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Newsroom DCF Fathering Skills Program Recognized

TOPEKA – The Mental Health Association of South Central Kansas (MHASCK) was awarded a $500 grant and will be recognized on Wichita’s KAKE TV news at 10 p.m. on Sunday, June 21, for its work as a Kansas Department for Children and Families (DCF) partner in a fathering skills program.

KAKEland Cares and the Wichita law firm DeVaughn James solicit nominations for organizations benefitting the Wichita-area community which are recognized during the Sunday night KAKE News broadcast. Those selected receive a $500 “Wins for Kansas” grant to benefit their programs.

“We are happy to see these kinds of programs changing the lives of fathers and their families,” DCF Secretary Phyllis Gilmore said.

MHASCK is the Wichita-area provider of the DCF program Work for Success. The news station attended a recent graduation of the program to make the check presentation.

“Eligible nominees include non-profit organizations in Wichita and the surrounding areas that have a positive impact on our community, whether large or small,” a joint release from KAKEland and the law firm said. “We’re looking for organizations that demonstrate adding greater value and resources to individuals and our community.”

The Work for Success initiative promotes work readiness, fathering and relationship skills, financial literacy and family-violence prevention to fathers who receive government assistance and owe child support.

KAKEland Cares Logo and DeVaughn James Wins for Kansas logos.