Passages gets federal funding for new project to help fathers
(10.8.15) Passages Connecting Fathers and Sons, Inc. (Passages), a Saint Luke’s Foundation Resilient Families grantee, has been selected as the lead agency in Cuyahoga County to implement New Beginnings for Fathers, a five-year federally funded project to help fathers strengthen relationships with their children and mothers of their children; improve long-term economic stability for vulnerable families; and overcome barriers that prohibit fathers from being effective and nurturing parents.
Statewide, four other counties – Clark, Montgomery, Franklin and Hamilton – are participating in this project, which is being sponsored by the Ohio Commission on Fatherhood, part of the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services.
The project is targeted toward expectant and new low-income adult fathers and young fathers high school age to age 24, including fathers who are high school dropouts; young fathers involved with the juvenile justice systems; fathers who are in, or aging out of, foster care; non-custodial and custodial single fathers; and refugee and other immigrant fathers. The project proposes to serve at least 900 fathers each year.
Passages is dedicated to engaging fathers in the lives of their children, both with respect to their roles as financial providers and also their roles as nurturers and role models.
We congratulate Passages on this exciting opportunity to make families throughout Greater Cleveland more resilient.