Impact

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211 Big Bend

2-1-1 Big Bend

County or Counties Served:

Franklin, Gadsden, Jefferson, Leon, Liberty, Madison, Taylor, Wakulla

Status:

  • Launched in March 2015.

Successes:

  • The Circuit 2 Department of Children and Families has added Help Me Grow to their child abuse prevention plan.
  • Healthy Start of Taylor, Jefferson, and Madison Counties are including information about Help Me Grow to their mailers to families.
  • Attended several large-scale community events targeting families, service providers, and community partners.

Additional Information:

2-1-1 Big Bend works in collaboration with numerous community partners, including area Early Learning Coalitions, Capital Health Plan, the Florida Diagnostic Learning and Resource System (FDLRS), Florida Legal Services, Gadsden/Leon PACT (Parents, Providers and Community, Advocating for Children), Whole Child Leon, Leon County Schools, United Way of the Big Bend, Children’s Medical Services, and others.

2-1-1 Big Bend also offers Help Me Grow services via chat function on their website.

Website:

http://211bigbend.net/help-me-grow.html

United Way 2-1-1 of Northeast Florida

County or Counties Served:

Baker, Clay, Columbia, Duval, Hamilton, Nassau, Putnam, St. Johns, Suwannee

Status:

  • Developing Affiliate for Duval County in 2015.

Additional Information:

Help Me Grow is coming to your community soon!

For general assistance, please call 2-1-1 or 904-632-0600. You can also search the directory of services on the agency’s website.

Website:

http://nefl211.org/

United Way of Volusia and Flagler Counties

County or Counties Served:

Flagler, Volusia

Status:

  • Launched in April 2015.

Successes:

  • Strong partnership has allowed the agencies that serve the Help Me Grow population to be supportive. They have enabled 2-1-1 Volusia Flagler to exceed what the organization could do on its own to enhance children’s services. Lead partner agencies of Help Me Grow Volusia Flagler include: the Early Learning Coalition of Flagler and Volusia, Easter Seals of Volu-sia and Flagler, the Florida Department of Health in Volusia County and One Voice for Volusia.
  • Electronic equipment has been purchased state Help Me Grow funding. These tools will be distributed to physicians to facilitate in-office developmental screenings.
  • Offers families the ability to complete the Ages and Stages Questionnaire online from the comfort of their home making developmental screenings more accessible to the community.

Additional Information:

Help Me Grow Volusia participates in the Thrive By Five coalition in Volusia-Flagler which seeks to ensure that the community has a collaborative system of support for young children and their families to ensure that they thrive by age five and arrive at school well cared for and ready to learn.

Website:

http://www.helpmegrowvfc.org/

2-1-1 Brevard

County or Counties Served:

Brevard

Status:

  • Launched in February 16

Successes

  • Active and broad-based leadership team
  • Engagement of community, family, health care and physician champions
  • Partnering with United Way to provide family access to ASQ via iPads in connection with all well-child visits at the local FQHC, Brevard Health Alliance

Additional Information:

Brevard’s HMG partnership includes representatives from the following organizations:

  • Brevard Health Alliance
  • Brevard / Head Start
  • Early Learning Coalition
  • Early Steps
  • Healthy Families
  • Healthy Start
  • Parrish Medical Center
  • The Scott Center at the Florida Institute of Technology
  • Space Coast Health Foundation

For general assistance, please call 2-1-1 or use the Brevard 2-1-1 Online Database to search for services.

Website:

http://www.211brevard.org/

Heart of Florida United Way 2-1-1

County or Counties Served:

Orange, Osceola, and Seminole

Status:

  • Launched in January 2016

Successes:

  • Established stronger partnership with Community Coordinated Care for Children and Early Learning Coalition of Seminole County
  • Established easy referral process for 2-1-1 call center that has lead to over 82 referrals in the first month.
  • Identified some common challenges families are facing with school age children and developed materials help address these concerns.
  • Successfully conducted outreach to Healthcare Providers which has lead to interest in additional training for multiple locations throughout Orange and Osceola counties.
  • Participated in community outreach event that reached over 250 individual in Osceola County.
  • Participated in the 53rd Annual Learning Disabilities Association of America Conference reaching over 1,300 healthcare, education, and social work providers and families.

Additional Information:

Heart for Florida United Way Help Me Grow Care Coordinators are fluent in English, Spanish, and Creole and offer the ASQ in English and Spanish.

Website:

http://www.hfuw.org/help-me-grow

2-1-1 Palm Beach/Treasure Coast

County or Counties Served:

Indian River, Martin, Okeechobee, Palm Beach, St. Lucie

Status:

  • Launched in service area in April 2015.

Successes:

  • Outreach to pediatric practices, service providers, and families.
  • The positive response from both professionals and families in the community.
  • The partnerships that have been developed because of the Help Me Grow program.

Additional Information:

2-1-1 Palm Beach/Treasure CoastIn Palm Beach County, Help Me Grow is part of the Children Services Council (CSC) Healthy Beginnings System (HBS). Marketing materials have been developed and distributed by CSC to market the Help Me Grow program in Palm Beach County. Help Me Grow creates a central access point to the HBS to help families more effective access services.

In Indian River, Martin, Okeechobee and St. Lucie counties, which make up the Treasure Coast, there has been positive feedback from the community.

Website:

http://www.211palmbeach.org/hmg

2-1-1 Tampa Bay Cares

County or Counties Served:

Hernando, Pinellas

Status:

  • Pinellas – Launched March 2016
  • Hernando -Coming soon!

Status:

  • Hiring staff and providing specialized training on care coordination.
  • Developed a strong operational plan in order to wrap around a strong leadership team.
  • Has developed a partnership with the USF/All Children’s Hospital Infant Mental Health Center.

 

Additional Information:

For general assistance, please call 2-1-1 or 727-210-4233. You can also search the 2-1-1 Tampa Bay Cares Online Database at the agency’s website.

Website:

http://www.211tampabay.org/

Crisis Center of Tampa Bay

County or Counties Served:

Hillsborough

Status:

  • Launched in January 2013.

Successes:

  • Community outreach has been extremely successful to inform families and service providers about the Help Me Grow program.
  • Services provided to over 300 clients last year, including developmental screenings.
  • Successful collaborations between partners, including participation in community screening events.

Additional Information:

The Crisis Center of Tampa Bay officially launched Help Me Grow services in 2013. The program works in collaboration with numerous community partners, including the Children’s Board of Hillsborough County. The Care Coordinators in Hillsborough are housed within community partner agencies, with staff at the Crisis Center, but also at Hispanic Services Council and Bethesda Ministries.

Website:

http://www.crisiscenter.com/content/104/Child-Development-Infoline.aspx

United Way of Lee, Hendry, Glades and Okeechobee

County or Counties Served:

Glades, Hendry, Lee

Status:

  • Launched in April 2015.

Successes:

  • Professional team to support the Help Me Grow program: 11 cross-trained United Way operators, 1 lead Help Me Grow Care Coordination and 3 back-up, cross trained, care coordinators, 1 lead provider and community outreach liaison and 1 cross trained liaison.
  • Great community buy-in and support due to the high respect between partners, including the United Way which has helped convene the Steering Committee.
  • First round of health provider and service providers trainings have been completed.

Additional Information:

The communities in this service area have brought together key partners, including Early Steps, FDLRS, CMS and the school system, in order to collaborate in system building. With the assistance of partners, Help Me Grow has coordinated the development of flowcharts to ensure coordination of services in the community and provided training for partners and staff.

Website:

www.unitedwaylee.org/

2-1-1 Broward

County or Counties Served:

Broward

Status:

  • Launched in March 2015.

Successes:

  • Identifying and engaging health professionals, including a Physician Champion.
  • Establishing strong leadership team in collaboration with the Children’s Strategic Plan.
  • Hiring and specialized training of diverse Care Coordination staff, including the addition of Spanish and Creole speaking team members.
  • Strategic Outreach Plan that helped introduce the program to key providers.

Additional Information:

Broward’s leadership team and community partner connections include collaborations with the County’s Hospital Districts, Health Department, Medicaid Office, Community and Family Health centers, Broward County Medical Association, County Fire Rescue, Healthy Start Coalition, Early Steps, FDLRS, Health Planning Council, Nova Southeastern University, Early Learning Coalition, Children’s Diagnostic & Treatment Center, Coordinating Council (funders), and private physicians, among others.

Website:

http://211-broward.org/service/

Switchboard of Miami

County or Counties Served:

Collier, Miami-Dade, Monroe

Status:

  • Launched in April 2013 in Miami Dade County.
  • In Developing Affiliate status for Monroe and Collier counties in 2015.

Successes:

  • Serving over 1400 families last year.
  • Hosting the Help Me Grow National conference in 2014.
  • Successful collaborations between all of our partners.

Additional Information:

Switchboard of Miami, Inc. officially launched Help Me Grow services in 2013. The program works in collaboration with numerous community partners, including The Children’s Trust, The Children’s Movement, Parent to Parent, CCDH, University of Miami Mailman Center for Child Development, United Way, Alleghany Franciscan Ministries Foundation and other contributors.

Website:

http://switchboardmiami.org/help-me-grow/