The Child Abuse Prevention Endowment Fund

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.


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.



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