Family Togetherness Begins With Fun
This past Saturday, 7/29, JFCS of the Suncoast held their 2nd Annual Family Day this year themed the “Game of Life” event at the Potter Building in Sarasota.
Over 200 individuals attended to make this a successful event to celebrate past participants, welcome new families and collaborate with the community. The purpose of the event was to teach families how to play games together that taught life lessons, fostered an environment of teamwork, and helped build problem solving strategies.
Attendees were also invited to enroll in JFCS’s Ignite Fatherhood Program or REACH (Restoring Empowerment and Choosing Hope) program. REACH assists adults in developing the skills they need to hone healthy relationship skills, improve parenting/co-parenting skills, and enhance skills and abilities required to gain and retain economic self-sufficiency. Skills and support are provided through the usage of 10-week evidence-based curricula and individualized case management. Program Director, Melissa Putman states, “Saturday’s Game of Life event was an opportunity for us to spread awareness of the services we provide. We had a great turnout and people signed up to learn further how to promote health relationships.”
JFCS’s Ignite Fatherhood program is a grant & research study exploring the role of fathers and father figures through individualized coaching and group discussions. Participants are welcomed into an encouraging growth environment where they can connect with others and share their experiences.
For more information about REACH and Ignite please contact JFCS at 941-366-2224.
JFCS of the Suncoast is a registered 501C(3) organization EIN: 59-2693318. A copy of official registration and financial information may be obtained from the Division of Consumer Services by calling toll-free (1-800-435-7352) within the state. Registration does not imply endorsement, approval or recommendation by the State.