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