckeye Health Plan
  • Catholic Social Services
  • Help Me Grow
  • Richard Allen Schools
  • Miami Valley Urban League
  • Wesley Center

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