In the Spotlight
Who are we?
The Anne Arundel County Partnership for Children, Youth and Families was created in 1993. Each County in Maryland was charged by the Governor's Office for Children to convene a collaborative board to manage the implementation of a local, inter-agency, community based human service delivery system for children, youth and families.
Partnership funded activities are driven by the needs outlined in a comprehensive Community Needs Assessment that is updated every three years. This year the planning process included a focus on four target populations identified by Governor Hogan - Children and Families Impacted by Incarceration, Disconnected Youth, Homeless Youth, and Hungry Children. The current Community Plan (FY2017-2020) identifies the following priorities:
- Address the geography of poverty in North County
- Focus services on North County; area of highest need, using the population lenses
- Meet basic needs
- Strengthen the existing “system of care” through super-connectors (population specific navigators) focused on on-ramps, exits, hand-offs and gaps between and among services
- Data collection and sharing—remove barriers, integrate systems, improve collection