CFC is a part of the collective effort to make a positive impact on poverty and addiction in Rochester. From cross-agency task forces working to break down barriers and make it easier for clients to get the help they need, to being a part of inter-agency models of care, such as 2-1-1/LIFELINE and Open Access Clinic.
We collaborate with partner agencies, and local, regional and state government to fight poverty and addiction and Elevate Rochester. CFC continues to play a key role in major community initiatives including the Rochester-Monroe County Anti-Poverty Initiative (RMAPI) (link), the Systems Integration team on poverty convened by Assemblyman Joseph Morelle, and a new Behavioral Health Care Collaborative (BHCC) in partnership with the Hillside Children's Center.
CFC's chemical dependency programs are on the front lines of the opioid battle, and Restart is an active member of the Monroe County Opioid Task Force, an effort to assist with treatment barriers and access, and to work with other systems to reduce incarceration and improve treatment efforts.
Believing that structural racism can impact both our clients and our staff, CFC is participating in a community project around Racial Equity, spearheaded by St. Joseph's Neighborhood Center.
In fact, CFC is represented at the tables of most, if not all, of the important community and statewide initiatives and committees impacting our clients and services today through the involvement of our leadership team members and staff.
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