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Pathway Inc. Brothers United Fatherhood Program: Year 3 Community Partnership is Key


In September, 2018 Pathway Inc. Brothers United Fatherhood Program celebrated its third year of service to the Toledo Community by asking its partners to hear of its success and challenges during the last partner meeting of the year.


Dr. Joseph Donnelly and members of Educational Evaluators team traveled to Toledo, Ohio to share nine key Continuous Quality Improvement points that Brothers United began working on in August, 2017.


The Brothers United and Educational Evaluators team along with Sustainability Contractor Geneva Ware-Rice spent one year reviewing data the program collected and data from the Nform system, the federal government data collection tool. After collecting the data the team spent time reviewing and preparing for the year- end review with the community partners.


Pathway Inc. Brothers United Program serves low income fathers ages 16-24 and older fathers whose children are 21 years of age or less. Fathers participate in a six-week (21 day) cohort-style program that concentrates on three key areas: Fatherhood, Healthy Relationships and Economic Stability and Mobility.


“We are proud of our staff at Brothers United and the accomplishments we have achieved so far. We are grateful for all of our community partners and how they serve Brothers Untied,” said Avis Files, director of Family Supportive Services.


The Pathway Inc. Brothers United Fatherhood Coalition was formed in the first year of the program and includes local stakeholders who support the program efforts, determining the level of impact in the community, and identifying problems/barriers and solutions. 


The community partners for Brothers United are Lucas County Children Services, Lucas County Department of Job and Family Services, Lucas County Department of Job and Family Services Child Support Division, Volunteers of America, Bethany House, Mental Health and Recovery Services Board, Toledo Public Schools, Family and Child Abuse Prevention Center, RFS Behavioral Health, TASC of Northwest Ohio, Toledo Lucas County Health Department, Toledo Lucas County Getting to 1 and Lucas County Metropolitan Housing Authority.


As Brothers United learns and grows, the group will have the opportunity to provide Toledo, Lucas County Ohio with credible data that will not only inform the local community but will impact policy and legislation for the next 10 years in the healthy marriage and responsible fatherhood field.


“We are excited about what the future holds” said Files, director of Family Supportive Services “Through Brothers United we are learning how to serve fathers better and when you serve fathers you serve families and you impact the entire community.


“Our fathers are being impacted by Brothers United. With every cohort, we ask our participants the question: What did BU do for you? The following are some examples of what our fathers have shared.”


Christopher Taylor: “Brothers United helped me grow as a father and a better son and grandson. Brothers United game me the tools to strive to be an overall better person not just for my family but for myself as well.”


Timothy Shoemaker: “Brothers United are cheerleaders, and supporters behind my plans. My goals and my accomplishments were just a thought and I believe Brothers United gave me the push to actually do what I said I was going to do. I believe you guys are the push we need.”


Thanks to our community partners for all they do to make Brothers United one of the best fatherhood programs in the Country.


*Funding for this project was provided by The United States Department of Health and Human Services Administration for Children and Families. Grant 90FK0087 These services are available to all eligible persons, regardless of race, gender, age, disability of religion.



Copyright © 2018 by [The Sojourner's Truth]. All rights reserved.
Revised: 11/08/18 09:52:20 -0500.

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