Resource Center Advisory Council

Enhancing the development and goals of the Lake City Resource Center.
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With plans to open the new Lake City
Resource Center in early 2021, PSF established a Resource Center Advisory
Council (RCAC)
to help guide our efforts. The RCAC helps give voice to the
strengths of the community and identify the most prevalent needs of Lake City’s
children and families. The RCAC is an integral part of the Resource Center
expansion process, ensuring that the services and resources provided at the
Center are responsive to the common and localized needs of the community.

RCAC Members serve in a variety of ways to help
guide the creation of the new Lake City Resource Center including:

  1. Serve as ambassadors by utilizing their connections to share
    information about the Resource Center’s developments.
  2. Identify gaps in the resources and services on a local level
    by helping with community strengths and needs assessments.
  3. Aid our outreach efforts
    by identifying new and potential partners.
  4. Support fundraising efforts to grow the programs and supports
    available at the Resource Center.
  5. Attend RCAC meetings on a regular basis.

The principles of the Resource Center Advisory
Council are:

  1. To serve the interests
    and priorities of the entire community
  2. Respect all strengths of
    the community, reflecting diversity
  3. Provide essential input
    from community partners

Membership:

Funding provided by the Children’s
Bureau through the Community Collaborations to Strengthen and Preserve
Families Grant
emphasizes the need for a collaborative, community-based
approach to serving children and families. Likewise, PSF’s Resource Center
Model is rooted in the belief that services provided at our Resource Centers
must be responsive to the local neighborhoods and communities they serve.
Members of the RCAC play a pivotal role in helping our Lake City Resource
Center meet these goals.

The grant requires a strong
multi-system collaboration with representatives that include, but are not
limited to:

  • the Department of Children and Families,
  • public housing partners
  • the public health community
  • the legal and judiciary community
  • youth and families with lived experience in the child
    welfare system
  • the mental and behavioral health community
  • representatives from the nonprofit, business and
    philanthropic sectors
  • the faith-based community

If you would like more information
or are interested in becoming more involved in the process, please email Toni.Spoliansky@pfsf.org.

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