The Community Collaborative originated nearly 20 years ago as the Child Abuse Prevention Council, a group that advocated strongly for services and supports for local families. In 1996, our community received a grant from Sierra Health Foundation to identify key health needs of our region, and then to design and implement strategies to address these needs. This project merged with the Child Abuse Prevention Council in 1999 to form the current Community Collaborative.
Members of the Community Collaborative bring years of experience, as well a broad spectrum of perspectives and expertise. The Community Collaborative has hosted numerous community forums, as well as done surveys and focus groups, in order to best reflect the desires of our community. The Community Collaborative is dedicated to being responsive to community needs. As a collaborative, we are a united voice for the children, youth and families and effectively advocate for filling in gaps in the service system, we build on the strengths that already exist in our community.