Building Partnerships for Stronger Communities

The Entire Document
(110 pages)

(2 pages)

Historical Perspectives
(4 pages)

Statewide Enhancement of Local Collaboratives

(5 pages)

FSSR Collaboratives Effort
(5 pages)

Investment in Pennsylvania's Children
(2 pages)


Profile of Pennsylvania County Collaboratives
(82 pages)

Individual County Profile
(2 pages each)
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Building Partnerships for Stronger Communities

Family Service System Reform encourages communities to rethink and redesign the ways family programs and services are delivered, coordinated, and managed.

Information for this publication was obtained by surveying the 39 grantees/40 counties participating in the Pennsylvania Department of Public Welfare, Family Service System Reform, FSSR, Initiative in Spring 2002.

This publication is a comprehensive assessment of the activities and achievements of FSSR funded collaboratives in Pennsylvania. The purpose of this assessment was to do the following:

  • provide information to the Commonwealth on the range of achievements and impacts FSSR has produced;
  • describe how FSSR collaboratives have connected with other local community partnership efforts that have similar goals;
  • identify the effect FSSR collaboratives have on leveraging resources at the community level;
  • provide county specific FSSR collaborative profiles to highlight significant activity and potential marketing information for local use; and
  • indicate the support needed to further enhance community collaboration and achieve better outcomes for children and their families.

Use the links to the left to read or print this document. If you have questions or would like more information, please contact the Center for Schools and Communities by e-mail or phone, 717.763.1661.