UWGAT is partnering with the public school systems, early intervention programs, pre-school programs, Bristol Community College, ESL, and GED programs to provide the connections needed to foster a good education for pre-school aged children up to adults. UWGAT encourages and helps to convene collaborations between educators and human service agencies to provide services for people in our community to help them succeed. These strategies will provide a firm foundation at an early age and continue to develop children into successful adults who can contribute to their communities.
In partnership with local coalitions such as the South Coast Regional Network to End Homelessness (SOCO) and the Greater Attleboro/Taunton Coalition to End Homelessness (GATCH), UWGAT is making great strides in helping families and individuals gain financial stability by engaging and partnering with state agencies, private funders, non-profit agencies, career centers, workforce investment boards, and local businesses. The coalitions have streamlined access to services to create lasting change in the lives of people in our community. Agencies providing housing services are now partnering with agencies that provide career development and training. These collaborations now partner with local businesses to get people back to work and become financially stable.
Through a collaboration with the Greater Taunton Health and Human Service Coalition [our local Community Health Network Area (CHNA)], Morton Hospital Community Benefits Council, and other coalitions, UWGAT continues to work with local hospitals, state agencies, and non-profit agencies to find long-term solutions for a healthy community. The CHNA is currently learning from other communities how to bring resources into our area in order to be considered "a healthy community" though MASS IN MOTION (a statewide movement that promotes opportunities for healthy eating and active living in the places people live, learn, work, and play). These groups are in the beginning stages of engaging lead community partners to move this initiative forward.
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