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CCF IM #3 Archived Project Summaries

2007 Targeted Capacity Building - Healthy Marriage

Published: August 10, 2012
Audience:
Compassion Capital Fund (CCF)
Category:
Guidance, Policies, Procedures, Information Memorandums (IM)

2007 Targeted Capacity Building Program - Healthy Marriage 

The Alliance for Families & Communities Affected by Incarceration

1331 Belrue
St. Louis, MO 63133
314-800-7266

Award Amount: $49,645
Award Year: 2007

Organization Description:
The Alliance for Families & Communities Affected by Incarceration (AFCAI) is located in St. Louis, Missouri. AFCAI offers referrals, educational workshops, information, and assistance to offenders, ex-offenders, and families of offenders and ex-offenders. Since 2001, it has been educating and empowering families and communities affected by incarceration.

Project Description:
AFCAI will use CCF funds to build capacity in providing healthy-marriage education. It will, among other activities, hire an executive director; develop a board of directors; provide training for the board, staff, and volunteers; and form partnerships with area social service agencies

 


Amor de Orange County, Inc.

309 N. Main Street
Santa Ana, CA 92701
714-720-4276

Award Amount: $50,000
Award Year: 2007

Organization Description:
Amor de Orange County, established in 2002, is a community-based organization in southern California, providing marriage education services. It especially targets Latinos, who make up about a third of the area's total population.

Project Description:
With its CCF Targeted Capacity Building grant, Amor de Orange County will increase its capacity to provide marriage education services by training volunteers to lead courses in Spanish. Amor will also create a best practices manual that will be used in training new leaders, as well as develop a marketing strategy plan.

 


Better Life Counseling Center, Inc.

1605 James Street
Jonesboro, AR 72401
870-935-4673

Award Amount: $49,562
Award Year: 2007

Organization Description:
Better Life Counseling Center (BLCC), located in Jonesboro, Arkansas, provides marriage and family therapy to clients in nearly 20 counties in Arkansas and Missouri. BLCC has completed more than 12,000 sessions of marriage and family therapy since it was founded in 1996.

Project Description:
BLCC aims to increase its capacity to offer marriage education and preparation to couples, especially those with limited financial access to these services, in six counties where the organization has had a limited presence. To do this, BLCC will enhance its community engagement in these counties; update its information technology and financial management systems; and expand its efforts in revenue development.

 


Boat People SOS, Inc.-Falls Church

6066 Leesburg Pike, Suite 100
Falls Church, VA 22041
703-538-2190

Award Amount: $50,000
Award Year: 2007

Organization Description:
Boat People SOS (BPSOS) is a national community-based organization headquartered in Virginia with 14 branch offices nationwide. The BPSOS mission is to assist Vietnamese refugees and immigrants in their search for a life in liberty and dignity by empowering, organizing, and equipping individuals and communities in their progress toward financial self-sufficiency and social integration.

Project Description:
BPSOS has already implemented healthy family and marriage enrichment cirricula and activites in four other locations around the nation. This project lays the foundation for bringing these activities to the Northern Virginia branch office. BPSOS will use CCF funds to: provide training for staff and volunteers to become certified trainers; develop a coalition of community and media organizations; and develop and publish healthy marriage public service announcements in Vietnamese.

 


Care Net Pregnancy Center of the Tanana Valley

P.O. Box 82522
Fairbanks, AK 99708
907-455-8255

Award Amount: $19,640
Award Year: 2007

Organization Description:
Care Net Pregnancy Center of the Tanana Valley (CPCTV) provides pregnancy services, family support, information, and referrals in the North Star Borough of Fairbanks, Alaska. CPCTV services include "Safe Rider," which conducts safety checks of infant car seats, as well as life-skills programs, with an emphasis on relationship and parenting.

Project Description:
CPCTV will train its board members in strategic planning and roles and responsibilities. An accountant will help develop and improve financial management systems, and CPCTV will undergo a complete audit. The organization will also purchase supplies, including computers, printer, projector, and projection screen.

 


The Children's Village, Inc., dba The Resource Room

19715 NW 37th Avenue
Miami, FL 33056
305-621-1929

Award Amount: $50,000
Award Year: 2007

Organization Description:
The Resource Room was founded in 2001 to improve academic performance, job opportunities, and quality of life for Hispanic, African-, Haitian-, and Caribbean-American children and adults in Carol City, Florida. It provides after-school tutoring, SAT prep courses, parenting workshops, and adult-education classes, among other services.

Project Description:
To develop capacity for new healthy-marriage programs, The Resource Room will use CCF funds to evaluate curricula, build collaborations to faciliate volunteer recruitment, and train volunteers in the curriculum. In addition, it will develop volunteer maintenance and retention strategies.

 


Christian Counseling Centers, Inc.

1510 Fashion Island Boulevard
Suite 110
San Mateo, CA 94404
650-570-7273

Award Amount: $50,000
Award Year: 2007

Organization Description:
Established in 1983, Christian Counseling Centers (CCC) is a nondenominational, faith-based nonprofit organization located in 12 centers throughout the San Francisco Bay Area in California. CCC services focus on marriage education and preparation services.

Project Description:
CCC will use CCF Funds to leverage the organization's coalition partnership with faith-based and community organiations (FCBOs) in a coordinated effort to reach the most distressed communities with a "saturation model" of accessible, effective programs for couples struggling with the stress of poverty, unemployment, and inner city social problems. CCC's capacity building activities include: staff professional and career development; volunteer development; design and production of program brochures; purchase of computer, projector, and related technology equipment; recruitment of faith-based organizations as partners; and design of donor development strategy.

 


COPAHNI, Inc.

68 Northampton Street
Boston, MA 02118
617-232-5453

Award Amount: $49,961
Award Year: 2007

Organization Description:
COPAHNI is a grassroots organization of Latino leaders of faith whose mission is to promote the unity of Hispanic churches and ministries in New England by providing capacity-building resources to foster their involvement in community development, administration, evangelism, and pastoral care.

COPAHNI currently provides three services: The Institute for Pastoral Excellence; The Marriage Counseling Service; and Conferences and other educational events.

Project Description:
COPAHNI will increase its capacity in organizational and leadership development and will provide training for volunteers and staff on marriage counseling, evaluation and outcome measurement, and grant writing. The organization will develop culturally sensitive marriage-counseling curricula and purchase training equipment and standardized nondenominational marriage assessment inventories. The board will also complete a series of workshops on board composition and governance.

 


Downriver Marriage Resource Center

23400 Michigan Avenue
Suite P18
Dearborn, MI 48124
313-278-4400

Award Amount: $50,000
Award Year: 2007

Organization Description:
Downriver Marriage Resource Center (MRC) was organized in 2004 to address the need for marriage-friendly resources in Wayne County, Michigan. The goal of the organization is to strengthen families and communities by strengthening marriages for couples who choose marriage for themselves.

Project Description:
MRC will hire a volunteer coordinator and train staff on volunteer development. A CPA firm specializing in nonprofits will perform a financial audit. MRC will also conduct a community assessment to identify ways it can support residents in forming and sustaining healthy marriages.

 


Eleventh Hour Evangelistic Association

1721 Dalessi Drive
Pinole, CA 94564
510-685-8120

Award Amount: $50,000
Award Year: 2007

Organization Description:
Eleventh Hour Evangelistic Association (EHEA) is a faith-based charity targeting the African-American/Black community of Alameda & Contra Costa counties. EHEA focuses on educating and mentoring youth and young adults and deterring them from at-risk behavior. EHEA services focus on at-risk youth and gang influence and involvement.

Project Description:
EHEA will provide training for its board of directors on organizational development, capacity building, economic development, governance, and performance management. The director will write policies and procedures for paid and volunteer staff on delivering marriage education services. The organization will purchase marriage education cirricula and produce a video presentation to enhance written materials. Finally, EHEA will work with a consultant to create a donor development strategy and train key staff on grant writing.

 


Family Saver Center

2660 W. Woodland Drive
Suite 220
Anaheim, CA 92801
714-484-0033

Award Amount: $50,000
Award Year: 2007

Organization Description:
Family Saver Center (FSC) is a community-based organization serving Korean-American churches, schools, and community centers in Los Angeles and Orange County, California, since 2005. Its mission is to strengthen marriages, restore troubled families, and reduce domestic violence and child abuse by providing family-related education programs and resources.

Project Description:
FSC will work to expand its services to Korean-American youth and adults in several southern California cities. FSC's Targeted Capacity Building Program will focus on raising public awareness and building partnerships, developing culturally appropriate curricula, and taking steps to increase its fundraising capabilities by training staff in grant writing.

 


Fresno County Healthy Marriage Coalition

P.O. Box 25221
Fresno, CA 93729
559-313-4226

Award Amount: $50,000
Award Year: 2007

Organization Description:
Fresno County Healthy Marriage Coalition (FCHMC) is a secular organization serving the Latino population of Fresno County, California. FCHMC services focus on marriage education and preparation.

Project Description:
FCHMC will train volunteers in marriage education and provide mentoring curricula. It will develop a communications strategy, including informational fliers and Web site upgrades, to provide more information to potential clients and increase awareness about available programs. Through meetings with key leaders in the business, service, and health communities, FCHMC will increase membership in the coalition. Finally, key staff members will complete training in financial management software and will begin producing quarterly budget reports.

 


Holmes Chapel Full Gospel Baptist Church

518 Oliver Street
Drew, MS 38737
662-745-8758

Award Amount: $50,000
Award Year: 2007

Organization Description:
The Holmes Chapel Full Gospel Baptist Church is a nonprofit organization in Drew, Mississippi. It provides marriage education and preparation services that help couples develop the skills and knowledge to form and sustain healthy marriages.

Project Description:
Holmes Chapel will address critical capacity-building needs in three areas--program, revenue, and organizational development. Funded activities include: developing new research-based program materials; creating an outreach and communications plan; developing a financial sustainability plan and providing grant training to staff; improving fiscal controls; and upgrading computer and other equipment.

 


HOME International

1245 West 6th Street
Corona, CA 92882
951-372-8080

Award Amount: $50,000
Award Year: 2007

Organization Description:
Established in 1968, HOME International is a secular organization providing leadership, marriage, and family education to Korean-American couples, families, and communities. The organization targets the Asian-American community of Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino, and Ventura counties in California.

Project Description:
HOME International will use CCF funds to increase its ability to provide professional marriage education leadership training programs that are culturally and liguistically appropriate for Korean Americans and to develop organizational infrastructure and leadership to increase sustainability.

 


Hope Chapel San Pedro

461 West 9th Street
San Pedro, CA 90731
310-832-4673

Award Amount: $50,000
Award Year: 2007

Organization Description:
Hope Chapel San Pedro was founded in 1988 and has offered a variety of social services to its surrounding community since its inception. In 2004, Hope Chapel started its marriage support program; by 2006, the program had served more than 100 couples.

Project Description:
Hope Chapel San Pedro will use CCF funding to file for 501(c)(3) status; grant-writing training and coaching and a leadership board seminar; Web site design; marriage counseling training for staff counselors; conferences for professional development; and software to support fiscal management and grant writing.

 


IDEALS, Inc.

813 Hillwood Avenue
Frankfort, KY 40601
502-227-0055

Award Amount: $50,000
Award Year: 2007

Organization Description:
IDEALS, founded in 1972, is a nonprofit organization that provides relationship education to couples, families, individuals, and professionals. Currently, IDEALS works with about 75 organizations to provide consulting, materials, training, and support for their efforts in marriage education.

Project Description:
With CCF funding, IDEALS will expand its capacity to serve low-income couples in four cities: Oakland and Los Angeles, California; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; and Camden, New Jersey. IDEALS will educate new trainers to reach target communities, translate its leaders' guide into Spanish, and update its fiscal controls.

 


Latinas United Networking Association, Inc.

P.O. Box 1043
Youngstown, OH 44503
330-629-2743

Award Amount: $50,000
Award Year: 2007

Organization Description:
Latinas United Networking Association (LUNA) works to provide a single network to support and advocate social issues that affect Latin women. LUNA mobilizes resources in Mahoning County, Ohio, and surrounding areas to promote their education and advancement.

Project Description:
To strengthen its healthy marriage initiatives, LUNA will provide staff members with training that leads to certification in two curricula. Additionally, LUNA will purchase financial systems software; buy a computer and other technological equipment; contract to develop a Web site; and hire an assistant to provide support in a variety of areas.

 


Living for Purpose Community Center

9400 Lurline B-1
Chatsworth, CA 91311
818-772-5959

Award Amount: $50,000
Award Year: 2007

Organization Description:
The Living for Purpose Community Center (LFPCC) was created as the community development arm of the Living Praise Christian Center Church. The LFPCC provides many services, but its primary service is a healthy marriage program. It is designed to provide marriage education and counseling services to couples, engaged or married.

Project Description:
LFPCC will use CCF funds to support growth of organization in improving volunteer training, development, recruitment, and retention; establishing fiscal controls; developing a comprehensive marketing and communications strategy; and establishing collaborative relationships.

 


Married 4 Keeps (Protestant Healthy Families Coalition of Orange County)

1914 Catalina Avenue
Santa Ana, CA 92705
714-836-0718

Award Amount: $50,000
Award Year: 2007

Organization Description:
Married 4 Keeps (M4K), founded in 2005 as a Community Marriage Resource Center, was incorporated in 2006. M4K has formed a coalition of 34 churches from which pastors and leaders were trained to present marriage education courses.

Project Description:
With Targeted Capacity Building funds, M4K plans to expand its services in distressed cities in California's Orange and Los Angeles counties, by training pastors and leaders of congregations in these areas to teach marriage education classes. M4K will also build its own capacity by sending key staff to specialized, advanced trainings and by establishing a comprehensive fund development plan.

 


Metropolitan Family Services, Inc.

P.O. Box 12037
Richmond, VA 23241
804-218-3468

Award Amount: $50,000
Award Year: 2007

Organization Description:
Metropolitan Family Services, located in Richmond, Virginia, provides an array of social services that address the needs of its community with an assets-based focus. Its mission is to offer what is needed to build strong kids, strong families, and strong communities.

Project Description:
To strengthen its capacity, Metropolitan Family Services will provide extensive training to its board of directors; work toward addressing program needs--in particular, developing guidelines and procedures such as identifying outcome measures; and creating a revenue development strategy plan.

 


Missouri Bootheel Regional Consortium, Inc.

46 Highway 162 East
P.O. Box 250
Portageville, MO 63873
573-379-2020

Award Amount: $50,000
Award Year: 2007

Organization Description:
The mission of Missouri Bootheel Regional Consortium (MBRC) is to strengthen, promote, and empower families and communities through quality, focused programs to a five-county service region in the Missouri Bootheel. MBRC serves the 2,500-square-mile, five-county rural area of Scott, Mississippi, New Madrid, Pemiscot, and Dunklin counties in the southeast corner of Missouri, nicknamed "the Bootheel" because of its shape.

In addition to the Fatherhood First and Healthy Marriage education programs, MBRC is actively implementing initiatives for improving the quality of life for children, mothers, fathers, and families in the rural Bootheel region for over 10 years.

Project Description:
MBRC will use CCF funds to strengthen its Fatherhood First Advisory Board through leadership development training for board members; develop an effective marriage education program curriculum that includes performance measures for evaluation of program outcomes; and purchase computers to outfit its new on-site education center, which allows participants to access trainings in job readiness and financial management.

 


Oasis Counseling International

333 Norfolk Avenue
Suite 201
Norfolk, NE 68701
402-379-2030

Award Amount: $50,000
Award Year: 2007

Organization Description:
Oasis Counseling International (OCI) offers bilingual, holistic, and behavioral health treatment, including marriage therapy, in the Nebraska cities of Norfolk, O'Neil, and Ainsworth.

Project Description:
OCI will use CCF funds to provide professional and career development for staff and support community outreach projects to increase its capacity to deliver healthy marriage services to persons contemplating marriage, expectant parents, empty-nesters, and parents of special needs children.

 


San Diego North County Latino Marriage & Family Resource Center

P.O. Box 125
Vista, CA 92085
760-458-3587

 

Award Amount: $50,000
Award Year: 2007

Organization Description:
San Diego North County Latino Marriage & Family Resource Center (SDNCLM&FRC), established in 2006, is a member of the California Healthy Marriage Coalition (CHMC). It focuses on providing marriage education and preparation services in San Diego County, California. CMHC's goal is to provide access to premarital and marriage education, enabling Hispanic couples to gain the knowledge and skills necessary to form and sustain healthy marriages.

Project Description:
With CCF funds, SDNCLM&FRC will implement numerous activities, including: creating a policies and procedures manual; purchasing two desktop computers; conducting community asset mapping; creating a Web site; establishing collaborative relationships and partnerships; developing grant-writing skills; purchasing donor tracking software; and designing a donor development strategy.

 


Wings Ministry

2270 D Wyoming Boulevard NE
#130
Albuquerque, NM 87112
505-291-6412

Award Amount: $37,491
Award Year: 2007

Organization Description:
Wings Ministry serves families in the South Valley of Albuquerque, New Mexico, whose lives have been affected by arrest, conviction, and incarceration. The Ministry provides seminars in life skills, marriage education, domestic violence, and other services in six adult and six juvenile correctional facilities in New Mexico. The Ministry has provided programs in community settings and adult and juvenile facilities for 11 years.

Project Description:
Wings Ministry will complete a comprehensive, external audit and update client, referral, volunteer, and donor databases. Staff will be trained on how to use the databases. The Ministry will hire a community educator who will recruit 12 new families to participate in life-skill training and mentoring programs. The community educator will also produce outreach materials, including a brochure and monthly publications to target couples who are attempting to establish, maintain, or strengthen a marriage in the face of incarceration of a family member.