|In 1859, during a period of great turmoil and pain in our nation's history, a group of concerned women in Trenton, NJ, took it upon themselves to improve conditions for their city's most in-need and vulnerable young people.
Those women, representing a Union of area churches, worked to provide educational and vocational training opportunities for youth growing up in an increasingly Industrial society, as well as a Home for "destitute children."
The organization these visionaries founded - one incorporated by an act of the New Jersey Legislature - was for many years known as "Union Industrial Home for Children (UIH)." In late 2007, the name of the agency was changed to UIH Family Partners. This change was adopted to express in a more contemporary way the nature and scope of the nonprofit's activities.
Since 1993, UIH Family Partners has provided programs and services focusing on the needs and challenges faced by fathers and men. The programs equip and empower unemployed and under-employed fathers to play a more positive and active role in their children's lives, emotionally as well as financially. We also offer teen pregnancy prevention strategies through NJ Personal Responsibility Education Program (NJPREP) for adolescent males to avoid premature fatherhood. In addition to Workforce Development, Dress2Impress career clothing; Parenting Education; Anger Management classes; and Parent-child bonding activities are among the many offerings.