Ed. Note: This highlight is a repost from a series entitled Highlights from the Field: Office of Family Assistance Programs at Work for American Families from the Office of Family Assistance Healthy Marriage and Responsible Fatherhood Technical Assistance Project. Read the original posting here.
For more than 30 years, fathers and families throughout the San Francisco Bay Area of California have received timely employment and social support services. They have increased their economic stability and strengthened families. As an OFA Responsible Fatherhood Ex-Prisoner Reentry grantee, Rubicon provides services to parents and children and works to link reentry populations to jobs and stable environments so that they can provide for themselves, their families and their children. Rubicon has established strong partnerships with employers, mental health, substance abuse, housing and human services partners to provide clients with targeted supports. Serving more than 3,000 clients in 2013, the program has opened doors of opportunity to countless families.
Rubicon has been nationally-recognized by a number of outlets for its programming to help men become better fathers. They have provided financial and emotional wellness programming to support men and to prevent children from making poor decisions. It provides services to enhance financial fitness through tax preparation and asset building programming. Rubicon improves access to mental health services for a variety of clients, with specific services targeted to the mental health of men of color. Rubicon’s Workforce Services provides a broad array of job placement aligned with local employer needs. For employers, Rubicon offers customized training, screening and assessments and referrals and more.
View the video highlighting Rubicon’s work on the Healthy Marriage and Responsible Fatherhood Technical Assistance Project website here.
Learn more about Rubicon and other Office of Family Assistance funded Healthy Marriage and Responsible Fatherhood programs at https://hmrf.acf.hhs.gov
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