Financial Advocacy / Money Management
The FAMM Unit helps parents recognize, prepare for, and resolve many of the unique financial challenges specific to parents in blended families. We understand that a variety of circumstances affect relationships between co-parents, and issues surrounding money are often at the forefront. We seek to educate and eliminate financial barriers that may impede a parent from engaging in a healthy parent/child relationship. We work to help parents identify current and future financial needs in an effort to secure stability in the home. Grants may be provided for the following types of financial need:
Transportation to visit a child living in another city or state
Medical treatments, family therapy, or mental health services
Specialized legal counsel to assist with filing family court documents or representation within the family courts
Sponsor attendance at fatherhood-based programs and other relevant parent education events
Parent/child activities (gift cards, event passes, etc.) for low-income parents
Financial education classes and career development counseling
The primary resolve of the FAMM Unit is to work with OBF’s many resources to provide financial education and information to parents, while offering financial relief when able. We understand that good parenting not only requires love and attention, but also requires a financial commitment. The Financial Advocacy/ Money Management (FAMM) Unit expects to be able to accept grant applications by the end of 2020.
*If you interested or able to donate to the FAMM Unit, please click here. Note that all contributions are tax deductible and an itemized receipt will be provided.