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Domestic Violence == more Poverty == more seeking help from TANF== more Fatherhood/ Marriage Programming

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NOTE:  This blog was intended to expand upon a NRFC solicitation grant I found. It’s significant.

However in the process of giving a “for-example” I was reminded of Homeboy Industries as another prominent group which had some “staying incorporated” problems which seemed not to stem the flow of federal funds (if anything, the opposite — after being warned several times about delinquency, and it has not filed its California Returns recently, this group got about $1.4 million MORE grants.  )

ERGO — this post has interesting and relevant content, but is waiting to be split into two parts, and both further developed.

  • The solicitation grant (top part) and/or fatherhood PEERTA collaborations…
  • The Homeboy Phenomenon (second part)

But, I’m going to publish it anyhow, as interesting and relevant to what HHS (the USGovernment) is doing with our money. Also soliciting any other information people may have on this.  It seems clear to me that Homeboy Industries is a good project — but that still doesn’t excuse not filing tax returns, or (ideally) posting the Articles of Incorporation up on the California’s OAG page.

This material is eyeopening for me on how the systems are being set up.   Enjoy!

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A solicitation put up very briefly by HHS asking for more help in promoting more of its (not our collective) personal media campaign to promote marriage and fatherhood.  They will also fund similar promotion campaigns to promote “Domestic Violence Awareness” (“no problem”) and even combine two for one, sometimes.

I wonder if the DV groups are doing what I see the FR groups doing — sucking up to this and sucking the air out of the one source we need temporarily, when separating — which is a little help!

I wish I’d gotten out of my own relationship before welfare reform passed; unfortunately, it takes some help to leave.  I am stunned and offended at this entire matter.  And the engineers of this system no VERY well that abusers tend to control economics making it hard  — or “plunging her into poverty” by a variety of cruel, but easy to manage ways, so she just doens’t get out.

And that’s even before the family court fun and games begin.

I want ABSOLUTELY EVERY UNITED STATES CITIZEN PAYING TAXES TO UNDERSTAND WHERE SOME OF THESE TAXES ARE GOING AND TO MAKE THE CONNECTION BETWEEN THIS AND THE ONGOING MASS-MURDERS OCCURRING A SPAS, IN SALONS, IN HOMES AND AROUND SITUATIONS OF WOMEN WITH CHILDREN TRYING, BUT FAILING, TO GET UTTERLY FREE FROM ABUSE AND ONGOING VIOLENCE IN THEIR LIVES….

MAKE NO MISTAKE YOU SHOULD “HEAD THIS ONE OFF AT THE PASS,” GET IT DELETED FROM THE LEGISLATION, NEXT ROUND of APPROPRIATIONS, AS Women With Children WERE “HEADED OFF AT THE PASS” ON OUR ROUTE TO SAFETY, AFTER DOING THE RIGHT THING FOR OUR KIDS, OURSELVES, AND SOCIETY — SEPARATING OUR KIDS & SELVES FROM IN-HOME DOMESTIC VIOLENCE.  CAN WE SEPARATE, OR CAN WE NOT SEPARATE?  EITHER DEFUND FR FUNDING OR DEFUND DV FUNDING — THEY ARE MUTUALLY EXCLUSIVE.  ONE CANCELS OUT THE OTHER, IN ACTION.


Solicitation Number:
11-233-SOL-00430
Notice Type:
Presolicitation
Synopsis:
Added: Jul 13, 2011 6:35 pm

The proposed acquisition listed herein is legislatively mandated for nationally recognized, nonprofit fatherhood promotion organizations. The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Program Support Center, Division of Acquisition Management intends to issue a Request for Proposal (RFP) on behalf of the Office of Family Assistance (OFA) within the Administration for Children and Families (ACF) of HHS for the ongoing operation of the National Responsible Fatherhood Clearinghouse (NFRC). The RFP number is 11-233-SOL-00430. The NAICS code is 541611.

The proposed acquisition is to provide for the development of a clearinghouse, a media campaign, and the support of the Healthy Marriage and Responsible Fatherhood programs and initiatives. The contractor shall work with OFA to modify and enhance the National Responsible Fatherhood Clearinghouse (NFRC), www.fatherhood.gov, to develop and maintain a dynamic national clearinghouse. The clearinghouse will promote and support responsible fatherhood, especially healthy marriage within the context of fatherhood, economic stability, and parenting.

Additionally, the clearinghouse will be designed to assist stakeholders in efforts to promote and support responsible fatherhood.

Again, this is supposed to help the children.  However notice, that the children are never considered the “stakeholders.”  This means people who’ve already invested in the infrastructure, are running it, and will have to adjust their programs accordingly.

In accordance with any HHS policies and requirements, the contractor shall develop various forms of media and technology to engage and communicate with fathers and practitioners from the responsible fatherhood field directly across the country.

Notice repeatedly — they want to “reach out to Dads” through media and technology, and to continue to reach the “practitioners” (people whose living now includes practicing reaching out to fathers from this new profession of “Fatherhood”) — and they want to reach them directly (kind of like TV /mass media reached directly into the living rooms decades ago, prompting Jerry Mander to write:  Four Arguments for the Elimination of Television, which I’ll reference below from more than one link– (he was right, but obviously it’s here, and the internet…  You’re In It…).

The contractor shall develop, promote and design a distribution strategy for a national responsible fatherhood media campaign. Also, the contractor will provide logistical support for up to five responsible fatherhood events and develop products and a virtual community for the responsible fatherhood field.

WHY, we should ask, the urgency?

The period of performance is anticipated to be a 12 month base period followed by 2 optional 12 month periods.
The RFP will be made available electronically at http://www.fedbizopps.gov no sooner than 15 days after the issuance of this notice. All responsible nationally recognized, nonprofit fatherhood promotion organizations may submit a proposal which shall be considered by the agency. The closing date will be approximately 30 days after issuance of the RFP.

Contracting Office Address:
Parklawn Building Room 5-101
5600 Fishers Lane
Rockville, Maryland 20857
Primary Point of Contact.:
James J. Horkan
Phone: 3014431658

. . . .Notice that once this website got up and running — someone apparently let the legislation slip through the first round — they are not limiting it to ONLY nationally recognized nonprofit fatherhood promotion organizations.

Consider  – – why does it have to be national?

Answer — for centralized control and uniformity of practice, this is important if one is going towards a dictatorship, as opposed to local accountability and feedback looks.  It’s more efficient.

Why nonprofit?  The Feds have no problem doling out fatherhood/marriage promotion stuff to FOR-profits (like ICF International) although typically many are nonprofits.

Suggested Answer (my opinion) — Apart from it wouldn’t do to have a nationally recognized organization regarding reducing welfare (public debt burden) receiving millions of $$ OPENLY being a for-profit {{although the supporting contractors very often are — telecommunications firms, PR firms, Maximus (child support), etc}}, there’s also that matter that nonprofit registration (definitely on the state level) is very lax, and as I’ve seen in three years of blogging here — like AFCC originally (and come to think of, probably now — are they registered in every state of the union?) — a lot of the organizations simply don’t keep up with their filings.

When they are not registering in the states properly, that means people IN the states are having commerce (nonprofit commerce) taking place that they don’t have the source of, cannot see the incorporations of properly and may not really know whether it’s legitimate or not.

For example:

I recall the three different EIN#s for one of the Northern California mediation-promo gropus (I think it was the Judith Wallerstein Center for the Family in Transition) had three different EIN#s and locations.  Janet Johnston, ?? Roseby, and others conferencing and writing together, referencing each other, were on one or more of these).

I still have not located the Fathers and Families Coalition of America  {“FFCA”} (another “nationally recognized group,” right?) nonprofit filing — I hope to eventually; it is not incidental, but common in the field.

Here’s an affiliate of the above FFCA group, a major one, based in Los Angeles:  Notice date of formation:

C3365104 03/30/2011 ACTIVE CHILDREN’S INSTITUTE OF LOS ANGELES MARY EMMONS
C0085636 12/13/1917 ACTIVE CHILDREN’S INSTITUTE, INC. MARK ENGEL
Entity Name: CHILDREN’S INSTITUTE OF LOS ANGELES
Entity Number: C3365104
Date Filed: 03/30/2011
Status: ACTIVE
Jurisdiction: CALIFORNIA
Entity Address: 2121 W TEMPLE ST
Entity City, State, Zip: LOS ANGELES CA 90026
Agent for Service of Process: MARY EMMONS
Agent Address: 2121 W TEMPLE ST
Agent City, State, Zip: LOS ANGELES CA 90026
Entity Name: CHILDREN’S INSTITUTE, INC.
Entity Number: C0085636
Date Filed: 12/13/1917
Status: ACTIVE
Jurisdiction: CALIFORNIA
Entity Address: 2121 W. TEMPLE STREET
Entity City, State, Zip: LOS ANGELES CA 90026
Agent for Service of Process: MARK ENGEL
Agent Address: 2121 W. TEMPLE STREET
Agent City, State, Zip: LOS ANGELES CA 90026

Are C0085636 (old) and C3365104 (2011) filing their charitable returns?  One is too early to tell, perhaps.  Do YOU feel like checking out all of these, or should every one take it on faith?

Why is there a new registration for this Children’s Institute, is there something wrong with the older one, at the same address?  Also (I’m looking at it’s tax return), the Principal Officer of the older one (formed in 1917) is Mary Emmons, who is the Agent for the newer one.  I look forward to reading those tax returns…

The “Children’s Institute, Inc.” “helps children who have been affected by abuse or violence.” (2009 tax return I’m viewing) Of four Program Service Accomplishments, the third (“4c” on page 2 of the return) shows up as a Leadership Institute running a Federally Funded Project Fatherhood, “a federally funded demonstration program that encourages fathers to become more active in raising their (THEIR, does this ownership pronoun include the mothers?) children.  CII (this group) also provides SEED FUNDING AND TRAINING FOR OTHER COMMUNITY ORGANIZATIONS THAT WANT TO ADOPT THE PROJECT FATHERHOOD MODEL – PROJECT ERIN.”   (the description really should be read).

Funding for the older group, by EIN# search (which is below):

Recipient Name City State ZIP Code County DUNS Number Sum of Awards
CHILDREN`S INSTITUTE , INC  LOS ANGELES CA 90005 LOS ANGELES 082692021 $ 52,602,175

Of these, it has been dumping this much into exclusively “fatherhood” grants, although the category I sorted on (for this institute), “CFDA 93086” is also for Healthy Marriage.  Do you see any of the below millions which seem to relate to healthy marriages?

Another field it’s into is Abandoned Infants, and healing children traumatized by violence, and Head Start  (Below, Ron Banks is the Principal Investigator, because Hershel K. Swinger is no longer with us in this life…).  This is a LOT of different grants for one organization that isn’t (for reasons I don’t see yet) filing its RRFs with California’s OAG, which surely the OAG must know by now.  It is listed as “vocational, training school” on HHS.

Fiscal Year Award Number Award Title Budget Year Action Issue Date CFDA Number Award Class Principal Investigator Sum of Actions
2012 90FK0028 PROJECT FATHERHOOD 2 09/27/2012 93086 DISCRETIONARY RON BANKS $ 2,500,000
2011 90FK0028 PROJECT FATHERHOOD 1 09/26/2011 93086 DISCRETIONARY Ron Banks $ 2,500,000
2011 90FR0076 PROMOTING RESPONSIBLE FATHERHOOD 4 12/01/2010 93086 DISCRETIONARY Hershel Swinger $ 0
2010 90FR0076 PROMOTING RESPONSIBLE FATHERHOOD 5 09/24/2010 93086 DISCRETIONARY HERSHEL SWINGER $ 500,000
2010 90FR0088 PROMOTING RESPONSIBLE FATHERHOOD, COMMUNITY ACCESS PROGRAM 3 03/10/2010 93086 DISCRETIONARY HERSHEL SWINGER $ 0
2010 90FR0088 PROMOTING RESPONSIBLE FATHERHOOD, COMMUNITY ACCESS PROGRAM 4 05/04/2010 93086 DISCRETIONARY HERSHEL SWINGER $ 0
2010 90FR0088 PROMOTING RESPONSIBLE FATHERHOOD, COMMUNITY ACCESS PROGRAM 5 09/27/2010 93086 DISCRETIONARY HERSHEL SWINGER $ 1,000,000
2009 90FR0076 PROMOTING RESPONSIBLE FATHERHOOD 4 09/17/2009 93086 DISCRETIONARY HERSHEL K SWINGER $ 500,000
2009 90FR0088 PROMOTING RESPONSIBLE FATHERHOOD, COMMUNITY ACCESS PROGRAM 4 09/21/2009 93086 DISCRETIONARY HERSHEL SWINGER $ 1,000,000
2008 90FR0076 PROMOTING RESPONSIBLE FATHERHOOD 2 09/25/2008 93086 DISCRETIONARY HERSHEL K SWINGER $ 0
2008 90FR0076 PROMOTING RESPONSIBLE FATHERHOOD 3 09/22/2008 93086 DISCRETIONARY HERSHEL K SWINGER $ 500,000
2008 90FR0088 PROMOTING RESPONSIBLE FATHERHOOD, COMMUNITY ACCESS PROGRAM 3 09/25/2008 93086 COOPERATIVE AGREEMENT HERSHEL SWINGER $ 1,000,000
2007 90FR0076 PROMOTING RESPONSIBLE FATHERHOOD 2 09/10/2007 93086 DISCRETIONARY HERSHEL K SWINGER $ 500,000
2007 90FR0088 PROMOTING RESPONSIBLE FATHERHOOD, COMMUNITY ACCESS PROGRAM 2 09/21/2007 93086 COOPERATIVE AGREEMENT HERSHEL SWINGER $ 1,000,000
2006 90FR0076 PROMOTING RESPONSIBLE FATHERHOOD 1 09/26/2006 93086 DISCRETIONARY HERSHEL K SWINGER $ 500,000
2006 90FR0088 PROMOTING RESPONSIBLE FATHERHOOD, COMMUNITY ACCESS PROGRAM 1 09/25/2006 93086 DISCRETIONARY HERSHEL SWINGER $ 1,000,000

This group is listed (I believe) as an affiliate of another group whose nonprofit filing (locally OR nationally) I can’t locate, but who mothers should definitely be aware of, particularly as they are REAL good at the franchise system through HHS.  Click on the website and then click on the logo showing their Affiliates.  The United States has been divided up into regions, the Western Region being (as we speak) entirely California — 16 locales — and regionally coordinated by an Institution I’ve posted on here, and the post will show a huge colorful umbrella of little baby organizations under the main one.  This institute is not an affiliate, but clearly doing all-right by the field…..

Basically AZFFC is one huge “get us the grants, and set up trainings” system, and good at it too.  See Jeffrey Leving, Esq. (Chicago area), which doesn’t hurt.  Obama got his endorsement; Leving got a White House Appointment (faith-based, as I recall).

http://azffc.org/

ANYHOW, amazingly, the Domestic Violence (Industry) didn’t see fit to tell ITS clients (primarily women) about the existence of this industry AS an industry.  That would, of course, be biting the hand (HHS/DOJ) that feeds it, and contraindicated.

THE NEW CHILDREN’S INSTITUTE:

I decided to look up the NEW one (formed 03/2011), same registered agent address, same entity address, as to its state corporation history.  It’s absolutely amazing how many assets it has for a startup charity; If I didn’t know better, I’d say someone just transferred them to a new corporate name (and, why?)

Organization Name Registration Number Record Type Registration Status City State Registration Type Record Type
CHILDREN’S INSTITUTE OF LOS ANGELES CT0184470 Charity Current LOS ANGELES CA Charity Registration Charity
1

(its details, then I’ll showthe other charity at the same address. distinguished here by background colors, but by other identifying numbers (and date of organization, etc.)

Registrant Information
Full Name: CHILDREN’S INSTITUTE OF LOS ANGELES FEIN: 451505136
Type: Public Benefit Corporate or Organization Number: 3365104
Registration Number: CT0184470
Record Type: Charity Registration Type: Charity Registration
Issue Date: 7/13/2012 Renewal Due Date: 5/15/2013
Registration Status: Current Date This Status: 7/13/2012
Date of Last Renewal:
Address Information
Address Line 1: 2121 W TEMPLE ST Phone: 2132607600
Address Line 2:
Address Line 3:
Address Line 4: LOS ANGELES CA 90026
Annual Renewal Information
Fiscal Begin: 30-MAR-11
Fiscal End: 31-DEC-11
Total Assets: $28,915,910.00
Gross Annual Revenue: $1,046,585.00
RRF Received: 17-AUG-12
Returned Date:
990 Attached: Y
Status: Accepted
Related Documents
1340979192759 Confirmation of Registration Letter
Prerequisite Information
No Prerequisite Information

THE OLD (1917 INCORPORATION):

Organization Name Registration Number Record Type Registration Status City State Registration Type Record Type
CHILDREN’S INSTITUTE, INC. 000759 Charity Current LOS ANGELES CA Charity Registration Charity
1
Registrant Information
Full Name: CHILDREN’S INSTITUTE, INC. FEIN: 951641424
Type: Public Benefit Corporate or Organization Number: 0085636
Registration Number: 000759
Record Type: Charity Registration Type: Charity Registration
Issue Date: 6/30/2006 Renewal Due Date: 11/15/2012
Registration Status: Current Date This Status:
Date of Last Renewal: 7/10/2012
Address Information
Address Line 1: 2121 W. TEMPLE STREET Phone: 2133855100
Address Line 2:
Address Line 3:
Address Line 4: LOS ANGELES CA 90026
Annual Renewal Information
Fiscal Begin: 01-JUL-01
Fiscal End: 30-JUN-02
Total Assets: $32,105,353.00
Gross Annual Revenue: $19,316,881.00
RRF Received: 14-NOV-02
Returned Date:  
990 Attached: Y
Status: Accepted
Fiscal Begin: 01-JUL-02
Fiscal End: 30-JUN-03
Total Assets: $33,593,980.00
Gross Annual Revenue: $22,500,960.00
RRF Received: 23-DEC-03
Returned Date:  
990 Attached: Y
Status: Accepted
Fiscal Begin: 01-JUL-03
Fiscal End: 30-JUN-04
Total Assets: $36,042,132.00
Gross Annual Revenue: $23,854,032.00
RRF Received: 18-NOV-04
Returned Date:  
990 Attached: Y
Status: Accepted
Fiscal Begin: 01-JUL-04
Fiscal End: 30-JUN-05
Total Assets: $36,503,233.00
Gross Annual Revenue: $23,076,665.00
RRF Received: 20-APR-06
Returned Date:  
990 Attached: Y
Status: Accepted
Fiscal Begin: 01-JUL-05
Fiscal End: 30-JUN-06
Total Assets: $36,772,072.00
Gross Annual Revenue: $31,571,390.00
RRF Received: 21-MAY-07
Returned Date:  
990 Attached: Y
Status: Accepted
Fiscal Begin: 01-JUL-06
Fiscal End: 30-JUN-07
Total Assets: $40,697,074.00
Gross Annual Revenue: $24,781,765.00
RRF Received: 27-MAY-08
Returned Date:  
990 Attached: Y
Status: Accepted
Fiscal Begin: 01-JUL-07
Fiscal End: 30-JUN-08
Total Assets: $42,273,740.00
Gross Annual Revenue: $32,170,903.00
RRF Received: 13-MAY-09
Returned Date:  
990 Attached: Y
Status: Accepted
Fiscal Begin: 01-JUL-08
Fiscal End: 30-JUN-09
Total Assets: $44,160,702.00
Gross Annual Revenue: $40,366,622.00
RRF Received: 17-MAY-10
Returned Date:  
990 Attached: Y
Status: Accepted
Fiscal Begin: 01-JUL-09
Fiscal End: 30-JUN-10
Total Assets: $62,412,405.00
Gross Annual Revenue: $37,814,380.00
RRF Received: 08-APR-11
Returned Date:  
990 Attached: Y
Status: Accepted
Fiscal Begin: 01-JUL-10
Fiscal End: 30-JUN-11
Total Assets: $66,568,167.00
Gross Annual Revenue: $42,992,799.00
RRF Received: 11-MAY-12
Returned Date:
990 Attached: Y
Status: Accepted
Related Documents
No Related Documents
Prerequisite Information
Prereq Type: Prerequisite Relationship: Charity
Registrant: COMMUNITY COUNSELLING SERVICE CO., LLC
Registration No: E0000700 Registration Type: Fundraising Event Registration Status: Complete
Date Established: 8/15/2007 Association Date: 4/14/2007 Expiration Date: 7/27/2007

“NO RELATED DOCUMENTS” — is this organization exempt from showing its stuff to California residents, for example, an RRF showing what branches of government some of this money is coming from?   It is producing IRS forms and contributions to it are tax-deductible:

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