News Release

Native American Fatherhood and Families Association

Native American Fatherhood and Families Association (NAFFA) has secured funding for their Community Transitional Resources (CTR) Program from The Arizona Community Foundation on behalf of the Maricopa County Industrial Development Authority. This approved grant focuses on four area populations: veterans, ex-offenders, aged out foster care, and the homeless.

Founded in 2002, Native American Fatherhood and Families Association is an Arizona based non-profit 501(C) (3) organization and began with the purpose of strengthening Native American families through responsible fatherhood. Founder, Albert Pooley developed the Fatherhood Is Sacred® program promoting responsible fatherhood and strengthening individuals and families by laying a strong foundation of a purpose-driven life. “We teach fathers to take the lead in being good husbands and fathers which sets our program apart from others,” says founder, Albert Pooley. Along with Fatherhood is Sacred®, Linking Generations by Strengthening Relationships® restores family unity as it provides clear, candid information that builds healthy families and heals broken relationships. The third curricula, Addressing Family Violence and Abuse® fulfills Native American Fatherhood and Families Association’s mission of strengthening families and ending the violence and abuse by teaching correct principles of devotion and support which uplifts and helps those choosing to use violence and abuse. All three curriculum will be included in the Community Transitional Resources program.

This grant will allow Native American Fatherhood and Families Association to hire a court navigator and program facilitator to attend Mesa Community Court to find those in need of help. The Community Transitional Resources program will assist and heal those in the four focus groups in a six-month wraparound behavioral health program in four areas: Continuing education, financial management, physical and mental health and family support. This funding also covers employment opportunities through two websites: and For more information, please call 480-833-5007 or see

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