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Community Collaborative Directory


What is a Community Collaborative?

Community Collaboratives
As part of its Family to Family practice model, Cuyahoga County Division of Children & Family Services (CCDCFS) contracts with each of fourteen community collaborative networks in different neighborhoods throughout the county. A community collaborative is a group of residents, grassroots and faith-based organizations, service providers, businesses, school systems, medical providers, and leaders in the community who are committed to the safety, stability, and well-being of families. Beginning in 1994, with the support of the Annie E. Casey Foundation, CCDCFS has supported a path for cooperation and shared responsibility among all members of the collaborative to the health and safety of children in each community. Today, community relationships make it possible for families to know where in their own neighborhood to go when they need help, and how to advocate for themselves and their children. Community partners respond to crises and in many cases prevent or limit the need for CCDCFS involvement. This system of care is designed to integrate public and private child serving agencies with community resources, providing a child-centered, community-based, and culturally competent process to better serve families. Click on the link below to view the directory.

Community Collaborative Directory