OFA Highlights: Toledo Area Ministries

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Publication Date
May 19, 2014

To some, making data-driven decisions may sound like a disconnected way to make decisions about programs that impact someone’s life. However, as Avis Files with the Keeping It Together Program at Toledo Area Ministries noted, they’re using their data to better understand who they are serving to better strengthen their program, while also building meaningful partnerships in the community.

Toledo Area Ministries LogoThis Office of Family Assistance (OFA) Highlight from the Field podcast is part of a series entitled Highlights from the Field: Office of Family Assistance Programs at Work for American Families. Toledo Area Ministries is a Healthy Marriage grantee of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Family Assistance.

Listen to the podcast, and other Highlights, on the Healthy Marriage & Responsible Fatherhood website.

Listen now: Keeping it Together

Healthy Marriage grantees help individuals and couples of all ages improve communication skills, understand the components of healthy relationships, increase empathy and emotional bonding, and build conflict resolution and problem-solving skills. Through Healthy Marriage programming, intensive case management, and employment services, participants learn about the benefits of marriage and boost negotiation, financial management, stress and anger management, and parenting skills.

The Keeping It Together Program has made OFA’s Online Work Readiness Assessment, or OWRA, an integral part of its participant assessment process. Go online to learn more about OFA OWRA.

Ed. Note: This highlight is part of a series entitled Highlights from the Field: Office of Family Assistance Programs at Work for American Families. Read the original posting here.

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