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Early Morning Intuitive on the Larger Picture (#3 of 3 on a “Red Herring Alert” Post and HHS/OFA’s “Healthy Marriage Responsible Fatherhood” (“HMRF”) Ongoing Distributions)

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Early Morning Intuitive on the Larger Picture

I JUST FOUND RECENTLY:  Meyer Elkin Feb. 27, 1992 Oral interview by David Kuroda, found on Video, posted on May 6, 2013.  The 1992 transcript is on my right sidebar (has been for some years) and a link also within the summary below.

Meyer Elkin (d. 1994?) has more to do with the origins of family court than most people outside the Association of Family and Conciliation Courts may realize.  This would be a good listen (and/or read) showing the original inspirations, which continue today…  It’s good to hear folklore, which this is,  (self-reporting on one’s own work, as interviewed by someone engaged in similar business and as a “founder” of such a movement) in the folklorists’ own words..  As summarized on YouTube — bookmark this in your memory please, and take some time to consider what you find in that interview, how it may relate to what we are experiencing today in the same courts:

Published on May 6, 2013

Interviewed by David Kuroda on February 27, 1992

An interview with Meyer Elkin as he discusses the beginning of his career in social work; education in social work at Berkeley; early positions during social work career; work with the Jewish Committee for Personal Service; the Conciliation Court in Los Angeles.

Meyer Elkin, a social worker with an MSW from the University of California, Berkeley, School of Social Welfare, created the Conciliation Court in Los Angeles as a vehicle for the Court to provide mediation and counseling to families considering divorce. It became the prototype for other conciliation court programs elsewhere in the United States.

To view a transcript of the interview, visit https://libraries.usc.edu/california-…

The California Social Welfare Archives (CSWA), established in 1979, is a non-profit organization operating under the auspices of the USC School of Social Work and affiliated with the University Libraries. It collects and preserves documents and personal histories of significant contributors to the evolution of social welfare ensuring their availability to future generations — students, teachers, historians, and researchers. Collection activity includes gathering and archiving social welfare materials of historical significance, conducting oral history interviews with contributors to social welfare solutions in California, and creating events to publicly recognize significant contributors to California social welfare.

For a written transcript of the interview, please email cswa@usc.edu.

The Association of Family and Conciliation Courts jointly publishes Family Court Review with Hofstra University (Maurice A. Deane? School of Law).  A look at its editorial board would be a lesson in itself in who’s been running these operations, or trying to anyhow.


For the context, see blog title.  I wrote out, non-stop and almost intuitively, what I believed was relevant to the viewing audience of a 4/26/2016 post which had actually raised information on the HMRF funding — below detailed, case-specific information about no less than FIVE criminal prosecutions arising out of ONE high-profile (at least in the Dakota County, Minnesota) case with which many family court litigants might identify, regardless of whether they may be on the same socioeconomic scale (apparently — high) of the two family lines involved.

That post actually has given rise to what will be FIVE other posts:  This 3-part series, one I already published, and another one which is looking in more detail at a specific “FBO” (Faith Based Organization) in Georgia with some peculiar fiscal habits I haven’t gotten to the bottom of.

Such as, how HHS is citing (again) the wrong city and address for this grantee, as compared to what the grantee is writing on its own tax returns; [##straightened out below; see “Georgia Corporation Search Results” found after THIS post was published.  It doesn’t “straighten out” why a Board of Directors would use a different address on its federal tax returns than when reporting to the State of Georgia, however…];

…and how the grantee is functioning apparently under two DIFFERENT EIN#s, only one which shows up as the legitimate recipient of tax-deductible contributions, and another which has been used since 2014 (fiscal year 2013 as I recall),

…and — more to the point — why again, there is enough internal inconsistency in this organization’s reporting of its predominantly ABSTINENCE_focused activities (along with healthy marriage, etc.) — such that it is self-reporting on the organization details, receipt of profits in EVERY category of program service activity– but this does NOT show on Page 1 (at all) and it does not show on the Schedules at the back of tax returns which are supposed to also report this, along with the grants.

Again, the organization itself (according to their tax returns) seem to exist primarily courtesy federal HHS grants (and some, other levels — state or county I guess, which might likewise still represent HHS grants to the state, passed through to the county, or directly to that county) contributions, and supposedly NOT running a profitable business, courtesy the taxpayers, tax-exempt, and without admitting to the profits. But, that certainly does appear to be what it’s doing.


Let me talk about this for a bit:

A big case of “Huh??? !!” regarding just ONE, and hardly the largest one among others, grantee in Georgia…

(running programming from another grantee, in Colorado who at a certain point not too many years ago, got mixed up in an Uganda President’s “kill-the-gays” movement and had to backtrack, apparently ALSO change organization names and corporate business entities a few times, issue a disclaimer “THAT wasn’t our intention!” (searchable on this blog and on-line)

..and that entity in Georgia’s lack of demonstrating (year after year) even an understanding of how to fill out a tax return, let alone those tax returns reflecting what HHS says the organization is and where it operates (!!).  Even a casual look only leads to even more “Questionability” on the ultimate purpose (agenda) behind these HMRF and post-PRWORA-based federal grants systems in the first place.

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Milton H Erickson (Clinical Hypnosis), The Gottmans, The HHS of Course, and Psychoeducational Interventions for Situational (not “Characteriological”) Violence..and California’s “Mental Health Oversight and Accountability Commission” — REALLY?? Yes….

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Harbingers of the Future, Stewards of Change, etc. 

Blogger’s Note:  written shortly after first post of this year (January), published late February.  It’s about 11,500 words long.  Make that closer to 13,500 with an ending section  — I deliver some more goods at the very bottom of the post and hope readers enjoy the journey, and learn something from it as I know I did!  When I say “something,” the reference is to an $18M (assets) foster-care (etc.) providing organization in California connected with a dubious duo of consulting firm/nonprofit in New York relating to post title.  


 

The content and philosophical underpinnings of the psychological, psychoanalytical, psychiatric, sociological, social science and related professions is one thing but take a look at the “containers” (the business and legal entities which receive public funds to run, and of course wrbite up/publish the psychological, behavioral-modification-intervention R &D [research and demonstration] on the population), and it’s truly something to behold.  In fact, I’m still a little stunned by the brazen behavior of some I just checked out the other day. It seems to me if more people would just check out the organizations, what they find would speak for itself as to prioritizing fiscal waste and, well, corrupt behavior as routine.. in the field of tax-exempt organizations on the governmental dole.

It was all I could do not to insert this information below into my recent post on Jailing, Terrorizing, Criminalizing Mothers in Minnesota, particularly after reconsidering the switching of custody of five children from an aunt (after kicking the mother out of the picture unceremoniously, overnight) to a father as directed by a judge, as justified by a professional psychologist.  


Looking at the Flow of Funds/ the Conduits & Containers:

But — I let’s not forget to look at the containers, the commerce — that is, the business (sometimes, for a time) entities through which funds flow (so to speak) so they may do the research and, of course, write up the results.  I have learned to make this part of my routine “check-up” as a matter of sheer curiosity, as patterns of unusual behavior can be identified among those running the organizations.  Among the sound-bytes which come to mind describing what I’m seeing over time, “take the money and run” is the most common.  There are the”OIG” (Offices of Inspector General) within agencies, and write up reports on samples of the whole field of organizations (grantees) under various programs but they are hardly keeping tabs on the multitude — and, they are essentially toothless.  They can only recommend.

Sometimes, it’s the chameleon act (multiple nonprofits with similar, but not identical names, are formed, and when one gets caught not-filing on time, money is shifted to another — meanwhile the websites speak as though it’s been one organization throughout).

Unbelievable what turns up once you start looking..

Once you start looking at those grants, grantees, and what “them” 501(c)3s and their boards of directors do (1) with the nonprofit formed to receive them and (2) next, with their lives when the federal funding runs out — you never know what might turn up.

Yesterday, I found one that denied on its tax return getting the funding that a federal agency claims it got.  Tax returns have lines to acknowledge government vs. non-government grants (one is a grant, the other is a “contribution”).  Until you attempt to locate a tax return AND READ IT, I’ll continue to say, you don’t know “squat” about any nonprofit organization.   Read enough of them from a variety of sources, and “credible” versus “not credible” starts to show itself.


I keep thinking I’ve “seen it all.” Wrong again.  Summary:

Show and tell is below; this is a short, incredulous summary of what I just saw, 1/24/2016:

In this case, by searching a specific executive director name on  the “Relationship Research Institute” of Washington State which 501(c)3 filer I’d just learned has been lying (or, HHS was lying) about grants received, not reporting them as “government grants” on their own returns, and not exactly handling the money honestly (running it into a deficit, after which it simply stopped filing tax returns as of about 2012), I learned about a Year-old Action agenda seeking a $300K contract to do a comprehensive study on the behavioral health data systems — statewide.

(This link will be repeated below, as I show how got from Point A in Washington State to Point B, Mental Health Services in California…!)
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Another Reason (Besides Its Innate Irrationality) to Shelve the “National Healthy Marriage” Movement: It’s Running Out of Acronyms….

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Another Reason (Besides Its Innate Irrationality) to Shelve the “National Healthy Marriage” Movement: It’s Running Out of Acronyms…. (Case-sensitive short-link ends “-Zh”) First published Jan 11, 2012; last previously edited Nov. 23, 2013; Current edit (primarily formatting and checking for expired links, incl. to logos) is Feb. 15, 2018).

The moral of that story seems to be — the entities I was reporting on seven years ago (approx.) or more, sometimes continue to exist and do their business, without much commentary from people negatively affected by the welfare-reform source of their ongoing grants and sometimes, in addition, start-up funding.

A bit about this update (scrubbing for easier-to-read format):

and because I referenced it on seeing one of the featured organizations with its trademarked term (“NIRE”) advertising in a Winter 2016 newsletter, ‘The Maryland Social Worker’ (see p.22 or my latest post, published 2/14/2018; sidebar See Sidebar “Go-To” Widget to find under “Current Posts,” Recent Posts (if that still applies now) or choose that year, month and date via Archives.  See images within this section.

Formatting changes, besides adding the title and short-link above, included adding borders, a specific page width, and using a different font than seen here (Georgia) to a cleaner-looking font. Also on blog upgrade not too long ago, the default background color changed from a reasonably white to a sickly pale-greenish tinge.  Typically (though not every single post) I manually change this color back to white, and am doing so for this post.

TABLES: Many older posts, because they were in general researching healthy marriage/responsible fatherhood grants or grantees, contain copies of TAGGS.HHS.Gov tables, sometimes with many columns.  TAGGS.HHS. gov has since restructured its user interface and search results pages.  The older tables as copied onto a wordpress blog, dragged in much extra (html) hidden formatting; sometimes each row was a separate “table.”  These are not worth the effort, and are rather inflexible, to reformat to fit within margins or otherwise; I don’t expect to re-format those.  Readers can easily repeat the search (though with different results most likely due to time elapsed) at the main TAGGS. website.

//LGH, Feb 2, 2018.


 Veni, Vidi, Vici (Vomiti)

[that’s my response to all this….]

The Nonprofit’s Profiteer’s Epiphany:   Regurgito, Ergo Sum:

[I regurgitate, therefore I am…It’s referring to sound-byte language for social panaceas…]] From Descartes Second Meditation (which I assure you, I have not read, so I don’t really know if the author of this Wikipedia article did either, but I like the ring of it):

But I have convinced myself that there is absolutely nothing in the world, no sky, no earth, no minds, no bodies. Does it now follow that I, too, do not exist? No. If I convinced myself of something [or thought anything at all], then I certainly existed. But there is a deceiver of supreme power and cunning who deliberately and constantly deceives me. In that case, I, too, undoubtedly exist, if he deceives me; and let him deceive me as much as he can, he will never bring it about that I am nothing, so long as I think that I am something. So, after considering everything very thoroughly, I must finally conclude that the proposition, I am, I exist, is necessarily true whenever it is put forward by me or conceived in my mind. (AT VII 25; CSM II 16–17)

Now THAT represents a little thinking, followed at least to some conclusion.  Alas, in “marriage education” most are simply engaged in replication through repetition [hence “regurgitation”].  And the relationships they are most adept at is with whoever is helping people fill out the next round of grant applications — from FEDERAL SOURCES — which help set up PRIVATE, FOR-PROFIT CURRICULA OWNERS for life — or for at least a good set of royalties and nice retirement in these uncertain times.

But they are running into a credibility crisis — running out of names for each successive organization based on an idea someone had before the feminists, if not before women could vote!

Conjugating the Acronyms:

Perhaps I can conjugate the problem we face, in thinking up more names to get more federal grants to slap up some websites which pretend to represent something other than a slapped-up website, sometimes in accompaniment with an expired, suspended, delinquent or involuntarily dissolved corporate status.  Which would, I suppose, make it a sort of  UNincorporated (body-less) “ethereal being”? ???

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NIRE#, NARME, NOM1, NOM2,. . .  NERMEN.*

{may not appear, but NIRE, NOM1 and NOM2 are links, whether or not still active}

(#hover cursor over link to display the abstract for “NIRE” or read it copied here in fine print (2/15/2018), this time with various emphases):

## from link http://www.aph.gov.au/house/committee/laca/famserv/chap6.pdf  [see comment below this abstract]++

The multiple threads of redefined concepts of marriage, a modified culture, and new developments in psychology came together in the early 1960s to create the Marriage Enrichment Movement’ writes Dr Bernard Guerney from the National Institute of Relationship Enhancement.[3] In a brief history of marriage education, Guerney traces the development of the field in a number of places, including the beginnings of the Marriage Encounter Movement in Spain 1962, and the formation [of] Marriage Enrichment by David and Vera Mace in Pennsylvania the same year. Similar developments occurred in Australia.

Particularly in the 1950s and 1960s, the Catholic and other churches conducted Pre-Cana conferences for the engaged.[4] A more formal structure developed with the formation of the Catholic Society for Marriage Education in 1973 and the Australian Association for Marriage Education in 1979. The latter body became the Marriage Educators Association of Australia in 1995. Albeit, initially very small, the Commonwealth Government supported these initiatives through grants to organisations providing marriage education

++ that link expired.  After some time acquainting myself with the database, browsing and reading on “marriage education” searches, I found an earlier (1992) document which references the Australian Association for Marriage Education.  This is on pp.326-327 among many other petitions; I suggest searching the term on the pdf. [Aug. 20, 1992 @ ParlInfo.APH.gov.au.]** Screenprints from those pages attached, but far from the only material on this topic, some of which was referencing programs in the US and names familiar to this blog (Gottman, Stanley, Markman, PREPARE, ENRICH, etc.)….

**2018 Update: (Slideshow and commentary within this block)

Although I certainly couldn’t do this in 2012 (or in 2013-2016, either actually), I inserted five (5) images here, pp. 325 (bottom)- 327 (top right) from the above link, presented in “slideshow” format” shows how Australia started its marriage funding and as early as 1992 there was complaint that: no figures kept which could match services provided to funding received; that some “marriage education councils” which had provided no training to date, still got funding, and that it wasn’t proportionate to the various provinces populations; that although funding had doubled that year to $1.2M (Australian $$ obviously), as of August, only just over 50% had been distributed; and, in short, the distribution of such funding looked overtly political, not needs-based.

TIMING: It also looks to me as though this type of programming preceded the provision of it in the US by a decade or two, at least as part of government policy represented by distributing grants to the states (or there, provinces)..distributed according to marriage laws, one enacted as far back as 1959..  (NOTE:  by this time in the US, I learned later in my blogging, US conciliation services were being attached to courts where divorce/custody issues were being litigated.  The “AFCC” (now, Association of Family and Conciliation Courts, a private association with historically membership also from the US, Canada, Australia (and the UK), dates its own origins back to 1963, not long after.  //LGH.

The gallery/slideshow is a little tricky to use (2-column pages had to be bisected horizontally for readable images. To read in sequence, use the pause and forward/backward buttons (captions describe). Short but interesting petition…

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Seriously?  NERMEN?   (Yep, I’m Lucid in Leucadia, I swear I saw it!)*

NOM1 is “National Organization for Men” (with Warren Farrell & Marty Nemko).  This is NOM2: , National Organization for Marriage”

NOM Marriage Pledge  = Ron Paul is wrong — not conservative enough! *rhymes with “mermen” (opposite of mermaids?) or, I suppose, “vermin.” Just when you thought you’d heard them all, words that intersperse great nouns and adjectives as if there was an active, achieving VERB  in there somewhere: Or I could do the versions without vowells, such as NHMRC, (hover cursor over link) WONDERFUL words, building blocks for GREAT shell corporations (nonprofits in particular) which, more closely examined are simply Big Brother in your Britches (and Bank Accounts): NIRE:

The National Institute of Relationship Enhancement® (NIRE), a non-profit educational corporation, was founded by Bernard Guerney, Jr., Ph.D. in 1992 as a branch of its parent organization the Institute for the Development of Emotional and Life Skills (IDEALS), which Dr. Guerney had previously founded in 1972. The mission of NIRE is…

Recipient Name City State ZIP Code County DUNS Number Sum of Awards
IDEALS, Inc.  FRANKFORT KY 40601-2458 FRANKLIN 137666603 $ 50,000

Update: The “NIRME” website hasn’t changed much in years, and is easy to browse (keep track, perhaps of the copyrighted program mentions).  Here’s just one screenprint, and I see they are in Maryland, which may explain the 2016 advertising in Maryland Social Worker:

Winter 2016 Newsltter in the Maryland Social Worker (p. 22), ad for NIRE®.  This issue happened to go out not just to all members of the society publishing it, butto  all licensed members in the state (over 13,000), per its front matter.

NIRE: Nat’l Institute of Relationship Enhancemt® and Ctr for Couples, Families and Children (imaged Feb. 2018) | Bernard Guerney’s “modest” bio blurb.

NIRE: Nat’l Institute of Relationship Enhancemt®…(imaged Feb. 2018) | botttom of Bernard Guerney’s “modest” bio blurb showing footer, Maryland address

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NARME: Joomla! Logo

NARME

This was the link to the NARME site. Please use the new link below: http://www.narme.org  (NARME “History” site reads “this content will be displayed soon.”  Note also — it’s very much a Members Only  type site. It’s probably waiting to develop some — the organization registered in FLORIDA in August, 2010!  Link to Membership Brochure states:

NARME is a national association formed in 2010 to represent the interests and serve the needs of Relationship and Marriage Educators by doing the following: Providing ongoing professional training opportunities Hosting an annual conference featuring skills-based education programs and the latest research Disseminating timely and relevant research about the family in America, and the effectiveness of marriage and relationship education programs Facilitating collaboration among healthy marriage, responsible fatherhood, and other family allies

Nevertheless it has a handprint icon; they (like AFCC, CRC, CPS, DCYF departments across the country, the NCSEA, the NACC, GALs throughout the land, Warren Farrell and Dick Warshak, etc. — and Kids’ Turn) are “Champions for Children” if anyone asks….).  Membership has many levels, note that when membership are themselves healthy marriage (etc.) grantees, the “sliding scale  based on revenues” membership is a little disturbing:

MEMBER Dues on a sliding scale according to revenue Newsletter subscription Access to all webinars Discount to annual conference for up to ten attendees

Collaborating with National Fatherhood Leaders Group to make sure they get some more grants.  {<==hover cursor over that link to read abstract preserved in 2012 post}

OFA (part of HHS) is there to help… It helps if you can find your way to the NHMRC to get some MRE help with OCSE and p.a.p.a. from a Texas OAG employee:

{{2018 UPDATE: domain name above, ‘Healthymarriageinfo.org” no longer valid.  NHMRC = National Healthy Marriage & Relationship _____ [Coalition/Center?]”}} For prior versions of this, see the WayBack Machine (“Archives.org”) and enter the expired domain name.  I did, but don’t want to further clutter up this post.  Here’s a 2007 link, and one screenprint (image).  NHMRC showing it was formed in response to TANF-related funding announcements (see “Who we are”) and represents a collaboration between universities in: Virginia, Minnesota (Wm. Doherty), New York, I believe (Syracuse) and Texas (Texas Tech).  Oh yes, and Brigham Young…. This link lists and describes each: Advisory Council Members (incl. some famous ones in the field and their affiliations.  Note: the project being a “clearinghouse” with leadership scattered across several states, unless the website tells WHICH ONE/S got the grants, who is to hold them accountable, or how could members of the public understand to what extent their tax receipts are diverted into projects like this?) //LGH, Feb. 2018}}

Sample from WayBack machine showing what years the HealthyMarriageInfo.org website was crawled (NOT when it was updated, but still, a general indicator of activity. 2005 through about 2014…

Sample from WayBack machine | HealthyMarriageInfo.org; I took a look at a website from the highlit date.

Sample from WayBack machine showing what years the HealthyMarriageInfo.org Snapshot from archived (domain name now inactive) page. Often subsidiary menus of archived websites can still be read. I recommend reading here if NHMRC and understanding of HOW federal grants administered by the OFA (Office of Family Solicitance) were known and lined up for, with sponsorship by tax-exempt foundations (Here, Annie E. Casey helped with the websites; a group “Child Trends” is mentioned, also funded (as I recall) or even started by AEC Foundation (family wealth developed historically from UPS..)

 

Main Content

Child Support and MRE: A Case Study of the p.a.p.a. Curriculum

This Case Study examines a successful and replicable approach to integrating marriage and relationship education (MRE) services with Child Support Enforcement (CSE) services. The Parenting and Paternity Awareness Curriculum (p.a.p.a.) represents a unique partnership between the Office of the Attorney General (OAG) and the State Board of Education (SBOE) in Texas.2 It offers a promising practice for engaging high school youth in conversations about successful and responsible parenthood and healthy relationship skills, as well as the legal responsibilities and realities involved in supporting a child. Nationally, the p.a.p.a. curriculum represents the first state-wide effort to educate students about paternity and child support responsibilities as the basis for a program.

YEP.  Search “Michael Hayes on RandiJames.com:

{{Feb. 2018 UPDATE website may no longer be valid.  From somewhere between 2009 + maybe the first half or so of 2011 (?) as I recall, I was blogging parallel with other “custodially-challenged mothers,” who had also been dealing with domestic violence as reasons for separation, including but not limited to Claudine Dombrowski (whose case was taken to the international level, and whose case docket I’d also read), and others, including the owner of the RandiJames website).  I parted ways as regards communications and parallel blogging, email lists, etc. ca. 2011 in part because of the refusal to “deal with” the advocacy group’s denial of the federal incentives to remove children increasingly from mothers, i.e., increase “noncustodial parenting time” through “alternate means” at arriving at parenting plans (i.e. mediation, supervised visitation, etc.)…Later, I ran across (on-line) and had some off-blog communications (phone/email) communications, again, with some very smart mothers in Texas aware of this programming and of the untrack-ability of funds, and at least one whose life was being torn apart (and her family– children were not all in the same home) via Tarrant County, TX family court system.  Texas has been a hot-spot state for this type of activity, in part through federal funding.

Michael Hayes Wants to Build “Family-Centered” Child Support(<==Randijames.com)

{{which, besides being self-evident, this post goes on to demonstrate & illustrate, including how they do it}}

I must continue to emphasize that the Office of Child Support Enforcement (OSCE) is no longer about collecting child support. It is about meddling in your family business and exercising government control over families (which begins with the “birth certificate” and “marriage licenses”), with emphasis on removing control from women as childbearers and autonomous beings. This money is NOT going to raise the children–it is going into million-dollar research at the hand of psychology pseudoscience and court litigation.
Well, who is Michael Hayes?
I’m glad you asked.

NARME is one of my favorite groups to pick on because its directors are heads of other “funny” organization getting kazillions of federal funding, no matter how well they stay incorporated (or don’t):  Joneen Mackenzie (Colorado), Dennis Stoica (California), Julie Baumgardner (TN, First Things First), and so forth.   See BillCoffin.org for more info.

Bill Coffin worked as HHS/ACF “Special Marriage Assistant” (Looks like from 2002-2010) and then went straight into to helping people hook up with the grants:

Here’s a sample link “Community-Centered Healthy Marriage and Relationship Grants” (HHS-2011-ACF-OFA-FM-0193).  Again, these are NOT being targeted at philandering Presidents, Congressionals; just “low-income” people (the salespitch is that it helps reduce poverty) at who TANF, ORIGINALLY, was aimed.  It has since then of course (especially through this initiative and through Title IV-D, Child support) been further expanded to include as many people as possible; as it is in the public interest (so the theory goes) for most people to get and stay married, and for ALL children to have fathers in their lives.

Funding Activity Category: Income Security and Social Services (ISS
Estimated Funding: $57,000,000
Expected Number of Awards: 40
Estimated Award Ceiling: $2,500,000 Help for Estimated Award Ceiling
Estimated Award Floor: $300,000

The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Administration for Children and Families (ACF), Office of Family Assistance (OFA) is announcing the solicitation of applications to competitively award grants for demonstration projects that support “healthy marriage promotion activities” as enacted by The Claims Resolution Act of 2010 (Pub. L. 111-291).## Grants awarded under this Funding Opportunity Announcement will support programs that have the capacity and proven track record of providing a broad range of marriage and relationship skills training to low-income populations. To address the multiple barriers faced by individuals, couples/partners, and families [[“multiple barriers” erected by whom??]], projects will provide healthy marriage and relationship skills designed to change behaviors of individuals and move families towards economic self-sufficiency.   ACF is particularly interested in funding organizations that are located in the community of the targeted population and that provide a broad array of services.

## This act is a Budget Appropriations act.  In 1996, this went by “PRWORA” a term I tend to use throughout this blog to represent “welfare reform” in its reauthorized forms, including later re-authorizations which preserved plenty of these programs NOT making headline news. Check your US History:  2010 = Obama Administration.

@2013 (this post was earlier) Billcoffin site shows he started PREP in Navy in 1990, and references (see below) NAME, NIRE, NERMEN, “IDEALS” and  “SmartMarriages.com” etc. This NARME and NHMRC is not to be confused with NAME (NARME, minus the “R”) which is registered, (presumably) in Arizona.  From TAGGS.hhs.Gov.

NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF MARRIAGE ENHANCEMENT  PHOENIX AZ 85022 MARICOPA 362992336 $ 1,250,000

[2013 update.  Search blog.  Interesting group with Bush Connections.  Possibly a religious corporation, cannot find under Arizona Corporations search, or a 990 for them]

NAME (Nat’l Association of Marriage Enhancement) logo @ 2013

Grantee Name Grantee Class Award Number Award Title Action Issue Date Award Action Type Principal Investigator DUNS Number Sum of Actions
NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF MARRIAGE ENHANCEMENT Non-Profit Private Non-Government Organizations 90FE0040 HEALTHY MARRIAGE DEMONSTRATION, PRIORITY AREA 5 09/25/2006 NEW DR LEO GODZICH 362992336 $ 250,000
NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF MARRIAGE ENHANCEMENT Non-Profit Private Non-Government Organizations 90FE0040 HEALTHY MARRIAGE DEMONSTRATION, PRIORITY AREA 5 09/21/2007 NON-COMPETING CONTINUATION DR LEO GODZICH 362992336 $ 250,000
NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF MARRIAGE ENHANCEMENT Non-Profit Private Non-Government Organizations 90FE0040 HEALTHY MARRIAGE DEMONSTRATION, PRIORITY AREA 5 09/22/2008 NON-COMPETING CONTINUATION DR LEO GODZICH 362992336 $ 250,000
NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF MARRIAGE ENHANCEMENT Non-Profit Private Non-Government Organizations 90FE0040 HEALTHY MARRIAGE DEMONSTRATION, PRIORITY AREA 5 09/17/2009 NON-COMPETING CONTINUATION DR LEO GODZICH 362992336 $ 250,000
NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF MARRIAGE ENHANCEMENT Non-Profit Private Non-Government Organizations 90FE0040 HEALTHY MARRIAGE DEMONSTRATION, PRIORITY AREA 5 09/24/2010 NON-COMPETING CONTINUATION DR LEO GODZICH 362992336 $ 250,000

Actually, I can’t find this organization incorporated in Arizona, or under its own name in the 990finder database (11/23/2013). “Your query: ( Organization Name: national association of marriage enhancement , State: , Zip: , EIN: , Fiscal Year: ) 0 documents matched. 0 documents displayed. Click on the column headers to sort.” Search Again  :

NAME is a non-profit organization that relies on givers like you in order to maintain and expand this ministry. If you have a passion for what our ministry is doing, whether it is counseling couples, volunteering time, or donating money, we have something you can do. Please consider sowing into marriages and signing up to be a monthly pledge partner. People just like you give to support our ministry which ends thousands of divorces each year and virtually eliminates divorce in many churches.

To sign up as one of our pledge partners, please call into our office at 602-404-2600.  Click here to sow into this ministry*

*these days, “ministry” usually is religious code for “business, possibly a 501(c)3 sponsored by an exempt-from-filing church or other religious group, and working out of the same real estate  [[11-23-2013 LGH in hindsight comment.  Their donate button looks exactly like mine.  On the same website, it’s “N]

*The National Association of Marriage Enhancement (NAME) is a network of churches and couples committed to biblical marriage ministry.

We do this through a certification process where lay couples within the local church undergo intensive biblical training to be raised up as counselors to the marriages within that church and community.

If you are seeking free bible-based marriage or premarital counseling, please contact one of our NAME centers near you

Let’s look at what’s meant by “Certification Process” that doesn’t involve a MLM direct marketing, or pyramid scheme, like any other MLM direct marketing or pyramid scheme (buy into the franchise — only here, HHS$$ help set it up, or fund it…. through TANF-diversions):

“Become a Certified Marriage Specialist” At NAME we are committed to training and equipping husband-and-wife teams to perform biblical counseling through our DVD-based curriculum. Our premise being God never intended for the senior pastor to spend an inordinate amount of his or her time counseling marriages. …


“an intensive biblical training program that includes some of the best marriage ministry training from leaders such as Dr. Leo and Molly Godzich, Pastors Arnold and Gwen Tackett, and Pastor Tommy Barnett addressing specific areas of biblical marriage counseling.
Upon completion of the training, the couples may submit a certification examination along with a pastoral recommendation form as application to receive the designation of Certified Marriage Specialist (CMS). This designation is renewable annually as care couples continue to show themselves to be members in good standing at their local church.

Out of (exact) same street address —Innovative Software Solutions  20622 N Cave Creek Rd, #120, Phoenix, AZ 85024 map (602) 680-7490 | website

So — anyhow in June 19, 2011 post I profiled this newsmaking association and pastor more — search “Godzich” on the post, to read about the connection with Ugandan “kill-the-gays” movement, and taking disgraced mega-church millionaire Ted Haggart, and simultaneous with TANF funds received in 2006, contributed several thousand$$ to defeat same-sex marriage in Arizona:

[some links active on the post, not shown here.  THE CONTRIBUTION INFORMATION WAS FROM “LAVENDARLIBERAL.COM (link has a redirect, has changed now)…

PROTECT MARRIAGE ARIZONA C-02-2006 (ANTI-GAY)
The National Association of Marriage Enhancement
13422 N Cave Creek Rd, Ste 3
Phoenix, AZ 85022
05/16/06 – $5,000.00 – Cash – Filed: 06/30/06
10/17/07 – $2,000.00 – Cash – Filed: 06/16/08

And in 2008, they helped organize a marriage conference in Uganda:

Sunday, 14th September, 2008
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By Joyce Namutebi


DR. Martin Ssempa, a pastor at Makerere Community Church, has received an award for his fight against homosexuality.

Ssempa and his wife Tracey received the plague from Apostle Alex Mitala, the overseer of the National Fellowship of Born Again Churches in Uganda.

This was during the “Great Marriage Celebration” organised by the National Association of Marriage Enhancement in conjunction with the National Fellowship of Born Again Pentecostal Churches in Uganda at Nakivubo Stadium over the weekend.

Mitala led hundreds of couples who converged at the stadium from various parts of the country into a prayer for Ssempa to continue being the torch-bearer in the fight against the vice in Uganda.

And, I see in a July 10, 2011 post “Bush Faith-Based Initiatives in the Hands of Obama”  Search “Godzich” in this page for a section on just how closely the family is interwoven with GOP politics (incl. in Arizona and D.C.), AMWAY (in France and America) and where Dr. Leo and Pastor Tommy Barnett fit in the mix.  As my title here says, “ANOTHER” reason to shelve marriage-promotion is running out of acronyms.  That’s hardly the main reason!

. . .

NAME has been a pioneering force in marriage skills training as part of welfare reform. In Arizona, the first state to appropriate part of their federal block grant funds to strengthen marriages

Hardly surprising — Dr. Leo Godzich, who with his wife runs NAME — has personal (a relative) very strong connections with the state GOP and with the Bush White House at the time. In fact, the Bushes are practically “all in the family” as this article called “The GOP’s New Godfather” relates. The “godfather” in question is not a Godzich, but Doug Wead — however, check it out:

The GOP’s New Godfather

By Ward Harkavy published: September 02, 1992

In Doug Wead’s dining room, there’s a photograph of George Bush cradling Wead’s son Joshua. On August 24, there was a Bush son in Doug Wead’s living room.

Neil Bush, the son who has had to pay $50,000 for his part in the collapse of the Silverado S&L in Denver, was treated like a high priest of free enterprise during a private reception there. That evening, Neil was scheduled to appear at a private fund raiser for the state GOP.


John Godzich was born into a Polish family displaced by World War II. He grew up in a French mining area, the second of five boys in a family that always dreamed of moving to America and finally did in 1962. They lived in Brooklyn and Manhattan, and John went to school at New York University. After dabbling in leftist politics, he says, he wound up working as a translator for the State Department. He eventually got into Amway and returned to France to build a marketing network of his own.

Now he shuttles between France and Arizona, where he has an 8,000-square-foot home on Easy Street, east of Apache Junction. It’s got a built-in chapel.

Now for little brother – – and this was back in 1992:

Pastor Tommy Barnett was correct when he told the packed house at his huge church on Cave Creek Road on August 16: “First Assembly is Phoenix’s French Connection!”

The door greeter at Phoenix First Assembly of God, which Barnett often refers to as “America’s fastest-growing church,” said, “Bonjour.” Associate pastor Leo Godzich gave the opening prayer in French before saying it in English. After “The Star-Spangled Banner,” the church orchestra and choir performed the French anthem, “La Marseillaise.” In the church lobby was Wead campaign material. Sitting on the dais was John Godzich.

After Barnett’s sales pitch (Give like you’ve never given before! Let us pray in the name of Jesus!), he told his audience, “We’ve got some international visitors, some French businessmen and women. Let’s give them a hand! . . . Let’s give them another hand! . . . Let’s give Jesus a hand!”

The church’s huge choir gave a rah-rah chant for the French guests.

After the collections were taken, the frenetic, raspy-voiced Barnett delivered a sermon, with John Godzich standing next to him as interpreter. Their images flashed across two huge TV screens suspended above the altar as Barnett told the crowd, “He wants you to have your own desires! The desires of the righteous shall be granted! He wants us to be prosperous!”

Imagine Yves Montand translating for Jimmy Swaggart.

other close ties to Bush through Doug Wead (who helped out disgraced Neil Bush, as we see above) –

Godzich, says Wheeler, also heads Groupement Europeen de Professionnels du Marketing, an Amway-style, multilevel marketing company of 60,000 to 70,000 distributors. The Godzich-Wead ties are firm: Younger brother Leo Godzich was the incorporation agent for Wead’s company.

 

 

NHMRC  {{some coverage on this above, incl. images}}

About this National Healthy Marriage Resource Center — I probably blogged it before — it’s basically an HHS site, but here are it’s leaders.

About the NHMRC

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Please see my last few posts and note that Anne Menard is a Domestic Violence person.  Do I need to make the point of “DV Heat Shield for Fatherhood Movement” further?

Anne Menard is an activist who has worked on policy, practice and research issues affecting domestic violence and sexual assault survivors since the mid-1970s. After serving as a senior consultant to the Family Violence Prevention and Services Program of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services during 2005, she returned as Director of the National Resource Center on Domestic Violence (NRCDV), a position she previously held from 1994-99. She has served as a consultant to the National Healthy Marriage Resource Center, the Lewin Group, and MDRC providing assistance to federally-funded Healthy Marriage projects in developing their response to domestic violence issues. At the NRCDV, Ms. Menard directs technical assistance, training, resource development and special projects to support domestic violence intervention and prevention efforts in the U.S. Prior to this national level work, Ms. Menard led the Connecticut Coalition Against Domestic Violence for over six years, and, in the early 1980s, codirected Connecticut’s largest domestic violence shelter and was actively involved in grassroots sexual assault advocacy.

Theodora Ooms & Mary Myrick are associated with, I believe, the Oklahoma Marriage Initiative & Public Strategies, Inc. which was the contractor for it. Theodora Ooms, MSW, is a senior consultant to the National Healthy Marriage Resource Center (NHMRC) and to Public Strategies, Inc. At the NHMRC she has responsibility for planning outreach to policymakers, writing summaries of research, and organizing conferences and other activities that advance the field. From 1999-2007 she was a senior policy analyst at the Center for Law and Social Policy (CLASP), where she worked on couples and marriage policy, with a special focus on low-income families, and twice testified before the U.S. Congress.

Mr. Batten

Most recently, Mr. Batten served as a Family and Fatherhood Specialist with the Colorado Department of Human Services. In this role, he successfully developed collaborative relationships between healthy marriage programs, domestic violence programs, fatherhood programs, child welfare, child support enforcement, and the Department of Corrections. Mr. Batten has been a Certified Family Life Educator since 1998 and is an experienced instructor of numerous marriage and parenting curriculums** including PREP, Bringing Baby Home, Nurturing Fathers, and Caring Dads. He is a frequent speaker and workshop presenter at OFA Conferences as well as Smart Marriages Conferences. Batten is considered an expert on marriage, healthy relationships and fatherhood. He has been featured on Denver television network affiliates and numerous radio stations. Mr. Batten earned a bachelor’s degree in Speech Communication from Northern Michigan University, a Master of Theology from Dallas Theological Seminary, and a Master of Education from Loyola University in Chicago.

{{Loyola Univ. in Chicago being of the Jesuit persuasion; it’s relevant…}}

Great.  Is that religious enough to be spearheading expenditure of federal funds?  A preacher and professional teacher….with communication specialty.

Family & Marriage Movement = Fatherhood.  I hope we understand that, yes?

**looks to me like lots of those curricula are designed to be teacher-proof, i.e., teach-out-of-a-box. This center is simply an HHS-funded project, administered by Public Strategies, Inc.

National Healthy Marriage Resource Center

For more information call Public Strategies 303-830-0400 Info@HealthyMarriageInfo.org

The National Healthy Marriage Resource Center (NHMRC) is a clearinghouse for high quality, balanced, and timely information and resources on healthy marriage. The NHMRC’s mission is to be a first stop for information, resources, and training on healthy marriage for experts, researchers, policymakers, media, marriage educators, couples and individuals, program providers, and others. Initial funding for this project was provided by the United States Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families, Grant 90-FH-0001 (9/11/2006 – 9/29/2011) This site managed by Pivot Concepts © 2008 – 2012 National Healthy Marriage Resource Center

As we are being told that Healthy Marriages help reduce poverty, persuade happily married men not to bail out on child support, and their abandoned children thus causing trouble for the rest of us, not to mention dooming children born to fatherless homes to a life of abuse and distress, if not crime — just take it on faith, that part — as we see, Mary Myrick, Anne Menard, Theodora Ooms, Public Strategies Inc. and probably Pivot Concepts (that manages the website) are all doing OK, right?

Keep in mind that “thinking” is optional this field.  One must, however, come up with good names and be able to fill out some grants application forms.  Of course, there are membership organizations such as NARME which can teach you (for a fee) how to do this.  I lack animation, but picture a Sesame Street(tr) Show, only less entertaining.   (fill in the blanks.  how-to, shown below)

Iowa_road_sign(courtesy google images search:  yard-sale-sign—cartoon-[?], wood-signs-vector.jpg (file-vector.com), sculture-in-the-vineyards.au.com, and “growabrain.typepad.com” which shows an Iowa Road Sign (white on Green), Northw/Fertile/Manley….

(Anthony Whyte, Urban Serpent)North Sydney street signs and plastic ties, 17000 x 2000 x 600mm – $10,000Once these signs directed us around North Sydney, now reincarnated as an Urban Serpent they reflect the Serpents mythical past and our urban modernity.”I like it!   MAYBE TOO, the LOOSE PATCHWORK OF LETTERS REPRESENTING “REGURGITO, ERGO SUM” AT THE END OF AMERICA, will be something of a spectacle, signifying the replacement of thinking (not to mention working), or even producing a useful service — by virtue of downloadable concepts loosely assembled.  Verbs need not apply, as we buzz on down the highway, while the slush funds of IRS-collected, HHS-distributed Relationship Fixing Ideas piped through brightly labeled buzzwords like in this sculpture (who really knows what’s inside, besides air, some of it hot?).  Isn’t it interesting? What will leak out if just a few of the sign segments are dismantled and their insides examined for contents?
  • National
  • Association of
  • Relationship (and)
  • Marriage
  • Educators

LET’S DO SOME ARTS & CRAFTS  — SPELLING — LETTER BUCKETS.

I’ll provide the letters, You MAKE a Real Word.  This will prepare you for Scrabble, Spelling, Crossword Puzzles, and eventually a better life in a nursing home,  IF, however, you follow my lead and forget making comprehensible words — just pick an acronym that hasn’t been taken yet (or plow some new furrows in the field of marriage education meaningless names) you just might be able to fill out some paperwork, apply (by having healthy relationships with some of these resource centers below), get a grant (Say, $50,000) and then do nothing with it.  Take the money, close up  shop, dissolve your corporation, relocate, start another one, and thumb your nose at honest working public, just because they’re a little “slower on the uptake” than you were.

That is EXACTLY what it seems plenty of these groups are doing. Eventually, they find each other, and perfect how to do it en masse — which is what NARME, and some others are there for.

Oh yes, and for teaching marriage and relationship skills, along with how NOT to have sex before it (i.e., abstinence education, STILL….)

EXPLORING THE “HEALTHY MARRIAGE” etc. LETTER BUCKET:

Here’s the Letter  Bucket of the Ideal Healthy Normal (that means straight), Married — or at least abstinent, or looking for a healthy relationship — branch of this movement.

N A H M E R C I

First, take a lesson from the pros. The best compilation of ALL these initials I’ve seen — todate — comes from an HHS Grantee:

This is the most letters I’ve seen in combination using the theme yet — it has a “P” but it gets extra credit for doing this without a single vowell:

“NRCSPHM”. . . YEP.

 

“NATIONAL RESOURCE CENTER FOR STRATEGIES TO PROMOTE HEALTHY MARRIAGE”

 And as a reward for being willing to handle this, the ICF (or is it I C F ?) got a $1.5 million grant from the government, to expand upon the already fabulously successful “NHMRC.”  I’ll explain this all later, and can’t wait to see what logo they come up with (this represents an Oct. 2011 Healthy Marriage Grantee, and I blogged it earlier).

NAHMERCI, or  We’ll handle the “P” letter bucket separately, below (or later), which includes GOOD terms like “Parents” “Pairs“* PREP”,  . . . . . [sentence continued, in red font, below the Show and Tell on “PAIRS”….

Recipient Name City State ZIP Code County DUNS Number Sum of Awards
PAIRS FOUNDATION  Weston FL 33331-3642 BROWARD 839942422 $ 4,950,000

  

 (that’s 2006-2010 of ONE award, 90FE0029, $990K/year. This money, yes, WAS sourced from welfare (TANF funds):  USASpending.gov (one can use the DUNS# to look up) shows this. As usual, the USASpending.gov shows fewer grants (year 2006 is missing) than at TAGGS.hhs.gov, above.  Contracts showing are about $550K (per USAspending as I said). 

Federal Award ID: 90FE0029 (Grant) 

Recipient: PAIRS FOUNDATION 
2771 Executive Park Dr # 1, Weston, Florida
Program Source: 75-1552 “Temporary Assistance for Needy Families
Department/Agency: Department of Health and Human ServicesAdministration for Children and Families
CFDA Program: 93.086: Healthy Marriage Promotion and Responsible Fatherhood Grants
Description: HEALTHY MARRIAGE DEMONSTRATION GRANTS: PRIORITY A … (More)
Obligation Date: 
09-18-2009 
Obligation Amount: 
$990,000

Apparently what needy families need, more than funding, is fathers – or at least marriages. In addition to straight grants, there show 34 contracts, which apepar to be with the Department of Veterans Affairs.  Yes, war (also paid for by taxpayers and citizens) is hell, and learning to stay married through, during and after it is hard.  So we are paying for chaplain services and video, curricula, and train-the-trainer workshops (Warrior to Soul Mate, etc.).    here are some: Transaction # 8 (Purchase Order)
PIID/MOD: VA664C10390 / 0 

Recipient: PAIRS FOUNDATION, INC. , THE 
1675 MARKET STREET, SUITE 207, WESTON, Florida
Program Source: 36-0160
Department/Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
Product/Service: G002: CHAPLAIN SERVICES
Description: WARRIOR TO SOUL MATE RETREAT
Signed Date:
08-05-2011
Obligation Amount:
$36,775

Transaction # 9 (Purchase Order)
PIID/MOD: VA583C12259 / 0 

Recipient: PAIRS FOUNDATION, INC. , THE 
1675 MARKET STREET, SUITE 207, WESTON, Florida
Program Source: 36-0160
Department/Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
Product/Service: U008: TRAINING/CURRICULUM DEVELOPMENT
Description: EDUCATION TRAINING
Signed Date:
08-29-2011
Obligation Amount:
$35,075

Transaction # 10 (Purchase Order)
PIID/MOD: VA24312P1739 / 0 

Recipient: PAIRS FOUNDATION, INC. , THE 
1675 MARKET STREET, SUITE 207, WESTON, Florida
Program Source: 36-0160
Department/Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
Product/Service: U099: EDUCATION/TRAINING- OTHER
Description: NYHHS PAIRS FOUNDATION
Signed Date:
06-18-2012
Obligation Amount:
$28,650

Transaction # 11 (Purchase Order)
PIID/MOD: VA590C10528 / 0 

Recipient: PAIRS FOUNDATION, INC. , THE 
1675 MARKET STREET, SUITE 207, WESTON, Florida
Program Source: 36-0160
Department/Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
Product/Service: U009: EDUCATION SERVICES
Description: PAIRS COUPLES RETREAT AND TRAIN THE TRAINER WORKSH … (More)
Signed Date:
08-15-2011
Obligation Amount:
$26,900
ORGANIZATION NAME STATE YEAR FORM PAGES TOTAL ASSETS EIN
PAIRS Foundation FL 2010 990 28 $271,546 52-1327867
PAIRS Foundation FL 2009 990 25 $313,681 52-1327867
PAIRS Foundation FL 2008 990 26 $353,339 52-1327867

(tax returns)  Nonprofit purpose:   (CEO Seth Eisenberg) “PAIRS IS A CURRICULUM FOR INTIMATE RELATIONSHIP SKILLS TRAINING THE CURRICULUM INCLUDES TRAINING PROGRAMS FOR PROFESSIONALS AND THEIR CLIENTS, VIDEOS AND PRINTED MATERIALS” The government / public-at-large contributions aren’t separated out, but the 2010 return, above (where’s 2011-12???) shows that the $990K HHS says it got was actually $977,224 (altogether) — so where’d the missing amount of about $13K go?  Anyhow, hardly anyone is supporting this BUT the HHS, looks like.  Sales of $203K and royalties (aha…) of $1,019. Mr. Eisenberg is pulling in a salary of $196K (TAKEN FROM TANF mostly!!!) and the Officers appear to be: Seth Eisenberg, Howard Tripp, Yekutiel Wultz, and Sam Wakim. This ‘Yekutiel Wultz?  (see Justice for Daniel Cantor Wultz Foundation; the young man was killed in a terrorist attack’?  The foundation was established in 2006 to honor this 16yr old; the town (Weston, FL) matches.  I don’t know, but: The Daniel Cantor Wultz Foundation was established in 2006 by Daniel’s family to memorialize the values and vision that inspired Daniel’s life.  The Foundation strives to create a safer world by engaging youth, educators and communities in activities that promote tolerance and acceptance:

D.C. Court Awards $332 Million Judgment Against Syria and Islamic Republic of Iran for Role in Terrorist Attack that Killed Daniel Wultz

May 14, 2012 (Weston, FL) — On the sixth anniversary of the death of 16-year-old Daniel Wultz, the United States District Court for the District of Columbia awarded a Weston family $332 million in compensatory and punitive damages in a landmark decision against the governments of Iran and Syria. “When a state chooses to use terror as a policy tool – as Iran and Syria continue to do – that state forfeits its sovereign immunity and deserves unadorned condemnation,” Chief Judge Royce C. Lamberth wrote in his Memorandum and Opinion. Judge Lamberth expressed his hope that the Wultz family would “take some measure of solace” in the Court’s final judgment.

Corporate Name Document Number Status
THE PAIRS FOUNDATION, INC. N00000003614 Active
PAIRS INTERNATIONAL INCORPORATED P94000088073 INACT
PAIRS RELATIONSHIP SYSTEMS, INC. P99000021496 INACT

(it was incorporated in 2000 by the Gordons, Lori H. Gordon. I APOLOGIZE IF THIS HAS DISTURBED ANYONE — I AM IN MID-EDIT AND WILL FOLLOW-UP ON WHETHER THIS IS THE SAME SITUATION.  IT MAY NOT BE.. 11-22-2013/LGH . . . . and the BAD parts, like the Institute for Pathology Education and Relational Harm Awareness, etc.    Excuse, me, I have the order wrong for the

IRHRPPEP  (‘burp’)(too many consonants per vowell!)

Some visitors may remember that I blogged this before and tried to look up the credentials of its founder, and came up empty.  And that the Relationship Training Institute (RTI) out of San Diego, isn’t filing its RRF tax returns and Charitable Registrations with the state of California while doing closely connected to the courts, probation, and citing this group as one of its providers.  I think.   Oh well…

LET”S STICK WITH THE NATIONALIZED MARRIAGE THEME FIRST  TIE THE KNOT FOR UNCLE SAM.  WHAT CAN WE DO WITH NAHMERCI? NAME / MEAN / HER / MAN/NARCI(SSISTIC)/ NARC/AHEM!/ MAIN / CREAM / CHARM / (“CHMC” IF THERE WAS ANOTHER “C”)  REI (outfits for marital camping weekends), etc. HERE’s HOW IT”s DONE IN THE MOVEMENT.

N is for National

A is for Association, a.k.a.,  “Ass.” (allright, “Ass’n.”)

H is for H ealthy*

*(on the negative side of the tracks, “H” is for Harm.  See also “P” for Pathological and “R” for Reduction)

M is for Marriage.  (What, you thought it might stand for “Mom”?  Get real!)

E  is for Education.

 (Although the literal meaning is to “lead out,” ever since compulsory public (state/nationalized) education, particularly in the US, in practice it means to “stuff in.”**    This is a very American practice, stuffing people into small spaces and from there trying to reform their relationships and stuff some more skillsets in.  See Corrections Corporation of America.)

R is for Relationship.

(this is a concession to the fact that, evangelistic Christians and Conservative Catholics aside, face it — not all Fathers and Mothers are going to get married.  Educating Married or Engaged couples limits marketing by about 50% (see divorce and out-of-wedlock births), hence one must include the word “relationship” to be truly viable).

(or . . .. . )

R is for Resource.

Re-Source is a good term, because most Resource Centers (jacked-up websites with important links)

are simply Re-hashing the same old dishes,

only the graphics and the grant numbers seem to change.

Resource is not “Help” — it’s only there if you want it (and have internet service access).

C enter.

It’s important to flexibility, the “chameleon factor” needed for when one’s failure to file taxes might get discovered.  Hence the word “Center” is better than “Corporation” which actually commits to a legal structure.

(8-2013 update — I now have a few posts on how to tell which is which, and why you should, when the word “CENTER” is used! “NAMES:  Center, Council, Judicial, Legislative, Institute — but WHO they are and how legit, is in the Label

I is sometimes for “Institute.”

Which doesn’t mean ANYthing.  I mean, it could be a website, or it could be a real center of learning at university.  Only the State Franchise Tax Board knows for sure.

It could have some Ph.D.’s behind it AND government projects, such as the Gottman Institute The Gottman Institute or it could be a preacher and the church board who sold their souls to keep the grants, lost corporate status, kept the website and kept getting HHS healthy marriage grants, in fact MORE after their corporate status was revoked — like the NW (or is it “NorthWest” Marriage Institute).  The word “institute” sounds like something important is going on.  We never know, except by instinct through repeated check-ups, whether someone is bluffing, or seriously a professional with something to contribute (original) to the world.

C3365104 03/30/2011 ACTIVE CHILDREN’S INSTITUTE OF LOS ANGELES MARY EMMONS
C0085636 12/13/1917 ACTIVE CHILDREN’S INSTITUTE, INC.
MARK ENGEL

I think we can presume by the following (TAGGS) list that some of these are legitimate medical research outfits, and others are — well, it’s TBA in my book.  Click on the links — I know one of these is getting fatherhood grants.  Can you tell which one is which?

Recipient Name City State ZIP Code County DUNS Number Sum of Awards
ARKANSAS CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL RESEARCH INSTITUTE  LITTLE ROCK AR 72202 PULASKI $ 2,218,014
CHILDREN’S RESEARCH INSTITUTE  WASHINGTON DC 20010-2978 DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA 143983562 $ 250,913,375
CHILDREN’S RESEARCH INSTITUTE  WASHINGTON DC 20010-2978 DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA 606977783 $ 4,670,060
CHILDREN`S INSTITUTE , INC  LOS ANGELES CA 90005 LOS ANGELES 082692021 $ 45,375,201
Forsyth Dental Infirmary for Children Forsyth Institute  BOSTON MA 02115 SUFFOLK 062190616 $ 169,083,134
INSTITUTE FOR FAMILIES & CHILDREN  JAMIACA NY 11432 $ 100,000
MURDOCH CHILDREN’S RESEARCH INSTITUTE  Parkville 752683508 $ 2,318,074
Miami Children`s Hospital Research Institute  MIAMI FL 33155 047469051 $ 833,962
Research Institute at Nationwide`s Children`s Hospital  COLUMBUS OH 43205 FRANKLIN 046430013 $ 58,586,668
Research Institute at Nationwide`s Children`s Hospital  COLUMBUS OH 43205 FRANKLIN 147212963 $ 149,125,008
THE CHILDREN’S INSTITUTE OF PITTSBURGH  PITTSBURGH PA 15217 ALLEGHENY 018063375 $ 866,725

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FY Award Number Award Title Budget Year of Support Award Code Agency Action Issue Date DUNS Number Amount This Action
2006 90FR0088  PROMOTING RESPONSIBLE FATHERHOOD, COMMUNITY ACCESS PROGRAM 1 0 ACF 09-25-2006 082692021 $ 1,000,000 
Fiscal Year 2006 Total: $ 1,000,000

Guess this is a new one here, not distributed yet:

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FY Award Number Award Title Budget Year of Support Award Code Agency Action Issue Date DUNS Number Amount This Action
2012 90FK0028  PROJECT FATHERHOOD 1 01 ACF 12-01-2011 082692021 $ 0 
Fiscal Year 2012 Total: $ 0

If you go to TAGGS.hhs.gov, “AWARDS” by award# and keyword, and type in only the first 4 letters of the grant#, you’ll get an assortment of grants – budget year 1 in this series — which all read $0 — but won’t for long.  I would browse them (they are alpha by name, and provide zip code, not states — unless you do further clicks and lookups.  For example, the “NW Marriage Institute may get another dose of this (and are they legit still?  These were the guys who filed a tax return that confused Program EXPENSES with REVENUES and so under-reported REVENUES by about 2/3rds, check it out!) Recipient: NW Marriage Institute Recipient ZIP Code: 98682-2328

FY Award Number Award Title Budget Year of Support CFDA Number Agency Action Issue Date Amount This Action
2012 90FK0051 PATHWAYS TO RESPONSIBLE FATHERHOOD GRANTS 1 93.086 ACF 12-01-2011   $ 0 
Award Actions Count: 1 Award Actions Subtotal: $ 0

or — see recent Primaries: Watch this one.  The words “Primary Noncustodial” means that it’s likely someone’s custody case is about to get some pro bono legal help (possible help from Access/Visitation program funds also) — does the Mama know?   It’s definitely a keyword.  Is the Community Action, Inc. group legit?   It may be.  See journalist Andy Kopsa (which is a woman) who also tracks some of the funding; she might know. Recipient: MID-IOWA COMMUNITY ACTION, INC Recipient ZIP Code: 50158

FY Award Number Award Title Budget Year of Support CFDA Number Agency Action Issue Date Amount This Action
2012 90FK0022 MICA’S STRONG PARENTS – STRONG CHILDREN PROJECT WILL SERVE LOW-INCOME FAMILIES, PRIMARILY NON-CUSTODIAL FATHERS IN THE COUNTIES OF MARSHALL, POWESHIEK, AND TAMA IN CENTRAL IOWA. 1 93.086 ACF 12-01-2011   $ 0 
Award Actions Count: 1 Award Actions Subtotal: $ 0

SEEDCO — Someone from SEEDCO was on the Children Exposed to Violence Task Force, if i recall it right.  SEEDCO is very influential. Recipient: Structured Employment Econ Dev Corp (SEEDCO) Recipient ZIP Code: 10010

FY Award Number Award Title Budget Year of Support CFDA Number Agency Action Issue Date Amount This Action
2012 90FK0040 SEEDCO’S PATHWAYS TO RESPONSIBLE FATHERHOOD PROGRAM 1 93.086 ACF 12-01-2011   $ 0 
Award Actions Count: 1 Award Actions Subtotal: $ 0

And the last two show the grand total as well, in this 90FK series:

Recipient: TARRANT COUNTY {{TEXAS}} WORKFORCE BOARD Recipient ZIP Code: 76103

FY Award Number Award Title Budget Year of Support CFDA Number Agency Action Issue Date Amount This Action
2012 90FK0032 PROJECT, “FATHERS AND CHILDREN TOGETHER.”: A COLLABORATIVE PROJECT TO PROMOTE AND FOSTER RESPONSIBLE FATHERHOOD, ECONOMIC STABILITY, AND HEALTHY MARRIAGES AND RELATIONSHIPS IN TARRANT COUNTY. 1 93.086 ACF 12-01-2011   $ 0 
Award Actions Count: 1 Award Actions Subtotal: $ 0
Page Award Actions Count: 50 Award Actions Amount for this Page: $ 0
Total of 110 Award Actions for 55 Awards Total Amount for all Award Actions: $ 54,151,962

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I is also sometimes for Initiative.

As in, usually something not initiated with out federal support.  Typically it implies something new being started.  Often it’s not.

This is the ACF/HHS website which led me to NERMEN because I’m NOSY:

"...Finally, preliminary research shows that marriage education workshops can make a real difference in helping married couples stay together and in encouraging unmarried couples who are living together to form a more lasting bond. Expanding access to such services to low income couples, perhaps in concert with job training and placement, medical coverage, and other services already available, should be something everybody can agree on..."

Please not that Children’s Bureau and Child Support & Head Start are listed under “Currently Funded Healthy Marriage Projects. Why do you think that is?…….:

Currently Funded ACF Healthy Marriage Projects

Here are some grantees with the name “initiative” in them:

NATIONAL FATHERHOOD INITIATIVE  GAITHERSBURG  MD  20877  MONTGOMERY  879885986  $ 5,497,670 
NATIONAL INITIATIVE FOR CHILDRENS HEALTHCARE QUALITY  BOSTON MA 02138-5815 MIDDLESEX 119539497 $ 9,705,661
NATL BLACK LEADERSHIP INITIATIVE ON CANCER  LAS VEGAS NV 89133 CLARK $ 10,000
NORTH JERSEY COMMUNITY RESEARCH INITIATIVE  NEWARK NJ 07103 $ 903,045
National Center for Faith Based Initiative  WEST PALM BEACH  FL  33407  PALM BEACH  $ 1,750,000 
New Jersey State Office of Faith Based Initiative  TRENTON  NJ  08625  MERCER  361857998  $ 0 
Oakland Berkeley Initiative for Healthy Relationships  EMERYVILLE CA 94608 ALAMEDA $ 44,880

I guess NJ just got its STate Office established.  Pennsylvania hasn’t yet.  Perhaps they need to let the dust settle after Luzerne County, Lackawanna County, and Penn State Scandals.  Keep your eye on that Palm Beach one (It’s got $1.750 million in Compassion Capital ($50K is normal)  Remember also Jerry Regier’s trip through here on the way from Oklahoma Marriage Initiative. I’m going to look up the Oakland Berkeley Initiative — because I happen to remember that this one wasn’t up on its corporate, or charity, status — when I was looking at another type Initiative surrounding California Healthy Marriage Coalition.  This one has a Bay Area (California) address and a SC Registration info? and got an EIN# — but never registered as a charity.  So who got that $44,800?

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FY Award Number Award Title Budget Year of Support Award Code Agency Action Issue Date DUNS Number Amount This Action
2006 90IJ0597  COMPASSION CAPITAL FUND TARGETED CAPACITY BUILDING PROGRAM – MARRIAGE 1 0 ACF 09-22-2006 $ 44,880 
Fiscal Year 2006 Total: $ 44,880
Total of all award actions: $ 44,880
Full Name: OAKLAND BERKELEY INITIATIVE FOR HEALTHY RELATIONSHIPS FEIN: 841712508
Type: Public Benefit Corporate or Organization Number: 2790720
Registration Number:
Record Type: Charity Registration Type: Charity Registration
Issue Date: Renewal Due Date:
Registration Status: Not Registered Date This Status:
Date of Last Renewal:
Address Information
Address Line 1: 120 SHADOWPINE ROAD Phone:
Address Line 2:
Address Line 3:
Address Line 4: COLUMBIA SC 29212
Annual Renewal Information
Related Documents
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Entity Number Date Filed Status Entity Name Agent for Service of Process
C2790720 06/09/2006 ACTIVE OAKLAND BERKELEY INITIATIVE FOR HEALTHY RELATIONSHIPS ** RESIGNED ON 06/20/2011

$44,500 may not seem like much — but do the math.  Unless these are checked (and I guarantee you, most of them probably aren’t) how many more LITTLE groups like this simply took the money, bailed, and that money was or was not reimbursed to the HHS?   I’ve seen several, in various states.  This is what comes of trying to drum up business for promoting healthy marriage. I personally think that those who are willing to kick -a little-back and then kick-back and wait for the dust to settle, are more likely to get the grants.  Sometimes it’s just below-the-radar, and sometimes so large no one thinks to even question their validity, which seems to be the general idea– multiple income streams under multiple CFDAs (categories of assistance). Here’s another one in New Hampshire (speaking of Primaries….)

ecipient: Community Marriage Initiative, Inc.
Address: 134 Hollis Road AMHERST, NH 03031
Country Name: United States of America
County Name: HILLSBOROUGH
HHS Region: 1
Type: Community Action Organization
Class: Non-Profit Public Non-Government Organizations

AWARD ACTIONS

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FY Award Number Award Title Budget Year of Support Award Code Agency Action Issue Date DUNS Number Amount This Action
2004 90IJ0142  CCF TARGETED CAPACITY BUILDING – MARRIAGE 1 0 ACF 07-23-2004 $ 50,000 
Fiscal Year 2004 Total: $ 50,000
Total of all award actions: $ 50,000

and here’s their website which clearly shows: 1.  Church ties. 2. Prosletyzing for Diane Sollee, of “Smartmarriages.com” and the for-profit DC-based

Welcome to the website for the Community Marriage Initiative of New Hampshire. We are a not for profit organization designed to encourage marriage and reduce divorce through education, mobilization, and the facilitation of programs in the area of marriage and parenting skills in the state of New Hampshire.

Our most important goal is to encourage leaders in our community to take action by providing programs in their churches that will help promote marriage and discourage divorce. The CMI web sight is intended to make it easy for users to take advantage of such programs.

For an indepth resource that addresses married and family issues, please visit SmartMarriages.org. The Coalition for Marriage, Family and Couples Education (CMFCE), founded in 1996, is an independent, nonpartisan, non-sectarian organization focused on strengthening marriage and reducing family breakdown, through couple empowering education and information. CMFCE provides consultation at the national, state and community level; sponsors a website, e-newsletter, forum, directory, and the Smart Marriages Conferences-an annual summit of researchers, educators, clinicians, clergy, policy makers, journalists and the public. The conference also trains and certifies marriage and family educators.

This organization’s address is simply a Church — and it is listed in 2012 Charitable registry, the state Corporations SEarch page isn’t working just now (“system overload”)

Amherst Christian Church A Church Without Walls, Networking Christ To The Community And World. Small Groups Are At The Heart Of This Christ Centered Church. 134 HOLLIS RD, Amherst, NH 03031

If it filed a single tax return — the one shown here is a blank “Schedule A” — and not a return at all.  Nothing is found at the “Foundation Center” finder, either (by EIN#).  I am sure $44,500 is enough to require a return be filed –and where did this financing go?  The website is still up and taking donations as well.  How typical is this?

Most Recent Tax Period EIN Name State Rule Date IRS Sub- section Total Revenue Total Assets 990 Image
2007  050581198 Community Marriage Initiative Inc NH 2006 03 499 116 990

Here is another one in Texas, about the same size, and only one grant showing, for 2006. Under “I” is for Initiative which usually means with Gov’t Help – this one managed to combine some Great words:   Healthy, Marriage, Relationship and Initiative.  It should be prospering!

ecipient: Texas Healthy Marriage and Relationship Initiative
Address: P.O. Box 764274 DALLAS, TX 75376
Country Name: United States of America
County Name: DALLAS
HHS Region: 6
Type: Other Special Interest Organization
Class: Non-Profit Public Non-Government Organizations

AWARD ACTIONS

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FY Award Number Award Title Budget Year of Support Award Code Agency Action Issue Date DUNS Number Amount This Action
2006 90IJ0623  COMPASSION CAPITAL FUND (CCF) TARGETED CAPACITY BUILDING PROGRAM – MARRIAGE 1 0 ACF 09-24-2006 949423417 $ 50,000 
Fiscal Year 2006 Total: $ 50,000

More details on this one:

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Fiscal Year Grantee Name Grantee Class Grantee Type Award Title Award Code Award Class Award Activity Type Award Action Type Principal Investigator Sum of Actions
2006  Texas Healthy Marriage and Relationship Initiative Non-Profit Public Non-Government Organizations Other Special Interest Organization COMPASSION CAPITAL FUND (CCF) TARGETED CAPACITY BUILDING PROGRAM – MARRIAGE 0 DISCRETIONARY DEMONSTRATION NEW VALERIE BALLARD $ 50,000
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This is an example of Grants-Stacking, and apparently it’s still a going concern: http://www.texashmri.org/ This is an INTIATIVE — it’s HEALTHY, it’s dealing with MARRIAGE AND RELATIONSHIPS.  Great use of acronym letters! Remember TWOGether in Pittsburgh?  Here is it in Texas, Too.  Every theme has its own logo.

Why Knot? is cute — and NFI is its big Daddy:  The idea is to persuade men that marriage is a great idea — or at least to sit through this class, here.. The Why Knot? program is designed to help men develop a positive view of marriage. The National Fatherhood Initiative (NFI) developed Why Knot? to help men understand the benefits of marriage as well as what they can do to prepare themselves to be great husbands to their future wife. The program is six 2-hour sessions filled with fun activities and interesting conversation among men.

Texas Healthy Marriage & Relationship Initiative (TexasHMRI) is dedicated to equipping, empowering and encouraging community and faith-based organizations to join together to build programs that help sustain healthy relationships and stable marriages throughout Texas .

North Texas Fatherhood Initiative (NTFI)  A regional partnership of community and faith-based agencies working collectively to promote responsible fatherhood by collaborating to make a comprehensive regional community impact. Our mission is to advocate for fathers to have stronger, healthier, lifelong relationships with their children.

We are especially interested in programs for: Supporting Families and Healthy Family Programs

Increasing access to healthy relationship and marriage resources for all Texas citizens. Training community members and professionals to assist with educational programs that strengthen relationships and marriages. Responsible Fatherhood, Domestic Violence Prevention and Improved Child Well-being

OUR TARGET POPULATION It’s for everyone! We provide programming for singles, young adults, non-married parents, pre-marital couples, fathers, stepfamilies and married couples.

TexasHMRI is a subcontractor for the Twogether in Texas Healthy Marriage Program under The Texas Health and Human Service Commission.

North Texas Fatherhood Initiative is funded by IMANI -The David Project a 2009 Compassion Capital Fund Grant from U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and Administration for Children and Families.

This does not show any tax returns, and to search in Texas, I have to submit a credit card and “Pay Per View” which I’m not about to do.  Your guess is as good as mine whether this Initiative is filing in the two ways probably required in texas — as a charity, and as a corporation. I blogged this before and Ms. Ballard’s LinkedIn shows she’s running (as of 2009) both the fatherhood and the HMRI programs. We remember “TWOGether” right?   From a religious group Family Guidance, Inc. (that goes the Second Mile?) in Pittsburgh Area: Recipient: Family Guidance, Inc. Recipient ZIP Code: 15143-9554

FY Award Number Award Title Budget Year of Support CFDA Number Agency Action Issue Date Amount This Action
2012 90FM0047 TWOGETHER PITTSBURGH PROVIDING SIX TYPES OF “ALLOWABLE ACTIVITIES” TO THE COMMUNITY: AA (II) EDUCATION IN HIGH SCHOOLS; AA (IV) MARRIAGE PREPARATION 1 93.086 ACF 12-01-2011   $ 0 
2011 90FM0047 TWOGETHER PITTSBURGH PROVIDING SIX TYPES OF “ALLOWABLE ACTIVITIES” TO THE COMMUNITY: AA (II) EDUCATION IN HIGH SCHOOLS; AA (IV) MARRIAGE PREPARATION 1 93.086 ACF 09-26-2011   $ 1,163,684 
Award Actions Count: 2 Award Actions Subtotal: $ 1,163,684

WELL it’s TIME TO BRING IN NERMEN

Related Initiative:

Fatherhood Clearinghouse 

Army’s Strong Bonds exit disclaimer National Extension Relationship and Marriage Education Network exit disclaimer (NERMEN)

Fatherhood Initiative 

Going Further: Community Planning for Healthy Couple and Marriage Education Programs and Support exit disclaimer

“NERMEN”

It drops an “H” retains the National and at least can be pronounced.  The extra “E” represents EXTENSION communities — apparently someone left a stone unturned as to where marriage promotion wasn’t, yet — Extension units of Community Colleges?.    That’s funny, because in MY area, they are cutting funding for community classes, and they are also in trouble with night schools for too many kids per classroom.  I have a theory that this overcrowding and boredom (not lack of campaigns like “NWNW”) leads to the extra unwedded pregnancies, but I could be wrong about that. NERMEN

This is pretty much more of the same, only not exactly the same, which is why it gets another link on the ACF/HHS healthy marriage site:

To learn about more ways that Cooperative Extension can support statewide and local healthy marriage initiatives read Win-Win Partnerships: MRE and Cooperative Extension released by the National Healthy Marriage Resource Center.
© 2006 – 2012 National Extension Relationship & Marriage Education Network  –  Last updated: July 07, 2011  –  Contact Us

If something is copyrighted, it must be registered somewhere.  Where? Here are all the co-directors (each linked to a different state’s Extension College).  I have to laugh because the first one is Dr. Francesca Adler-Baeder out of Arkansas.  We’ve met before on this blog (I mean, I know I’ve looked at this before, that is…). http://www.nermen.org/workgroup.php Smart Steps for Couples in Stepfamilies Developed by Francesca Adler-Baeder, PhD, CFLE, Alabama Cooperative Extension System, Auburn University. Six- $199 session research-based educational curriculum designed for remarried or partnering couples and their children. It focuses on building couple and family strengths while addressing the unique needs and issues that face couples in stepfamilies. Curriculum includes leader’s guides for adult and child programs, handout masters, resource list, two videos, and CD containing all PowerPoint slides, handouts and evaluation questionnaire. http://www.stepfamilies.info/SmartSteps.php If you simply click around here — a lot — you’ll see how no matter WHERE you go in everytown and pleasantville, and even Gotham City, you will be able to by web connect with someone who’s going to market a curriculum designed by, among others, previously generously funded (by HHS — i.e., YOU ) education curricula for how you and your kids ought to behave, including while they are still in high school.  Most of the gang seems to be here — NIRME, The Dibble Institute, the Healthy Marriage Initiative, PREP, and others.  Even the Campus Crusade and definitely the National Council on Family Relations (Key grantee recipient, Utah connection, I blogged it, I believe with the Oct. 2011 round of HMRF grantees. And I forgot these guys:

  • The Association for Couples in Marriage Enrichment – Building Better Marriages. The Association for Couples in Marriage Enrichment is an international, non-profit, non-sectarian organization whose purpose is to promote better marriages by providing enrichment opportunities and resources that strengthen couple relationships, increase intimacy and enhance personal growth, mutual fulfillment and family wellness.
  • FamilyLife. A faith-based organization rooted in Campus Crusade and Family Ministry, FamLife provides on-line articles and radio broadcasts of different topics on marriage. E-magazines and other related resources are also available.
Dr. Francesca A-B (from above):

http://www.aces.edu/users/adlerfr// READ the material, look at the Logos — they tell the story.  MOST of this is being funded by HHS, one division or another.  How many of those groups are properly incorporated (Where is NERMEN incorporated?).  We found one of the problem GALS in Scranton, PA area (Danielle Ross, see FBI Raid) belonged to a “Contemporary Families” type association with a registration at a Chicago University – and not consistent filing of returns.  WHO KNOWS how much funding is spread around these quarters, and people taking executive directorships (etc.) at multiple organizations at once — but those organizations HOW many times are simply formed to soak up a grant stream, because grants are rarely available to individuals. AWARD INFORMATION

Award Number: 90FK0042
Award Title: PATHWAYS TO RESPONSIBLE FATHERHOOD ALABAMA
OPDIV: ADMINISTRATION FOR CHILDREN AND FAMILIES (ACF)
Organization: OFFICE OF FAMILY ASSISTANCE (OFA)
Award Class: DISCRETIONARY

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FY Recipient City State CFDA Budget Year of Support Award Code Agency Action Issue Date Amount This Action
2012 AL ST OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR  MONTGOMERY AL 93086 1 01 ACF 12-01-2011 $ 0 
Fiscal Year 2012 Total: $ 0
FY Recipient City State CFDA Budget Year of Support Award Code Agency Action Issue Date Amount This Action
2011 AL ST OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR  MONTGOMERY AL 93086 1 00 ACF 09-26-2011 $ 2,500,000 
Fiscal Year 2011 Total: $ 2,500,000
LOOK — here’s a list of ALL the grantees with the words “Marriage” in them, from HHS.   Who wants to research all this — do you?  DO you believe it’s a good idea to sponsor MORE of this, taking it away from TANF, and knowing that TANF as of about 2000 (see OKLAHOMA) expanded from simply needy families to the entire state, through the Child Support, Head Start and other operations, to push the same concept on everyone, and sometimes literally just pay pastors and church boards to push marriage — which they are ALREADY DOING.
I know, because when I went for help to a certain pastor in my area (large multicultural urban evangelistic church) — by which time my marriage was just about a done deal anyhow, after YEARS of abuse — and said, look help, I need a referral — they gave me no outside referral, tried to handle it INSIDE and almost got me killed.  Those years are burned in my memory — and the fact that the entire congregations of these churches, who often KNOW who’s beating up whom in their communities, are  follow-the-leader NOT teaching each other the law, the mandatory reporting requirements (can you spell child abuse too?) and in general, are ALREADY sacrificing women and children on the altar, this “idol” of “Marriage For Everyone No Matter Almost What.”  And how many of the preachers and pastors are cheating on their wives anyhow?
Nevertheless, here we are, from TAGGS.  Realize that TAGGS almost never matches USASpending.gov, so either one is overreporting or the other one under-reporting, or sometimes, both.  The GAO doesn’t track child support collected (but not distributed) very well, neither does the HHS’s own audit arena.  Meanwhile the DV groups are selling women out in collaboration with fatherhood groups (I SHOWED you this today, above, right?  See Anne Menard) so they can keep publishing their studies, and theories.  I frankly have had enough of it.
This ACES site, above — is simply pasting a bunch of icons for different group up on the site to make it look more official.  Networked doesn’t necessarily mean legitimate, and even legitimately incorporated doesn’t mean that the concept is a good one to start with:
Here they go:
HDFS HomeHDFS Extension  = ??
National Council on Family RelationsCo-Operative Extension Resource NetworkSmart FamiliesChildren's Trust Fund of Alabama
The “ALABAMA COMMUNITY HEALTHY MARRIAGE INITIATIVE” website boasts about the collection of grants Dr. Francesca has brought to the university:

Stengthening Alabama Families

6/14/2007

Dr. Francesca Adler-Baeder Receives Award from the Alabama Fatherhood Initiative

Dr. Francesca Adler-Baeder of Auburn received the Strengthening Alabama Families Award from the Alabama Fatherhood Initiative (AFI) in Montgomery at a June 14 meeting in Montgomery. Dr. Adler-Baeder is Associate Professor of Human Development and Family Studies at Auburn University. She and fourteen other award recipients were recognized for their special contributions and their commitment to the goals of the Alabama Fatherhood Initiative (AFI). The AFI is a network of agencies and organizations that assists non-custodial parents in enhancing their ability to provide financial support to their children. It also encourages non-custodial parents to be involved in their childrens lives in a nurturing, constructive way. The community-based organizations being honored have operated exemplary fatherhood programs, and the public officials being recognized have provided outstanding leadership in the development of programs to support father involvement and strengthen families. The individuals being honored are program participants who have demonstrated dedication and determination in pursuing the goals of the programs in which they are enrolled. Through Dr. Adler-Baeders leadership efforts, the Auburn University College of Human Sciences was awarded an $8.2 million grant from the U. S Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to support the work of the Alabama Community Healthy Marriage Initiative (ACHMI). The ACHMI is a partnership with Auburn University, the Childrens Trust Fund of Alabama, eleven Family Resource Centers, and Mental Health Centers who have joined together to build and sustain healthy relationships and stable marriages throughout Alabama.

Let’s read this again, carefully:

The AFI is a network of agencies and organizations that assists non-custodial parents in enhancing their ability to provide financial support to their children. It also encourages non-custodial parents to be involved in their childrens lives in a nurturing, constructive way.

You wanna bet some access/visitation grants are involved, plus welfare diversions?   What happens when a mother becomes Noncustodial through some of these overcompensations — does an Alabama Mother get this help then to be involved in her removed childrens’ lives?
No — apparently she should remarry her way out of trouble, and then she can take a class from the National Association of Stepfamilies, or whatever it is, above.
Here’s that list from TAGGS.  What we have here is nothing more than the HHS paying professionals to manage certain other people, market classes (if it’s their classes too, that’s fine) and keep expanding.  FOREVER.
Well, there are 1,393 awards with the word “MARRIAGE” in the Award itself.  EVERYONE is studying it– universities, too.  Here are some from California (including one guy who’s now board of directors of NARME, Dennis Stoica), plus we see that in Cuyahoga County, Ohio — it went right to the Board of Commissioners.  Remember the doubled-first names (still on there), and look at the amounts, too: (this is ALL years, selected fields, the word “marriage” typed in under “grant” keyword — and it’s an “Advanced” search.  If you do this search, you’ll also see that not only ACF, but OFA, HSB, CB and several program offices of HHS are all in on studying and/or promoting marriages.  Other than helping out real hospitals, paying DV Coalitions to NOT talk about welfare-reform related effects on the women they’re supposedly serving, Medicaid, Head Start, $4 billion (child support enforcement, right?) and TANF-Welfare — well, and trying to get more kids into the foster care system, and from there Adopted, without too much roadkill (but inspite of the roadkill already documented), it appears that what HHS is DOING is promoting and demonstrating marriage.
OFA CUYAHOGA COUNTY BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OH HEALTHY MARRIAGE DEMONSTRATION, PRIORITY AREA 7 1 09/24/2006 93086 LUIS VAZQUEZ $ 533,730
OFA CUYAHOGA COUNTY BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OH HEALTHY MARRIAGE DEMONSTRATION, PRIORITY AREA 7 4 08/24/2009 93086 LUIS VAZQUEZ $ 533,730
OFA CUYAHOGA COUNTY BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OH HEALTHY MARRIAGE DEMONSTRATION, PRIORITY AREA 7 5 09/24/2010 93086 LUIS VAZQUEZ $ 533,730
OFA California Healthy Marriages Coalition CA CALIFORNIA COMMUNITY-CENTERED HEALTHY MARRIAGE AND RELATIONSHIP PROJECT 1 09/27/2011 93086 PATTY PATTY $ 2,500,000
OFA California Healthy Marriages Coalition CA CALIFORNIA COMMUNITY-CENTERED HEALTHY MARRIAGE AND RELATIONSHIP PROJECT 1 12/01/2011 93086 PATTY PATTY $ 0
OFA California Healthy Marriages Coalition CA HEALTHY MARRIAGE DEMONSTRATION, PRIORITY AREA 1 1 09/25/2006 93086 DENNIS J STOICA $ 2,342,080
OFA California Healthy Marriages Coalition CA HEALTHY MARRIAGE DEMONSTRATION, PRIORITY AREA 1 2 03/26/2009 93086 DENNIS J STOICA $ 0
OFA California Healthy Marriages Coalition CA HEALTHY MARRIAGE DEMONSTRATION, PRIORITY AREA 1 3 06/15/2009 93086 DENNIS J STOICA $ 0
OFA California Healthy Marriages Coalition CA HEALTHY MARRIAGE DEMONSTRATION, PRIORITY AREA 1 4 09/18/2009 93086 DENNIS J STOICA $ 2,400,000
OFA California Healthy Marriages Coalition CA HEALTHY MARRIAGE DEMONSTRATION, PRIORITY AREA 1 4 03/10/2010 93086 DENNIS STOICA $ 0
OFA California Healthy Marriages Coalition CA HEALTHY MARRIAGE DEMONSTRATION, PRIORITY AREA 1 4 11/22/2010 93086 DENNIS DENNIS $ 0
OFA California Healthy Marriages Coalition CA HEALTHY MARRIAGE DEMONSTRATION, PRIORITY AREA 1 5 09/24/2010 93086 PATTY HOWELL $ 2,400,000
OFA Center For Self-Sufficiency, Inc. WI CENTER FOR SELF-SUFFICIENCY HEALTH MARRIAGE AND RELATIONSHIP EDUCATION PROJECT NOW TO SUCCEED 1 09/26/2011 93086 JEANETTE JEANETTE $ 1,779,393
Remember “Convicts for Christ” singing for the wife of Rev. Sun Myung Moon (Bento Leal, was — maybe still is — staff at CHMC)?  Great influence, a world-wide moneylaundering religious cult with possible connections to illicit international dealings, who got a coronation in the US Senate building by a US Senator from Illinois.  How WONDERFUL an association of marriage educators we are truly in.
Here’s another big recipient — the Catholic Group, working at a pregnancy center?
OFA EL PASO CENTER FOR CHILDREN TX HEALTHY OPPORTUNITIES FOR MARRIAGE ENRICHMENT 1 12/01/2011 93086 LEONARD LEONARD $ 0
OFA ELIZABETHS NEW LIFE CENTER OH HEALTHY MARRIAGE DEMONSTRATION, PRIORITY AREA 1 1 09/25/2006 93086 VIVIAN M KOOB $ 1,754,872
OFA ELIZABETHS NEW LIFE CENTER OH HEALTHY MARRIAGE DEMONSTRATION, PRIORITY AREA 1 1 08/21/2009 93086 GREG SCHUTTE $- 17,964
OFA ELIZABETHS NEW LIFE CENTER OH HEALTHY MARRIAGE DEMONSTRATION, PRIORITY AREA 1 4 09/21/2009 93086 GREG SCHUTTE $ 1,848,880
OFA ELIZABETHS NEW LIFE CENTER OH HEALTHY MARRIAGE DEMONSTRATION, PRIORITY AREA 1 5 09/24/2010 93086 VIVIAN M KOOB $ 1,860,687
OFA ELIZABETHS NEW LIFE CENTER OH MARRIAGE WORKS! OHIO COLLABORATIVE 1 09/26/2011 93086 GREG GREG $ 2,500,000
and let’s not forget INDIANA:
OFA Fathers & Families Resources/Research Center IN HEALTHY MARRIAGE DEMONSTRATION, PRIORITY AREA 7 1 09/25/2006 93086 ROBERT J RIPPERGER $ 550,000
OFA Fathers & Families Resources/Research Center IN HEALTHY MARRIAGE DEMONSTRATION, PRIORITY AREA 7 4 09/17/2009 93086 ROBERT J RIPPERGER $ 550,000
OFA Fathers & Families Resources/Research Center IN HEALTHY MARRIAGE DEMONSTRATION, PRIORITY AREA 7 5 09/24/2010 93086 ROBERT RIPPERGER $ 550,000
OFA Fathers & Families Resources/Research Center IN STRENGTHENING FAMILIES: LINKING HEALTHY MARRIAGE AND STRONG FATHERS 1 09/26/2011 93086 ROBERT ROBERT $ 1,780,000
OFA Fathers & Families Resources/Research Center IN STRENGTHENING FAMILIES: LINKING HEALTHY MARRIAGE AND STRONG FATHERS 1 12/01/2011 93086 ROBERT ROBERT $ 0
and GEORGIA:
OFA Future Foundation GA HEALTHY MARRIAGE DEMONSTRATION, PRIORITY AREA 8 1 09/25/2006 93086 QAADIRAH ABDUR-RAHIM ** $ 417,232
OFA Future Foundation GA HEALTHY MARRIAGE DEMONSTRATION, PRIORITY AREA 8 4 09/18/2009 93086 SHAUNAE MOTLEY $ 402,632
OFA Future Foundation GA HEALTHY MARRIAGE DEMONSTRATION, PRIORITY AREA 8 5 09/24/2010 93086 SHAUNAE MOTLEY $ 402,632
OFA Future Foundation GA REALTALK – A COMPREHENSIVE HEALTHY MARRIAGE EDUCATION AND RELATIONSHIP SKILLS INITIATIVE FOR YOUTH AND PARENTS 1 09/26/2011 93086 QAADIRAH QAADIRAH $ 685,000
OFA Future Foundation GA REALTALK – A COMPREHENSIVE HEALTHY MARRIAGE EDUCATION AND RELATIONSHIP SKILLS INITIATIVE FOR YOUTH AND PARENTS 1 12/01/2011 93086 QAADIRAH QAADIRAH $ 0
Ms. Abdur-Rahim is a Social Welfare graduate UC Berkeley, has Military (Air Force), Harvard, and an MBA from Emory, something from USF, background and looks like a superperformer.  The link is to her LinkedIn.  Notice 467 connections and:
 Assisted ACF and TANF with designing a best practice toolkit on non-profit capacity building and a case study on TANF & FBCOs working together

Program Director

Future Foundation

Privately Held; 11-50 employees; Think Tanks industry October 2003 – March 2005 (1 year 6 months)

 Possibly a sibling of an excellent player from the Marietta, GA family:
Life’s Work Shareef Abdur-Rahim is, according to Phil Taylor of Sports Illustrated, “the best NBA player you never see.” In college he played for the California Golden Bears, where he became the first freshman to win the Pacific-10 (Pac-10) Player of the Year Award. After one season of college ball he joined the Vancouver Grizzlies of the National Basketball Association (NBA). While the team’s losing record has kept Abdur-Rahim out of the spotlight, his dedication to improving his game and his well-grounded upbringing have prepared him for the fame that almost certainly lies ahead. Shareef Abdur-Rahim was born December 11, 1976. His name means “noble servant of the Most Merciful One.” Abdur-Rahim grew up in a big family, which included seven siblings, in Marietta, Georgia, a suburb of Atlanta. Abdur-Rahim’s father, William, was a Muslim prayer leader at the Masjid Al-Muminum (Mosque of the Believers) in Atlanta, Georgia, and earned his living unloading freight for a trucking company. The family followed the rules of the Muslim faith very closely and Abdur-Rahim often helped his father distribute food to the poor or joined him on visits with people in drug rehabilitation centers.
An article also talks about the Future Foundation and mentions Qaadirah, from the Sacramento Bee.  Safe house, after school programs for school, the family also started and ran a private Islamic School in Atlanta.
But when I rang the doorbell on the “Reef House,” it was less about big names than it was big hearts. Abdur-Rahim’s sister, Qaadirah Abdur-Rahim, certainly fit that bill. She is one of 11 Abdur-Rahim siblings, and so close in age to Shareef that she can’t remember how close (a year or a year and a half, she says). Her 31-year-old brother by the way, isn’t the only athlete in the family, as she ran track while attending Cal just like her brother had. He, of course, had slightly greater athletic fame, having been dubbed “The Future” for his talents that were just that promising.
Now though, Qaadirah is the executive director of the “Future Foundation,” where the only gameplans are the ones which involve helping kids develop in a healthy and happy manner. There are two facilties, one which offers free programs of varying kinds to elementary and junior high-aged kids and another some five minutes away which services high school students.
GEORGIA CORPORATIONS Page (these are high-performing people, I’m interested!)
It was formed in 2001 (same year Bush opened the door to FCBOs):
Non-Profit Corporation – Domestic – Information
Control No.: 0125997
Status: Active/Owes Current Year AR
Entity Creation Date: 6/4/2001
Filing show they are indeed filing yearly (more than I can say for certain person’s org. now working in Pennsylvania, coordinating parents) but I can’t find the state-level charities search and don’t see it on NCCSDATA (or foundation finder). It’s noted Privately held foundation so probably might not show up here? I have no EIN# yet.  “TBA”

Remember the Iowa Primaries and Iowa Family Policy Center?  Here it is:
OFA IOWA FAMILY POLICY CENTER IA HEALTHY MARRIAGE DEMONSTRATION, PRIORITY AREA 8 1 09/22/2006 93086 CHUCK HURLEY $ 550,000
OFA IOWA FAMILY POLICY CENTER IA HEALTHY MARRIAGE DEMONSTRATION, PRIORITY AREA 8 4 09/17/2009 93086 CHUCK HURLEY $ 550,000
Understanding that Andy Kopsa is protesting protests of same-sex marriage, and religious right-wing matters, at least she blogs some of the funding here.  I sometimes wonder if anyone else is even paying attention!
To recap, The FAMiLY Leader {{TFL”}} is responsible for the bizarre “Marriage Vow” made famous in July that extolled the benefits of slavery to African-American families (after push-back, TFL removed all reference to slavery from the pledge’s text) and women’s role in society (producing lots of babies) and most recently a possible pay to play scandal where TFL asked Santorum to essentially pay for its endorsement.  (Despite all this, TFL wouldn’t be half as interesting a story if the organization hadn’t been built with over $3 million in federal funds.)
. . .
TFL began building its serious national political clout during the run up to the 2010 mid terms.  Then known as the Iowa Family Policy Center, The FAMiLY Leader (the little “i” stands for subservience to God) scooped up the three-time Iowa gubernatorial race loser Bob Vander Plaats.  His assignment?  To lead the charge to oust the three Iowa Supreme Court Justices that ruled in favor of same-sex marriage (mentioned above).  With the help of over half-million of out-of-state dollars from groups like The Family Research Council, the insane American Family Association and the National Organization for Marriage – they pulled it off.
TFL is part of network of Christian organizations – affiliates of Focus on the Family and the Family Research Council.  The South Carolina analog to TFL – The Palmetto Family Council – will undoubtedly follow suit and start working its magic for Santorum.  The Palmetto Family Council also received federal funding – $1.2 million to preach heterosexual marriage and abstinence-only via George W. Bush’s faith-based initiatives.
And some people did an FOIA and found out that the IFPC had used its funds, apparently, for political campaigning against the judges, and didn’t file its closing paperwork, etc.  Explained in part here (and see link).
The Iowa Family Policy Center, a division of The Family Leader, did not comply with federal-grant protocol when it relinquished the last year of federal funding it received for a controversial marriage-counseling program, according to documents obtained by The Independent under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA). At the center of the controversy is the recent revelation that the Iowa Family Policy Center (IFPC) might have used taxpayer dollars to wage a campaign against same-sex marriage in the state. Shorty after The Iowa Independent began reporting on IFPC’s Marriage Mattersprogram, IFPC announced they had agreed in September 2009 to stop accepting money from the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) for the counseling operation. Marriage Matters was funded by federal government dollars while the organization carried out a campaign to oust three state Supreme Court judges whose 2009 ruling legalized civil marriage for Iowa gays and lesbians. But IFPC did not officially relinquish the grant funding until nearly a year later, The Iowa Independent reported. In a letter dated Aug. 3, 2010, HHS’s Administration for Children and Families (ACF) asked IFPC President Chuck Hurley to submit a formal relinquishment letter explaining the group’s reasoning for rejecting the funds. That was the first step in the process. The next step in the process, as ACF Grants Management Specialist Abangolee J. Caulcrick explained in that initial letter, would be for IFPC to submit a final financial status report and a final progress report.
. . . .
The question of funding overlap comes from the fact that, according to the AP, IFPC spent $192,000 of the $550,000 it received in 2009 on salaries and employee benefits for five employees, including Hurley. The AP revealed that in April, when the news organization asked Marriage Matters operations manager Chris Nitzschke which IFPC employees were paid through the grant, Nitzschke only mentioned IFPC Vice President Mike Hartwig was paid; he did not mention more than half of his own salary came from the grant. Additionally, the Healthy Marriage grant money was spent on telephone, Internet and rent for the same building out of which IFPC was operating its campaign to overturn the gay-marriage Supreme Court ruling. Political connections One of the paid employees, Matt Reisetter — who was running the Northeast Iowa Marriage Alliance (NIMA) for the Marriage Matters program and is now the Family Leader’s director of development — was running for state political office and working for a presidential candidate at the same time. In 2006, Reisetter, a Republican, ran a failed bid for Iowa House District 19 seat against the Democratic incumbent Bob Kressig. And in late 2007, he was hired by then-GOP presidential candidate and former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee. Reiseitter’s job asdirector of coalitions was essentially to help pastors f
More: ….Remember THIS ONE?  When I found “ICF” — which is being paid to do not just a NHMRC but a NRCSPHM — it’s a large, for-profit company which has contracted a lot of ACF work before (so why is this a $1.5 million GRANT?) and why is it described as an arm of government when it’s not?
OFA I C F, INC VA NATIONAL RESOURCE CENTER FOR STRATEGIES TO PROMOTE HEALTHY MARRIAGE 1 09/28/2011 93086 CINDY CINDY $ 1,500,000
OFA I C F, INC VA NATIONAL RESOURCE CENTER FOR STRATEGIES TO PROMOTE HEALTHY MARRIAGE 1 12/01/2011 93086 CINDY CINDY $ 0
So, it gets even more interesting when we search on GRANTEE (i.e. corporations, etc.) that stuck the name “MARRIAGE In there to get some funding for spreading the good news — about marriage, I mean, and relationships, naturally:
Well, it’s not always good news, they perhaps discovered –but this gets lesser funding, obviously:
NIMH WAYNE STATE UNIVERSITY MI DEPRESSION AND CHRONIC PAIN IN MARRIAGE 1 06/10/2003 93281 ANNMARIE CANO $ 131,610
NIMH WAYNE STATE UNIVERSITY MI DEPRESSION AND CHRONIC PAIN IN MARRIAGE 2 06/08/2004 93281 ANNMARIE CANO $ 133,124
NIMH WAYNE STATE UNIVERSITY MI DEPRESSION AND CHRONIC PAIN IN MARRIAGE 3 07/11/2005 93281 ANNMARIE CANO $ 135,765
NIMH WAYNE STATE UNIVERSITY MI DEPRESSION AND CHRONIC PAIN IN MARRIAGE 4 07/07/2006 93281 ANNMARIE CANO $ 138,154
NIMH WAYNE STATE UNIVERSITY MI DEPRESSION AND CHRONIC PAIN IN MARRIAGE 5 07/17/2007 93281 ANNMARIE CANO $ 133,096
t ,This one of the guys (along with Markman) who got to have their “PREP, Inc.” curriculum    marketed through US public welfare institutions, as well as were advisors to the Oklahoma Marriage Initiative.  Nice to see how it all fits together?  L
NICHD UNIVERSITY OF DENVER CO MARRIAGE EDUCATION AND RISK REDUCTION FOR ARMY FAMILIES 1 04/29/2006 93865 SCOTT M STANLEY $ 565,865
NICHD UNIVERSITY OF DENVER CO MARRIAGE EDUCATION AND RISK REDUCTION FOR ARMY FAMILIES 2 03/31/2007 93865 SCOTT M STANLEY $ 576,518
NICHD UNIVERSITY OF DENVER CO MARRIAGE EDUCATION AND RISK REDUCTION FOR ARMY FAMILIES 3 02/18/2008 93865 SCOTT M STANLEY $ 556,682
NICHD UNIVERSITY OF DENVER CO MARRIAGE EDUCATION AND RISK REDUCTION FOR ARMY FAMILIES 4 03/31/2009 93865 SCOTT M STANLEY $ 570,374
NICHD UNIVERSITY OF DENVER CO MARRIAGE EDUCATION AND RISK REDUCTION FOR ARMY FAMILIES 5 03/05/2010 93865 SCOTT M STANLEY $ 565,440
NICHD UNIVERSITY OF DENVER CO MARRIAGE EDUCATION AND RISK REDUCTION FOR ARMY FAMILIES 5 05/18/2011 93865 SCOTT M STANLEY $ 0
NICHD UNIVERSITY OF DENVER CO MARRIAGE EDUCATION AND RISK REDUCTION FOR ARMY FAMILIES 5 05/20/2011 93865 SCOTT M STANLEY $ 0
NICHD UNIVERSITY OF DENVER CO MARRIAGE EDUCATION AND RISK REDUCTION FOR ARMY FAMILIES 6 05/18/2011 93865 SCOTT M STANLEY $ 588,726
NICHD UNIVERSITY OF DENVER CO THE ROLE OF COHABITATION IN MARRIAGE AND UNION FORMATION 1 09/30/2006 93865 SCOTT M STANLEY $ 459,656
NICHD UNIVERSITY OF DENVER CO THE ROLE OF COHABITATION IN MARRIAGE AND UNION FORMATION 2 09/04/2007 93865 SCOTT M STANLEY $ 450,863
NICHD UNIVERSITY OF DENVER CO THE ROLE OF COHABITATION IN MARRIAGE AND UNION FORMATION 3 08/11/2008 93865 SCOTT M STANLEY $ 521,486
NICHD UNIVERSITY OF DENVER CO THE ROLE OF COHABITATION IN MARRIAGE AND UNION FORMATION 3 10/21/2008 93865 SCOTT M STANLEY $ 0
NICHD UNIVERSITY OF DENVER CO THE ROLE OF COHABITATION IN MARRIAGE AND UNION FORMATION 4 08/28/2009 93865 SCOTT M STANLEY $ 520,746
NICHD UNIVERSITY OF DENVER CO THE ROLE OF COHABITATION IN MARRIAGE AND UNION FORMATION 5 08/23/2010 93865 SCOTT M STANLEY $ 510,36
Wanna go on?  Let’s look at the groups that put Marriage in their name now, meaning they might also just be churches on the faucet here…
I forgot to include Dr. Leo Godzich and NAME (National Association for Marriage Enhancement — I’ve blogged) — here they all are, in glorious detail, our friends:
Interesting how often ABSTINENCE , EDUCATION and MARRIAGE seem to go hand in hand, so to speak.  SO long as it’s only holding HANDS, it’s OK, evidently.

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Grantee Name ST Award Award Title Bd Yr Action Issue Date CFDA Award Action Type Principal Investigator Sum of Actions
ABSTINENCE & MARRIAGE EDUCATION PARTNERSHIP IL 90AE0128 TARGETED CAPACITY BUIDLING PROJECT FOR CHICAGO AREA AT-RISK YOUTH 1 09/16/2005 93010 NEW SCOTT PHELPS $ 800,000
ABSTINENCE & MARRIAGE EDUCATION PARTNERSHIP IL 90AE0128 TARGETED CAPACITY BUIDLING PROJECT FOR CHICAGO AREA AT-RISK YOUTH 2 08/28/2006 93010 NON-COMPETING CONTINUATION SCOTT PHELPS $ 800,000
ABSTINENCE & MARRIAGE EDUCATION PARTNERSHIP IL 90AE0128 TARGETED CAPACITY BUIDLING PROJECT FOR CHICAGO AREA AT-RISK YOUTH 2 05/14/2007 93010 EXTENSION WITH OR WITHOUT FUNDS SCOTT PHELPS $ 0
ABSTINENCE & MARRIAGE EDUCATION PARTNERSHIP IL 90AE0128 TARGETED CAPACITY BUIDLING PROJECT FOR CHICAGO AREA AT-RISK YOUTH 3 09/07/2007 93010 NON-COMPETING CONTINUATION SCOTT PHELPS $ 800,000
ABSTINENCE & MARRIAGE EDUCATION PARTNERSHIP IL 90AE0307 COMMUNITY BASED ABSTINENCE EDUCATION 1 09/25/2008 93010 NEW SCOTT PHELPS $ 512,500
ABSTINENCE & MARRIAGE EDUCATION PARTNERSHIP IL 90AE0307 COMMUNITY BASED ABSTINENCE EDUCATION 2 09/13/2009 93010 NON-COMPETING CONTINUATION SCOTT PHELPS $ 487,724
ABSTINENCE & MARRIAGE EDUCATION PARTNERSHIP IL 90IJ0442 COMPASSION CAPITAL FUND (CCF) TARGETED CAPACITY BUILDING PROGRAM – YOUTH 1 09/21/2005 93009 NEW SCOTT PHELPS $ 50,000
ABSTINENCE TIL MARRIAGE EDUCATION OH 90AE0054 HRSA AE CONTINUATIONS 3 07/07/2005 93010 NON-COMPETING CONTINUATION CATHERINE WOOD $ 686,278
ABSTINENCE TIL MARRIAGE EDUCATION OH 90AE0180 COMMUNITY BASED ABSTINENCE EDUCATION 1 09/20/2006 93010 NEW CATHERINE E WOOD $ 600,000
ABSTINENCE TIL MARRIAGE EDUCATION OH 90AE0180 COMMUNITY BASED ABSTINENCE EDUCATION 2 09/01/2007 93010 NON-COMPETING CONTINUATION CATHERINE E WOOD $ 600,000
ABSTINENCE TIL MARRIAGE EDUCATION OH 90AE0180 COMMUNITY BASED ABSTINENCE EDUCATION 3 08/11/2008 93010 NON-COMPETING CONTINUATION CATHERINE E WOOD $ 600,000
ABSTINENCE TIL MARRIAGE EDUCATION OH 90AE0180 COMMUNITY BASED ABSTINENCE EDUCATION 4 08/19/2009 93010 NON-COMPETING CONTINUATION CATHERINE E WOOD $ 570,994
ABSTINENCE TIL MARRIAGE EDUCATION OH H1DMC 00828 SPRANS COMMUNITY BASED ABSTINENCE EDUCATION 1 07/01/2003 93110 NEW CATHERINE E. WOOD $ 686,278
ABSTINENCE TIL MARRIAGE EDUCATION OH H1DMC 00828 SPRANS COMMUNITY BASED ABSTINENCE EDUCATION 1 03/20/2005 93110 ADMINISTRATIVE SUPPLEMENT ( + OR – ) (DISCRETIONARY OR BLOCK AWARDS) CATHERINE E. WOOD $ 0
ABSTINENCE TIL MARRIAGE EDUCATION OH H1DMC 00828 SPRANS COMMUNITY BASED ABSTINENCE EDUCATION 2 07/13/2004 93110 NON-COMPETING CONTINUATION CATHERINE E. WOOD $ 686,278
ABSTINENCE TIL MARRIAGE EDUCATION OH H1DMC 00828 SPRANS COMMUNITY BASED ABSTINENCE EDUCATION 2 11/04/2005 93110 EXTENSION WITH OR WITHOUT FUNDS CATHERINE E. WOOD $ 0
BILL WILSON MARRIAGE & FAMILY COUNSELING CENTER CA 09CY2057 RUNAWAY AND HOMELESS YOUTH 01 09/26/1995 93623 NEW SPARKY HARLAN $ 125,000
BILL WILSON MARRIAGE & FAMILY COUNSELING CENTER CA 09CY2057 RUNAWAY AND HOMELESS YOUTH 02 07/09/1996 93623 NON-COMPETING CONTINUATION SPARKY HARLAN $ 125,000
BILL WILSON MARRIAGE & FAMILY COUNSELING CENTER CA 09CY2057 RUNAWAY AND HOMELESS YOUTH 3 09/18/1997 93623 COMPETING CONTINUATION SPARKY HARLAN $ 125,000
Columbus Marriage Coalition, Inc OH 90IJ0223 COMPASSION CAPITAL FUND (CCF) TARGETED CAPACITY BUILDING PROGRAM – MARRIAGE 1 09/18/2005 93009 NEW STEPHEN JUDAH $ 49,983
Community Marriage Builders, Inc. IN 90FE0034 HEALTHY MARRIAGE DEMONSTRATION, PRIORITY AREA 8 1 09/22/2006 93086 NEW DR ANNE R GRIES $ 530,705
Community Marriage Builders, Inc. IN 90FE0034 HEALTHY MARRIAGE DEMONSTRATION, PRIORITY AREA 8 2 09/21/2007 93086 NON-COMPETING CONTINUATION DR ANNE R GRIES $ 528,935
Community Marriage Builders, Inc. IN 90FE0034 HEALTHY MARRIAGE DEMONSTRATION, PRIORITY AREA 8 3 09/17/2008 93086 NON-COMPETING CONTINUATION DR ANNE R GRIES $ 543,303
Community Marriage Builders, Inc. IN 90FE0034 HEALTHY MARRIAGE DEMONSTRATION, PRIORITY AREA 8 4 09/18/2009 93086 NON-COMPETING CONTINUATION JOHN B PHILLIPS $ 543,303
Community Marriage Builders, Inc. IN 90FE0034 HEALTHY MARRIAGE DEMONSTRATION, PRIORITY AREA 8 5 09/24/2010 93086 NON-COMPETING CONTINUATION JOHN PHILLIPS $ 543,303
Community Marriage Builders, Inc. IN 90FM0005 SOUTH WESTERN INDIANA HEALTHY MARRIAGE INITIATIVE MARRIAGE EDUCATION, RELATIONSHIP, PARENTING, FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT, JOB AND CAREER ADVANCEMENT, DIVORCE REDUCTION SKILLS FOR COUPLES AND INDIVIDUALS. 1 09/27/2011 93086 NEW JOHN JOHN $ 799,999
Community Marriage Builders, Inc. IN 90FM0005 SOUTH WESTERN INDIANA HEALTHY MARRIAGE INITIATIVEMARRIAGE EDUCATION, RELATIONSHIP, PARENTING, FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT, JOB AND CAREER ADVANCEMENT, DIVORCE REDUCTION SKILLS FOR COUPLES AND INDIVIDUALS. 1 12/01/2011 93086 ADMINISTRATIVE SUPPLEMENT ( + OR – ) (DISCRETIONARY OR BLOCK AWARDS) JOHN JOHN $ 0
Community Marriage Builders, Inc. IN 90IJ0147 CCF TARGETED CAPACITY BUILDING – MARRIAGE 1 07/23/2004 93647 NEW DANIEL W HAYDEN $ 50,000
Community Marriage Initiative, Inc. NH 90IJ0142 CCF TARGETED CAPACITY BUILDING – MARRIAGE 1 07/23/2004 93647 NEW RON TANNARIELLO $ 50,000
DOWNRIVER MARRIAGE RESOURCE CENTER MI 90IJ0834 COMPASSION CAPITAL FUND (CCF) TARGETED CAPACITY BUILDING PROGRAM/MARRIAGE 1 08/04/2007 93009 NEW JULIANNE M BOCK $ 50,000
Embracing Marriage: The Gtr Portland Coalition for Marr ME 90IJ0466 COMPASSION CAPITAL FUND (CCF) TARGETED CAPACITY BUILDING PROGRAM – MARRIAGE 1 09/22/2005 93009 NEW KATHLEEN M BEIRNE $ 50,000
FOUNDATION FOR A GREAT MARRIAGE WI 90FE0108 HEALTHY MARRIAGE DEMONSTRATION, PRIORITY AREA 8 2 09/20/2007 93086 NON-COMPETING CONTINUATION SUSAN DUTTON FREUND $ 550,000
FOUNDATION FOR A GREAT MARRIAGE WI 90FE0108 HEALTHY MARRIAGE DEMONSTRATION, PRIORITY AREA 8 3 09/25/2008 93086 NON-COMPETING CONTINUATION SUSAN DUTTON FREUND $ 550,000
FOUNDATION FOR A GREAT MARRIAGE WI 90FE0108 HEALTHY MARRIAGE INITIATIVE IN WISCONSIN, SERVING MARRIED COUPLES. 1 09/24/2006 93086 NEW SUSAN DUTTON FREUND $ 544,680
FOUNDATION FOR A GREAT MARRIAGE WI 90FE0108 HEALTHY MARRIAGE INITIATIVE IN WISCONSIN, SERVING MARRIED COUPLES. 4 09/18/2009 93086 NON-COMPETING CONTINUATION SUSAN DUTTON FREUND $ 550,000
FOUNDATION FOR A GREAT MARRIAGE WI 90FE0108 HEALTHY MARRIAGE INITIATIVE IN WISCONSIN, SERVING MARRIED COUPLES. 5 09/24/2010 93086 NON-COMPETING CONTINUATION SUSAN DUTTON FREUND $ 550,000
FOUNDATION FOR A GREAT MARRIAGE WI 90FE0124 HEALTHY MARRIAGE DEMONSTRATION, PRIORITY AREA 3 2 09/21/2007 93086 COMPETING CONTINUATION SUSAN DUTTON FREUND $ 550,000
FOUNDATION FOR A GREAT MARRIAGE WI 90FE0124 HEALTHY MARRIAGE DEMONSTRATION, PRIORITY AREA 3 3 09/17/2008 93086 NON-COMPETING CONTINUATION SUSAN DUTTON FREUND $ 550,000
FOUNDATION FOR A GREAT MARRIAGE WI 90FE0124 HEALTHY MARRIAGE INITIATIVE IN WISCONSIN, SERVING TEENS, INDIVIDUALS INTERESTED IN MARRIAGE, AND MARRIED COUPLES IN SPANISH AND ENGLISH. 1 09/22/2006 93086 NEW SUSAN DUTTON FREUND $ 545,000
FOUNDATION FOR A GREAT MARRIAGE WI 90FE0124 HEALTHY MARRIAGE INITIATIVE IN WISCONSIN, SERVING TEENS, INDIVIDUALS INTERESTED IN MARRIAGE, AND MARRIED COUPLES IN SPANISH AND ENGLISH. 4 09/18/2009 93086 NON-COMPETING CONTINUATION SUSAN DUTTON FREUND $ 550,000
FOUNDATION FOR A GREAT MARRIAGE WI 90FE0124 HEALTHY MARRIAGE INITIATIVE IN WISCONSIN, SERVING TEENS, INDIVIDUALS INTERESTED IN MARRIAGE, AND MARRIED COUPLES IN SPANISH AND ENGLISH. 5 09/24/2010 93086 NON-COMPETING CONTINUATION SUSAN DUTTON FREUND $ 550,000
Fresno County Healthy Marriage Coalition CA 90IJ0827 COMPASSION CAPITAL FUND (CCF) TARGETED CAPACITY BUILDING PROGRAM – HEALTHY MARRIAGE 1 08/08/2007 93009 NEW RONALD D MCLAIN $ 50,000
Greater Houston Healthy Marriage Coalition TX 90IJ0609 COMPASSION CAPITAL FUND (CCF) TARGETED CAPACITY BUILDING PROGRAM – MARRIAGE 1 09/14/2006 93009 NEW TIMOTHY LOUIS $ 50,000
Indiana Healthy Marriage and Family Coalition IN 90IJ0214 COMPASSION CAPITAL FUND (CCF) TARGETED CAPACITY BUILDING PROGRAM – MARRIAGE 1 09/19/2005 93009 NEW RUTH L LAMBERT $ 50,000
MARRIAGE ALLIANCE OF CENTRAL VIRGINIA VA 90IJ0137 CCF TARGETED CAPACITY BUILDING – MARRIAGE 1 07/23/2004 93647 NEW WALTER R SMITH $ 49,020
MARRIAGE ALLIANCE OF CENTRAL VIRGINIA VA 90IJ0137 CCF TARGETED CAPACITY BUILDING – MARRIAGE 1 06/13/2006 93009 OTHER REVISION WALTER R SMITH $- 1,099
MARRIAGE ALLIANCE OF CENTRAL VIRGINIA VA 90IJ0137 CCF TARGETED CAPACITY BUILDING – MARRIAGE 1 09/21/2009 93009 OTHER REVISION WALTER R SMITH $ 0
MARRIAGE AND FAMILY CONNECTIONS OR 90IJ0616 THE COMPASSION CAPITAL FUND (CCF) TARGETED CAPACITY BUILDING PROGRAM – MARRIAGE 1 09/23/2006 93009 NEW DANIEL J LEISCHNER $ 50,000
MARRIAGE COALITION (THE) OH 90FI0054 SPECIAL IMPROVEMENT PROJECT P.A. 2 1 12/19/2002 93601 NEW SANDRA G BENDER $ 199,994
MARRIAGE COALITION (THE) OH 90IJ0208 COMPASSION CAPITAL FUND (CCF) TARGETED CAPACITY BUILDING PROGRAM – MARRIAGE 1 09/17/2005 93009 NEW ANITA ARMSTRONG $ 50,000
MARRIAGE SAVERS OF CLARK COUNTY OH 90FE0009 HEALTHY MARRIAGE DEMONSTRATION, PRIORITY AREA 3 1 09/25/2006 93086 NEW RONDA NISSLEY $ 524,790
MARRIAGE SAVERS OF CLARK COUNTY OH 90FE0009 HEALTHY MARRIAGE DEMONSTRATION, PRIORITY AREA 3 2 09/20/2007 93086 NON-COMPETING CONTINUATION RONDA NISSLEY $ 534,960
MARRIAGE SAVERS OF CLARK COUNTY OH 90FE0009 HEALTHY MARRIAGE DEMONSTRATION, PRIORITY AREA 3 3 09/14/2008 93086 NON-COMPETING CONTINUATION RONDA NISSLEY $ 540,000
MARRIAGE SAVERS OF CLARK COUNTY OH 90FE0009 HEALTHY MARRIAGE DEMONSTRATION, PRIORITY AREA 3 4 09/16/2009 93086 NON-COMPETING CONTINUATION RONDA NISSLEY $ 545,000
MARRIAGE SAVERS OF CLARK COUNTY OH 90FE0009 HEALTHY MARRIAGE DEMONSTRATION, PRIORITY AREA 3 5 09/24/2010 93086 NON-COMPETING CONTINUATION RONDA NISSLEY $ 549,990
MARRIAGE SAVERS OF CLARK COUNTY OH 90FM0004 THE COMMITMENT PROJECT-INSPIRING COMMITMENT TO HEALTHY MARRIAGE AND RELATIONSHIPS,RESPONSIBLE PARENTING AND ECONOMIC STABILITY FOR THE BENEFIT OF FAMILIES AND CHILDREN. 1 09/27/2011 93086 NEW RONDA M RONDA $ 798,380
MARRIAGE SAVERS OF CLARK COUNTY OH 90FM0004 THE COMMITMENT PROJECT-INSPIRING COMMITMENT TO HEALTHY MARRIAGE AND RELATIONSHIPS,RESPONSIBLE PARENTING AND ECONOMIC STABILITY FOR THE BENEFIT OF FAMILIES AND CHILDREN. 1 12/01/2011 93086 ADMINISTRATIVE SUPPLEMENT ( + OR – ) (DISCRETIONARY OR BLOCK AWARDS) RONDA RONDA $ 0
Marriage Mentoring Ministries, Inc CA 90IJ0206 COMPASSION CAPITAL FUND (CCF) TARGETED CAPACITY BUILDING PROGRAM – MARRIAGE 1 09/17/2005 93009 NEW RONALD MCLAIN $ 50,000
Marriage Savers of Frederick County MD 90IJ0606 COMPASSION CAPITAL FUND (CCF) TARGETED CAPACITY BUILDING PROGRAM – MARRIAGE 1 09/20/2006 93009 NEW ROBERT J DONK $ 50,000
Marriage and Family Savers Ministries NY 90IJ0604 COMPASSION CAPITAL FUND TARGETED CAPACITY BUILDING PROGRAM – MARRIAGE 1 09/21/2006 93009 NEW WILLIAM C BANUCHI $ 49,961
Mediation & Marriage Education Center of Menomonie WI 90IJ0456 COMPASSION CAPITAL FUND (CCF) TARGETED CAPACITY BUILDING PROGRAM – MARRIAGE 1 09/22/2005 93009 NEW JUDY K PAREJKO $ 50,000
NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF MARRIAGE ENHANCEMENT AZ 90FE0040 HEALTHY MARRIAGE DEMONSTRATION, PRIORITY AREA 5 1 09/25/2006 93086 NEW DR LEO GODZICH $ 250,000
NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF MARRIAGE ENHANCEMENT AZ 90FE0040 HEALTHY MARRIAGE DEMONSTRATION, PRIORITY AREA 5 2 09/21/2007 93086 NON-COMPETING CONTINUATION DR LEO GODZICH $ 250,000
NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF MARRIAGE ENHANCEMENT AZ 90FE0040 HEALTHY MARRIAGE DEMONSTRATION, PRIORITY AREA 5 3 09/22/2008 93086 NON-COMPETING CONTINUATION DR LEO GODZICH $ 250,000
NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF MARRIAGE ENHANCEMENT AZ 90FE0040 HEALTHY MARRIAGE DEMONSTRATION, PRIORITY AREA 5 4 09/17/2009 93086 NON-COMPETING CONTINUATION DR LEO GODZICH $ 250,000
NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF MARRIAGE ENHANCEMENT AZ 90FE0040 HEALTHY MARRIAGE DEMONSTRATION, PRIORITY AREA 5 5 09/24/2010 93086 NON-COMPETING CONTINUATION DR LEO GODZICH $ 250,000
NW Marriage Institute WA 90FE0041 HEALTHY MARRIAGE DEMONSTRATION, PRIORITY AREA 5 1 09/25/2006 93086 NEW DR ROBERT E WHIDDON $ 246,728
NW Marriage Institute WA 90FE0041 HEALTHY MARRIAGE DEMONSTRATION, PRIORITY AREA 5 2 09/21/2007 93086 NON-COMPETING CONTINUATION DR ROBERT E WHIDDON $ 270,000
NW Marriage Institute WA 90FE0041 HEALTHY MARRIAGE DEMONSTRATION, PRIORITY AREA 5 3 09/25/2008 93086 NON-COMPETING CONTINUATION DR ROBERT E WHIDDON $ 275,000
NW Marriage Institute WA 90FE0041 HEALTHY MARRIAGE DEMONSTRATION, PRIORITY AREA 5 4 09/17/2009 93086 NON-COMPETING CONTINUATION DR ROBERT E WHIDDON $ 275,000
NW Marriage Institute WA 90FE0041 HEALTHY MARRIAGE DEMONSTRATION, PRIORITY AREA 5 5 09/24/2010 93086 NON-COMPETING CONTINUATION ROBERT WHIDDON $ 275,000
NW Marriage Institute WA 90FK0051 PATHWAYS TO RESPONSIBLE FATHERHOOD GRANTS 1 09/26/2011 93086 NEW ROBERT ROBERT $ 747,281
NW Marriage Institute WA 90FK0051 PATHWAYS TO RESPONSIBLE FATHERHOOD GRANTS 1 12/01/2011 93086 ADMINISTRATIVE SUPPLEMENT ( + OR – ) (DISCRETIONARY OR BLOCK AWARDS) ROBERT ROBERT $ 0
NW Marriage Institute WA 90IJ0216 COMPASSION CAPITAL FUND (CCF) TARGETED CAPACITY BUILDING PROGRAM – MARRIAGE 1 09/17/2005 93009 NEW ROBERT E WHIDDON $ 50,000
Orange County Marriage Education and Training Institute CA 90IJ0201 COMPASSION CAPITAL FUND (CCF) TARGETED CAPACITY BUILDING PROGRAM – HEALTHY MARRI 1 09/17/2005 93009 NEW DENNIS STOICA $ 50,000
Orange County Marriage Resource Center CA 90IJ0121 CCF TARGETED CAPACITY BUILDING – MARRIAGE 1 07/23/2004 93647 NEW DENNIS STOICA $ 50,000
Sacramento Healthy Marriage Project CA 90FE0015 HEALTHY MARRIAGE DEMONSTRATION, PRIORITY AREA 7 1 09/24/2006 93086 NEW CAROLYN R CURTIS $ 549,256
Sacramento Healthy Marriage Project CA 90FE0015 HEALTHY MARRIAGE DEMONSTRATION, PRIORITY AREA 7 2 09/17/2007 93086 NON-COMPETING CONTINUATION CAROLYN R CURTIS $ 549,256
Sacramento Healthy Marriage Project CA 90FE0015 HEALTHY MARRIAGE DEMONSTRATION, PRIORITY AREA 7 2 09/26/2008 93086 EXTENSION WITH OR WITHOUT FUNDS CAROLYN R CURTIS $ 0
Sacramento Healthy Marriage Project CA 90FE0015 HEALTHY MARRIAGE DEMONSTRATION, PRIORITY AREA 7 3 09/25/2008 93086 NON-COMPETING CONTINUATION CAROLYN R CURTIS $ 549,256
Sacramento Healthy Marriage Project CA 90FE0015 HEALTHY MARRIAGE DEMONSTRATION, PRIORITY AREA 7 4 09/17/2009 93086 NON-COMPETING CONTINUATION CAROLYN R CURTIS $ 549,256
Sacramento Healthy Marriage Project CA 90FE0015 HEALTHY MARRIAGE DEMONSTRATION, PRIORITY AREA 7 5 09/24/2010 93086 NON-COMPETING CONTINUATION CAROLYN CURTIS $ 549,256
Sacramento Healthy Marriage Project CA 90FM0059 FLOURISHING FAMILIES PROGRAM 1 09/26/2011 93086 NEW CAROLYN CAROLYN $ 798,825
Sacramento Healthy Marriage Project CA 90FM0059 FLOURISHING FAMILIES PROGRAM 1 12/01/2011 93086 ADMINISTRATIVE SUPPLEMENT ( + OR – ) (DISCRETIONARY OR BLOCK AWARDS) CAROLYN CAROLYN $ 0
Sacramento Healthy Marriage Project CA 90IJ0205 COMPASSION CAPITAL FUND (CCF) TARGETED CAPACITY BUILDING PROGRAM – MARRIAGE 1 09/17/2005 93009 NEW CAROLYN CURTIS $ 50,000
San Diego North Cty Latino Marriage & Family Resource C CA 90IJ0828 COMPASSION CAPITAL FUND (CCF) TARGETED CAPACITY BUILDING PROGRAM – HEALTHY MARRIAGE 1 08/06/2007 93009 NEW JOHN SANCHEZ $ 50,000
San Gabriel Valley Marriage Resource Center CA 90IJ0204 COMPASSION CAPITAL FUND (CCF) TARGETED CAPACITY BUILDING PROGRAM – MARRIAGE 1 09/17/2005 93009 NEW KENNETH ALLISON $ 49,877
San Gabriel Valley Marriage Resource Center CA 90IJ0204 COMPASSION CAPITAL FUND (CCF) TARGETED CAPACITY BUILDING PROGRAM – MARRIAGE 1 03/22/2011 93009 OTHER REVISION KENNETH ALLISON $- 1
Sioux Empire Marriage Savers SD 90IJ0131 CCF TARGETED CAPACITY BUILDING – MARRIAGE 1 07/23/2004 93647 NEW MARY E MASTICK $ 50,000
St. Louis Healthy Marriage Coalition MO 90FE0133 HEALTHY MARRIAGE DEMONSTRATION, PRIORITY AREA 2 1 09/24/2006 93086 NEW BRIDGET BRENNAN $ 1,099,731
St. Louis Healthy Marriage Coalition MO 90FE0133 HEALTHY MARRIAGE DEMONSTRATION, PRIORITY AREA 2 2 09/21/2007 93086 NON-COMPETING CONTINUATION BRIDGET BRENNAN $ 1,099,882
St. Louis Healthy Marriage Coalition MO 90FE0133 HEALTHY MARRIAGE DEMONSTRATION, PRIORITY AREA 2 2 06/06/2008 93086 EXTENSION WITH OR WITHOUT FUNDS BRIDGET BRENNAN $ 0
St. Louis Healthy Marriage Coalition MO 90FE0133 HEALTHY MARRIAGE DEMONSTRATION, PRIORITY AREA 2 3 09/14/2008 93086 NON-COMPETING CONTINUATION BRIDGET BRENNAN $ 1,099,882
St. Louis Healthy Marriage Coalition MO 90FE0133 HEALTHY MARRIAGE DEMONSTRATION, PRIORITY AREA 2 3 03/06/2009 93086 EXTENSION WITH OR WITHOUT FUNDS BRIDGET BRENNAN $ 0
St. Louis Healthy Marriage Coalition MO 90FE0133 HEALTHY MARRIAGE DEMONSTRATION, PRIORITY AREA 2 4 09/18/2009 93086 NON-COMPETING CONTINUATION BRIDGET BRENNAN $ 1,099,882
St. Louis Healthy Marriage Coalition MO 90FE0133 HEALTHY MARRIAGE DEMONSTRATION, PRIORITY AREA 2 5 09/24/2010 93086 NON-COMPETING CONTINUATION BRIDGET BRENNAN $ 1,099,845
St. Louis Healthy Marriage Coalition MO 90FE0133 HEALTHY MARRIAGE DEMONSTRATION, PRIORITY AREA 2 5 10/18/2010 93086 ADMINISTRATIVE SUPPLEMENT ( + OR – ) (DISCRETIONARY OR BLOCK AWARDS) BRIDGET BRIDGET $ 37
St. Louis Healthy Marriage Coalition MO 90IJ0458 COMPASSION CAPITAL FUND (CCF) TARGETED CAPACITY BUILDING PROGRAM – MARRIAGE 1 09/22/2005 93009 NEW BRIDGET BRENNAN $ 50,000
Stanislaus County Healthy Marriage Coalition CA 90IJ0587 COMPASSION CAPITAL FUND (CCF) – MARRIAGE 1 09/14/2006 93009 NEW JAMES STEWARD $ 50,000
THE DIBBLE FUND FOR MARRIAGE EDUCATION CA 90FE0024 DEMONSTRATION OF INFUENCING HIGH SCHOOL TEEN OUTCOMES THROUGH INCREASING ACCESS TO RELATIONSHIP SKILLS PROGRAMS AND INFLUENCING MEDIA MESSAGES 1 09/22/2006 93086 NEW CATHERINE M REED $ 549,999
THE DIBBLE FUND FOR MARRIAGE EDUCATION CA 90FE0024 DEMONSTRATION OF INFUENCING HIGH SCHOOL TEEN OUTCOMES THROUGH INCREASING ACCESS TO RELATIONSHIP SKILLS PROGRAMS AND INFLUENCING MEDIA MESSAGES 4 09/17/2009 93086 NON-COMPETING CONTINUATION CATHERINE M REED $ 547,153
THE DIBBLE FUND FOR MARRIAGE EDUCATION CA 90FE0024 DEMONSTRATION OF INFUENCING HIGH SCHOOL TEEN OUTCOMES THROUGH INCREASING ACCESS TO RELATIONSHIP SKILLS PROGRAMS AND INFLUENCING MEDIA MESSAGES 4 09/24/2009 93086 ADMINISTRATIVE SUPPLEMENT ( + OR – ) (DISCRETIONARY OR BLOCK AWARDS) CATHERINE M REED $ 137,500
THE DIBBLE FUND FOR MARRIAGE EDUCATION CA 90FE0024 DEMONSTRATION OF INFUENCING HIGH SCHOOL TEEN OUTCOMES THROUGH INCREASING ACCESS TO RELATIONSHIP SKILLS PROGRAMS AND INFLUENCING MEDIA MESSAGES 5 09/24/2010 93086 NON-COMPETING CONTINUATION CATHERINE REED $ 550,000
THE DIBBLE FUND FOR MARRIAGE EDUCATION CA 90FE0024 HEALTHY MARRIAGE DEMONSTRATION, PRIORITY AREA 8 2 09/17/2007 93086 NON-COMPETING CONTINUATION CATHERINE M REED $ 550,000
THE DIBBLE FUND FOR MARRIAGE EDUCATION CA 90FE0024 HEALTHY MARRIAGE DEMONSTRATION, PRIORITY AREA 8 3 09/14/2008 93086 NON-COMPETING CONTINUATION CATHERINE M REED $ 550,000
THE DIBBLE FUND FOR MARRIAGE EDUCATION CA 90FM0010 BUILDING BRIGHTER FUTURES 1 09/27/2011 93086 NEW CATHERINE M CATHERINE $ 794,846
THE DIBBLE FUND FOR MARRIAGE EDUCATION CA 90FM0010 BUILDING BRIGHTER FUTURES 1 12/01/2011 93086 ADMINISTRATIVE SUPPLEMENT ( + OR – ) (DISCRETIONARY OR BLOCK AWARDS) CATHERINE M CATHERINE $ 0
Texas Healthy Marriage and Relationship Initiative TX 90IJ0623 COMPASSION CAPITAL FUND (CCF) TARGETED CAPACITY BUILDING PROGRAM – MARRIAGE 1 09/24/2006 93009 NEW VALERIE BALLARD $ 50,000
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I’m going to go look it up in Ohio and see if it registered itself.  Have a nice day.
(By the way — I’m not finding it so far.  TAGGS data entry probably renamed the group, again).

NOTE:  I hope this proves that, no matter which President is elected, unless someone protests, we are going to have MUCH more of this.  Just remember, a lot of the money comes from TANF-welfare, so if a poor single mother shows up at your household, you can tell them:  I gave at the office, I gave at the church (etc.), I work and pay my taxes, and since you don’t have a man in your life, go jump in the lake’ we’re all given out.  You shouldn’t have gotten pregnant in the first place, or should have been tougher and able to stay in an abusive marriage.  Shame on you for believing all that feminist rot about INDIVIDUAL RIGHTS to be free from assault & battery just because they’re in the criminal code.  Didn’t anyone teach you how a custody conflicts generates program income which justifies federal grants to our state, which trumps a criminal complaint (prosecution of which depletes that income) any time of the month?!

This will only apply so long as one of these “anti-contraception” guys doesn’t win.

 

2011 Healthy Marriage/Responsible Fatherhood Grantees: Why we need to Speed-Date ALL the Recipients, ASAP [Published Oct. 16, 2011; “Tweaked” a bit for format Jan. 7, 2019]

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2011 Healthy Marriage/Responsible Fatherhood Grantees: Why we need to Speed-Date ALL the Recipients, ASAP [Published Oct. 16, 2011; “Tweaked” a bit for format Jan. 7, 2019] (Case-sensitive (must be ALL CAPS as shown) Shortlink for this Page ends “-SW” Only 2 characters in the shortlink typical of my earliest posts and pages; now there are 3, letters and/or numbers.

All I did is change the background color, add borders (and the short-link to the title, above) and clean up one Table so the right-hand column would actually display without overlapping the right sidebar (Right-hand column had the Award $$).  Also made the font smaller.  I took out a few broken links to images, but otherwise didn’t revise content.

I believe this was first published Oct. 16, 2011, shortly after the close of a federal fiscal year (?) or at least after announcement of the most recent grants reported on an HHS page…I still remember doing those lookups //LGH 7Jan.2019)  

THE PAGE IS NOW 11,500 WORDS (WHICH INCLUDES ALL WORDS IN SEVERAL TABLES SHOWN BELOW.  RECOMMENDED READING TACTIC — USE THE SCROLLBAR or PAGE DOWN (or swipe) function for an overview.  Among other things, this shows some drill-down on Unification Church member involvement in running healthy marriage/responsible fatherhood programs (that connection to the whole program is deeper than appears on the surface and goes back to the mid-1980s in purpose), some on CPR, AFCC, and in Colorado, “Center for Relationship Training,” i.e., “WAIT Training,” i.e., abstinence education.  It shows chameleon-corporation behaviors.

THERE ARE ALSO FOUR ADDED COMMENTS (MINE) TO VIEW AT THE BOTTOM.

AS I REPORTED (POSTED) WITHIN

ONLY ABOUT A YEAR AND A HALF OF STARTING THIS BLOG:



THiS PAGE IS INTRODUCTION TO WHY WE MUST DO EXPOSEs OF THE GRANTEES, and not simply ask others to…

 

News and Media Releases:

2011

Oct-Dec

10/05/11 – ACF awards $28 million to improve well-being for children in child welfare

10/04/11 – ACF announces $2 million in grant awards for Tribal TANF – Child Welfare Coordination

10/03/11 – ACF announces over $119 million in Grant Awards for Healthy Marriage and Responsible Fatherhood

How “appropriate” to issue this press release at the beginning of “Domestic Violence Awareness Month.”  I realize Fiscal Year Ends are involved, but it does remind me of another time President Obama did a major preparatory announcement for “Father’s Day”  — right around Mother’s Day Weekend (I think it was 2008).

COMPARE with the Link attached to this page, which is a horizontal TAGGS grantee list printout.  This printout shows more fields from the grantees I posted recently.

HEALTHY MARRIAGE GRANTEES

(Fatherhood Grantees — section 2 — at bottom of this page)

Legal Name Organization City
State
Award Amount
Auburn University Auburn
AL
$2,489,548
Healthy You, Inc. Dothan
AL
$681,956
John Brown University Siloam Springs
AR
$724,428
Arizona Youth Partnerships Tucson
AZ
$634,536
Creciendo Unidos Phoenix
AZ
$359,796
Cambodian Association of America Long Beach
CA
$570,000
The Dibble Institute for Marriage Education Kensington
CA
$794,846
Sacramento Healthy Marriage Project Sacramento
CA
$798,825
Office of Samoan Affairs of California Los Angeles
CA
$685,308
Imperial Valley Regional Occupational Program El Centro
CA
$799,000
Healthy Relationships California Leucadia
CA
$2,500,000
The Center for Relationship Education Denver
CO
$1,605,705
Jewish Family & Children’s Service of Sarasota-Manatee Sarasota
FL
$799,993
University of Central Florida Orlando
FL
$2,184,508
Recapturing the Vision Miami
FL
$799,230
Project S.O.S., Inc. Jacksonville
FL
$672,703
Bethany Christian Services of Georgia, Inc. Atlanta
GA
$799,996
More Than Conquerors, Inc. Lithonia
GA
$798,798
Future Foundation, Inc. East Point
GA
$685,000
Keiki O Ka Ana Preschool, Inc. Honolulu
HI
$798,752
SGA Youth & Family Services Chicago
IL
$794,180
Meier Clinics Foundation Wheaton
IL
$2,500,000
Community Marriage Builders Evansville
IN
$799,999
Fathers and Families Resource/Research Center, Inc. Indianapolis
IN
$1,780,000
Catholic Charities, Inc. Witchita
KS
$1,445,587
Kentucky River Foothills Development Council Richmond
KY
$799,999
Multi-Purpose Community Action Agency Shelbyville
KY
$344,904
Starkville School District Starkville
MS
$699,874
Family Resource Center of Raleigh, Inc. Raleigh
NC
$725,000
Catholic Charities, Diocese of Trenton Trenton
NJ
$555,300
Regents of New Mexico State University Las Cruces
NM
$799,999
Shalom Taskforce New York
NY
$541,633
University Behavioral Associates Bronx
NY
$799,999
Phoenix Houses of New York, Inc. New York
NY
$618,768
Marriage Resource Center of Miami Valley Springfield
OH
$798,380
Toledo Area Ministries Toledo
OH
$799,999
Elizabeth’s New Life Center Dayton
OH
$2,500,000
Beech Acres Parenting Center Cincinnati
OH
$799,999
Operation Keepsake, Inc. Twinsburg
OH
$798,054
Oklahoma Department of Human Services Oklahoma City
OK
$776,304
Youth & Family Services El Reno
OK
$338,367
Public Strategies, Inc. Oklahoma City
OK
$2,500,000
Northwest Family Services Portland
OR
$1,395,000
Immigrant and Refugee Community Organization Portland
OR
$492,000
Family Guidance, Inc. Sweickley
PA
$1,163,684
Community Prevention Partnership of Berks County Reading
PA
$787,665
Children’s Aid Society of Clearfield County Clearfield
PA
$354,714
First Things First Chattanooga
TN
$1,070,834
The University of Tennessee Knoxville
TN
$723,508
Alliance for N. Texas Healthy and Effective Marriages (ANTHEM) Dallas
TX
$723,508
Texas State University San Marcos
TX
$617,280
Family Servcie Center of Houston and Harris County Houston
TX
$698,102
El Paso Center for Children, Inc. El Paso
TX
$799,945
Avance – Houston, Inc. Houston
TX
$799,999
The Parenting Center Ft. Worth
TX
$797,093
Utah State University Logan
UT
$785,612
Granato Counseling Services, Inc. Vienna
VA
$799,599
ICF Incorporated, LLC (NRCSPHM) Fairfax
VA
$1,500,000
Center for Self-Sufficiency Shorewood
WI
$1,779,393
Mission West Virginia Hurricane
WV
$683,935
High Country Consulting, LLC dba Faith Initiatives of Wyoming Cheyenne
WY
$535,082
Total Award Amount
$59,997,077

“Tweak 2019, I just bolded the ones over $1M award.  The one in Portland OR later bailed out..”

Anyhow,

The more I look, the more disturbing the profiles show up.

Today (10/16/2011) I found that a group called “California Institute of Health & Social Services” (CIHSS) is actually a Los Angeles Affiliate of the Arizona nonprofit, ‘Fathers & Families Coalition of America, Inc.”  They appear to be getting from $4 to $8 million of government contracts, with major social service entities in 3 California Counties, and yet there is no visible  tax return since 2007.  They’ve been delinquent since 2009, and are the FIRST organization listed at a major conference 2011 conference where I believe it said 65% of the attendees were from government, and where the conferencing organizations’ Chairman of the Board of Directors is a Child Support Judge.

$8 million is a lot of money (circulating through government services) not to report about, which makes me wonder who benefits from failure to report.

It is my hope to provide enough evidence that ALL of the Healthy Marriage/Responsible Fatherhood grants must be eliminated, and that the Board of Directors of these Corporations go find honest work, possibly with their hands.  As so many of them are faith-based, right-wing, abstinence-promoting Christian outfits, let me quote for those, Ephesians 5:28

Let him that stole, steal no more,

But rather let him labor, working with his hands the thing which is good, that he may have to give to him that needeth.

The “with his hands” i’m sure is in there because there’s a satisfaction in honest work, which forming corporations to help market web-based information (healthy marriage curricula) is NOT. A thief has, essentially, sticky fingers.  The thing which is good includes food, clothing, basics — not marriage education classes!

The book of James all but curses the rich that are cheating their workers, and tells them to “howl” for the judgment that shall come upon them, and says that “the Lord of sabaoth” [God] hears “Behold, the hire  of the laborers who have reaped down your fields, which is of you kept back by fraud, crieth and the cries of them that have reaped are entered into the ears of the Lord of Sabaoth.

California, Colorado, and now, a Florida Group:

I have been researching grants and this system now for almost 2 years now, after getting “up to speed” on the basic patterns and organizations involved in the family courts.  I try to gather more research tools, terms, and and understanding of “how it works” consistently.  Recently I looked up two main organizations:  California Healthy Marriage Coalition (although I blogged it, and its preposterous claims at least back in 2010) and off-shoots (Basically, San Diego & Sacramento area), as well as more corporate look-ups of “WAIT Training” which now calls itself in public “The Center for Relationship Education.” Related to both of these (as to personnel) is an association (membership) nonprofit in Florida called NARME (National Association of Relationship & Marriage Education) and with a membership primarily of Healthy Marriage/Responsible Fatherhood Grantees.  NARME was founded in Florida by Dennis Stoica after California Healthy Marriages (founded in? 2006 as I recall, again, in order to get the grants) was suspended.

The purpose of association is to get more of the grants.  The NARME (inc. 2010) group rejoices, on its website, that President Obama signed  the 2010 public law H.R. 4783 freeing up more TANF funds to people such as themselves.  The title of this law wouldn’t tell the casual observer it is dealing with welfare funding to fatherhood grantees:  It’s called the “Claims Resolution Act of 2010.”  However, scrolling down (or searching the word TANF), it’s clear why NARME and friends are exultant at its passage.  TITLE VIII, Subtitle B of this act, passed November 2010, reads like this:

Subtitle B: TANF –(Sec. 811) Amends part A (Temporary Assistance for Needy Families [TANF]) of title IV of the Social Security Act to continue grants to states for temporary assistance for needy families programs through September 30, 2011.

Requires preference for healthy marriage promotion and responsible fatherhood grants to be given to entities that have previously: (1) been awarded funds; and (2) demonstrated the ability to carry out specified programs successfully.

There’s not much of a definition to the word “successfully” in place here; the groups don’t maintain their corporate identities, or register as charities, many of them.  Apparently the general idea is “reports warm bodies took our classes.”

Directs an entity seeking funding for both healthy marriage and responsible fatherhood promotion to submit a combined application assuring that it will carry out such activities: (1) under separate programs; and (2) without combining funds awarded to carry out either such activities.

This ensures that no one is going to dilute pure fatherhood activities with healthy marriage activities that might be favorable to motherhood activities.  however, the “healthy marriage” ones already are basically father-centric.

Revises the definition of “healthy marriage promotion activities” to include marriage education and other specified programs for individuals in addition to nonmarried pregnant women and nonmarried expectant fathers.

OK, this really opens up the field to market curricula by (for-profit, already established) corporations with very religious viewpoints, such as my recent post on the grantees points out.

Appropriates (out of money not otherwise appropriated) for FY2011: (1) $75 million for healthy marriage promotion activities; and (2) $75 million for promotion of responsible fatherhood activities. (Current law authorized $150 million, combined, for both programs in specified fiscal years.)

Limits appropriated funds awarded to states, territories, Indian tribes and tribal organizations, and public and nonprofit community entities, including religious organizations, for activities promoting responsible fatherhood to $75 million (current law has a $50 million limit). Requires amounts awarded to fund demonstration projects testing the effectiveness of tribal governments in coordinating the provision to tribal families at risk of child abuse or neglect of child welfare services, and other tribal programs, to be taken in equal proportion from such separate appropriations for healthy marriage and responsible fatherhood activities.

Appropriates (out of money not otherwise appropriated) to the Contingency Fund for State Welfare Programs such sums as necessary for payment to the Fund in a total not to exceed: (1) for FY2011, such sums as are necessary for amounts obligated on or after October 1, 2010, and before enactment of the this Act; and (2) for FY2012, $612 million. (Current law reduces such appropriations by specified amounts.)

This is how the large Oklahoma Marriage Institute got started also — only it appropriated only $10 million.  We can look at this, as it was called a “National Model.”

About Us

The Oklahoma Marriage Initiative (OMI) has existed since 1999 and has become a national program model.  Read the “History” link to see whose idea it was (some economists, to start with!)

“Initial activities were funded with private foundation monies and discretionary state dollars. Howard Hendrick, Department of Human Services (DHS) Director, pointed out that using TANF monies to fund the initiative fit within the intent of the family formation goals of the 1996 federal welfare reform law. The DHS Board set aside $10 million of undedicated TANF funds for OMI activities.”

And in 2012, the amount set aside nationally now appears to have been $612 million in Claims Act of 2010, which was signed into law by Pres. Obama. As to OMI, (a decade ago), . . . . To do what?

Training Institute

The Oklahoma Marriage Initiative serves as a resource center to the community by providing various training opportunities. Team members regularly receive requests to provide training and technical assistance to groups, both locally and nationally. (read more to find out where they get this from).

Service Delivery System

The Oklahoma Marriage Initiative Service Delivery System provides marriage and relationship education to couples and individuals using social service institutions, education systems and volunteer organizations as modes for disseminating services. The OMI has trained more than 2,600 workshop leaders within these systems to offer services in all 77 counties. The goal of this system is to strengthen, stabilize and increase the quality of marital, premarital or co-parenting relationships.

The OMI offers services using two curricula: the Prevention and Relationship Enhancement Program (PREP), which targets couples in a workshop setting; and Within My Reach, with targets singles.

I am glad people chose to do marital research.  One should be able to freely research ANYthing in this country, or if you can find customers, do it for pay.  But how dare any state, or the Federal Government, set up a standardized curriculum – apply it statewide by fast-tracking it to avoid the legislative process, stretch the definition of “TANF” some to justify it, and then boast about it as a benefit.  I’m not at all surprised that Oklahoma was picked as a demonstration state:  It is in the Bible belt and racially segregated, I’m sure feminists need not apply.

Both are research-based and skills-based. OMI workshop leaders are provided training free of charge, in exchange for an agreement to deliver community-based workshops that are also free of charge to participating couples or individuals.

This is not really “free of charge.”  It comes in large part from public funding, to which taxpayers contribute.  That this happens to have circulated itself down through an HHS department doesn’t change whose money it was to start with — taxpayers.  It comes out of their gross wages, minus income tax, etc.  The curriculum PREP is clearly a marketing website, and the two co-founders of PREP, Inc. (Stanley & Markman) are Univ. of Denver professors who already have jobs; I guess the extra royalties from national distribution of their product go where — are they raising families?   Why should TANF funds be redirected to help redirect money to their company?  Was there a PUBLIC demand for the product in anything approaching a free market?  No!  PREP, Inc. also got federal HHS funds to help it.

David Hansell, former Acting Assistant Secretary of HHS (or — check title) was alluding to this?, or an expansion of it?, in his address posted at a prominent Fathers & Families Coalition group conference, last March, 2011.   You should read it.  WHO is that group (nonprofit)?   Well, it “prides itself as servant leadership organization to promote best practices amongst diverse service providers and individuals.  The Annual National Fatherhood & Families Conference is our year kick-off to advance father involvement and promote effective services to strengthen families. ”  (FYI “servant-leader” is a Christian term).

The “Sponsor Organization” is Fathers’ Rights (i.e., the Law Offices of Jeffrey Leving, Ltd., from Chicago Area).  This group (affiliate map) has affiliates in Sacramento (State Capitol), Los Angeles (Family Law system stronghold) and STockton, CA, as well as nationwide.

This conference agenda boasts another nonprofit (first I caught this one) established in 1993 as a Los Angeles Affiliate of Fathers & Families.  Notice that the company name doesn’t mention “Fathers” but refers instead to “Health” & “Social Services.”  How could anyone protest that noble cause?

C1734827 11/30/1993 ACTIVE CALIFORNIA INSTITUTE OF HEALTH & SOCIAL SERVICES WILLIAM T MARSHALL
Entity Name: CALIFORNIA INSTITUTE OF HEALTH & SOCIAL SERVICES
Entity Number: C1734827
Date Filed: 11/30/1993
Status: ACTIVE
Jurisdiction: CALIFORNIA
Entity Address: 8929 S SEPULVEDA BLVD STE 200
Entity City, State, Zip: LOS ANGELES CA 90045
Agent for Service of Process: WILLIAM T MARSHALL
Agent Address: 8929 S SEPULVEDA BLVD STE 201
Agent City, State, Zip: LOS ANGELES CA 90045

(two companies (so far) out of Suite 201, same address, including “Conrad Group Ltd.” and “Erbe & Associates” listed as a networking company in L.A.  at Suite 200, we also find “Children’s Way Foster Family”

The group, again, self-labeled as an affiliate of “Fathers & Families Coalition” which is a fathers’ rights group obviously, sees itself as an umbrella nonprofit to the following groups:  So let the graphic be a consumer alert to anyone dealing with any of those — you are dealing with a fathers’ rights motivated (and sponsored) group:   [[LARGE IMAGE — LINK EXPIRED — REMOVED HERE, 2019//LGH]]

 

Hmm.  The umbrella doesn’t note that it’s also involved in “CHILD SUPPORT DD” services, but the relationship to the healthy marriage/responsible fatherhood grantee system is clear (scroll down, HERE):  The target clientele are people with serious issues:  Foster Children, Developmental Disabilities and Substance abuse.  Rest assured that social services to these groups will have a father-centric flavor.

Parent and Family Enrichment Services
  • Case Referral and Assessment
  • Multidisciplianry Case Planning
  • Child Activities
  • Parenting Education Training
  • Transportation
  • Healthy Marriage Services
  • Project Fatherhood Services
  • Anger Management
  • HIV/AIDS Education

Naturally, let’s check the 501(c)3 status & registration with the State of California, as they are working with funds to the State of California and social services to citizens of the state of california, no doubt:

Organization Name Registration Number Record Type Registration Status City State Registration Type Record Type
CALIFORNIA INSTITUTE OF HEALTH & SOCIAL SERVICES 092428 Charity Delinquent LOS ANGELES CA Charity Registration Charity
CALIFORNIA INSTITUTE OF HEALTH & SOCIAL SERVICES RF0004595 Raffle Expired LOS ANGELES CA Raffle Registration Raffle
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Notice:  the top link says the expired status was 9/29/2009.  Just a few days later, the certification that they could raise money through a raffle is on file, although this group looks like it’d been delinquent for about a year by then.

Why am I NOT too surprised to find a “Delinquent” status? since 2009 — yet this promo is dated after 2009; it is from the F&F 2011 Conference registration.

You have the links; they have continued operating on a delinquent status since 2009— which is typical for the grantees.  This group’s delinquency is especially objectionable:  Their revenues have ranged from $4 million to $8 million, and I’ll bet a WHOLE lot of this is federal grants and/or contracts.  Notice they did not send in the IRS (as required) with their RRF, I gather, so it was rejected; or something was rejected.  Why would they file with the IRS but not care to let the State of California know about their revenues?   If the form is already filed..

Fiscal Begin:
Fiscal End: 30-NOV-10
Total Assets: $59,522.00
Gross Annual Revenue: $6,541,271.00
RRF Received: 25-JUL-11
Returned Date:
990 Attached: N
Status: Rejected

Prior years are larger revenue, and most of it appears to be government contracts.

No IRS shows from  the year 2008 forward; the 2009 one was “incomplete” and the 2010 one “rejected” (in “Details”).  They filed their annual RRF for 2007 not until 2009, and the section which SHOULD make available to Californians, a hyperlink to ALL their IRS tax returns (990 forms) has none since 2007. Nor does the “foundation finder” site.  So, they are out of compliance with state law.

There is an Oct. 2007 letter (From the group to the Registry of Charitable Trusts) stating it’s attached a list of their contracts, as they requested (but the letter requesting it is not on file).  I’d like to see those contracts!

October 2, 2007

Mr. Tony Salazar Staff Services Analyst Registry of Charitable Trust

1300 J Street P.O. Box 903447 Sacramento, CA 94203-4470

RE: CT -092428 Request for Documentation

Dear Mr. Salazar:

Enclosed please find a copy of our Summary of Contracts in Effect for the California lnstitute of Health & Social Services, Inc. as requested.

(the letter from OAG requesting this is not showing on the website under “Misc. Documents.”)

F&F Coalition 2011 conference Program Brochure (also attached to this page), of which “CHISS” is a “supporter.”

It appears (from program brochure) that the Chairperson of the Board (F&F Coalition) is a “IV-D” (Child support) Judge (The Hon. Veronica Torrez); another is a IV-D judge from Harris County, TX, and a notation from Denver says that  the Department of Human Services “is the home of the Denver/Colorado affiliate of FFCA” (what I’m calling F&F).  In other words, the word “human” has a masculine flavor, I gather….

The program is quite overt about conferences with Congressional Representatives, and Joshua DuBois of Office of Faith-Based & Community Initiatives, and intent to make change to President Obama’s $500 Million TANF initiative.  Because I got “distracted” today and looked this up, I also see that Carolyn Curtis, Ph.D., who I’ve already profiled in re: Sacramentao Healthy Marriage Coalition (and its name changes) is listed on page 10 of this 43-page brochure as the F&F “Sacramento Affiliate.”   Dr. Curtis also takes credit for founding Healthy Marriage Project in California.

Therefore readers are forewarned (or, actually, informed belatedly) that when you are facing this “California Healthy Marriage Coalition” in any incarnation, you are actually dealing with a fatherhood & fathers’ rights promoter.   We have known this generally (from the rhetoric) for years, of course — but this is a definite connection (and conflict of interest in custody matters) on the record.

When it comes to seeing the repetititive failure to comply behavior, failure -to-file, etc. and apparent attempts to conceal this by name-changings, personnel switching, and state-hopping, I would assume that this type of behavior can thus be associated with the fatherhood and the healthy marriage movement in general.  While seeking to coach the world and run social service policy, including how to spend welfare funds for children — and of course while claiming their overriding concern is “the children” – – – when examined these groups (often) are simply lawless, know it, and when told this by their states, don’t care — but keep on soliciting more press, more authority, and of course more federal grants to do (presumably) more of the same.  Hypocrites!

Page 10 says that they were also active in H.R. 2979 to push to include faith-based groups (I blogged H.R. 2979, but as a mother, and having associated too long with DV  groups and protective mothers circles — was the person who alerted them about H.R.2979 — but only about a week before the hearing for appropriations!  At this time I did not even own a laptop, and it was hard work getting access to one.

Continuing with the “Claims Act of 2010” Public Law, changes affecting Healthy Marriage/Responsible Fatherhood funds.

(Sec. 812) Amends the data reporting requirements for such grants to require each eligible state to submit reports to the Secretary of Health, Education, and Welfare (HEW)*** regarding: (1) whether each work-eligible individual in a family receiving assistance engages in activities directed toward attaining self-sufficiency; and (2) expenditures made by the state using specified federal and state funds.

Directs such states to publish a summary, analysis, and narrative of certain information from the reports on an Internet website maintained by the responsible state agency. Requires the HEW Secretary to submit specified reports to Congress on the information submitted by such states. Directs the HEW Secretary to reduce the grant payable to a state that has not submitted a certain required report.

[*** the HEW no longer exists.  In 1979, it was split up into the Dept. of Education and Dept. of HHS…. Presumably in context, HHS is meant, i.e.., report to Kathryn Sebelius, formerly Governor of Kansas.  Kansas/Topeka has made news recently, in saying it can no longer afford to maintain its laws against domestic violence.  Surprise, surprise…. they can afford other expenses, obviously]

However, after recently looking up two organizations in particular:

READ THIS FIRST:  SHADY SHAKY FOUNDATIONS OF FAMILY LAW

I’m attaching a printout of the latest (2011) round of grantees — (Healthy Marriage Only), which approximately half of the 10/03/11 $119 million listed below.  Actually, my printout identifies what looks like the 2011 grant awards numbered series “90FM” from TAGGS.

The 3rd ($119 million) link below appears to match the ACF News Release below of 2011 Grantees, except that the News Release has picked up a few (not all) name-changes of grantees that TAGGS does not reflect.

News and Media Releases:

2011

Oct-Dec

10/05/11 – ACF awards $28 million to improve well-being for children in child welfare

10/04/11 – ACF announces $2 million in grant awards for Tribal TANF – Child Welfare Coordination

10/03/11 – ACF announces over $119 million in Grant Awards for Healthy Marriage and Responsible Fatherhood

The Grant Awards described (in the usual glowing terms as):

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Monday, October 3, 2011
Contact: Kenneth J. Wolfe
(202) 401-9215

ACF announces over $119 million in Grant Awards for Healthy Marriage and Responsible Fatherhood

HHS’ Administration for Children and Families, Office of Family Assistance (OFA) today announced $119,393,729 in grant awards to 120 grantees to promote healthy marriage and responsible fatherhood. Authorized by the Claims Resolution Act of 2010 (CRA), the grant awards will help fathers and families build strong relationships to support the well-being of their children.

Nice of our legislators to be so helpful-minded as they help continue devaluation of the dollar, and fail to address that these grants are not monitored properly, which HHS has already admitted and demonstrated in its Office of Audit Services.

I am sure that helping fathers and families (notice absentee noun “mothers”)  this was in the brain of the Founders of the U.S. when they wrote the constitution and the Bill of Rights.  Or was this grant (along with the family law system itself) a response to a certain Constitutional amendment allowing women to vote? passed just about 100 years ago?

“A strong and stable family is the greatest advantage any child can have,” said George Sheldon, HHS acting assistant secretary for children and families. “These grants support programs that promote responsible parenting, encourage healthy relationships and marriage, and help families move toward self-sufficiency and economic stability.”

Au Contraire.  These grants take money that would otherwise be used in direct Food Stamps, Cash Aid, or Child Support Distributions to children who need them, while still in their households, and encourage/invite anyone who has some basic “form a corporation — pick up the lingo — link to pre-existing resources” skills .  This setup those funds away from needy children/families and empowers practitioners, networks, religious groups (Thanks to a 2001 Executive Order by then-President George Bush), abstinence promoters, and other schemers in marketing their personal visions on the susceptible and unsuspecting public, at public expense.

Note that self-sufficiency and economic stability (the cause under which they were sold — see “Welfare reform” — is last, not first.   This is the literal establishment of a coaching industry without taking responsibility for results.

AFTER TWO YEARS OF LOOKING THEM UP AND STUDYING GRANTS RECIPIENTS, I COME TO THE CONCLUSION:
  • Some of them “take the money and run” (Grantees who can’t be seen after the original round).
  • Some have MPD (Multiple Personality Disorder) and I’ve identified several in at least two states that cannot match their own names on the public face (website) with the corporate name at the secretary of state level.
  • Some simply ARE churches, but incorporated to get the grant, having been evangelized into this by people with something to sell, and thereafter mismanaged the money, not uncommon with churches and maybe a reason such groups shouldn’t be encouraged to go seek grants.
  • Some lost their corporate status, assuming one ever existed (I’ve identifed several that “never registered” as a charity in the home state, meaning, you can’t search them by EIN# because no EIN# is attached to the corporation) without apparent remorse, and simply dodge over to another state, incorporate again, with a lot of publicity, and apparently hope people like me won’t notice.  But I do, Mr. Stoica & Ms. MacKenzie, Ms. Howell, (that’s CA & COLORADO FYI) etc.   Adding to the layer of non-transparency are rapid registration of trademark names for one corporation.  Even HHS can’t keep up with it.
  • While I’m not an expert in what is, and what is not, a “front group” many seem to fit this category.

And they are also the demonstration of why Thomas Jefferson et al. were so wary of legitimizing a state religion, one brand over another.  Instead, we have a staff member of :

California Healthy Marriages Coalition (“Our Team” page)

(trade name now adopted by Healthy Relationships California, Ms. Howell)

Who is (not “appears to be”) an organizer for the Unification Church, a world-wide money-laundering cult which wishes to establish itself as the religious counterpart of the UN, and whose leader (Rev. Sun Myung Moon) claims to have communicated with dead U.S. Presidents.  I doubt it, however it’s VERY clear from the background that he has communicated quite a bit with an ex-U.S. President, George Bush.   In fact, my 2010 assertions, and strong understanding that this entire Healthy Marriage/Responsible Fatherhood movement itself is in fact primarily a push from this cult.  I can show definite links to the Children’s Rights Council (CRCkids.org), another critical family law nonprofit (works alongside AFCC) which celebrates “National Parents Day,” with (now, Secretary of State) Hillary Rodham Clinton.

Despite all my text you are wading through, the goods will continue to be delivered — the Unification Church has a LOT to do with these grants, and with George Bush’s Executive Order of 2001, opening the floodgates to faith-based groups getting grants, and potentially laundering them, a chip off the “True Parents'” (i.e. Rev. & Dr. Sun Myung Moon) block.  Fasten your seatbelt.  This Executive Order needs to be retracted, but good luck doing that, as our current President has only expanded and promoted more of the same.

Bento Leal
Implementation Specialist
Bento@CaMarriage.com
[tel#]

Bento has worked in the field of marriage- and family-strengthening for the past 20 years. Before joining CHMC staff, he worked with Federal grants in the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Area to provide life skills mentoring to ex-offenders and to help build family-strengthening capacity of small or emerging faith-based and community organizations.  Bento is a trainer in several Marriage Education curricula, including Mastering the Mysteries of Love (MML).  Bento’s primary assignments with CHMC are to teach MML leadership workshops and provide technical assistance to newly-trained MML facilitators so they are successful in organizing and conducting MML classes.  Bento and his wife, Kimiko, have been married for 25 years.

I hope he can really keep work and religious life separate, but this passage (note:  years before formation of the CHMC, so if they did a background check they would be aware.  Maybe it’s irrelevant, but for $2.4 million/year, I don’t think so.  LinkedIn Profile shows 1 connection (only) and 1 job — CHMC — since a 1972 degree from the Cal State University system.  Perhaps this is why.  This dates to only 2001, same state, SF Bay Area, and is VERY revealing on who is behind some of this push for marriage/fatherhood evangelizing:

The passage I cited yesterday, including True Mother passing out gold watches, and Redeemed Convicts for Christ singing for the occasion.  Was part of the use of the Federal Funds mentioned above, winning more for the Moon church?

True Mother’s 8 City North American Speaking Tour – San Francisco / Oakland Bay Area Report

Michael Jenkins  (mr. Leal’s Family Pages, here:)
November 30, 2001

The San Francisco / Oakland region was on fire with preparation for True Mother through the visit of Archbishop George Augustus Stallings.Bishop Stallings has been preaching across America about the blessing and the time we are in. He met former Governor Jerry Brown and Pastor J. Albert [Alfred?] Smith of the Allen Temple Baptist Church a most well known pastor in the Oakland area. It turns out the Bishop Smith had known Bishop Stallings before. He was so moved by the meeting with Rev. Thompson and Bishop Stallings that he decided to come that night to Mother’s speech.

Bishop Stallings is not someone to ignore, and I can see the validity of his issues, in breaking away from the Catholic Church because it was unresponsive to the needs of the African community/culture.  However, the primary theme of Catholicism has a whole lot to do with submission to authority; obviously something was going to give.

(in italics, from the same “tparents.org” site):

Stallings attracted considerable attention by appealing directly to the cultural and spiritual needs of his growing black membership. Blending age-old Catholic liturgy with African rites, a traditional black preaching style, and elements of African American history and music, Stallings captured headlines throughout the nation for his rebel brand of Catholicism. He hung a painting in St. Teresa’s depicting Christ as a black man, introduced gospel music at mass, and delivered fiery, spirited sermons resembling those of black Protestant church orators. It was said that in front of his congregation at Sunday mass, he would preach, swing, and sing with such holy verve that even the ushers would join in. Stallings remained the church’s pastor until 1988, when he was named director of the evangelism program for the district’s archdiocese. But he left an indelible mark on St. Teresa’s history by increasing its membership tenfold–from 200 to 2,000 parishioners

As Stallings expected, church authorities reacted rigidly to his new church. He even received an unequivocal suspension, forbidding him from celebrating mass and administering sacraments. The man who was once the pride of the Catholic church had become a thorn in its side. It has been suggested that many of the Catholic church’s black bishops understood and sympathized with Stallings’s actions but refused to condone them. As Jacqueline Wilson, director of the Washington, D.C. archdiocesan office for African American Catholics put it in Time, “No one can go off and start up his own church and call it Roman Catholic.” Although Stallings risked excommunication from the church for his actions, he remained unrepentant.

Nearly one year after the formation of his Imani Temple, Stallings was indeed excommunicated from the Roman Catholic church. He had appeared on the Phil Donahue Show, a nationally televised program, just a few days earlier on January 30, 1990. He boldly announced on the show: “As of today, the African American Catholic Congregation is going independent and is no longer under Rome … no longer under the Pope.” (The Pope is regarded by believers as the infallible head of the Roman Catholic church.) Stallings also announced that his unsanctioned African American organization would permit abortion, birth control, divorce, homosexual activity, women in the priesthood, and marriage among priests–all of which are forbidden under Roman Catholic church law.

ArchBishop Stallings, on “vimeo,” with Rev. Sun Myung Moon:  “Yes, he is a prophet, Yes he is a Messiah, Yes he is a God.”  Said immediately after quoting from Isaiah, he was wounded for our transgressions (prophecy of Jesus Christ.  2 minute clip).

Wikipedia continues:

In 1989 a former altar boy at St. Teresa of Avila Church accused Stallings of sexual misconduct over a period of several months in 1977.[3] The Washington Post reported in 1990 that concerns about Stallings’ association with teenage boys had helped lead to his split with the Roman Catholic Church. [4]    In 2009 the archdiocese reached a $125,000 settlement with Gamal Awad, who said he was sexually abused at 14 by Stallings and a seminarian.[5]

Relationship with Emmanuel Milingo and Sun Myung Moon

In the year 2001, Stallings married Sayomi Kamimoto, a native of Okinawa, Japan, in a ceremony presided over by Sun Myung Moon, the founder of the Unification Church. They now have two sons. In 2004 he was a key organizer for an event in which Moon was crowned with a “crown of peace.” The event was attended by a number of members of the U.S. Congress.[6]

Stallings regained attention in 2006 due to his association with excommunicated Roman Catholic Archbishop Emmanuel Milingo and his group Married Priests Now!. Milingo consecrated Stallings and three other independent Catholic bishops conditionally in a ceremony in September of that year.[7]

Back to the TParents account:

Mr. Bento Leal of the American Family Coalition did an excellent job in organizing the International Leadership Conference which hosted over 80 Ambassadors for Peace. Dr. Frank Kaufman gave the IIFWP presentation. Many of the 120 founding ACLC pastors were there. Also, fine academic and political leaders were there. One very important Moslem Imam spoke earlier who is the head of the oldest Mosque in America. He has completely memorized the Koran and he feels God’s spirit calling him to be with Father Moon. The AFC presentation and ACLC presentations were well received. This created a very advanced core group of VIP’s to attend True Mother’s speech.

The Banquet was well prepared. The Mayor of San Francisco, The Honorable Willie Brown gave a proclamation honoring the spirit of the event. Rev. Kevin Thompson , Vice Regional director opened the program with music from our Bay Area Choir and band. There music was very professional, if you didn’t know the brothers and sisters singing you would think that they are a professional group. The Invocation was given by Dr. Scott Griffin who is Chaplain of the California State Prisons for Women.

Then the Step Out Band was introduced. They are also known as the Redeemed Convicts for Christ. These men had turned their lives over to Jesus and you could feel it in their music. They performed very smooth, sweet and soft soul-filled gospel and a quartet in perfect harmony. Rev. Jenkins then gave the Rev. Kwaks’ message concerning Building a Nation of Cosmic Peace.

Bishop George Augustus Stallings was the Complete Testament Age Evangelist – He in a most inspired and moving presentation he testified to True Mother’s speech and the peace that she is bringing throughout America. He also gave a testimony about his own blessing and how Mother played a key role helping to find him the bride that God had prepared for him. We have certainly entered a new time in history. Bishop Stallings is preaching a combination Gospel/ Divine Principle message. He testified that the “I” and “We” that Mother speaks about is real. He said, “The “I” that I was one year ago than the “I” that you see standing before you tonight. This “I” has been transformed by the Holy Spirit coming through Mother Moon. And now this “I” has become a “We” with God, True Parents, my wife, Sayomi as one big we. Mother is transforming America with her message of peace and love.”

OK . . . But what concerns me more is the reputation of the Unification Church for money-laundering and tax-evasion.  There are in fact some very serious issues with the Moons in this entire family-promotion-schema.  From a RickRoss Site (investigates cults) on American Clergy Leadership Conference, above:

Some Black Clergy Fired over Moon Connection” from Washington Post, 7/25/2001

Some black clergy members who traveled with the Rev. Sun Myung Moon on his recent U.S. tour have been dismissed from their churches or threatened with dismissal unless they denounce him.

In separate incidents, as many as 35 black ministers, most of them at churches in the South, have been voted out of office by church boards that object to any affiliation with Moon “because he calls himself the Messiah,” said the Rev. Timothy Chambers, an Alabama evangelist who is pressing Moon’s Unification Church to help the dismissed pastors.

Chambers blamed the Unification Church for the dismissals, saying that Moon’s representatives promised the black preachers that they would establish an independent group called the American Clergy Leadership Conference so the preachers could control their appearances during Moon’s tour. Then, Chambers said, Moon’s representatives “just started taking things over and running things.”

. . . The firings reflect an increasingly close and recently uncomfortable relationship between Moon and prominent black clergy members. This relationship was most visible two years ago, when Moon teamed up with the Rev. Louis Farrakhan of the Nation of Islam to host the Million Family March.

Once, Moon preached the superiority of the Asian race. Then in 1982 he went to jail for tax evasion and found common cause with civil rights leaders who contended that he, like they, had been persecuted because of his minority status.

Now he preaches an interracial message, often marrying female Korean church members with black men. He has donated millions of dollars to black churches and cultivated a network of preachers loyal to him. His latest American tour began in a Bronx church in April and ended 50 days later at the Canaan Baptist Church in Harlem, with Moon surrounded by black preachers testifying to his good works.

The relationship drew little notice recently until black congregations and clergy members started becoming suspicious of Moon’s influence.

At the Imani Temple, a black Catholic congregation in Northeast Washington, a group of members joined by Black Panthers began protesting outside on Sundays after the Rev. George A. Stallings married a Japanese woman who worked for Moon in one of Moon’s famous mass weddings in New York.

Who has been (probably still is) a proud member of the Unification Church, which is a money-laundering cult to which former President Bush — who opened the doors to faith-based initiatives not by popular vote, but by Executive Order in 2001 – – also appears to have had some connections.  The Unification Church also at one point helped out a well-known group called “Scientology,” and has definite interests in the American Ultra-Conservative Right-wing.  Rev. Moon has heard from former U.S. Presidents (Jefferson, Madison) that we are all to endorse him.  If not willingly, I suppose we might be forced through marriage classes run by various cult members and others who do not believe in the Bill of Rights.  (Another Rick Ross article from 2003)

I think we also need to read this article about under-reporting of clergy abuse in black churches “of all denominations,” particularly where in these “close-knit, family-oriented houses of worship.”  “While it’s very tough for anyone to speak up, if you are African American or Hispanic or Vietnamese, ministers are often held in minority cultures in even higher esteem,” Clohessy said.”

The Healthy Marriage program awarded a total of $59,997,077 in grants, which include 60Community-Centered Healthy Marriage grants and a National Resource Center for Strategies to Promote Healthy Marriage grant. The Responsible Fatherhood program awarded a total of $59,396,652 in grants, which include 55 Pathways to Responsible Fatherhood grants and fourCommunity-Centered Responsible Fatherhood Ex-Prisoner Reentry Pilot Project grants.

These grants, administered by OFA, must have procedures in place to address issues of domestic violence and child abuse and neglect, and they must ensure that program participation is voluntary. HHS encouraged applicants to develop programs that emphasized providing comprehensive services to participants, including attention to the importance of employment and economic stability.

The marriage and fatherhood grants were awarded through a competitive process and aim to test promising strategies for supporting healthy relationships and marriages and for helping fathers meet their parenting and financial obligations to their children. Organizations receiving healthy marriage grants may provide a range of services including marriage education, divorce reduction, and marriage and relationship skills programs that may include parenting skills, financial management, conflict resolution, and job and career advancement.  Fatherhood program funding must be used to promote responsible fatherhood through activities that promote or sustain marriage and responsible parenting, and that foster economic stability.

Today’s $119 million in grants are part of a $150-million fund established by Congress to promote healthy marriage and responsible fatherhood. The remaining funds are allocated for research, a responsible fatherhood clearinghouse and Tribal TANF – Child Welfare grants (as authorized by the legislation), training and technical assistance for all grantees and administrative costs.

HERE ARE the SECOND HALF — FATHERHOOD GRANTEES. Pls. note:  Both broups are basically fatherhood grantees, but at least these admit it.

Everyone of these has a corporation history (or, if a social services department, a contact).  Every single one of them should corespond to a TAGGS grant you can find, eventually, and discover what category of grant was involved, and the addressee adn type of the recipient, PLUS its DUN#.  WIth this DUNS# you can then go to USASPENDING.gov (or anywhere else, if you know of a better site) and look up contracts, beyond just grants, it’s gotten, or, whether departments besides HHS are dealing with the group.

If nonprofit, read the 990s and see who is on the board of directors.  Find out what state they are incorporated in and whether that registration is current.  Depending on the state, one will find also laws about how often charities need to register with each state — look at that.  Always look up the street address.  notice if you are finding judges or public employees on these entitites (which I happen to think is reprehensible, and may be a conflict of interest>  If it’s a judge, see if that judge has properly filed conflicts of interest statement including, if applicable, that corporation, below.  Notice which ones share addresses with churches (etc.)

I have found an entire year of grants reporting missing on a USA account, plus a corporation that got a $50K grant (in 2006) which I cannot find anywhere.  These behaviors are habitual among grantees, however loud they may proclaim their works on the websites.

For an example of what a continuous, uninterrupted series of filings a corporation should have, for example, in Colorda, see Center for Policy Research site in Denver.  (note:  I don’t like what the group is doing, but it IS filing right, apparently):

(I wish California’s Corporate search site were anything approaching this one’s:  it’s far, far better!)

We see Jessica S. Pearson incorporated this in 1981, and it is in good standing.

Summary
ID Number: 19871433938
Name: CENTER FOR POLICY RESEARCH

Registered Agent: JESSICA S. PEARSON
Registered Agent Street Address: 1570 EMERSON, DENVER, CO 80218, United States
Registered Agent Mailing Address:

Principal Street Address: 1570 EMERSON, DENVER, CO 80218 , United States
Principal Mailing Address:

Status: Good Standing
Form: Nonprofit Corporation
Jurisdiction: Colorado
Formation Date: 04/27/1981
Term of Duration: Perpetual
Periodic Report Month: April

[[JUST A NOTE:  THE ARTICLES OF INCORPORATION SHOW FIRST ADDRESS AS 1720 EMERSON; SEARCH ON THIS BLOG — IT CORRELATES TO ANOTHER ORGANIZATION).

Formed the same year — in California as a Foreign Corporation, Jurisdiction, ILLINOIS, but Entity Address Colorado — this address.  And the registered agent just so happens to be (head of?) Family Court Services in Los Angeles, or in some position at the courthouse there.    Cute, huh?  They were doing business here, but their jurisdiction was IL, however, the person running or starting it was at 1720 Emerson.

AFCC & CPR work together, obviously…

 

Entity Name: ASSOCIATION OF FAMILY CONCILIATION COURTS
Entity Number: C1091990
Date Filed: 10/01/1981
Status: SURRENDER
Jurisdiction: ILLINOIS
Entity Address: 1720 EMERSON ST
Entity City, State, Zip: DENVER CO 80218
Agent for Service of Process: MARGARET LITTLE
Agent Address: 111 N HILL ST
Agent City, State, Zip: LOS ANGELES CA 90012

 

1993 “CORP REPORT” shows board of directors, including a Jeffrey G. Pearson, attorney at law (1720 Emerson), Nancy Thoennes (still on there), someome from a Jewish Community Center, and other naems I do not recognize offhand.   1995 Corporate Report  1997 Biennial Report  (appar. in Colorado, corps. only need to report every other year); in 1999 the registered agent moved, and 1999 report includes Jessica Pearson, Nancy Thoennes, Paula Herzmark of Denver, Robert Schultzinger of Boulder, and Cyndi Kahn of Denver. (now, it’s all women, i believe)

CPR continues to keep filing, right up to 2011:  Of the 2 pages of filings, one can see consistency:

Found 40 matching record(s).  Viewing page 2 of 2.
# Event Date Filed Date Posted EffectiveDate Click here to sort in ascending order. Document #
(click to view)
Comment
21 Report 04/16/2002 04/16/2002 04/16/2002 12:00 AM 20021097503  CORP REPORT
22 Report Printed 03/13/2003 03/13/2003 03/13/2003 12:00 AM PR – 04/01/2003 – 06/30/2003
23 Report 07/21/2003 07/21/2003 07/21/2003 12:00 AM 20031233359  CORP REPORT
24 Report Printed 07/23/2003 07/23/2003 07/23/2003 12:00 AM PR – 07/31/2003 – SA 09/30/2003
25 Report Printed 03/16/2004 03/16/2004 03/16/2004 12:00 AM PR – 04/01/2004 – 06/30/2004
26 Report 04/13/2004 04/13/2004 04/13/2004 12:00 AM 20041136260  PERIODIC REPORT

I also see that in 1985, Jessica Pearson also registered “Center for Policy Research’ as a trade name, and that its registration is still current.

Contrast that registration history with, for example, some of WAIT Trainings (Joneen (Krauth) MacKenzie, same state:

(Searched WAIT training)

(The first two are bartending references….)

Found 10 matching record(s).  Viewing page 1 of 1.
# ID Number Document Number Name Click here to sort in ascending order. Event Status Form Formation Date
1 14481012029  14481012029 GRASSROOTS WAIT TRAINING Trade Name Effective Individual 04/01/1995
2 19951039820  19951039820 GRASSROOTS WAIT TRAINING Register a Trademark Expired TM/L0041 03/28/1995
3 19971014097  19971014097 TRAINING FOR WAITING Register a Trademark Expired TM/L0041 01/29/1997
4 19951021655  19951021655 WAIT TRAINING Register a Trademark Expired TM/L0041 02/21/1995
5 20031350604  20051224933 WAIT Training Articles of Amendment Name Changed DNC 11/06/2003
6 19941010466  19941010466 WAIT TRAINING, INC. Trade Name Effective DNC 01/27/1994
7 20011165974  20011165974 WAIT TRAINING INTERNATIONAL., LLC Articles of Incorporation Name Changed DLLC 08/23/2001
8 20011165974  20101034887 WAIT TRAINING INTERNATIONAL., LLC Articles of Reinstatement Good Standing DLLC 08/23/2001
9 20011165974  WAIT TRAINING INTERNATIONAL., LLC, Dissolved January 1, 2003 Batch Event Name Changed DLLC 08/23/2001

BY THE WAY — please read items #3ff which confirms that Joneen Krauth et al.  in 1994 — to absolutely confirm that, from the start (1991/1994) the intention of this group was abstinence education, from day 1.

Event Date Filed Date Posted EffectiveDate Click here to sort in ascending order. Document #
(click to view)
Comment
1 Register a Trademark 02/21/1995 02/21/1995 02/21/1995 12:00 AM 19951021655  WAIT TRAINING
2 trademark expiration letter printed
09/27/2004 to be mailed 10/01/2004
09/27/2004 09/27/2004 09/27/2004 03:15 PM trademark renewal due by: 02/21/2005
3 trademark expired, 03/01/2005 03/01/2005 03/01/2005 03/01/2005 12:46 AM WAIT TRAINING

Training for Waiting:  Name registered 1997-2006

Wait Training:  Name registered 1995-2003

WAIT TRAINING, INC. registered in 1994 to “MOUNTAIN AREA ALTERNATIVES CRISIS PREGNANCY CENTER, INC.” (a nonprofit, no address)

. . .= in Evergreen Colorado, Pres. Charls M. Madison, Sec. Ronald P. Lewis (Jefferson County, CO)

…then in 2001, we have “WAIT TRAINING INTERNATIONAL LLC of Englewood, CO (Joneen MacKenzie)

…IN 2003, she formed “Colorado Council for Abstinence Education” which lasted 1/2003 – 9/2004 (admin. dissolution, probalby for non-filing):

Found 1 matching record(s).  Viewing page 1 of 1.
# ID # Entity Name Entity Type Date Filed Entity Status
1 20031025451  COLORADO COUNCIL FOR ABSTINENCE & RELATIONSHIP EDUCATION, Dissolved September 23, 2004 Nonprofit Corporation 01/22/2003 ADISS

with a provision of distribution of assets on dissolution to “an educational agency or alternative pregnancy center”  In August 8/23/03, the word “Council” became “Coalition” after which:

Report Printed 04/22/2004 04/22/2004 04/22/2004 12:00 AM PR – 04/30/2004 – SA 06/30/2004
5 Change in Status 07/19/2004 07/19/2004 07/19/2004 10:51 PM Failure to file annual report
6 postcard notification printed
09/24/2004 to be mailed 10/01/2004
09/24/2004 09/24/2004 09/24/2004 02:12 PM failure to file annual report: 09/24/2004
7 Change in Name 10/28/2005 10/28/2005 10/28/2005 12:43 AM
Entity name and any active trade names changed due to failure to file annual report

Very active, corporately and trademark registration-wise:

Found 7 matching record(s).  Viewing page 1 of 1.
# Name Click here to sort in ascending order. Address Type Count
1 MACKENZIE, JONEEN 8101 EAST BELLEVIEW AVENUE SUITE
D-2, DENVER, CO 80237, US
Registered Agent 1
2 MACKENZIE, JONEEN 10427 E DORADO PL, GREENWOOD
VILLAGE, CO 80111, US
Registered Agent 1
3 MACKENZIE, JONEEN 10427 E DORADO PL SUITE D-2,
ENGLEWOOD, CO 80111, US
Registered Agent 1
4 MACKENZIE, JONEEN 8101 EAST BELLEVIEW SUITE D-2,
DENVER, CO 80237, US
Trade name Registrant 1
5 MACKENZIE, JONEEN 8101 EAST BELLEVIEW AVENUE SUITE
D-2, DENVER, CO 80237, US
Trade name Registrant 1
6 MACKENZIE, JONEEN K 8101 EAST BELLEVIEW AVENUE SUITE
D-2, DENVER, CO 80237, US
Registered Agent 3
7 MACKENZIE, JONEEN L 8101 EAST BELLEVIEW SUITE D-2,
DENVER, CO 80237, US
Trade name Registrant 1

{in general, Relevant terms:  “CareNet” (stationery), Colorado Coalition for Abstinence Education, (CCAE) Friends First (possibly a dba of Ms. Krauth), and etc.  https://www.care-net.org/events/conference/speakers.php  Pregnancy Centers, alternative to abortion, featuring Focus on the Family President as Speaker.   “Jim Daly served at Focus on the Family for 16 years before being handpicked by founder James Dobson to be the group’s next president” (browse to see who CareNet is):

Under the first item only (record #1), we see:

Found 4 matching record(s).  Viewing page 1 of 1.
# ID # Entity Name Entity Type Date Filed Entity StatusClick here to sort in ascending order.
1 20091474442  Relationship Wellness Foundation Nonprofit Corporation 09/04/2009 DQ
2 20091474397  Relationship Wellness Institute Corporation 09/04/2009 DQ
3 20031350604  The Center for Relationship Education Nonprofit Corporation 11/06/2003 GOOD
4 20091473860  Center for Relationship Education, Dissolved December 15, 2009 Nonprofit Corporation 09/04/2009 VDISS

As we see, the only one of this to survive (currently is #3, ‘THe Center for Relationship Education.”

This is, in fact, the Healthy Marriage Grantee which has gotten millions$$ of $$ to date, and which is also registered as a member of the NARME (inc. 2010 in Florida) also, and pushes NARME registration on its website.  NARME registration is associated with Dennis Stoica (of California Healthy Marriage Coalition — back to square one, obviously) – and running webinars (not free) on how to get grants, as publicized by a man, Bill Coffin, who worked as Special Marriage Assistant at HHS/ACF for, the ref. said, 8 years (2002-2010).

The Center for Relationship Education is “WAIT Training” on the TAGGS list, and (itself) on the Healthy Marriage Grantee list at the top of this post (and on HHS/ACF site).  However, it BEGAN in 2003 as:

Event Date Filed Date Posted EffectiveDate Click here to sort in ascending order. Document #
(click to view)
Comment
1 Articles of Incorporation 11/06/2003 11/06/2003 11/06/2003 12:00 AM 20031350604  ABSTINENCE AND RELATIONSHIP TRAINING CENTER (THE)
2 postcard notification printed
10/22/2004 to be mailed 11/01/2004
10/22/2004 10/22/2004 10/22/2004 09:37 AM annual report due: 01/31/2005
3 Change in Status 02/11/2005 02/11/2005 02/11/2005 10:25 AM Failure to file annual report

The first corporate action it appears to have taken (2 years after filing )was to fail to report in 2005, probably right before getting another federal grant….

Articles of incorporation (2003) state that on dissolution its assets shall got to a “local youth-serving agency that mentors youth through abstinence education, such as Save Our Youth located in North Denver.”  OKay  . . . . (such stipulations seem to be on a lot of RN MacKenzie’s nonprofits that dissolve soon after). For the record, another incorporator is Shelly Donahue, 414 Elm Street, Eaton, CO.

An 03/01/05 amendment adds several board members, including a MacKenzie (no relation?) of Affiliated Financial Services (Joneen Krauth later becomes Joneen MacKenzie) and states purpose:

To advocate and advance the healthiest possible future for all citizens in our service area, by empowering them with the necessary knowledge, skills and support to choose abstinence from sexual activity other than in a mutually faithful monogamous relationship in the context of marriage. To equip, educate and influence the gatekeepers of institutions who are charged with implementing and overseeing programs and policies that affect the health and well being of the citizens of our service area, specifically in the arena of abstinence in preparation for marriage.

(This seems a little obsessive, don’t you think?)  An Executive Committee is set up

On 6/28/2005, the organization is renamed “WAIT TRAINING,” stating this name had been adopted on 5/21/2005.   On 10/26, the group was reminded to send in its annual report by 11/1, and by 11/29, they  apparently did.  On 2/1/2007 they had a “Change of Status” for:  failure to file report, what else?.  2/22/0, a post card was sent out saying, mail it in by 3/1, and as of 3/14, it appears they did.  Notice a pattern here, yet?

In case you don’t believe this is actually a pattern, here’s the rest of the filings on this multi-million federal grantee:

14 Change in Status 02/01/2008 02/01/2008 02/01/2008 01:41 AM Failure to file annual report
15 postcard notification printed
02/22/2008 to be mailed 03/01/2008
02/22/2008 02/22/2008 02/22/2008 02:11 AM annual report due: 2008-04-30
16 Report 03/05/2008 03/05/2008 03/05/2008 02:25 PM 20081127310  Change of Registered Agent
17 postcard notification printed
10/23/2008 to be mailed 11/01/2008
10/23/2008 10/23/2008 10/23/2008 01:45 PM annual report due: 01/31/2009
18 Change in Status 02/01/2009 02/01/2009 02/01/2009 01:38 AM Failure to file annual report
19 postcard notification printed
02/22/2009 to be mailed 03/01/2009
02/22/2009 02/22/2009 02/22/2009 02:14 AM annual report due: 2009-04-30
20 Change in Status 05/01/2009 05/01/2009 05/01/2009 02:39 AM Failure to file annual report

the “Change of agent” shows Ms. Krauth became Ms. MacKenzie…

Notice the record goes through the year 2009, but never does it claim that WAIT TRAINING (name change from the original) ever became “The Center for Relationship Training” — does it?  No.

The corporation “Center for Relationship Training” (not “THE Center for ….”) was actually a holding nonprofit company (I’m gathering) which had a 3-month existence and then was dissolved, in Fall 2009, same registrant:

Found 2 matching record(s).  Viewing page 1 of 1.
# Event Date Filed Date Posted EffectiveDate Click here to sort in ascending order. Document #
(click to view)
Comment
1 Articles of Incorporation 09/04/2009 09/04/2009 09/04/2009 09:14 AM 20091473860 
2 Articles of Dissolution 12/15/2009 12/15/2009 12/15/2009 11:01 AM 20091654454 

Thus it actually had an existence of literally just over 3 months.  As a matter of fact, this dovetailed neatly with two other short-lived corporations under Ms. Joneen — ALL THREE were formed on the same date:

Found 4 matching record(s).  Viewing page 1 of 1.
# ID # Entity Name Entity Type Date Filed Entity StatusClick here to sort in ascending order.
1 20091474442  Relationship Wellness Foundation Nonprofit Corporation 09/04/2009 DQ
2 20091474397  Relationship Wellness Institute Corporation 09/04/2009 DQ
3 20031350604  The Center for Relationship Education Nonprofit Corporation 11/06/2003 GOOD
4 20091473860  Center for Relationship Education, Dissolved December 15, 2009 Nonprofit Corporation 09/04/2009 VDISS

OK:  The “Relational Wellness Foundation (NONprofit) was formed about mid-day on 9/4/09  as a nonprofit, and within hours, its name was changed to ” Relationship Wellness Foundation,” after which it never filed, and eventually was dissolved because of this.  Did any monies go through it, was anything done?

It appears that the For Profit corp “Institute” (line 2 above) went through the same process, simultaneous with the “Center for Relationship Education” (also dissolved), while meantime, the group “WAIT Training (founded 11/06/2003) somehow continued, as a nonprofit, but heck if I can see when THAT corporation ever filed for its new name, THE Center for Relationship Education as changed from “WAIT Training.”

However, on their website, it claims this change happened in 2010 because of increased scope of services (oh?  since when was abstinence education as the main “thrust” ever off the board, or any articles of corporation incorporate any other purpose?):

Here is the (or at least one of the) current website, http://www.myrelationshipcenter.org/Home%20Page

The website banner, with an icon of One figure, reads “The Center For Relationship Education” and has logos to “Healthy Marriage Project”  and below it “WAIT Training and Resources.”

On the “History” page, no start date is given, just Joneen’s anecdote explaining why the group began.  If you read it all, finally the name change is explained (although looks to me like WAIT Training is still alive and well as a name, or trademark):

In 2010 the WAIT Training agency changed its name to the Center for Relationship Education to more accurately reflect the broad scope of work we accomplish through:

  • Relationship Education for students
  • Marriage Education for singles, engaged, and married couples
  • Promoting Responsible Fatherhood
  • Divorce Recovery, Starting Over and Skill Building (for future relationships)

This website in fine print at the bottom, is  Co. 2011 in fine print at the bottom

and the logo (again, stating the company name is “C.R.E.” although that was clearly dissolved on 12/15/2009)   {{IMAGE LINK EXPIRED/ BLANK SPACE REMOVED//2019]]

 

(which group charges a % of one’s revenue for membership privileges too; i.e., sliding scale, even when your $$ comes from the federal government, I guess).

Like many groups, it is specializing in training the trainers.  The two co-founders had a busy fall, and if you’re fast, you can get to a WAIT Training (how to persuade teenagers not to have sex) seminar in Tallahassee, FL and go see visit NARME offices, which apparently are there, too:

Sometimes I wonder if any of the adult promoters of all this are simply engaged in sex-less marriages** and just want to make sure the teens are not having more fun.  WIth the amount of grants flowing this direcdtion, surely the parents should be able to have a little fun themselves, although clearly filing the “tricky” 2-page annual report isn’t nearly so much fun as filing electronically to set up another corporation at the same street address as the prior ones….

(**although a WAIT Training RipOff report claims Joneen divorced since starting the organization).

THIS SITE is selling a lot of materials for $150-$199/each (DOWNLOADABLE — very high profit margin), and recommending $299 trainings to go along with them.  See “STORE” and This is only one of 5 items up there:)  As such, I believe it should be required to file!

WHY IT MATTERS?  THIS IS WHY:

Recipient Name City State ZIP Code County DUNS Number Sum of Awards
WAIT Training  DENVER CO 80237 DENVER 137401704 $ 9,933,832
Recipient Name City State ZIP Code County DUNS Number Sum of Awards
Abstinence and Relationship Training Center  ENGLEWOOD CO 80111 ARAPAHOE $ 175,000

  Notice:  “DUNS” # is blank for this first $175,000 grant — however to do business with the gov’t one is to have a DUNS#.  This group is WAIT training….  But I couldn’t hae known this for sure without a visit to the STate of Colorado Secretary of state.  Notice, this IS called a “NONprofit” although I dare you to find an EIN# or report for that year:  Also notice they are indifferent cities & counties ….

Taking that DUNS# to another database (understanding that the $175K won’t register) I find out that USASpending.gov isn’t registering everything either — or TAGGS is overreporting?

 

  • Total Dollars:$6,370,289
  • Transactions:1 – 13 of 13

 

 

of which 11 are grants:

 

  • Total Dollars:$6,357,789
  • Transactions:1 – 11 of 11

 

The difference between this representing a purchase order for 2 marriage retreats for the Dept. of Defense:

 

  • Total Dollars:$12,500
  • Transactions:1 – 2 of 2

 

(from “TAGGS”)

ALSO INTERESTING (if you do a timeline on USASPending.gov, with the DUNS# and no other select)

you’ll see clearly that this database has recorded NO expenditures pre-2007.   I also note that it was able to pick up both corporate names of WAIT, where TAGGS did not.

Recipient: Abstinence and Relationship Training Center
Address: 10427 E Dorado Place
ENGLEWOOD, CO 80111
Country Name: United States of America
County Name: ARAPAHOE
HHS Region: 8
Type: Other Educational Organization
Class: Non-Profit Public Non-Government Organizations

AWARD ACTIONS

 

Showing: 1 – 1 of 1 Award Actions

FY Award Number Award Title Budget Year of Support Award Code Agency Action Issue Date DUNS Number Amount This Action
2004 CCU823730  PROGRAMS TO IMPROVE THE HEALTH, EDUCATION,AND WELL-BEING OF YOUNG PEOPLE. 1 0 CDC 05-13-2004 $ 175,000 

I was pretty sure it was the same group, given that when I click on that grant (CCU823730), the only other recipient is WAIT training: Year one was the 2003 incorporation, and like I say, soon after the name had changed.

FY Recipient City State Budget Year of Support Award Code Agency Action Issue Date Amount This Action
2005 WAIT Training  DENVER CO 2 0 CDC 05-12-2005 $ 174,718 
Fiscal Year 2005 Total: $ 174,718

 

FY Recipient City State Budget Year of Support Award Code Agency Action Issue Date Amount This Action
2004 Abstinence and Relationship Training Center  ENGLEWOOD CO 1 0 CDC 05-13-2004 $ 175,000 
Fiscal Year 2004 Total: $ 175,000

Would you like to know what that “CCU” grant was really about?  with a little TAGGS hunt & peck, I found 101 “CCU” grants in Colorado (had to limit it somehow!) and then, viewing the CFDA#s, deduced that this one was CFDA 93938.  Marked only as the obscure acronym, “SHEPSA” on the search field, we find the truth is coming out:

This is — at least as far as WAIT is concerned, I’ll danged well bet you! — HIV Prevention by way of Abstinence Education, cooperative agreement with the Colorado Department of Education.  starting in about 2002:  here you go!  Someone had to do this, so I figure I will, sorry if the cart exceeds the margins:

(TAGGS Advanced Search, Selected on:  Colorado, CFDA 93938, Grant (I just typed in “CCU”), years:  ALL and the fields you see below as Columns for the report):

Fiscal Year Grantee Name City Award Number Award Title CFDA Number CFDA Program Name Award
Activity Type
Award

Action Type

Principal Investigator Sum of Actions
2006 CO ST DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION DENVER CCU822596 IMPROV.THE HTH, ED.,AND WELL-BEING OF YOUNG PEOP. THRU COORD.SCH.HTH PGMS 93938 Cooperative Agreements to Support Comprehensive School Health Programs to Prevent the Spread of HIV and Other Important Health Problems DEMONSTRA-TION NON-COMPETING CONTINU-ATION DAVE POEHLER $ 891,734
2005 CO ST DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION DENVER CCU822596 IMPROV.THE HTH, ED.,AND WELL-BEING OF YOUNG PEOP. THRU COORD.SCH.HTH PGMS 93938 Cooperative Agreements to Support Comprehensive School Health Programs to Prevent the Spread of HIV and Other Important Health Problems DEMONSTRA-TION ADMINISTRATIVE SUPPLEMENT ( + OR – ) (DISCRETIONARY OR BLOCK AWARDS) DAVE POEHLER $ 10,825
2005 CO ST DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION DENVER CCU822596 IMPROV.THE HTH, ED.,AND WELL-BEING OF YOUNG PEOP. THRU COORD.SCH.HTH PGMS 93938 Cooperative Agreements to Support Comprehensive School Health Programs to Prevent the Spread of HIV and Other Important Health Problems DEMONSTRA-TION NON-COMPETING CONTINU-ATION DAVE POEHLER $ 897,215
2005 ROCKY MOUNTAIN CENTER FOR HEALTH PROMOTION LAKEWOOD CCU823740 PROGRAMS TO IMPROVE THE HEALTH, EDUCATION,AND WELL-BEING OF YOUNG PEOPLE. 93938 Cooperative Agreements to Support Comprehensive School Health Programs to Prevent the Spread of HIV and Other Important Health Problems DEMONSTRA-TION NON-COMPETING CONTINUATION JOHN CANFIELD $ 250,000
2005 WAIT Training DENVER CCU823730 PROGRAMS TO IMPROVE THE HEALTH, EDUCATION,AND WELL-BEING OF YOUNG PEOPLE. 93938 Cooperative Agreements to Support Comprehensive School Health Programs to Prevent the Spread of HIV and Other Important Health Problems DEMONSTRA-TION NON-COMPETING CONTINUATION SALLY GOSS $ 174,718
2004 Abstinence and Relationship Training Center ENGLEWOOD CCU823730 PROGRAMS TO IMPROVE THE HEALTH, EDUCATION,AND WELL-BEING OF YOUNG PEOPLE. 93938 Cooperative Agreements to Support Comprehensive School Health Programs to Prevent the Spread of HIV and Other Important Health Problems DEMONSTRA-TION NEW SALLY GOSS $ 175,000
2004 CO ST DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION DENVER CCU822596 IMPROV.THE HTH, ED.,AND WELL-BEING OF YOUNG PEOP. THRU COORD.SCH.HTH PGMS 93938 Cooperative Agreements to Support Comprehensive School Health Programs to Prevent the Spread of HIV and Other Important Health Problems DEMONSTRA–TION NON-COMPETING CONTINUATION STACEY MATTISON $ 897,800
2004 ROCKY MOUNTAIN CENTER FOR HEALTH PROMOTION LAKEWOOD CCU823740 PROGRAMS TO IMPROVE THE HEALTH, EDUCATION,AND WELL-BEING OF YOUNG PEOPLE. 93938 Cooperative Agreements to Support Comprehensive School Health Programs to Prevent the Spread of HIV and Other Important Health Problems DEMONSTRA–TION NEW JOYNER SIMS PH.D. $ 250,000
2003 CO ST DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION DENVER CCU822596 IMPROV.THE HTH, ED.,AND WELL-BEING OF YOUNG PEOP. THRU COORD.SCH.HTH PGMS 93938 Cooperative Agreements to Support Comprehensive School Health Programs to Prevent the Spread of HIV and Other Important Health Problems DEMONSTRA-TION ADMINISTRATIVE SUPPLEMENT ( + OR – ) (DISCRETIONARY OR BLOCK AWARDS) KAREN CONNEL, SUPERVISOR $ 294,110
2003 CO ST DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION DENVER CCU822596 IMPROV.THE HTH, ED.,AND WELL-BEING OF YOUNG PEOP. THRU COORD.SCH.HTH PGMS 93938 Cooperative Agreements to Support Comprehensive School Health Programs to Prevent the Spread of HIV and Other Important Health Problems DEMONSTRA-TION NEW KAREN CONNEL, SUPERVISOR $ 442,458
2002 CO ST DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION DENVER CCU822596 IMPROV.THE HTH, ED.,AND WELL-BEING OF YOUNG PEOP. THRU COORD.SCH.HTH PGMS 93938 Cooperative Agreements to Support Comprehensive School Health Programs to Prevent the Spread of HIV and Other Important Health Problems DEMONSTRA-TION NEW KAREN CONNEL, SUPERVISOR $ 442,458
Results 1 to 11 of 11 matches.

I’m interested in the Rocky Mountain ALternatives group, and googled “Joyner Simms, Ph.D. :  SourceWatch shows him active in Tallahassee, FL (where Joneen’s membership group NARME recently incorporated), is this the same?

Dr. Sims was located at University of South Florida, College of Public Health, 13201 N. Bruce B. Downs Blvd. (MDC 56), Tampa, Florida 33612-3805; Phone (913) 974-6644; Fax (813) 974-6741.

This may be a more current information on Dr. Sims:

Joyner Sims, Ph.D.
Manager, Public Policy
DuPont Merck Pharmaceuticals
1555 Delaney Drive, Apt. 101
Tallahassee, Florida 32308
Phone: 850/906-0725
Fax: 850/906-0755

An inset to this publication (page 4) explains how CDC/DASH (Dept of Adolescent School Health Programs) is announcing a new health intitiative competitive grant offering (2003) around HIV Prevention, which includes abstinence.  It explains that Dr. Joyner was hired by CDC/DASH.  The newsletter is dated Sept 2003, and announces the grant series available, a very narrow window (announced 10/6/2003, letter of intent due by 11/8/2003) for Letters for Notice of Intent.  Page 4 explains what’s happening, above.  By the way, not only in Colorado, I”m sure!

The Rocky Mountain Health Center (TAGGS) has two listings; one (like  the “Abstinence Relationship Training Center, above) has no DUNS# and seems to be the same grants purpose, found by EIN# (which I found on a 990-finder).

Recipient EIN = 742357255

Showing: 1 – 2 of 2 Recipients

Recipient Name City State ZIP Code County DUNS Number Sum of Awards
ROCKY MOUNTAIN CENTER FOR HEALTH PROMOTION  LAKEWOOD CO 80214 JEFFERSON 783296593 $ 285,714
ROCKY MOUNTAIN CENTER FOR HEALTH PROMOTION  LAKEWOOD CO 80214 JEFFERSON $ 500,000

UNlike WAIT Training, it’s been around a long time (since 1983), has not repeatedly shape-shifted or changed its names, and appears to have been filing its tax returns.  Details show:

 

RECIPIENT INFORMATION

 

 

 

Recipient: ROCKY MOUNTAIN CENTER FOR HEALTH PROMOTION
Address: 7525 WEST 10TH AVE
LAKEWOOD, CO 80214
Country Name: United States of America
County Name: JEFFERSON
HHS Region: 8
Type: Other Health Organization
Class: Non-Profit Private Non-Government Organizations

 

AWARD ACTIONS

 

Showing: 1 – 4 of 4 Award Actions

 

 

FY Award Number Award Title Budget Year of Support Award Code Agency Action Issue Date DUNS Number Amount This Action
2011 U58DP003184  PRIORITY 8A: PROVIDE PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT TO DASH-FUNDED PARTNERS 1 000 CDC 05-20-2011 783296593 $ 285,714 
2011 U58DP003184  PRIORITY 8A: PROVIDE PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT TO DASH-FUNDED PARTNERS 1 001 CDC 06-21-2011 783296593 $ 0 
Fiscal Year 2011 Total: $ 285,714

 

FY Award Number Award Title Budget Year of Support Award Code Agency Action Issue Date DUNS Number Amount This Action
2005 CCU823740  PROGRAMS TO IMPROVE THE HEALTH, EDUCATION,AND WELL-BEING OF YOUNG PEOPLE. 2 0 CDC 05-04-2005 $ 250,000 
Fiscal Year 2005 Total: $ 250,000

 

FY Award Number Award Title Budget Year of Support Award Code Agency Action Issue Date DUNS Number Amount This Action
2004 CCU823740  PROGRAMS TO IMPROVE THE HEALTH, EDUCATION,AND WELL-BEING OF YOUNG PEOPLE. 1 0 CDC 05-13-2004 $ 250,000 
Fiscal Year 2004 Total: $ 250,000

 

Total of all award actions: $ 785,714

  

Moreover, using the DUNS# from “WAIT Training” (TAGGS search result above, #137401704) we see there’s far more than $9 million involved here, plus the initial $175K that was not listed under any DUNS# in 2004, with its first incorporation name:

RESPONSIBLE FATHERHOOD 2011 HHS GRANTEES

RESPSONSIBLE FATHERHOOD GRANTEES

Legal Name Organization City
State
Award Amount
Cook Inlet Tribal Council Anchorage
AK
$800,000
Alabama Department of Finance Montgomery
AL
$2,500,000
Children’s Institute Inc. Los Angeles
CA
$2,500,000
Fresno County Economic Oppt Commission Fresno
CA
$782,002
Imperial Valley Regional Occupational Program El Centro
CA
$798,928
The East Los Angeles Community Union (TELACU) Los Angeles
CA
$799,999
Social Advocates for Youth San Diego San Diego
CA
$790,927
Friends Outside in Los Angeles County Pasedena
CA
$518,067
Children’s Hospital Los Angeles Los Angeles
CA
$784,521
Archuleta County Department of Human Services Pagosa Spring
CO
$442,291
County of Montrose Montrose
CO
$574,524
Catholic Charities, Inc. Arch. Of Hartford Hartford
CT
$800,000
National Organization of Concerned Black Men Washington
DC
$799,999
Healthy Families/Thriving Communities Washington
DC
$1,533,518
Jewish Family & Children’s Service of Sarasota-Manatee Sarasota
FL
$799,984
Mid-Iowa Community Action, Inc. Marshalltown
IA
$765,433
McDermott Center dba Haymarket Center Chicago
IL
$796,393
Springfield Urban League, Inc. Springfield
IL
$1,387,327
Gateway Community Services Organization West Liberty
KY
$799,999
Council on Prevention & Eductaion (COPES) Louisville
KY
$549,673
Lexington Leadership Foundation Lexington
KY
$449,113
Supportive Integrated Services Shreveport
LA
$537,537
Oakland Livingston Human Services Agency Pontiac
MI
$432,251
Urban Ventures Leadership Foundation Minneapolis
MN
$709,385
Goodwill Industries, Inc. Saint Paul
MN
$1,772,546
Father’s Support Center St. Louis, Inc. St. Louis
MO
$1,530,190
Connection to Success Kansas City
MO
$702,553
Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes Pablo
MT
$2,440,131
New Jersey Department of Corrections (Re-Entry) Trenton
NJ
$1,039,049
PB&J Family Services, Inc (Re-Entry) Albequrque
NM
$1,476,500
Structured Employment Economic Dev. Corp New York
NY
$2,500,000
EAC, Inc. Hempstead
NY
$533,040
Retreat, Inc. East Hampton
NY
$786,000
Chautauqua Opportunities, Inc. Dunkirk
NY
$618,031
Family Services of Westchester, Inc. Port Chester
NY
$543,906
The Fortune Society, Inc. Long Island
NY
$725,000
WSOS Community Action Commission, Inc. Fremont
OH
$560,000
The RIDGE Project, Inc. (Re-Entry) Defiance
OH
$1,500,000
The RIDGE Project, Inc. Defiance
OH
$2,500,000
Employment Opportunity Training Center Scranton
PA
$379,755
People for People, Inc. Philadelphia
PA
$648,273
Goodwill Industries of Southwestern PA Pittsburgh
PA
$799,952
Children’s Friend and Service Providence
RI
$735,527
Lutheran Social Service of South Dakota (Re-Entry) Sioux Falls
SD
$1,229,141
Douglas-Cherokee Economic Authority Morristown
TN
$416,063
Shelby County Government Memphis
TN
$797,809
Metro Nashville Public Health Department Nashville
TN
$1,589,107
Goodwill Industries of Central Texas Austin
TX
$623,965
Southwest Key Programs, Inc. Austin
TX
$799,594
Horizon Outreach Spring
TX
$480,732
Tarrant County Workforce Dev. Brd Ft.Worth
TX
$2,106,804
Youth and Family Alliance dba LifeWorks Austin
TX
$600,000
Child & Family Services of Eastern VA Norfolk
VA
$471,156
Total Action Against Poverty/Roanoke Valley Roanoke
VA
$766,515
Visiting Nurse Association of Chittendon Colchester
VT
$390,600
Northwest Marriage Institute Vancouver
WA
$747,281
Milwaukee County Dept. of Child Support Milwaukee
WI
$1,806,892
ADVOCAP, Inc. Fund du Lac
WI
$776,994
Kanawha Institute for Social Research (KISRA) Dunbar
WV
$2,351,675
Total Award Amount
$59,396,652
This post was more narrative than I’d intended, however, I will continue exploring the grantees, through the tools demonstrated above and any others I find!

Written by Let's Get Honest

October 16, 2011 at 8:26 pm

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70 New Healthy Marriage/Fatherhood Grantees for 2011, series “90FM” (And Why Let’s Get Honest is NOT amused….)

with 2 comments

 

After an exhausting, bloodhound-trail-following attempt to get the “REAL” California Healthy Marriage Coalition” (complete with whoever is running it) to Please Stand Up (on-line, in the form of a historically coherent, traceable set of incorporations, nonprofit registrations, and if I”m lucky, even 990s filed on-line), I determined to post the entire list, and talk about some of them.  Which is below.  I am also starting a new Page here to start profiling these BUSINESSES, AGENCIES or DEPARTMENTS (see grantee types) one by one.  I disclaim all responsibility for any actions readers may take on what’s below before fact-checking themselves; I think the dizzying re-incarnations of a certain two (basic) California groups may have resulted in cross-referencing one with the other at times,

For my birthday, I would also like to see the articles of incorporation of EVERY SINGLE one of the Healthy Marriage / Responsible Fatherhood Grantees, so the public can know which of them used to be (or still are) working for:

(1) The Department of HHS/ACF (who it seems would be approving the grants), &/or :

(2) Local Court system or other County Public Employment, with potential influence on who steers the contracts that these nonprofits are going to take advantage other, in the booming business of “parent education” “marriage education” ‘Fatherhood promotion” and what’s apparently another one, “RELATIONSHIP SKILLS DEVELOPMENT.”

I also would like a chart (it’d need to be 3D at this point) cross-referencing Board of Directors in common.  As most normal people are not this anal-retentive, or “could care less,” I’ll likely produce that birthday gift myself.

Any of those terms can be used to suck money out of the Title IV-A (welfare) and Title IV-D (Child Support Enforcement) funds, plus some others, like child welfare, which is synonymous with a child going to sleep with a biological father in the home, apparently (judging by some of the programs being promoted around the term “child welfare.”

Moreover, when scrutinized, the financial — business – profit is actually going to any company that has developed a marketable curriculum.  This is not only in the form of money, but also in the form of reputation, and anything that would help them keep their place in line for more federally-sponsored business promotion.  Meanwhile, one or both of the parties being forced or induced to consume their material — or divorce in front of judges who believe they should, and have some stake in some of those nonprofits or for-profits — are most likely losing finances and reputation.

In that regard, these guys put AFCC to shame. AFCC markets quit a bit of its own material, including the usual Conference CDS, DVDs) including BOOKS — and does this through mandated participation via family law system.  But I think they have to work a little harder at keeping it going — in other words, it takes a court order to force someone in front of a parent educator, parent coordinator (unless they can be induced to do so voluntarily under duress) and into a parent education classes aimed at a 5th grade mentality and taking up one’s dwindling resource of TIME.

But it does NOT take a court order for the manufacturers of a marriage curriculum to get their local pastors, priests, and the occasional rabbi or imam,* to (1) form a corporation with profits anticipated and grants to set it up and (2) set up a website soliciting business, after they understand of course that step one is to join a coalition and then buy into being trained to market membership in the same corporation.  Brilliant.  Of course, AFCC’s preparatory work in wearing down couples and pushing for legislation, and forming associations to endorse each other’s policies while pretending independence, is going to be helpful overall publicity….

(no relation, but interesting reference:  I.M.A.M. organization, incl points 1& 2 out of 5:)

  1. To be a central resource for the Shia Muslims in North America and their religious and spiritual leadership (Marja’iyyah) in all that pertains to matters of their religion and beliefs away from any political or party influence.
  2. To organize matters of the Shia Muslims in North America in relevant areas such as worship, marriage, divorce, wills, inheritance, or other religious legal matters.

No, if we want to eradicate poverty in this country we should teach someone to set up a corporation selling healthy marriage curriculum, and trying to persuade teenagers not to have sex.  We are not likely to run out of sexually active teens (or for that matter, mature adults) and I don’t think divorce is going anywhere — so there is definitely a market niche.  Too bad some us didn’t get in on it in the 1980s, but judging by the 1990s and 2000s, there’s hope for newcomers if they buy in, imitate the business model, and don’t rock the boat.

Ideally, this curriculum should be completely self-promoting and self-executing by internet download.  That way, more is left over from the grants gotten to promote it — not including whatever is lost in the black hole of “No accountability,” several of which are showing up, the closer one looks.

The names of this curriculum tend to run in cutesy-sounding acronyms, one summary of which shows up here:

MML, LoveU2(tr), PREP, PREPARE/ENRICH, “PAIRS” (and so forth), plus a whole variety of BootCamps

MML — “Mastering the Mysteries of Love”; PAIRS – “Practical Application of Intimate Relationship Skills, PREP – “Prevention and Relation Education Program

(link shows that PREP is hoping to adapt a version for Muslim Couples, working with a group in Qatar).

Some of these hearken back to University Institutes and research/demonstration grants previously funded by the US Government. One of these days, if they get enough TANF participants (and others) forced through these classes, they may come up with the right formula to create the perfect human relationship.  Alternately, they can continue working on producing the perfect human being through Early Headstart, the K-12 public education system, and whatever other sources are around.

Officer/RA Name Entity Name Entity Number
EISENBERG, SETH D THE PAIRS FOUNDATION, INC. N00000003614
EISENBERG, SETH D 411-KIDS, INC. N04000002485
EISENBERG, SETH D UST INTERNATIONAL, INC. P96000094023
EISENBERG, SETH D THE PAIRS FOUNDATION, INC. N00000003614

 

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Recipient: AUBURN UNIVERSITY
Recipient ZIP Code: 36849

FY Award Number Award Title Budget Year of Support CFDA Number Agency Action Issue Date Amount This Action
2011 90FM0006 ALABAMA HEALTHY MARRIAGE AND RELATIONSHIP EDUCATION INITIATIVE (AHMREI) 1 93.086 ACF 09-27-2011   $ 2,489,548 
Award Actions Count: 1 Award Actions Subtotal: $ 2,489,548

Recipient: AVANCE, INC
Recipient ZIP Code: 77092

FY Award Number Award Title Budget Year of Support CFDA Number Agency Action Issue Date Amount This Action
2011 90FM0041 COMMUNITY-CENTERED HEALTHY MARRIAGE AND RELATIONSHIP GRANTS 1 93.086 ACF 09-26-2011   $ 799,999 
Award Actions Count: 1 Award Actions Subtotal: $ 799,999

Recipient: Alliance for North Texas Healthy & Effective Marriages
Recipient ZIP Code: 75246-1754

FY Award Number Award Title Budget Year of Support CFDA Number Agency Action Issue Date Amount This Action
2011 90FM0018 ALLIANCE FOR NORTH TEXAS HEALTHY AND EFFECTIVE MARRIAGES, DBA ANTHEM STRONG FAMILIES WILL IMPLEMENT A 3-TIERED PROJECT THAT PROVIDES HEALTHY MARRIAGE SERVICES, ECONOMIC STABILITY AND JOB PLACEMENT. 1 93.086 ACF 09-26-2011   $ 1,514,359 
Award Actions Count: 1 Award Actions Subtotal: $ 1,514,359

Recipient: Arizona Youth Partnership
Recipient ZIP Code: 85741-2259

FY Award Number Award Title Budget Year of Support CFDA Number Agency Action Issue Date Amount This Action
2011 90FM0030 BUILDING FUTURES FOR FAMILIES-HEALTHY MARRIAGE PROJECT IN PIMA, PINAL AND GILA COUNTIES OF ARIZONA. 1 93.086 ACF 09-28-2011   $ 634,536 
Award Actions Count: 1 Award Actions Subtotal: $ 634,536

Recipient: BEECH ACRES PARENTING CENTER
Recipient ZIP Code: 45230-2907

FY Award Number Award Title Budget Year of Support CFDA Number Agency Action Issue Date Amount This Action
2011 90FM0029 BUILDING STRONG MARRIAGES AND RELATIONSHIPS 1 93.086 ACF 09-26-2011   $ 799,999 
Award Actions Count: 1 Award Actions Subtotal: $ 799,999

Recipient: BETHANY CHRISTIAN SERVICES
Recipient ZIP Code: 49501-0294

FY Award Number Award Title Budget Year of Support CFDA Number Agency Action Issue Date Amount This Action
2011 90FM0011 BE REAL PROGRAM (“BUILDING AND ENHANCING RELATIONSHIPS, EMPLOYMENT, AND LIFE SKILLS”) 1 93.086 ACF 09-26-2011   $ 799,996 
Award Actions Count: 1 Award Actions Subtotal: $ 799,996

Recipient: CAMBODIAN ASSOCIATION OF AMERICA, INC
Recipient ZIP Code: 90806-2708

FY Award Number Award Title Budget Year of Support CFDA Number Agency Action Issue Date Amount This Action
2011 90FM0034 MARRIAGE ENRICHMENT PROJECT 1 93.086 ACF 09-26-2011   $ 570,000 
Award Actions Count: 1 Award Actions Subtotal: $ 570,000

Recipient: CATHOLIC CHARITIES
Recipient ZIP Code: 67214-3504

FY Award Number Award Title Budget Year of Support CFDA Number Agency Action Issue Date Amount This Action
2011 90FM0042 PROVIDING MARRIAGE AND RELATIONSHIPS SKILLS AS WELL AS JOB AND CAREER ADVANCEMENT ACTIVITIES THAT WILL PROMOTE ECONOMIC STABILITY AND SELF-SUFFICIENCY 1 93.086 ACF 09-26-2011   $ 1,445,587 
Award Actions Count: 1 Award Actions Subtotal: $ 1,445,587

Recipient: CATHOLIC CHARITIES/DIOCESE TRENTON
Recipient ZIP Code: 08618-5705

FY Award Number Award Title Budget Year of Support CFDA Number Agency Action Issue Date Amount This Action
2011 90FM0016 EL CENTRO HEALTHY MARRIAGES INITIATIVE 1 93.086 ACF 09-26-2011   $ 555,300 
Award Actions Count: 1 Award Actions Subtotal: $ 555,300

Recipient: CHILDREN`S AID SOCIETY IN CLEARFIELD COUNTY
Recipient ZIP Code: 16830-3323

FY Award Number Award Title Budget Year of Support CFDA Number Agency Action Issue Date Amount This Action
2011 90FM0003 HEALTHY RELATIONSHIP PROJECT IN CENTRAL PENNSYLVANIA WITH A FOCUS ON CLEARFIELD COUNTY AND 8 ADJACENT COUNTIES INCLUDING AA (II)(III)(IV) AND (V) 1 93.086 ACF 09-27-2011   $ 354,714 
Award Actions Count: 1 Award Actions Subtotal: $ 354,714

Recipient: COMMUNITY PREVENTION PARTNERSHIP OF BERKS COUNTY
Recipient ZIP Code: 19601-3303

FY Award Number Award Title Budget Year of Support CFDA Number Agency Action Issue Date Amount This Action
2011 90FM0044 COMMUNITY-CENTERED HEALTHY MARRIAGE AND RELATIONSHIP PROJECT 1 93.086 ACF 09-27-2011   $ 787,665 
Award Actions Count: 1 Award Actions Subtotal: $ 787,665

Recipient: CRECIENDOS UNIDOS/GROWING TOGETHER
Recipient ZIP Code: 85004

FY Award Number Award Title Budget Year of Support CFDA Number Agency Action Issue Date Amount This Action
2011 90FM0021 TODO ES POSIBLE (EVERYTHING IS POSSIBLE) – A MARRIAGE PROGRAM FOR HISPANIC FAMILIES IN PHOENIX, AZ 1 93.086 ACF 09-27-2011   $ 359,796 
Award Actions Count: 1 Award Actions Subtotal: $ 359,796

Recipient: California Healthy Marriages Coalition
Recipient ZIP Code: 92024-2215

FY Award Number Award Title Budget Year of Support CFDA Number Agency Action Issue Date Amount This Action
2011 90FM0019 CALIFORNIA COMMUNITY-CENTERED HEALTHY MARRIAGE AND RELATIONSHIP PROJECT 1 93.086 ACF 09-27-2011   $ 2,500,000 
Award Actions Count: 1 Award Actions Subtotal: $ 2,500,000

  LGH notes on this group:   (Needs to be a separate post, but here’s a teaser):

SEARCHED THIS GROUP BY ITS EIN# (Simple “Recipient” search on TAGGS”) — there are two series, note DUNS#s….

Recipient Name City State ZIP Code County DUNS Number Sum of Awards
California Healthy Marriages Coalition  LEUCADIA CA 92024-2215 SAN DIEGO 003664535 $ 7,883,475
California Healthy Marriages Coalition  LEUCADIA CA 92024-2215 SAN DIEGO 361795151 $ 7,142,080

The heading (when you click on the title, above) shows the street address.  Note:  LEUCADIA, and in SAN DIEGO area.     

Recipient: California Healthy Marriages Coalition
Address: 1045 PASSIFLORA AVE
LEUCADIA, CA 92024-2215
Country Name: United States of America
County Name: SAN DIEGO
HHS Region: 9
Type: Other Social Services Organization
Class: Non-Profit Private Non-Government Organizations

 

However, from the official HHS/ACF Grantee award announcement, HERE, there is no entry for “California Healthy Marriages Coalition.”  How could there be, in 2011, as the outfit no longer exists.  Instead, it’s called (latest corporate name incarnation I could find, may not be the most current):

(From the ACF site, not TAGGS:  http://www.acf.hhs.gov/news/press/2011/Grantawards2011.html.  As TAGGS information is supplied by the agency in question (see description on the site) the information should match, and public should be able to sort by an identification number.  That’s basic common sense — IF the intent was transparency).

Healthy Relationships California Leucadia
CA
$2,500,000

What on TAGGS (and on the public website) is “California Healthy Marriages Coalition” is now called, “Healthy Relationships California.”

This is why the TAGGS database, which possesses EIN# and DUNS#, could easily have put that field in any report generated, but chose to omit EIN (would probably show up a lot of grantees who never bothered to get one) so we could follow the career & grants-allocations track of a nonprofit that keeps changing its corporate name, something that only checking at the State (not federal) level would otherwise show.    And Healthy Marriage Grantees are notoriously (when examined) shape-shifters.

So I check out this nonprofit name on the Charitable Trusts registration, California STate Office of Attorney General:

Organization Name Registration Number Record Type Registration Status City State Registration Type Record Type
HEALTHY RELATIONSHIPS CALIFORNIA CT0149740 Charity Delinquent LEUCADIA CA Charity Registration Charity
1

 

 This is the detail.  For some reason no “Address Line1” is entered (matching the Secretary of State entry for this name)
Below is the detailed data for the registrant you selected.
You may CLOSE this window to return to the Search Results and choose another registrant.
Registrant Information
Full Name: HEALTHY RELATIONSHIPS CALIFORNIA FEIN: 680606790
Type: Public Benefit Corporate or Organization Number: 2746528
Registration Number: CT0149740
Record Type: Charity Registration Type: Charity Registration
Issue Date: 3/3/2009 Renewal Due Date: 5/15/2011
Registration Status: Delinquent Date This Status: 3/17/2011
Date of Last Renewal: 3/17/2011
Address Information
Address Line 1: (SAME AS ABOVE) Phone:
Address Line 2:
Address Line 3:
Address Line 4: LEUCADIA CA 92024
Annual Renewal Information
Fiscal Begin: 01-JAN-05
Fiscal End: 31-DEC-05
Total Assets: $48,225.00
Gross Annual Revenue: $60,606.00
RRF Received: 23-MAR-09
Returned Date:
990 Attached: Y
Status: Accepted

NOTE:  The $48,225.00 was probably a “Compassion Capacity-Building Grant” to start with.   Google “990 finder” and search by EIN to get the Federal Fillings:

Here, the amount $48,225 shows under “CHMC.”

ORGANIZATION NAME

STATE

YEAR

TOTAL ASSETS

FORM

PAGES

EIN

California Healthy Marriages Coal CA 2005 $48,225 990EZ 10 68-0606790
California Healthy Marriages Coalition CA 2008 $328,871 990 24 68-0606790
California Healthy Marriages Coalition CA 2007 $340,894 990 19 68-0606790
California Healthy Marriages Coalition CA 2006 $148,062 990 21 68-0606790
California Healty Marriages Coaltion CA 2009 $334,155 990 22 68-0606790

Looking at the 2005 EIN, one reads purpose:  “CHMC has begun (in 2005) a 17-month federally-funded project

to offer training and technical assistance

to marriage-support organizations (including coalitions) throughout California.”  EXPENSES:   $41,709.

Two Directors (only) are listed:  Dennis Stoica (at a PO Box in Cerritos, CA), and Carolyn Curtis, Ph.D., at a street address in Sacramento.  Remember the names;

they will show up in several other related organizations / associations, including with another name-changing organization (getting millions) in Colorado.

Modest salaries are only $10K (Stoica) and $7K (Curtis).   Curtis seems to have better luck staying incorporated than STOICA:

(Secretary of State)

Entity Number Date Filed Status Entity Name Agent for Service of Process
C2629035 11/08/2004 SUSPENDED CALIFORNIA STATE HEALTHY MARRIAGE INITIATIVE  ((Oakland addresss) CHRIS GRIER
C2896098 06/01/2006 ACTIVE FRESNO COUNTY HEALTHY MARRIAGE COALITION, INC., A NONPROFIT PUBLIC BENEFIT CORPORATION ROBYN L ESRAELIAN
C2271911 03/07/2001 DISSOLVED HEALTHY CHALLENGES MARRIAGE, FAMILY AND CHILD COUNSELING PROFESSIONAL CORPORATION ELIZABETH LEHRER
C2884897 06/23/2006 SUSPENDED NATIONAL HEALTHY MARRIAGE RESOURCE CENTER DENNIS J STOICA
C2884898 06/23/2006 SUSPENDED ORANGE COUNTY HEALTHY MARRIAGE AND FAMILY COALITION DENNIS J STOICA
C2955473 10/04/2006 SUSPENDED RIVERSIDE HEALTHY MARRIAGE COALITION, INC. LEGALZOOM.COM, INC.
C2650745 05/12/2004 ACTIVE SACRAMENTO HEALTHY MARRIAGE PROJECT CAROLYN RICH CURTIS
C3210304 05/29/2009 ACTIVE SAINTS HEALTHY MARRIAGE PROJECT REGINA GLASPIE
C2860238 03/02/2006 ACTIVE STANISLAUS COUNTY HEALTHY MARRIAGE COALITION JAMES CARLETON STEWARD
C3013354 08/13/2007 ACTIVE YUBA-SUTTER HEALTHY MARRIAGE PROJECT WILLIAM F JENS

“ORANGE COUNTY HEALTHY MARRIAGE AND FAMILY COALITION” (Stoica, see above) never bothered to register with the Attorney General as a Nonprofit:

Organization Name Registration Number Record Type Registration Status City State Registration Type Record Type
ORANGE COUNTY HEALTHY MARRIAGE AND FAMILY COALITION Charity Not Registered SACRAMENTO CA Charity Registration Charity
1

which may have something to do with why it got suspended.  Alas, because that makes the EIN# harder to get at.  Mr. Stoica flew off (at least via internet) to Florida

and has started (as of 2010) an association of Marriage Educators, nevertheless, called “NARME.”  Moreover, for how many people refer to the Orange County Marriage group, one would think it’s still legitimate.  But I’m focusing on the other ones, today.

2011 News Release, announcement by Calif. Congressman Doris Matsui features Dr. Curtis and the “Relationship Skills Center,” from Matsui.house.gov:

Congresswoman Matsui Announces Nearly $800,000 for Local Family Development Services

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Doris Matsui (CA-5) announced that the Relationship Skills Center, a Sacramento-based relationship education non-profit, has been awarded $798,825 through the United States Department of Health and Human Services to provide relationship and family stability educational services.

Awarded through the Administration for Children and Families-Healthy Marriage Initiative, this funding will be used by the Relationship Skills Center to provide evidence based relationship education classes and case management services to help families improve their marriage and relationship skills, achieve career and economic stability, and connect families with a variety of community resources.

“We are thrilled to receive this grant.  In the last five years we have helped 735 couples form healthy, stable, safe families,” said Carolyn CurtisHISTORY OF THE HEALTHY MARRIAGE PROJECT

The Healthy Marriage Project was founded in 2004 by lifetime therapist and college professor Dr. Carolyn Curtis. She discovered that communities across the nation were organizing and reducing their divorce rate by up to 50%. After a successful career as a therapist helping one couple at a time, Curtis envisioned an organization that would be capable of changing the lives of thousands of couples and their children across our community. In 2005 HMP obtained its 501 (c) (3) designation and began providing relationship skills classes through community and faith-based organizations in the Sacramento Region. HMP received its first significant funding in the form of a $50,000 grant from the Compassion Capital Fund

Ph.D., Executive Director of the Relationship Skills Center.

The “Relationship Skills Center” (per Curtis’ LinkedIn profile) was “Formerly Healthy Marriage Project” and Dr. Curtis has worked there since 2004, “7 years 8 months”   OK….  Looking at the list of ACF grantees, this organization name does not appear.  However it has the same street address as “Sacramento Healthy Marriage Project,” including the suite#.

RELATIONSHIP SKILLS PAGE “CONTACT  US,”  URL:  “http://www.skills4us.org/Contact%20Us

Address
9719 Lincoln Village Drive, Suite 205
Sacramento, CA 95827

CHARITABLE TRUSTS:  “SACRAMENTO HEALTHY MARRIAGE PROJECT.”

Below is the detailed data for the registrant you selected.
You may CLOSE this window to return to the Search Results and choose another registrant.Registrant Information
Full Name: SACRAMENTO HEALTHY MARRIAGE PROJECT FEIN: 134280316
Type: Public Benefit Corporate or Organization Number: 2650745
Registration Number: 130981
Record Type: Charity Registration Type: Charity Registration
Issue Date: 12/31/2005 Renewal Due Date: 2/15/2011
Registration Status: Current Date This Status:
Date of Last Renewal: 8/10/2010
Address Information
Address Line 1: 9719 LINCOLN VILLAGE DR, SUITE 205 Phone:
Address Line 2:
Address Line 3:
Address Line 4: SACRAMENTO CA 95827
Organization Name Registration Number Record Type Registration Status City State Registration Type Record Type
SACRAMENTO HEALTHY MARRIAGE PROJECT 130981 Charity Current SACRAMENTO CA Charity Registration Charity
1

Moreover, if one looks at the details, it’s clear that “EIN# 134280316” has been a going concern (both assets and income) from Day 1 (2005-06 year), but has not provided the annual required RRF forms, or iRS reports, regularly, as required by law.  Finally in 2010, they got a slap on the wrist from the Attorney General:

(in the chart here, below the words “Fee Notice” are several entries indicating professional fundraising for the organization by “EXPRESSIONS.”  Professional Fundraisers also are required to register, and hand over evidence that their profits were received by an officer of the nonprofit they are raising funds for….  I’ll quote from the Fee Notice, which is a red flag for the public of something out of order for a nonprofit).

Fiscal Begin: 01-OCT-08
Fiscal End: 30-SEP-09
Total Assets: $37,781.00
Gross Annual Revenue: $670,305.00
RRF Received: 20-JUL-10
Returned Date:
990 Attached: Y
Status: Accepted
Fiscal Begin: 01-OCT-09
Fiscal End: 30-SEP-10
Total Assets: $64,938.00
Gross Annual Revenue: $598,785.00
RRF Received: 08-AUG-11
Returned Date:
990 Attached: Y
Status: Rejected
Related Documents
1045737 RRF-1 2008
1045738 IRS Form 990 2008
59107 RRF-1 2009
59108 IRS Form 990-EZ 2009
130981441796 Fee Notice
Prerequisite Information  {{LINES BELOW HERE REFER TO FUNDRAISING EVENTS..}} {{EXPRESSIONS is the PROFESSIONAL FUNDRAISER}}
Prereq Type: Prerequisite Relationship: Charity
Registrant: EXPRESSIONS
Registration No: E0005532 Registration Type: Fundraising Event Registration Status: Complete
Date Established: 6/30/2009 Association Date: 6/22/2009 Expiration Date: 7/31/2009
Prereq Type: Prerequisite Relationship: Charity
Registrant: EXPRESSIONS
Registration No: E0007825 Registration Type: Fundraising Event Registration Status: Complete
Date Established: 5/12/2010 Association Date: 4/24/2010 Expiration Date: 12/31/2010
Prereq Type: Prerequisite Relationship: Charity
Registrant: EXPRESSIONS
Registration No: E0011403 Registration Type: Fundraising Event Registration Status: Complete
Date Established: 7/13/2011 Association Date: 6/30/2011 Expiration Date: 7/31/2011

The FEE NOTICE, dated Sept. 20, 2011, “NOTICE OF INCOMPLETE REPORT,  reads,

1. Explanation/Information not provided for “YES” answer to Part B , Question No. 6.

Part B of an RRF is “PART B – STATEMENTS REGARDING ORGANIZATION DURING THE PERIOD OF THIS REPORT” and question 6 is:  

During this reporting period, did the organization receive any governmental funding? If so, provide an attachment listing the name of the agency, mailing address, contact person, and telephone number.  Incidentally, question 2 is:  During this reporting period, was there any theft, embezzlement, diversion or misuse of the organization’s charitable property or funds?  Question 5, for which (on the 2009 RRF, available to see on-line), “During this reporting period, were the services of a commercial fundraiser or fundraising counsel for charitable purposes used? If “yes,” provide an attachment listing the name, address, and telephone number of the service provider.

was checked “No,” and (right around Father’s Day 2009) they were using a commercial fundraiser, a sole proprietorship called “EXPRESSIONS.”

And (on 9/20/2011) the group was also reminded:

2. The $75 renewal fee was not received. Please send a check in that amount, payable to “Attorney General’s Registry of Charitable Trusts”.

In order to remain in compliance with the filing requirements set forth in Government Code sections 12586 and 12587, please provide the requested information, together with a copy of this letter, to the above address, within thirty (30) days of the date of this letter.

I look forward to finding out by October 20th whether this nonprofit which exists primarily as a recipient of a Federal Grants program directing funds from welfare and child support enforcement (as I understand it) into marriage education classes, will get its act together.  I’d also really like to read the articles of incorporation, which it would make sense to post, and some groups actually do, on-line.

On this ‘RELATIONSHIP SKILLS CENTER” (boasted about recently by Congressman Doris Matsui), we clearly have a SACRAMENTO emphasis, and address — yet, given that Carolyn Curtis shows as one of two incorporators of not the SACRAMENTO HEALTHY MARRIAGE but “CALIFORNIA HEALTHY MARRIAGE” (corporate registration showing a SAN DIEGO area, not SACRAMENT) (now called “HEALTHY RELATIONSHIPS” on the charitable site . . )  it appears that Relationship Skills Center (formerly Healthy Relationships — which IS “California Healthy Marriages” but shares a street address & jurisdiction with the Sacramento Healthy Marriage….) sees itself as the original organization, per its “About Us/ History Page”:

HISTORY OF THE HEALTHY MARRIAGE PROJECT

The Healthy Marriage Project was founded in 2004 by lifetime therapist and college professor Dr. Carolyn Curtis. … Curtis envisioned an organization that would be capable of changing the lives of thousands of couples and their children across our community. In 2005 HMP obtained its 501 (c) (3) designation and began providing relationship skills classes through community and faith-based organizations in the Sacramento Region.

…HMP received its first significant funding in the form of a $50,000 grant from the Compassion Capital Fund,   …

In 2006, HMP applied for and was awarded $2.5 million from the Administration for Children and Families to provide relationship skills classes to low income pregnant unwed couples or couples with an infant. The resulting Flourishing Families Program, now in its fourth year, has served over 500 families, and its success has been nationally recognized. In 2009 HMP was chosen as one of three from a total of 120 healthy marriage demonstration grantees to provide peer to peer training. HMP was selected to lead four workshops at the National Healthy Marriage – Responsible Fatherhood Grantee Conference.

OK, here are the 2 relevant ACF Grantees again, for 2011, per the Oct 3 news release. interesting that October is also “Domestic Violence Awareness Month”:

.Healthy Marriage Grantees (top of two charts; the bottom, of almost equal amount (total) is “Fatherhood.”

Legal Name Organization City
State
Award Amount
Healthy Relationships California Leucadia
CA
$2,500,000

Secretary of State shows Incorporator Patty Howell (and if one clicks, the Leucadia Address)   SOS site does not allow EXACT search, so we got others, too (it really is an inferior search site, and very unwieldy)

Entity Number Date Filed Status Entity Name Agent for Service of Process
C3073670 01/16/2008 SUSPENDED CALIFORNIA CENTER FOR HEALTHY RELATIONSHIPS, INC. LEGALZOOM.COM, INC.
C2746528 05/13/2005 ACTIVE HEALTHY RELATIONSHIPS CALIFORNIA PATTY HOWELL
C2790720 06/09/2006 ACTIVE OAKLAND BERKELEY INITIATIVE FOR HEALTHY RELATIONSHIPS DARRYL HARRISON
C2494811 01/06/2003 DISSOLVED THE CENTER FOR HEALTHY RELATIONSHIPS, INC. TAMARA ILICH
Sacramento Healthy Marriage Project Sacramento
CA
$798,825

Secretary of State Registration shows it’s still active:

Entity Number Date Filed Status Entity Name Agent for Service of Process
C2650745 05/12/2004 ACTIVE SACRAMENTO HEALTHY MARRIAGE PROJECT CAROLYN RICH CURTIS

The EIN# 680606790 (federal level — posted above) belongs to “CALIFORNIA HEALTHY MARRIAGES COALITION” (per IRS 990s) which “IS” “HEALTHY RELATIONSHIPS CALIFORNIA” as to (state-level) Charitable Registrations.  Carolyn Curtis, Ph.D. (along with Stoica) was indeed apparently a founder — at least an incorporator.  Somehwere, CHMC became “HEALTHY RELATIONSHIPS CALIFORNIA” — however (inexplicably) that corporation was also formed in 2005 by another person, Patty Howell.  Adding to the confusion,

The EIN# 134280316 belongs to “CHMC” — which is Leucadia (=San Diego Area).  KEY that EIN# into the OAG site and you’ll get a listing called

“Sacramento Healthy Marriages Project “

ONE is in Southern CA — the other in Northern CA, and we’re a very lengthy state.
Try it now (takes a few seconds) — Please!   Then, from “foundationfinder” look at their 2006 IRS 990 form:  Executive Director Carolyn Curtis drew a moderate salary of $32,731,”  plus obviously also the $7K she got with Mr. Stoica under the other group.    
{{I believe this link shows clearly the HHS connection, or at least one of them, to STOICA and HHS:  Bill Coffin promoting a Stoica Webinar on how to get ACF grants.  Bill self-describes as “
  • Bill Coffin
  • Working with NARME and CA Healthy Marriages Coalition on a part-time basis.
    Was Exec Dir of IDEALS (Jan-Aug 2011) [[Has links to these groups, too, based in PA & Kentucky]]
  • From 2002-10 I was the Special Assistant for Marriage Education at ACF/HHS
BILL also, in “MARRIAGE.GOV” summarizes the Healthy Marriage Movement with glowing descriptions of Wade Horn & George Bush
It should hardly surprise us that Mr. Coffin is also found presenting at AFCC (Washington, D.C.) in 2007:

14. Marriage Skills Education and the Courts

Saving marriages was once a goal of family courts, but was de- emphasized amid all the other problems courts address. Recent developments in relationship skills education offer new hope for improving marriages. Meanwhile, there are increasing demands to do something to reduce the damage to parents and children in fam- ily separation. Can courts not just mitigate the effects of family breakdown, but also help reduce it? First, they must study what works, and carefully adapt programs to the people they serve and to other real-world constraints.

Bill Coffin M.Ed., Special Assistant for Marriage Education, Administration for Children and Families, Washington, D.C.

John Crouch, J.D., Arlington, VA Fred J. DeJong, Ph.D., Calvin College, Grand Rapids, MI

Dennis Stoica teaching a webinar on ACF grant announcements June 17 for NARME members

On Friday June 17 from 1:30 pm to 3:00 pm (ET), NARME Board Member Dennis Stoica (President of California Healthy Marriages Coalition) will conduct a 90-minute webinar – for NARME Members only – comparing and contrasting the six different grant announcements which are scheduled to be released earlier that week.

GOOD GRIEF:  This is Fathers Day, 2011, and STOICA is, despite website, I’d lay a bet, NOT President of “California Healthy Marriages Coalition,” however if he by some stretch of the imagination still is involved with Patty Howell’s “Healthy Relationships California” group (which now owns the CHMC Fictitious Business Name), THAT group appears to be evading taxes.  They didn’t even send in $75 with their last registration, and failed to report contact information for which government grants they were getting!”   This 2011 announcement indicates that someone who claims to have been working for ACF from 2002-2010 is using (inside information?) to help this faith-based group get a headsup on grants applications before they are announced.
the group NARME was formed in Florida (under STOICA) only in 2010; it is a membership group rejoicing at the diversion of TANF funds for abstinence education, etc.
 
Hundreds of organizations participated in a similar teleconference that Dennis conducted back in 2006 when the original Healthy Marriage Demonstration Grants and Promoting Responsible Fatherhood Grants were released; and many of those participants attributed their subsequent success in being awarded grants to a combination of that teleconference and the subsequent grant-writing tele-trainings that Dennis conducted during that year’s grant-writing period.  Since this webinar will only be offered to NARME members, if you have not yet joined NARME you should do that right away by going tohttp://www.regonline.com/builder/site/Default.aspx?EventID=881238.
ANOTHER WEBSITE (don’t start bringing out the tomatoes to throw!  Just tell me why this site lists Stoica as “co-founder” of “EPISCOPAL CHURCH-OUR SAVIOR” (in Placerville, CA) and the employees just happen to match the CHMC employees!:  From SPOKE.com

Dennis Stoica

Title and Company:

Company Address:

Po Box 447
PlacervilleCa 96114

Carolyn Curtis

Director

Presenter

Ralph Jones

Master Trainer of…

Dennis Stoica

Co-Founder

K Krafsky

Community Mobiliz…

Bento Leal

Implementation Sp…

Kerri Norbut

Special Projects …

Alison Doucette

Special Projects …

Jakki Penn

GOOD GRIEF!

The “Church OF Our Savior” at this address, is Episcopal, and is a historic landmark (it was not founded by Stoica!), around since the 1800s.

Church of Our Saviour, “Serving God for over 150 years

2979 Coloma St. // PO Box 447

Placerville, CA 95667-0447
office@oursaviourpv.org

 

  However, among the many ministries it operates IS, indeed, a MARRIAGE EDUCATION ministry:    

Marriage Education Fr. Craig Kuehn Our Saviour offers several, research based, courses designed to enhance relationships, generically called marriage education. Every couple can benefit by attending at least one marriage education program per year. For more inforamtion, see www.edhealthymarriages.org.

Coalition history

We began under the intiation of the California Healthy Marriages Coalition and we received our initial funding from them (www.camarriage.com). Fr. Craig Kuehn of the Episcopal Church of Our Saviour, Placerville and Meredith Koch of Marshall Hospital, Placerville attended a workshop about grant opportunities promoting healthy marriages. Ever since then, the project snowballed into a coalition of faith-based and community-based organizations interested in and offering marriage and related programs to the people of El Dorado County, California.

We are a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization as recognized by the Internal Revenue Service.

YES THEY ARE — and one of the few who seems to have kept it up, better than their leaders.  As such they are helping market classes and products put out by

some truly conservative groups, who are doing QUITE well and remain close to the government faucet.  how nice to know that religious organizations can profit from this also. They can collect their tithes AND their grants, from people who pay taxes towards the grants also, no doubt.   SEE THE LINKS LIST: including one I definitely recognize as being marketed through the welfare system, too:   PREPARE/ENRICH (a  research project out of Minnesota, FOR-profit formed in 1980); “SMARTMARRIAGES.COM” (a FOR-profit) organized by Diane Sollee, with this logo:

SmartMarriages

(ALSO quite well-informed about the marriage grants system, while shamelessly marketing classes, DVDs, train-the trainers, certifications, and holding conferences to keep this up),

and “Institute for American Values,” PResident, David Blankenhorn (also of National Fatherhood Initiative)

WIKIPEDIA on Blankenhorn confirms this and highlights his “expert-witness” testimony against Prop 8 (anti-Gay, California) as heard in the Supreme Court:

Blankenhorn founded the Institute for American Values, a nonpartisan think tank whose stated mission is to “study and strengthen key American values”, in 1987.[1][3] In 1992, President George H.W. Bush appointed Blankenhorn to serve on the National Commission on America’s Urban Families.[4][2][5]Blankenhorn helped to found the National Fatherhood Initiative, a nonpartisan organization focused on responsible fatherhood, in 1994.[1][2][6] As of 2007, Blankenhorn has written “scores of op-ed pieces and essays, co-edited eight books and written two.”[1] Blankenhorn identifies as a liberal Democrat.[7][1]   “In his decision filed on August 4, 2010, Judge Vaughn Walker ruled that Blankenhorn was not qualified as an expert witness, and that his testimony was “unreliable and entitled to essentially no weight.”[10]

BLANKENHORN is a Harvard Grad, (BA Social Studies 1977), and a masters in Comparative Social Science from a British University. He was raised Presbyterian in Mississippi.

ANYHOW, as we can see, Fr. (or “Rev.”) KUEHN, above, Incorporated in time to get the grants, and has stayed incorporated:

Entity Number Date Filed Status Entity Name Agent for Service of Process
C2856112 03/03/2006 ACTIVE EL DORADO HEALTHY MARRIAGES COALITION CRAIG KUEHN
… if not current on the Charitable Registration, for “EIN# 204384330
Organization Name Registration Number Record Type Registration Status City State Registration Type Record Type
EL DORADO HEALTHY MARRIAGES COALITION 130730 Charity Delinquent PLACERVILLE CA Charity Registration Charity
1
The annual report was filed ONCE, and it appears that no IRS forms were provided  to notate who gave it the gov’t grants.  TAGGS search on this EIN
comes up:

RECIPIENT SEARCH RESULTS

Recipient EIN = 204384330 No matching awards found.

Obviously the corporation is operating right out of the church building:
Entity Name: EL DORADO HEALTHY MARRIAGES COALITION
Entity Number: C2856112
Date Filed: 03/03/2006
Status: ACTIVE
Jurisdiction: CALIFORNIA
Entity Address: PO BOX 447
Entity City, State, Zip: PLACERVILLE CA 95667
Agent for Service of Process: CRAIG KUEHN
Agent Address: 2979 COLOMA ST
Agent City, State, Zip: PLACERVILLE CA 95667
But without government funding, it actually went into the hole:
Fiscal Begin: 01-JAN-09
Fiscal End: 31-DEC-09
Total Assets: $1,248.00
Gross Annual Revenue: ($583.00)
RRF Received: 12-JAN-10
Returned Date:
990 Attached: N
Status: Accepted
And finally it appears that it filed income taxes ONCE — in 2006 only — as here:

ORGANIZATION NAME

STATE

YEAR

TOTAL ASSETS

FORM

PAGES

EIN

El Dorado Healthy Marriages Coal CA 2006 $2,476 990EZ 10 20-4384330

(This form has no signature on Tax Preparers’ line).  Line 1 -Revenue — Gifts, contributions, grants — shows $20,500.  Salaries, other comp & employee benefits come to $7,428:   $3,384 for Pres:  Rev. Kuehn + $2,006 for VP: Meredith Koch = $5,390.

By my basic math, $7,428-$5,390 = $1,038 in some form of “comp” (no benefits listed) which I don’t see on the form.

However, we do see $11,144 in “Conference fees & travel, supplies, & organization fees.”   There’s likely a membership going to CHMC, they buy material to vend? and they get tax-deductive travel & conference times.  Think AmWay….     The tax-exempt purpose is:  “PROMOTE AND TEACH MARRIAGE PROGRAMS.”

Somehow, $20,655 (of $20,500 received) was spent to:

Start-up and organizational expenses, capacity building to include six faith-based and community-based organizations teaching marriaged (sic) education.  This included training as (“at”) the Smart Marriages Conference and from California Healthy Marriages Coalition, 64 couples received marriage education.  (that’s a pretty high overhead….  How much did the marriage education for those couples cost?)

Meredith Koch (retired nurse in the area) is found also teaching “PAIRS” classes.  PAIRS Foundation ends up being Federally Funded, too, in South Florida:

Large, Multi-Year, Federally-Funded Study
Finds Enduring Impact of Marriage Education

Findings from a large, federally funded, multi-year study of South Florida couples participating in nine hours of marriage and relationship education found statistically significant improvements in consensus, satisfaction, affection, and cohesion for both distressed and non-distressed participants…

Another way of seeing this — PAIRS is another nonprofit out of Florida helping the US Government run a multi-level marketing setup.  It could’ve been cars, toys, or

any other service which would come under Consumer Protection laws; but it just instead happens to be relationship education.  One can Be a “Leader,” a “CPAIRS” (Christian — Perhaps later, Jews Muslims, Buddhists, Ba’hai, Hindi, etc. might make it on the radar — but so for those populations haven’t really caught the “marriage education is free money” bug yet, to the extent these religious Christian (churches) have.)   One can also be a PTP, MT, or TRAINER.  Buy into the system.  Might as well – -your taxes have already paid for it, and others like it.  See “UNDERSTANDING PAIRS LEVELS” at the site, telling title, “consumer.PAIRS.COM

Recipient Name City State ZIP Code County DUNS Number Sum of Awards
PAIRS FOUNDATION  Weston FL 33331-3642 BROWARD 839942422 $ 4,950,000

(that’s roughly $1 million/year from 2006-2010)

(SIGH.  As usual, a combo of for-profit, and not-for-profits under similar names show up.   Seth D. Eisenberg of Florida — or is it Virginia? — has got it together now,

and the PAIRS FOUNDATION (Inc.), which merged with PAIRS, Ltd. (his corp from VA) are now in business under EIN# 650629670.  With these cohorts, which are visualized (and listed) in CORPORATIONWIKI.Com.  This time, the FOR-PROFIT LLC is “Partnership Skills, LLC”

As of March, 2011, a list of (mostly churches) with “COURSE PROVIDER” column mostly blank, included Seth & PAIRS International, LLC,” right after “Okeechobee Missionary Baptist Church” and listed these potential under “COUNSELOR” column:   ”  I notice the URL shows the Clerk of Records for the local Circuit court for Okeechobee County.

EISENBERG, SETH KOSS, PHYLLIS FARBER, AURORA MINZER- BRYANT,SHARON FARBER, RHETT PARKER, DANA GARFIELD, ANNIE SALYERS, JANET GORDON, LORI SPINOSA, WILLIAM HERRINGTON, PEGGY VALDEZ, SCOTT.  

The merger was in May, 2006, and possibly helped getting this, which I am sure also helped: (fromTAGGS).

FY Award Number Award Title Budget Year of Support Award Code Agency Action Issue Date DUNS Number Amount This Action
2006 90FE0029  HEALTHY MARRIAGE DEMONSTRATION GRANTS: PRIORITY AREA 2 1 0 ACF 09-24-2006 839942422 $ 990,000 
Fiscal Year 2006 Total: $ 990,000

If I go to USASPENDING.gov and type in the DUNS# and check “GRANTS” only (not “Contracts, Loans,” etc.), and check the tab “TIMELINE” it’s very clear that the above 2006 grant was NOT reported to usaspending.gov, although 2007, 08, 09 & 10 were.  In other words, usaspending.gov ain’t reliable.

Also clear (looking at details) from this is that the CFDA is 93086 (marriage/fatherhood ) AND that the source is “75-

Also, (I took the DUNS# and went to “USASPENDING.gov” Prime Award, checked every category except grants, and got 15 transactions:

  • Total Dollars:$227,754
  • Transactions:1 – 15 of 15

Recommended to do (est. time — 4 minutes max) — well over $100K of this is contracts from 2011 only.  The map above (interactive) shows that half its business (contracts) are from California & Indiana (strong fatherhood state) combined, but also Georgia, Virginia, NOrth Carolina and Florida.  Not bad, eh?

And (same search, showing “Timeline” of increase in contracts (by graph/bars) shows about a 5-fold increase from 2009.  If you’re IN, you’re IN, in this field.

Nonprofit + related For-PRofit means wider coverage and probably more profits.  Simply design a product to match the HHS Healthy Marriage/Fatherhood grants stream!   THere’s also a “4-1-1 Kids, Inc.” with his name on it.  Seth appears to be 2nd Generation “MARRIAGE EDUCATION” — as it says on “FATHERHOODCHANNEL.com“:

Seth Eisenberg, the youngest son of PAIRS Founder Lori Heyman Gordon grew up with a front row seat to the birth of marriage and relationship education. He joined PAIRS Foundation in 1995 to help improve business and organizational systems, began teaching classes in 1999, training instructors in 2000, and was elected President/CEO in 2008. Over the past 12 years, Seth spearheaded development of PAIRS’ evidence-based, brief, multi-lingual courses and technologies to make marriage and relationship education widely accessibile to diverse communities worldwide. He has taught classes to thousands of young people, adults and trained more than 1,000 PAIRS instructors who deliver services to tens of thousands. In 2006, Seth’s “PAIRS Relationship Skills for Strong South Florida Families,” proposal was awarded a multi-year, multi-million dollar grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families. The grant program has allowed thousands of people throughout South Florida to participate in free classes, including many low-income, formerly homeless, recovering addicts, special needs populations, immigrants, and veterans who could not have otherwise benefited, while also conducting extensive, rigorous research activities to better understand and validate the impact of marriage and relationship education.

It is “free” to low-income because most likely it was taken from more direct social services to these populations, such as food, housing help, cash aid, or child support enforcement where applicable.  Reminder:  The Florida “PAIRS” first started (out of several incorporations) as for-profit, and it started in 1994.

I look it up at http://www.sunbiz.org, which is where FL corporations go to register.  California needs a site like this.

Officer/RA Name Entity Name Entity Number
EISENBERG, SETH D THE PAIRS FOUNDATION, INC. N00000003614
EISENBERG, SETH D 411-KIDS, INC. N04000002485
EISENBERG, SETH D UST INTERNATIONAL, INC. P96000094023
EISENBERG, SETH D THE PAIRS FOUNDATION, INC. N00000003614

From the (top) filing I get an EIN#  521327867

ORGANIZATION NAME

STATE

YEAR

TOTAL ASSETS

FORM

PAGES

EIN

PAIRS Foundation FL 2009 $313,681 990 25 52-1327867
PAIRS Foundation FL 2008 $353,339 990 26 52-1327867
PAIRS Foundation FL 2007 $0 990R 2 52-1327867
PAIRS Foundation FL 2007 $414,952 990 17 52-1327867
Pairs Foundation Ltd FL 2006 $252,096 990 22 52-1327867
Pairs Foundation Ltd VA 2005 $306,643 990 16 52-1327867
Pairs Foundation Ltd FL 2004 $300,853 990 14 52-1327867
Pairs Foundation Ltd VA 2003 $242,249 990 15 52-1327867
Pairs Foundation Ltd VA 2002 $63,906 990 14 52-1327867

EIN Watchdog.net describes it as having begun in 1984 c/o “Lori H. Gordon” (which matches his description, above) and last filed in 2007, and with a street address of 2771 Executive Park, #1 Weston, FL.  This worries me, because that’s one of the operating addresses of this organization (per USAspending.gov) and was also found in a SEC complaint on REAL ESTATE INVESTMENT FRAUD (but no overlap of persons involved that I can see, just the street address).  To be clerar, this is a criminal complaint, date-stamped Nov. 15, 2007, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission Southern District vs. (various redevelopment agencies)

(COMPLAINT):

SUMMARY

1. Since at least 2002, Webb, individually and through certain entities he owns and controls, -has defrauded numerous investors through a real estate-based investment scheme. During the relevant period, the Defendants have raised at least $8.4 million from more than 80 investors by offering and selling securities in the form of investment contracts to investors in several states, including Florida, California and North Carolina.

(PAIRS had contracts in those states, plus Georgia, Virginia? & Indiana).

The PAIRS Foundation, Ltd. (per watchdog.net) address figures in paragraphs 15 & 30

15. CitiRise NC is a North Carolina limited liability company with its original principal office at 901 Barmouth Ct., Raleigh, North Carolina 27614. At least by November 2005, Citifise NC was reporting on its North Carolina State filings’that its principal office address was at 2771 Executive Park Drive, Suite 1, Weston, Florida 33331-3643, the same address used by CitiRise FL

30. Webb and the Webb Companies solicited investment offers in various ways, including through word-of-mouth generated by other investors and through Webb’s personal contact with local church groups, including meeting with local.pastors of such churches. In addition, Webb supervised the preparation of promotional materials advertising alliances with faith-based groups, such as a “partnership” between CitiRise and the Southern Christian Leadership Conference. Webb and the Webb Companies also, on occasion, used independent sales associates who solicited investors through their personal or professional contacts in exchange for commissions. Webb and the Webb Companies also manufactured publicity in other ways, including favorable newspaper profiles in The Triangle Tribune and Triangle

Business Journal in Raleigh-Durham, North Carolina and an appearance by Webb on Fox News’ Hannity & Colmes program in December 2005. In addition, one of Webb’s entities, CitiRise, maintained a website (at http://www.citirise.com) fiom at least 2005 to approximately October 2007 that described Webb’s professional biography, the CitiRise business “model,” and reflected theCitiRise “Corporate Headquarters” address at 2771 Executive Park Drive, Suite 1, Weston, Florida 33331-an address CitiRise no longer occupied from around the Summer of 2006

 PAIRS FOUNDATION, Inc. changed FROM that address (per FL filings) on 1/20/2009, to 1675 Market Street #207, Weston, FL, but didn’t report this until 9/20/2010.  In other words, 5 days after filing the 2009 report, it moved.  09/20/2010 — ADDRESS CHANGE

USAspending.gov contracts (15 records from 2009 forward) reflect for some reason both addresses.

  • She didn’t provide original signatures, or addresses (although did mail a check).
  • The term “Ltd.” is not acceptable.   
  • They apparently then fixed this and changed it to “inc.”

  I thought it was common knowledge that “Ltd.” was not a USA corporate suffix; Corporation or “Inc.” (etc.) are.  I guess not.    The purpose of the nonprofit

“Research, development and training of relationship skills for youth and families and communities.  Development of materials and programs to reduce anger, conflict and violence.”

Here is Lori Gordon giving a rave review to (Helping sell)  a book by D. Stosney, called “Love without Hurt” in which he explains how abused women can help their men stop abusing them.   Rave reviewers also included Dianne Sollee of “Smartmarriages.com”

This is an important book for everyone in every stage of a relationship, to heal and make whole the love we begin with. Give it as a wedding gift, birthday present, parenting gift. This is knowledge and understanding we all need to be able to heal ourselves and preserve our most cherished relationships. — Lori H. Gordon, Ph.D. founder of PAIRS.

(Here’s the book, described):   Reviews of Love without HurtTurn Your Resentful, Angry, or Emotionally Abusive Relationship into a Compassionate, Loving One

Library Journal

Stosny has put into words the techniques used in his successful Compassion-Power and Boot Camp programs, which help women who have been subjected to criticism, put-downs, or cold shoulders from their husbands or boyfriends. Complete with checklists, case studies, and well-researched information, his program not only shows the damage that verbally and emotionally abusive relationships do to spouses and children but also demonstrates how to change them, with guidance for both parties. For their part, women are directed to practice self-healing skills. Clear, timely, and on the mark; recommended for all libraries. Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.

(Usually verbally and emotionally abusive are on their way to physically abusive which, unchecked, goes all the way to “lethal” unless stopped, although not all go the full range.  Somehow this is being missed. …  And it absolutely the church theme, for the most part, that women are to stop the abuse, somehow, by changing themselves.  That’s another reason I protest these programs….)

Looking up “Lori H. Gordon, Ph.D.” I found (yet another) Christian Marriage Association, as they advertised PAIRS training.

Practical Application of Intimate Relationship Skills(PAIRS)

2771 Executive Park Drive Suite #1
Weston, FL 33331
USA
Website: http://www.pairs.com/
Contact(s)
Seth Eisenberg
Phone: 877-PAIRS-4U
Fax: 954-337-2981
Purpose
Sustain healthy relationships
Description
The PAIRS programs, developed by Lori H. Gordon, Ph.D., provide a comprehensive system to enhance self-knowledge and to develop the ability to sustain pleasurable intimate relationships. PAIRS is located in Reston, Virginia but is a nationally known program

“The Association of Marriage & Family Ministries” ( photo to right appears to be its founders, out of Scottsdale, AZ) reveals that marriage education is a great  tool for church growth.  So I suppose there’s no harm in having non-believers fund church growth because, what’s good for the Kingdom is surely good for the rest of America?

The Association of Marriage and Family Ministries (AMFM) and its members are committed to you, the local Church, the pastor and all those called to this vital area of ministry. There has never been a greater time in history to show the love of Christ than today in serving those marriages and families that God has given us.

Today, there is no greater growth tool for the church than to have strong marriages and healthy families walking out of the church on Sunday (when ever you worship) and walking into the culture on Monday. What a great opportunity to impact our culture for the Kingdom.

Blessings,

Eric and Jennifer Garcia
Co-Founders

(Sunday worship post-dated Jesus Christ by a few centuries, last I heard.  See Emperor Constantine    🙂    )

 

 LIKe NC