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:
- assess community human services needs and identify gaps in services
- convene a neutral group of diverse stakeholders to build partnerships and develop solutions
- fund services for children and families by leveraging State funding and increasing local resources, and
- advance the Governor’s priorities of reducing the impact of parental incarceration on children, families and communities; improving outcomes for disconnected youth; reducing childhood hunger; and reducing youth homelessness.