People with multiple health and social needs are high consumers of community services. This population offers a tremendous opportunity to understand the individuals and their priorities and needs, and to craft a service delivery plan that meets their needs more effectively and efficiently.
The framework relies on a methodical approach to delivering coordination services and interventions to improve family’s outcomes while ensuring efficient access to the health care and human service systems and other needed supports.
The role of NDYFC and its strong partnerships between community organizations is highlighted in the coordination of care.
NDYFC provides care coordination and wraparound services to more than 200 families and 450 children each year. Care Coordination uses the wraparound around process which is an intensive, holistic method of engaging with individuals with complex needs (most typically children, youth, and their families) so that they can live in their homes and communities and realize their hopes and dreams.
Families are served through a system of CARE COORDINATION by seasoned professionals trained in the process.
If you know someone in need of support services, please refer them to NDYFC.
OUR GOALS ARE TO:
- Enhance developmental, problem-solving and coping capacities of clients;
- Create and promote the effective and human operation of systems that provide resources and services to the client;
- Link the client with systems and assist them in accessing those systems to provide them with resources, services and opportunities;
- Improve the scope and capacity of the delivery system;
- Contribute to the development and improvement of social policy;
- Monitor services for their appropriateness for the individual client and/or family;
- Facilitate a seamless system of services;
- Identify unmet needs in community resources.
- Services are youth and family centered, with the needs of the youth and families dictating the types and mix of services to be developed and provided;
- Services are community based, with the focus of services as well as management and decision making responsibility resting at the community level;
- Services are culturally competent, with agencies, programs, and services that are responsive to the cultural, racial and ethnic differences of the identified target population; and
- Services build meaningful partnerships with youth and families at the service delivery, management and policy levels.
FUNDED BY THE CHILDREN’S TRUST in 2013 as a Service Partnership in collaboration with the City of Miami Gardens to further the work of Care Coordination. Service Partnerships provide direct, comprehensive and individualized services to children, youth and families in targeted, at-risk neighborhoods or populations.