The Standard Journal

The Department of Community Affairs stops by One Door Polk for a tour.

- From press release

Annaka Woodruff, program director with the Georgia Department of Community Affairs, Appalachia­n Regional Commission, and Brittany Pittman, program manager for the Appalachia­n Regional Commission, recently visited the City of Cedartown’s One Door Polk facility.

Patrick Vickers, Georgia Department of Community Affairs Northwest Georgia Community Services Representa­tive, was in attendance as well. The Northwest Georgia Regional Commission was represente­d by Brittney Hickom and Delmos Stone. One Door Polk, located at 424 N. Main Street, houses organizati­ons that encompass health care, mental health and social services.

“One Door Polk is a great example of the collaborat­ion of federal, state, and local partners to build community capacity and a better quality of life for the citizens of Polk County,” said Pittman. “The Appalachia­n Regional Commission remains committed to in investing in communitie­s to expand access to health care.”

The group was presented with an informatio­nal tour of Primary Healthcare Centers, CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates), the Department of Juvenile Justice, Polk Foster Parents, the offices of Our House (Polk County’s battered women’s shelter), Polk Family Connection, Right from the Start Medical Assistance, Area Agency on Aging and Highland Rivers Health Outpatient and Developmen­tal Disabiliti­es Division.

These organizati­ons make up One Door Polk, a facility that continues to grab the attention of local and state leaders.

“This is a network of high quality, easily accessible treatment, education and support services,” explained Cedartown City Manager Bill Fann. “We are thankful that Ms. Woodruff and the Department of Community Affairs and the Appalachia­n Regional Commission are interested in what we’re doing right here in Cedartown.”

‘One Door Polk is a great example of the collaborat­ion of federal, state, and local partners to build community capacity and a better quality of life.’

Brittany Pittman program manager

 ?? Contribute­d photo by Aimee Madden / City of Cedartown ?? Annaka Woodruff, program director with the Georgia Department of Community Affairs, tours the One Door Polk facility in Cedartown.
Contribute­d photo by Aimee Madden / City of Cedartown Annaka Woodruff, program director with the Georgia Department of Community Affairs, tours the One Door Polk facility in Cedartown.
 ?? Contribute­d photo by Aimee Madden / City of Cedartown ?? Visitors from DCA, along with other regional officials, tour the One Door Polk facility on North Main Street recently and speak with representa­tives of Primary Healthcare Centers.
Contribute­d photo by Aimee Madden / City of Cedartown Visitors from DCA, along with other regional officials, tour the One Door Polk facility on North Main Street recently and speak with representa­tives of Primary Healthcare Centers.

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