The Greenwich Department of Human Services sponsors the Community Partnership Program that grants funds to partner agencies whose services/programs strengthen the community’s capacity in providing basic human services.
The primary objectives of the Community Partnership Program are to:
- Provide support services that are an integral part of the GDSS mission, vision and strategic plan for human services;
- Serve as a catalyst to community-based agencies, both large and small, to provide services and leverage resources;
- Strengthen the community’s capacity to provide human services to individuals and families in need through the effective and efficient use of resources; and
- Help build public/private partnerships and improve coordination and collaboration across the community agency network.
The Community Partnership Program has four priority service areas:
- Education: Positive Child/Youth Emotional Growth and Development;
- Medical/Behavioral Health: Access to Timely and Quality Health Services;
- Personal Safety: Protection Against Abuse, Neglect and Domestic Violence; and
- Housing: Access to available Emergency/Crisis Shelter.
The ultimate goal of the Community Partnership Program is to encourage local human service providers to collaborate in establishing a cost-effective network of quality services to Town residents.