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June is starting off great for Family Pathfinders as we continue to grow our partnerships and programs. 

Read how Amy and her Mentor are taking things day by day as they work towards her goal of financial stability.

Our third program year of Financial Coaching is wrapping up, and we are proud to share that we have exceeded our grant requirements. Thank you, to our volunteer coaches for the 262 hours they volunteered in coaching over 600 clients and moving them toward a more solid financial footing.  We have also become official members of the Credit Builders Alliance. The CBA offers a wealth of resources we are excited to pass on to you!   

Please remember to check out our upcoming events, valuable resources you can share with your mentees and clients, and the easy ways you can support Family Pathfinders today!

Client SpotlightLeadStory

When Amy* entered the Mentoring Program she and her Mentor hit the ground running!

Their first meeting was a lunch that lasted two hours. They discussed her past and current situation and immediately began to set short-term and long-term goals. Financial stability was number one on her list with reliable transportation close behind. 

Amy received bus passes to get to and from work while she and her mentor looked at possible housing options. They were able to find an apartment that is within walking distance of her job and in a safer neighborhood. She was also able to use her tax refund toward buying a more reliable car.

She continues to meet with her mentor and is excited about the future, "I'm doing well. Meeting with my mentor on Sunday and learning how to budget!! We are taking it day by day ... and see the light at the end of the tunnel. Thanks for all the support."
 *Name has been changed to protect the privacy of the client.
Program SpotlightSubI
Financial Coaching is wrapping up its third year of empowering individuals and families with the knowledge to regain control of their finances. 

This program year we have surpassed our goals and have already provided financial coaching and education to over 600 Tarrant County residents. More than half of those who attended regular coaching sessions were able to improve their financial behaviors by reducing their debt, increasing their savings or paying their bills on time. 

This year, we had 20 active volunteer financial coaches who contributed 262 volunteer hours.
Thank you, coaches, for helping Tarrant County families realize financial stability!  
Partner SpotlightSubII

Family Pathfinders is an official member of the Credit Builders Alliance!

The CBA is a 450 member strong organization dedicated to helping nonprofits better assist individuals and families to build credit histories, scores and improve financial access. Our membership grants us access to a wealth of resources and webinars aimed at helping us coach clients to improved credit scores and financial success! See the official announcement here.
Upcoming Events Events
Mentor Training
Saturday, June 13
Saturday, July 11
9:00am - 3:00pm
2601 Clover Lane
Fort Worth

Please forward this newsletter to family and friends who are interested in becoming mentors. We have many wonderful opportunities in mentoring for those looking for a meaningful volunteer experience.

Register today or call the office at (817) 731-1173 for more details.


Mentor Mixer
From Incarceration to Self-Sufficiency: A real life success story
Tuesday, June 16
5:30 - 7:00pm
2601 Clover Lane
Fort Worth

Please join us for dinner to learn the personal story of  Van Diggs. Hear about his successes after being incarcerated for 20+ years and how he has become self-sufficient with the help of mentoring.

We encourage you to attend even if you have not been matched yet, as it will give you an opportunity to ask questions, and hear how things are going with others. 


Family Pathfinders Blue Zones Celebration


Family Pathfinders has taken all the right steps to become a Blue Zones friendly work site!

Join us and Blue Zones project Fort Worth as we celebrate and reaffirm our commitment to living longer and healthier lives.

Planned events include:
Purpose Workshop
Healthy  Cooking  Demonstration
Family Pathfinders Kick-Off celebration

Keep an eye on your inbox for an official invitation. 
Resources Resources
Take charge of your mental health
MHMR Tarrant 

One in four Americans will suffer with depression or anxiety sometime in their lives. You are not alone. Now you can get the help you need from the comfort and privacy of your own home. Complete a Wellness Assessment and personal profile and myStrength will deliver your personal home page based on your motivation level each day. You can work on eLearning, explore articles and videos, or just get inspired by the daily quote and community inspirations. Visit, click "Sign-up" and enter the access code: TarrantCommunity. Download the flyer here.
My Ride Tarrant  

My Ride Tarrant is dedicated to increasing awareness of transportation options and services for those with disabilities so that every Tarrant County citizen can become independent and get where they need to go. Contact a MyRide counselor for guidance on transportation options on fixed routes, para-transit or on-demand transportation. Call a navigator at (682) 587-7099 or visit
Justice For Our Neighbors DFW
1st United Methodist Church - Forbes House
422 Church St., Grapevine, TX 76051
(817) 310-3820

Justice For Our Neighbors Dallas-Fort Worth is a ministry of hospitality that strives to build relationships between citizens and immigrants for the benefit of all. They provide a wide range of immigration legal services including: advice and counsel, T visas for victims of trafficking, U visas for victims of crimes, deferred action for childhood arrivals (DACA), self-petitions under the Violence Against Women's Act (VAWA) and much more.  
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