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Community Collaboratives

The goal of our Community Collaboratives is to create neighborhood and community environments that empower and support children and their families. They work to build an array of services and supports and to link public and private human service agencies, families, neighborhoods, and communities.

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Durham Community Collaborative

The Durham Community Collaborative is a group of community members and organizations who come together to implement a System of Care approach by creating neighborhood and community environments that empower and support children and their families. They collaborate to build an array of services, supports, and linkages among public and private human service agencies, families, neighborhoods, and communities. These services also cater to the responsiveness of children, helping them reach their full potential as responsible, productive, and caring individuals.

The Collaborative is open and welcomes everyone in the community to come and participate. Members can participate in impact teams that concentrate their efforts on specific issues.

If you are interested in joining the Durham County Community Collaborative or attending a meeting you may contact Ashley Bass Mitchell at [email protected] or 919-651-8498

Wake Community Collaborative for Children

The Wake Community Collaborative for Children involves local agencies, community stakeholders and families as partners working together to develop and provide integrated, community-based services that are comprehensive, culturally-competent, strengths-based and family-centered. It includes representatives and alternates from local child serving agencies and institutions, community organizations, and families in Wake County working in partnership and collaboration. It serves as both an advisory board and as a decision-making body.

The Wake Community Collaborative uses a subcommittee structure to complete its work. Each subcommittee is comprised of members of the Collaborative and volunteers of the Wake County Community, including family members, community stakeholders such as businesspersons, civic groups, faith community, and agency representatives. Collaborative members attend monthly meetings on the first Tuesday of each month from 10:00am-noon at 3000 Highwoods Boulevard, Suite 310 in Raleigh.

If you are interested in joining the Wake County Community Collaborative or attending a meeting you may contact Margaret Soler at [email protected] or 919-651-8654.

Cumberland Community Collaborative

The Cumberland County Community Collaborative includes the key stakeholders involved in services to children and their families, including but not limited to the human services agencies, providers, schools, the military, advocacy groups, juvenile justice, court system, health department, businesses, law enforcement, faith-based representatives, non-profit agencies as well as families and youth. The group has evolved into the hub of community initiatives to identify and address gaps, needs, and barriers to services and supports for children and families. Through effective, integrated partnerships involving multiple agencies, providers, individuals, and other entities, the Collaborative has supported the development of new programs and supports that are culturally sensitive, strengths-based and child/family-centered. Parents and natural supports have key roles in sustaining these resources and suggesting changes as needed to help all children reach their highest potential.

The Cumberland Collaborative has core members but is open to anyone in the community who wants to get involved. Much of the work is done in workgroups or subcommittees that report back to the full Collaborative. Meetings are held on the fourth Tuesday of each month from 9:00 am until 11:00 am in Room 426 of the Alliance Cumberland community office. For more information please contact Sharon Glover at [email protected] or 910-491-4813.

Johnston Collaborative for Families, Youth and Children

In Johnston County, the Collaborative for Families, Youth and Children is a network of community partners, providers, individuals and community organizations collaborating to ensure an effective and supportive system for all children and families. Members work together to identify areas of interest and concern for individuals, families and local agencies by identifying service and support gaps and finding solutions together to fill them.

The Collaborative meets on the third Thursday of every month (beginning July 2020) at 9:30 am and is open to everyone in the community. If you are interested in joining the collaborative or would like to attend a meeting, search for “Johnston Collaborative for Families, Youth and Children” on Facebook or contact Ashley Bass-Mitchell at [email protected] or (919) 651-8498.

This page was last reviewed for accuracy on 07/30/2021