PROVIDER / AGENCY PARTNER
The greater good is always larger than the individual. When we combine forces and work together we will achieve great things. Collaboration and coordination is the central purpose for CRN.
Our goal is to work with our provider and agency partners in support of Central Florida’s response to homelessness. Our goal is to facilitate a parallel and complementary community driven system of support for families and individuals who are not eligible for government funded housing programs or support services. This system of support works alongside the Central Florida Continuum of Care (CoC), working with Homeless Services Network (HSN) and the Central Florida Commission on Homelessness (CFCH) to collectively play a vital role in the region’s mission to make homelessness rare, brief and one-time for all individuals and families.
Our first step is to work with our provider partners (particularly those who work outside of government funding) to understand how the network can help support each partner’s mission and goals in the service of families either at-risk of or experiencing homelessness. We understand that time and resources are limited, and therefore we work with our provider partners to determine how the network can help coordinate the collective effort, broaden the reach, and enable more families to be served. An uncoordinated system results in hundreds of families being over-served by the community, and leaving many thousands seriously under-served.
The next step is to work with our partners to identify and inventory the services and resources provided, and to understand the different groups served. The services and resources, once inventoried, are entered into a dynamic technology platform database. The system captures and details all participating providers, agencies, and houses of faith, together with the accumulated collection of services and goods provided through the combined network of members, e.g. employment services, education opportunities, financial planning, transportation support, assistance with utility payments, food pantries, and much more.
In addition to providing tangible resources, our network will train volunteers throughout the community (from organizations, non-profits and the many faith communities) to walk alongside families who experience or are at risk of homelessness, establishing positive relationships and building social capital that empowers the families to transform their lives and achieve self-sufficiency. These Family Advocates support the work of our Provider and House of Faith Partners to help extend and expand their reach and offer the ongoing relational support to the families that all research shows is critical to achieve change in one's circumstance.
Community Resource Network is committed to making homelessness the exception; improving the quality of life for those who have experienced homelessness and poverty, and creating a better community for all.
Join the many member organizations already working with us; we need your partnership to achieve this vision.
If you would like to get involved, fill out the form below and one of our staff members will contact you.