Community Partners shares stories, articles and reflections related to child and community development.



Notice of Departure - Pat McNamara Leaving Community Partners

  It is with equal measure of sadness, gratitude and optimism that Community Partners (home to Housing Partnership Inc. and Parent-Child Center) announces CEO Patrick McNamara’s departure from the organization, effective March 1, 2017. Pat has been with Community Partners since 1999 and

Mental Health Reform is Law

  On December 13, 2016, President Barack Obama signed mental health reform into law as part of H.R. 34, the 21st Century Cures Act, enabling thousands of Americans access to needed health care services. In addition to improving program coordination across federal agencies, the act will

Just Shelter - Matthew Desmond & Tessa Lowinske Desmond

Millions of Americans are evicted from their homes every year. These families lose more than just the roof over their heads and without a home, their lives can spiral downward.  Community Partners has long advocated for local affordable housing solutions as have the folks at Just Shelter - an

Community over Chaos

  It seems this week has been a long, waking nightmare. From the tragic deaths of Alton Sterling in Baton Rouge and Philando Castile in St. Paul to the Dallas sniper attack in which five police officers were killed, America seems to be mired in anguish, tragedy and grief.  Decades of

The Education Trap

  You get out what you put in. This axiom is common one the world over and can be found in everything from inspirational speeches to Bible verses to pop songs. Nowhere is this more evident than in education. It has been proven time and time again that the quality of education is tied

Stonybrook Apartments See Drastic Change

Community Partners was recently featured on WPTV News Channel 5 for our efforts in Riviera Beach's Stonybrook community. To watch the news report which aired on December 3, please click here.     Local agencies come together to bring change to Stonybrook apartments in Riviera Beach

Evernia Place - Affordable Housing in West Palm Beach

  "We live where you vacation" - the mentality encapsulates Palm Beach County. Especially at this time of year when temperatures across the country are plunging to single digits and sight of the sun is a hazy memory. People come to Palm Beach County from all corners of the earth - to retire,