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August is busy for Family Pathfinders as we continue to grow our partnerships and programs. 

We are proud to share the news of the Working Families Success model that Family Pathfinders and The Women's Center of Tarrant County have launched. It's that time of year again! North Texas Giving Day is 1 month away, and Family Pathfinders is excited to be a part of it again. Keep an eye on your inbox for our Giving Day link and make your donations go even further.
As Family Pathfinders broadens its Mentoring program we are excited to share our new mentoring opportunities to help connect with people on the path to greater self-sufficiency. Caring mentor's help people set and attain their goals, offer encouragement, and model great life choices.
This month we said goodbye to a staff member who contributed to our agency in so many ways. We know you will all join us in saying goodbye to Vanna and wishing her the best of luck.

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!

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WFS Kickoff

Left to right: Wende Burton - Communities Foundation of Texas, Terri Rios- The Women's Center, Sue Matkin - United Way of Tarrant County, Laura Hilgart- The Women's Center, Kathryn Arnold- Family Pathfinders

The Women's Center and Family Pathfinders have launched the Working Families Success model in Tarrant County, supported by the Communities Foundation of Texas. This nationally recognized framework for delivering employment and financial stability services will overlay existing programs that the two agencies have perfected for decades. Working Families Success participants work with a team of staff from both agencies to achieve financial stability. Key services include skills training, employment services, financial coaching, and other resource supports to help particpiants reach their goals.
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It's that time of year again! Save the date for September 17th so you can get up and give with Family Pathfinders! 


From 6 a.m. to midnight we will be participating in North Texas Giving Day. Every donation of $25 and above will be multiplied if you donate to us through, North Texas' online resource that connects donors with nonprofit organizations like us.

Please visit the site anytime between 6 a.m. and midnight, search for Family Pathfinders and click "Donate Now." Your donation will go a long way in helping families bridge the gap between poverty and self-sufficiency.


We will also post a direct link on our Facebook page for you to make an online donation.


Remember that donations of $25 or more received on September 17 are eligible for a portion of $1 million in bonus funds, making your dollar go further!


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For a small investment of time, you can be a positive role model in someone's life. Family Pathfinders is looking for a few people to partner with us to make a difference. In addition to traditional one-to-one mentoring, you may also consider:

Group Mentoring. We have weekly and bi-weekly meetings with several mentees. Sessions have topics for discussion and social activities. Group sessions are held at a halfway house or at the Family Pathfinders office.

Driving. Many of our clients would like to participate in Mentoring activities, but lack transportation. Would you like to drive once or twice a month.?

Pre-release. We have opportunities for mentors to meet with people incarcerated in Tarrant County jail to talk with participants about goals and their plans for reentry.

For more information, contact Nicole at 817-731-1173.  

Staff Spotlight Events
It is with  much sadness that we say goodbye to our Office Manager, Vanna Ngo!
Vanna joined Family Pathfinders 3 years ago and has played a pivotal role in building and expanding our agency, and was a crucial player in helping us serve our mission within Tarrant County. Vanna has has accepted a prestigious fellowship through SMU, and soon will earn her Master's Degree in Human Dignity and Social Justice. We are grateful for her many contributions to Family Pathfinders and we wish her the very best in her new endeavor. 
Upcoming Events Events
    Mentor Training
Saturday,September 12th
Saturday, October 10th
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
Coffee Talk
Tuesday, August 18th
7:30 - 9:00am
2601 Clover Lane
Fort Worth

Please join us for breakfast and bring a friend who would be a great mentor for our program. What a great way to share with all the great things Family Pathfinders is doing to help our families attain self-sufficiency!

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. 

  North Texas Giving Day

September 17, 2015

An All Day Online Donation Event!


 Giving Day is an annual one-day DonorBridge-powered fundraising event.

All donations of $25 or more received on Giving Day between 6:00AM and 12:00 midnight will be supplemented with bonus funds from the Communities Foundation of Texas.

Visit today and make your donations to Family Pathfinders go even further! giving
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Back to School Fair


Send your child back to school excited about learning!

This year's event will offer: Free Back Packs with School Supplies, Free Immunizations for Uninsured Students, Free Athletic Shoes & Socks, Free Hair Cuts, Free Eye Glasses (cut on site), Free Reading Books, Food, Music, and More. To Qualify:

Recipients of free school supplies and other free services must be school children (ages 4 - 18) who reside in 76052, 76114, 76131, 76135, 76137, 76177 or 76179.



 Cornerstone Assistance Network(CAN) will be holding its annual Back to School Event on  
Saturday August 15th.
Sponsor a student by donating $100 or any amount to be used to purchase supplies, backpacks, school uniforms/ school outfits and a pair of shoes!

The New York Times Magazine

You Just Got Out of Prison. Now What?

Carlos and Roby are two ex-convicts with a simple mission: picking up inmates on the day they're released from prison and guiding them through a changed world.


Free Classes 
Second Tuesday of Each Month at 5:30PM
Fourth Tuesday of Each Month at 5:30PM
At Family Pathfinders
2601 Clover Lane Fort Worth
     Please RSVP to Toby Jones at 817-731-1173
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