Community of Care

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The community of Care Network is a collaborative group of organization, agencies, and individuals seeking to provide an opportunity for everyone in Douglas County to thrive.  Together, we educate our community, advocate on behalf of our clients and serve our most vulnerable residents.

Meeting times and locations

The Community of Care Network meets on the third Wednesday of each month from 9 – 11  a.m. in the Philip S. Miller County Administration Building. Agencies, organizations, and concerned residents serving our vulnerable residents are welcome to attend Network meetings.  For more information or to be placed on the Network email list please contact Rand Clark, Community of Care Navigator.

Strive to Thrive

Strive to Thrive is a bi-annual event hosted by the Community of Care Network. Each year in January and July over 25 agencies and organizations come together to offer a one-stop-shop resource fair for vulnerable residents in Douglas County.  Participating agencies provide on-site services to those in attendance. In the past the event offers access to job listings, housing information and assistance, food, clothes, household supplies, medical care, dental screenings, haircuts, a free meal and much more.  Details for each event will be posted on this website and on the social media.

The next Strive to Thrive will be held on January 3o, 2018.  Please visit the Community of Care Network facebook page for announcements on agencies and services that will be available.   To view the Strive to Thrive flyer click on the image for a larger view.

Winter Weather Care

wwc-system-map-finalWinter Weather Care is a coordinated intake and assessment developed in Douglas County to assist in identifying shelter options for homeless residents in Douglas County during the winter months.  Women and children may obtain shelter through the Winter Shelter Network offered by local churches.   A limited number of hotel vouchers are also available to those who qualify.  Residents experiencing homelessness can apply for shelter at one of the following agencies.