CC4CC - County Cares for Children Coalition
Navajo and Apache County Arizona
This coalition is designed to build a network identifying strong community resources and to help align community outreaches for children in need.
The Establishment of a Collaboration of School District personnel and regional Family Support Agencies to help children in need.
An outgrowth of the McKenny-Vento Act requiring school districts to identify and provide extended services to homeless children. Eventhough most school districts in N.E. Arizona are rural the law requires adherence to the M/V Act. With few resources to provide Ronda Sharp, Sara King, and Alfred Clark got together in the Fall of 2011 to collaborate in an attempt to support the efforts in each of their school districts. This evolved into the current group with representatives from public schools, government agencies, and regional charities. The goal is to provide support to the homeless population in the region in an attempt to end homelessness.
McKinney-Vento Act - Definition of Homelessness
The term 'homeless' or 'homeless individual or homeless person' includes - 1) an individual who lacks a fixed, regular, and adequate nightime residence; and 2) an individual who has a primary nightime residene that is: a) a supervised publicly or privately operated shelter designed to provide temporary living accommodations (including welfare hotels, congregate shelters, and trasitional housing for the mentially ill); b) an institution that provides a temporary residence for individuals intended to be institutionalized; or c) a public or private place not designed for, or ordinarily used as, a regular sleeping accommodations for human beings.
Ronda Sharp* - Title 1 and Homeless Liaison, Concho Elementary District - Coordinator of CC4CC
Sara King - Homeless Liaison, Vernon Elementary District
Alfred Clark - Parent and Family Liaison, Holbrook Unified School District
Kalman Mannis - STEM Education Specialist and Educational Outreach, Navajo County School Superintendent's Office
Anne Lang - Homeless Liaison and Program Manager, Sequoia Village School, Linden, AZ
Kate Dobler-Allen - Director of Southern Navajo Apache Region for First things First
Nelson French - Director Catholic Charities of N.E. AZ
Keli Sine-Shields - Apache County Health Department
Cindy Northup, RN - Coordinator of Summit Healthcare Mobile Medical Van program
Deann Daves - Director of Summit Healthcare's Healthy Steps program
Julie Field - Special Services Director, Joseph City Unified School District
Kim Stevens - School Nurse & Parent Liaison, Snowflake Unified School District
Cheryl Coates - Parent Liaison, McNary Elementary
* For Information on this group or to get on the mailing list, please contact Ronda Sharp.
Events from November 2011 - May 2012
October 2011 - First meeting of the Coalition
November 2011 - Organizing meeting - developed Vision, Mission. Planned first activity for January.
January 2012 - CC4CC hosts Frank Migali, Director of Homeless and Migrant Education programs Arizona Department of Education
March 2012 - Coordinating meeting to review goals and objectives, start strategic plan
May 2012 - Coordinate meetings for AY2012-2013, plan dates, locations. Discuss school supply round-up (Anne Lang).
Meeting dates and Locations for AY 2012-2013
July 24, 2012 Meeting at Sequoia Village School, host: Anne Lang. Topic: School Supplies
August 14, 2012 Meeting at Solterra Senor Living, Wagon Wheel. Host: Nelson. French Topic: TBD
September 11, 2012 Meeting at Concho Elementary, Concho, AZ. Host: Ronda Sharp. Topic: TDB
October 9, 2012 Meeting at Holbrook District Office. Host: Alfred Clark. Topic: TBD
November 13, 2012 Meeting at St. Johns Health Dept. Host Keli Sine-Shields. Topic: TBD
December 11, 2012 Meeting in Showlow, So County Complex, Host: Kal Mannis. Topic: TBD
Arizona Plan To End Homelessness - 1-602-542-4446
Arizona 211 - for Health and Human Service Needs, Source for integrated information that brings services and people together.
Departrment of Economic Security - Show Low Office - 2500 E. Cooley. 928-532-4300
Northern Arizona Council of Governments (NACOG) - Headstart, transportation, Elder care
White Mountain Catholic Charities - 928-334-2149 or 928-334-2244
Southern Apache County First things First - (928) 532-5041