From Kim Washington:
Thank you to everyone who attend last month’s EPIC Stakeholder meeting. For those who could not make it, please find the meeting minutes attached. As usual, we have a full agenda of speakers and resource information to share with you. Unfortunately, we don’t have our meeting space this month, so the meeting will be relocated to Campbell AME Church 1657 Kinsey Street, Phila, Pa. 19124. We will still meet at our regular time which is 5:30pm – 7:30pm.
At the top of our agenda is a presentation from DHS about their new Improving Outcomes for Children initiative.
The Improving Outcomes for Children initiative is a community partnership approach to child welfare aimed at further improving the safety, permanency, and well-being of the children and families DHS serves. The primary objectives of IOC are to create an enhanced model of service delivery with distinct, clearly defined, and well-understood roles for DHS and provider staff; and engage communities as integral partners in our work in order to strengthen the services provided to children and families in these neighborhoods. Frankford has been selected as the next neighborhood to be a part of this new initiative.
The Mayor’s Office of Civic Engagement and the Mayor’s Office of Community Service will be giving a brief presentation on the changes to the summer feeding program and other programs and services offered through the city. Sonya Mendelo will be joining us from the Northeast Treatment Center to talk about the programs that her organization offers for folks who are in recovery.
Kimberly Washington, Esq.Northeast EPIC Stakeholders, Coordinator CORA Services, Inc. 8540 Verree Road Philadelphia, PA. 19111 (215) 701 – 2588