Congressman José E. Serrano

Representing the 15th District of New York

Congressman Serrano Announces More than $1 Million in Federal Funding for Responsible Fatherhood Initiative in the Bronx

Oct 21, 2016
Press Release

Washington, DC –Congressman José E. Serrano announced today that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has awarded the Osborne Association in the Bronx $1,300,000 to support their Working Parents activities. Responsible Fatherhood funding helps fathers returning home from prison reestablish and/or deepen their connection to their children and/or partners.

“Returning home from prison can be a difficult process for both adults and children in a family. The Responsible Fatherhood initiative provides men returning home with the counseling and support they need to successfully reintegrate to their family and community. This generous federal funding will help men in our community successfully get back on the right track after serving in prison and improve their relationships with their families,” said Congressman Serrano.

“Osborne is grateful to Congressman Serrano for his support of Responsible Fatherhood and HHS’s efforts to create economic opportunities for people coming home from prison. Economic stability offers our working participants the opportunity to be role models to their children and other family members. Through this support, our programs teach and strengthen consequential thinking, so fathers learn new ways of being that benefit their children, their families, and themselves,” said Andre Ward, Osborne Association Director of Workforce Development.

Congressman José E. Serrano has represented The Bronx in Congress since 1990.  He is a senior member of the Appropriations Committee.