Welcome to the Community Opportunities Portal. Here you'll find ways to get involved in this collaborative initiative to improve our community!
The purpose of the Community Integration Initiative (CII) is to reimagine a new human services system in collaboration with those who use county services and those who deliver them, building on the work DHS and community providers already do to combat poverty and inequities.
The catalyst of this multi-year initiative led by the county and DHS is the RASE Commission Report. TogetherNow will assist with facilitation.
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Previous Community Opportunities
Prototyping Summit - March 10th!
On March 10th, over 80 attendants from across community gathered together to create new ideas that could be piloted in through the Monroe County Community Integration initiative. Participants included DHS leadership and staff, community advocates, county leadership, providers, and community members. Together, they created 15 prototypes that are being reviewed now.
Brainstorming sessions were offered in January to review the data we collected over 2022 through interviewing and surveying DHS staff, providers, and community members on their experiences receiving/delivering services, barriers being experienced, and ideas/opportunities for the future.
These sessions were facilitated, interactive zoom sessions. They were held the last two weeks of January 2023.
Provider Focus Groups
The CII team offered provider focus groups through September and October. These 1-2 hour sessions were meant to hear feedback from providers on their experiences working with DHS, delivering services in this community, and ideas for changes that could be made to improve service delivery.