This letter is written to provide information about the Rockingham County Community Collaborative and to invite you to participate in our Collaborative.
The purpose of our local Children’s System of Care Collaborative is “to serve as a committee which supports the identification of needs and gaps across systems and the development and delivery of community based, family driven services to children, youth, and families. Our focus is to support an outcome driven, comprehensive array of child serving agencies, natural and community supports resulting in a fully integrated System of Care that shares accountability across systems.” This meeting also offers a great opportunity to share information about your agency/system and to network with other community stakeholders/members.
Children’s System of Care Community Collaboratives are held across the state of North Carolina. Our local Collaborative is structured within guidelines directed through the State Department of Health and Human Services, but is focused on meeting our local community needs. We have representation from all child serving systems (child welfare, juvenile justice, schools, public health, mental health) as well as local community service providers as a part of our local Collaborative.
We hope to expand our membership and committed attendance to include representatives from the following entities in our local community:
Faith Based Community
Parents and Youth
Natural Community Support Programs
NAMI and/or Mental Health Association
Additional Mental Health/Substance Abuse/Intellectual and/or Developmentally
Delayed Service Providers
Youth and Family Representation
Our Collaborative meetings are held monthly on the 4th Thursday of the month at 10:30 a.m. We are currently holding virtual meetings and will inform members when we will be moving back to an in- person format.
We hope you will consider making a commitment of your time and expertise and join our Collaborative to help make a difference for the children and youth we all serve in our local community!
To be added to the listserv, contact Eric S. Kilmer at email@example.com or 336.389.6203.