The Fathership Foundation is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to strengthen men, families and communities by supporting male parenting, formal education and training, and community stewardship. Founded in 2013 by Dr. Jonathan Rasheid Williams, Jr., the organization operates in Philadelphia, PA and Wilmington, DE. The Foundation strives to implement culturally competent and evidence-based services to address the root causes of generational poverty and empower people to obtain greater employability and livable wages.

The Fathership Foundation provides a range of programs to increase the amount of formally educated and work-ready adults. Interventions include an academic fathership program that facilitates fathers’ and father figures’ involvement in their children’s academic experience; a community academic re-entry program that offers academic and vocational placement, GED preparation and testing, adult basic education programs, vocational training, and college; and workforce development and job placement.

Visit the Fathership Foundation’s website to learn more.

Reverend Betty A. White is the Manager of Clinical Pastoral Education at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. In this role, she provides supervision for chaplain residents, Certified Educator candidates and chaplain externs. Throughout her clinical and supervisory training, Reverend White has led workshops on topics such as death and dying, end-of-life decision-making, and multiculturalism and spirituality. She is also an Association of Clinical Pastoral Education (ACPE) Certified Educator and Board Certified Chaplain through the Association of Professional Chaplains. Prior to transitioning to her ministry as a chaplain, she served as an executive by a major retailer for 24 years.

Reverend White is an active member of the Community Advisory Board of HUP Cedar and the Board of Interfaith Philadelphia, where she also serves on the Executive Committee and the Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Task Force. Additionally, she has served on the Professional Ethics Committee and the Accreditation Commission for ACPE. At the University of Pennsylvania, she is a Coping First Aid Coach and a facilitator for Spaces of Color. Passionate about servant leadership in her personal and professional life, she also oversees monthly worship services at the Care One Rehabilitation Center and supports various outreach ministries in New Jersey and Pennsylvania.

Reverend White has a bachelor’s degree in Biological Science from Rutgers University, where she attended the Douglass Residential College program. She earned her Master of Divinity degree and the Bible Award for Biblical Scholarship of the First Testament from New York Theological Seminary. After completing her chaplain residency at New York Methodist Hospital, she continued her training through the Supervisory Education Fellowship at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. She is currently pursuing her Doctor of Ministry at Ecumenical Theological Seminary. She is the mother of two adult children and enjoys spending time with her family.

Cheryl Jackson is a civil rights activist, community leader and organizer, concerned citizen, and mother from the Cobbs Creek neighborhood in West Philadelphia. 
Cheryl serves as President of The Concerned Block Captains of West and Southwest Philadelphia, an organization whose mission is to improve the quality of life for community members in these neighborhoods. In her role, she oversees efforts to provide residents with information and resources to address challenges such as food insecurity, access to physical and mental health care, gun violence, and more. The organization holds monthly meetings that offer community members an opportunity to share her concerns and speak with guests that can provide helpful expertise, including the Philadelphia Revenue Department, PECO, and Philadelphia Gas Works.
Additionally, Cheryl is a member of the Philadelphia More Beautiful Committee (PMBC), which strives to keep City blocks clean and green through organizing clean-up events, collaboration with other City programs and providing information and cleaning tools. PMBC works with over 40,000 volunteers and cleans over 6,000 blocks each year. 

As part of the ongoing construction at the PHMC Public Campus on Cedar, three new health programs operated by PHMC have either opened or will be launched in the coming weeks.

PHMC subsidiary The Visiting Nurse Association (VNA) of Philadelphia is offering a 15-bed inpatient hospice unit that provides 24/7 care to stabilize patients with difficult-to-manage symptoms. The unit also provides support and private space for patients’ families and caregivers. VNA Philadelphia continues to deliver comprehensive home health, palliative, and hospice care to patients throughout the City and neighboring suburbs. The new hospice unit extends PHMC’s ability to support families across the lifespan. To learn more about VNA Philadelphia, visit their website.

Additionally, PHMC Medical Respite on Cedar is expected to open within the coming weeks. This program will offer post-acute medical care for individuals experiencing homelessness who are discharged from a hospital and require additional medical care to recover from a physical illness, surgery or injury. The facility will offer 20 beds and provide high-quality care, linkage to health and social services, and comfortable space for rest and recovery.

PHMC Dental will be providing dental care at the Campus by the end of October. Its services will include comprehensive and emergency dentistry, pediatric dentistry, root canal treatment, oral surgery, and more. Care will be provided by predoctoral students, dental residents, and faculty from The University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine.

The Bridge is a subsidiary of Public Health Management Corporation (PHMC) that provides culturally sensitive services to youth and families to reduce substance use disorder, promote healthy lifestyles, and encourage successful community and family involvement. Over the last 35 years, The Bridge has served more than 15,000 clients in the Philadelphia area. 
Founded in 1971 as a residential program for youth recovering from substance use disorder, The Bridge expanded its services nine years later to include an outpatient program to serve both adolescents and adults. In 1994, The Bridge joined PHMC as its subsidiary. 
In addition to its residential and outpatient program, The Bridge currently offers a licensed private school; a home-based Continuing Care Program to support its residential program participants in re-entering their communities; and the E3 Youth Opportunity Center, which helps out-of-school youth and youth returning from juvenile justice placements develop academic, vocational, and life skills. Additionally, The Bridge operates The Villa, a congregate care facility for youth ages 14-18 years to live and attend school while receiving mental health and substance use disorder treatment. 
Read more about The Bridge here.