Community Partners' approach is what we refer to as “holistic family and community development,” effectively blending housing, community, and child and family mental health services. This groundbreaking, comprehensive approach is used to fulfill CP’s commitment to “changing the odds” for Palm Beach County’s children and families facing adversity.
Over time, we learned that housing is, by and large, a reflection of the social and economic well-being of the people who live in it. In turn, we have become convinced that neighborhoods are a reflection of the social and economic well-being of the neighbors in the neighborhood. We see children and families as the building blocks of community, and their social-emotional and financial well-being are at the heart of its vitality. It is no accident that there has been a growing recognition nationally of the convergence of the traditional community development and social service arenas.
As a result of these conclusions, Community Partners is committed to providing the most effective, coordinated services possible that address a family's social, emotional and financial adversity. All of our services seek to partner with the child in the context of the family and with the family in the context of the community. In partnering with residents and other key stakeholders, it is this network that forms our systemic approach to family and community development.