The Co-location of Services project has a new name: Family Access Network.
MCCOY, Goodwill, Fairbanks, Children’s Bureau, and Midtown Mental Health/Eskenazi, is creating a “one-stop” center for health and human services focused on the prevention of child abuse, neglect and juvenile delinquency. The center will be located in the Near West neighborhood of Indianapolis and will focus on improving child and family well-being while also contributing to community development efforts occurring in Near West. Indianapolis has a widespread need for integrated services to prevent child abuse, neglect and juvenile delinquency and we know Family Access Network and its innovative service model will have a positive impact on the kids and families served.
Services offered under the one roof of Family Access Network will build upon and build up the following strengths of the kids and families in our community:
• Social supports
• Health- physical and mental
• Basic needs
• Family function
• Social connectedness
• Safe environment
The research we’ve conducted on co-location/nonprofit/shared space centers throughout the US and Canada validates that the Family Access Network will greatly benefit the Near West community, as well as the City of Indianapolis. Working together to serve clients better, tracking and measuring success of the program model, as well as impact on the people served will benefit all involved- kids and families, organizations and the community.
We are optimistic about the future of Family Access Network and its many successes and look forward to continuing the work of creating a “one stop shop” for families not only in Near West, but in Indianapolis as a whole.
For more information on the Family Access Network please contact: Shanna Martin or (317) 921-1233.