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Community Partnership for Families: About Us. Community Partnership for Families of San Joaquin County: About Us. Founded in late 1998 by leaders from Neighborhood groups Faith Community Business Community Public and private health agencies Social service agencies

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Community partnership for families of san joaquin county about us
Community Partnership for Families of San Joaquin County: About Us

  • Founded in late 1998 by leaders from

    • Neighborhood groups

    • Faith Community

    • Business Community

    • Public and private health agencies

    • Social service agencies

    • Criminal justice agencies

    • City and county government

    • Schools


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Community Partnership for Families of San Joaquin County: About Us

  • Mission

    • To promote policies and programs that enable all these groups to work together — in a systematic manner — to build strong and resourceful families and communities in San Joaquin County.


A changed system what does it look like
A Changed System: What does it look like?

  • A family-oriented, neighborhood-based system of services, in which:


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A Changed System: What does it look like?

  • Easy access to services is ensured:

families only have to go through a single (common) screening & assessment process.


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Multiple points of entry and service delivery are provided: families don’t have to travel from agency to agency or out of their neighborhood for help.

A Changed System: What does it look like?


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A Changed System: What does it look like?

  • The system provides prevention and early intervention services: families don’t have to wait for their problems to grow urgent before they get help.


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A Changed System: What does it look like?

  • Families are partners: they’re encouraged to be resourceful & independent and they participate in decision-making


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A Changed System: What does it look like?

  • Services are comprehensive and integrated: services are tailored to the full range of family strengths & needs.


A changed system what does integration mean
A Changed System: What does integration mean?

Service Integration:

  • Combines different services & supports (e.g., mental health, child welfare, home visiting, and welfare to work)

into a single, comprehensive, & well-coordinated plan,

so services aren’t confusing, conflicting, or inconvenient



A changed system how does this work for families
A Changed System: How does this work for families?

  • A “typical family”

  • The Challenge:Asingle working mother seeking to regain custody for five (5) children, 18 ms – 11 yrs.


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A Changed System: How does this work for families?

  • Challenges:

  • Regain eligibility for financial assistance

  • Stabilize housing

  • Reunify family

  • Provide mom with needed supports (mental health, WIC, transportation, etc.)


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A Changed System: How does this work for families?

  • Family members (uncle, grandfather, mother, father’s lawyer) develop plan in partnership with child welfare, the Community Partnership, and other agencies at the neighborhood center.


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A Changed System: How does this work for families?

  • Over 8 agencies:

  • All located in or accessed through the center, participated in delivering services and supports

  • Charterhouse, Human Services Agency, Child Welfare, WIC, Delta Healthcare, Public Health Services, Mental Health, Consumer Credit Counseling, VITA, Head Start, Family Resource & Referral


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A Changed System: How does this work for families?

  • Keys to success:

  • Comprehensive assessment

  • That is, getting a complete map of family strengths, needs, resources

  • For example, wouldn’t have known mom was eligible for financial assistance, & that “brought along” other services……


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A Changed System: How does this work for families?

  • Getting services in her neighborhood:

  • Overcomes transportation problems

  • Time and trouble involved in getting childcare while mom makes the trip to H.S.A. and Mental Health…

  • All while coping with childcare, school schedules and work obligations


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