Community & Family Partnership (an initiative through Columbus Area United Way) of Platte, Colfax, Boone, and Nance Counties exists because everyone faces challenges. By providing support early, before challenges turn to crises, we are improving the health and financial well-being of children and families. When our children and families thrive, our entire community thrives.
Our prevention system consists of dedicated partners (churches, basic need agencies, health care, childcare, schools, etc.) committed to keeping children, young adults, and families safely in their homes and out of public systems. We do this by engaging directly with young people and families and providing assistance such as central navigation, coaching, and flexible funding to provide tailored, voluntary services to each family or individual.
We do our work through Collective Impact and meet as a collaborative bimonthly. We have open and consistent communication with our partners and collaborative. We have a common understanding of the problem we are working with and have a shared vision for change. We strive for an environment that honors diverse perspectives and ideas and meetings that promote a sense of belonging. Through our joint plan of action, we coordinate mutually reinforcing activities. Collecting data and measuring results focuses on performance and shared accountability. The collaborative also has dedicated staff with resources and skills to convene and coordinate participating organizations.
Community & Family Partnership is not a program, it is a call to action for our community.
Our mission is to assist children, youth, and families to be healthy and resilient through a prevention network of community resources.