Services

Family Life Education (FLE) Workshops/Lectures

Family Life Education (FLE) is any organized effort to provide family members and the community with information, skills, or resources intended to strengthen, improve, or enrich their family experience. OBF has certified, accredited, and/or licensed individuals to assist in providing FLE information and related education to help enrich blended families.

OBF has a variety of family court advocacy resources that can assist parents, particularly non-custodial parents, in obtaining information to help their households. This may include referrals for legal advice, assistance requesting custody, visitation or modification of court orders, as well as mediation and counseling for parents and children.

OBF seeks to increase our current strategic partnerships with state and local agencies, community, academic, health & wellness groups, religious entities and nonprofits whose body of work supports the children or the parents of blended families. We also prioritize the allocation of our support and resources (speakers, volunteers, program assistance) to organizations that focus on improving the lives of non-custodial parents.

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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.

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Our Blended Families, Inc. (OBF)

Helping Parents Communicate, Collaborate, & Co-Parent

An IRS Certified, 501(c)(3) Non-Profit Organization