January 2015 Photo: Seated, Left to Right, Gilbert Ortiz, Executive Director, Community Fatherhood and Rita McPhail, President of the CAP Fund . Backrow :Fathers David Beck, Timmy Griffith, Sherman Pastor and CAP Board Member Teresa Durham


The CAP Fund awarded Community Fatherhood a grant of $8,000 for operating and miscellaneous expenses. Community Fatherhood lost a main source of its operating funds in the fall and had to lay off two staff members.  It continues to offer Nurturing Fatherhood, a program to help fathers deal with their own childhoods and learn how to be comfortable and confident fathers with their own children.



​History of CAP Fund Grants Awarded

$250 Family & Children's Services - 2000

$2,000 Network for Young Children - 2005

$4,300 At-Risk Summer Preschool - 2010

$2,000 Nurse Family Partnership - 2012

$3,000 Community Fatherhood - 2012

$8,000 Community Fatherhood  - 2015

Total $19,550

 

November 2012: Michelle Frank, CAP Board Member presents  a $3,000 check to Gilbert Ortiz, Executive Director of Community Fatherhood

Two Grants Given November 2012
Calhoun County -The CAP Fund awarded two grants November 2012. 

A $3,000 grant went to the Community Fatherhood program. A relatively new program, Community Fatherhood serves fathers referred from various social and judicial agencies and teaches them positive and nurturing parenting. For more information call (269)282-1340.


A $2,000 check went to the Nurse Family Partnership, a program of the County Health Department. Nurses work with new mothers for up to two years, assisting them in coping with a new baby, in addition to struggling with other risk factors
 such as youth,  poverty. Home Visits are a major strategy  for bonding with mothers and teaching them positive parenting. For more information call Public Health at (269) 969-6392.

 

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November 2012: Jim Rutherford, Public Health Director, Rita McPhail, CAP President and Michelle Datema, Director of the  Nurse Family Partnership 





The Child Abuse Prevention Endowment Fund