Community Connections office in Lansdale opens
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Locally, residents in need of county services are welcome to meet with the Navicate at 421 West Main St., Lansdale, according to Frank u. Custer, the director of communications for the Montgomery County Commissioners’ office.
As part of the county’s Community Connections program, a Navicate in each RIfiFH wLOO KHOS UHVLGHnWV navigate the county’s social services system and serve as their advocate, according to Custer.
An open house at the ComPXnLWy CRnnHFWLRnV RIfiFH in the borough — hosted by the county commissioners — was scheduled for July 2, according to information provided by Custer.
One full-time county em- ployee — who has received weeks of extensive training — will be available at WKH RIfiFH HYHUy 0RnGDy through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:15 p.m., according to Custer.
mriya Bell, of King of mrussia, will serve as the Navicate in Lansdale, according to Custer.
Bell has worked at Northwestern Human Services — a community-based, nRnSURfiW, KXPDn VHUYLFHV provider with 40 years experience serving the special needs of children and adults, located at 400 North Broad St. in the borough — since May 2008, according to the same information.
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In March, commissioners Chair Josh Shapiro announced that Lansdale — along with Norristown, mottstown and Willow Grove — would serve as a home for the county’s new service delivery system.
The new model — introduced by Shapiro seven months earlier in a speech to the North menn Community Health Foundation — eliminates need for constituents to travel to Norristown with a decentralized approach.
“We are going to be able to enhance our commitment to the people who need our help the most,” the commissioner told the audience.
In the October speech, Shapiro explained that the new constituent-focused system “will provide much easier access to human services; ensure cross-departmental collaboration and synergies; embrace innovation and technology to deliver services more quickly, locally and effectively; deliver exceptional value and service; and, most importantly, will result in better outcomes for those Montgomery County residents most in need.”
To contact the Lansdale RIfiFH FDOO 267-263-0048.