May 2016 Newsletter
   

April was a busy month for Family Pathfinders. We celebrated National Volunteer month  Lead by honoring all our amazing volunteers and highlighting all the wonderful work they do. Thank you to ALL our volunteers for empowering Tarrant County families all year round!

April was also Financial Literacy month  Mid. We celebrated by co-hosting the annual Family Safety Day fair in Tarrant County. We are also excited to share how a local family who participated in our financial coaching sessions, at Habitat for Humanity Middle, are now on their paths to self-sufficiency.

Please remember to check out our coaches corner and upcoming events Resources. As a reminder the Family Pathfinders office will be closed in honor of Memorial Day, Monday May 30th, and will reopen on Tuesday May 31st. Have a safe holiday!
Volunteer Spotlight
In honor of Volunteer Appreciation month we wanted to say THANK YOU to all our amazing volunteers! Thank you for everyone who was able to join us as we rolled out the red carpet in honor of You! Our volunteers are a vital piece in empowering our families to attain self-sufficiency. Research shows that people who volunteer are living happier and healthier lives. They have lower rates of cancer, heart disease, depression, and have lower healthcare costs.
 "The interior joy we feel when we have done a good deed is the nourishment the soul requires." -Albert Schweitzer
Family Safety Day 2016
National Financial Literacy Month is recognized in April as an effort to highlight the importance of  financial literacy and teach Americans how to establish and maintain healthy financial habits. Financial Literacy Month is an opportunity for financial corporations, nonprofits, and government agencies to promote educational initiatives and resources. Family Pathfinders participated in the Fort Worth Family Safety Day, at La Gran Plaza to promote financial coaching. A special thanks to two of our volunteer financial coaches, Sarah Clayton and Paul Baccus, who helped make the event a huge success!
Client Spotlight
Clients Lar Seng Lasham, & Maran Roi
Family Pathfinders had the opportunity to work with the Lasham Family through our Financial Capability program, offering them a series of financial coaching sessions at Habitat for Humanity. We are excited to share the Lasham family now has a home of their own, thanks not only their continued hard work, but also to Trinity Habitat for Humanity.

 
Coaches Corner
Bank of America: Because of his hard work and dedication to serving Family Pathfinders' clients through volunteer financial coaching in 2015, Paul Baccus earned Family Pathfinders a $500 grant from Bank of America. The company honors employees who give over 100 hours of their time and service to causes they are passionate about. Thank you Paul for your commitment to our clients and thank you Bank of America for your generous gift! 
 
Coaching Calendars: The May and June coaching calendars are now available on our website, www.FamilyPathfinders.org. Please take some time to look it over and sign up if you are available to coach a session. If you need the password to access the calendars, please let Robin Newland know at Robin.Newland@FamilyPathfinders.org.
 
As always, we want to extend a HUGE thank you for the time and talents that you lend to our clients when you volunteer for Family Pathfinders. We couldn't do what we do without YOU!
Up Coming Events
Mentor Mixer
Thursday, May 12
12:00pm - 1:30pm
4028 Calmont Avenue
Fort Worth
 
Join us for a lunch and learn. Whitney Harding, a certified Question, Persuade, and Refer (QPR) instructor from the Jordan Elizabeth Harris Foundation, will be our presenter. QPR is not a form of counseling or treatment. QPR is intended to offer hope through positive action to help you be able to recognize and respond positively to someone exhibiting suicide warning signs and behaviors to prevent a possible tragedy.
 
Register today at www.familypathfinders.org
 

ImAMentor
Mentor Training
Saturday, May 14th
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 at www.familypathfinders.org, or call the office at
(817) 731-1173 for more details.