Our county is fortunate that so many agencies have stepped up to help the well being of our most at risk children in the county. Even though our community has many agencies assisting the children and families, there is still a lot of work to do. We need new programs to address our Opiod crisis and our children that are being effected by it. In 2015, over 350 children were sheltered due to the Opioid crisis in our community.
As the primary funder in the community, we are looking to diversify our funding resources in order to provide a consistent stream of services to our children. We want our partnering agencies to be able to deliver a variety of quality services allowing our children to feel a sense of self worth, belonging and the opportunity to thrive in our community. We want children to have the chance to break the cycle of trauma, to be protected, and to feel safe, secure and included.