Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Churning in the Hinterlands: As the CSAs Roll Out, Existing Programs Roll In

South Worcester County is trying to get organized in advance of July 1. Others probably are as well.
Good afternoon,
It has been quite some time since our Advisory Council has come together, and there have been many changes over the past several months. In the climate of the Children’s Behavioral Health Initiative, it has become necessary for Central MA Communities of Care to examine all of our options for the remaining two years of our federal grant. We are committed to serving Southern Worcester County, although we acknowledge that our programming will be evolving and we are hoping to be developing new opportunities and partnerships in this area.

In May we are planning a regional, comprehensive strategic planning session to develop a workplan for the next two years. In order to ensure that the voices of the South Family Center, including our youth, families, and stakeholders, are well represented in this process, we would like to have a pre-planning meeting to hear from you. Please join us this Thursday, April 2nd from 3:30 to 5:00. Our Project Director, Suzanne Hannigan, will also be joining us. We will be looking at our projected budget, as well as asking our community what your vision is for our program.

I realize that some of you have not been able to be ongoing members of our Advisory Board, but I hope you will join us for this very important event.

Nicole A. Walker, LICSW
Youth and Family Center Director
Central MA Communities of Care
508-856-5760 (Webster)

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