Mission and Purpose

The Mission of Queen Anne’s County Community Partnership for Children and Families (Partnership) is to promote a safe, healthy and stable environment for all Queen Anne’s County children and families by achieving a comprehensive system of education, health and human services whose effectiveness and responsiveness addresses the needs of children and families through public and private interagency collaboration.

Purpose

The Queen Anne’s County Partnership serves as the primary structure for the county to develop and maintain an effective and efficient system of services for children, adolescents and families. Emphasis is placed on prevention, early intervention and community-based services. Priority is given to children and families most at-risk. The Partnership primarily assesses, plans, coordinates, monitors and evaluates. It does not function as a direct service provider. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:

  1. Creating a vision and strategic plan for the roles of local government and public/private child/family serving agencies to achieve our mission;
  2. Collaborating/contracting with child/family agencies to implement and annually update our strategic plan;
  3. Maximizing the acquisition and utilization of all public and private funding sources and other resources;
  4. Facilitating interagency project/program planning and outcome measures to evaluate service effectiveness and to address gaps in services;
  5. Meeting the expectations of the Community Partnership Agreement between the State and the Partnership.

Become a Member

The Queen Anne’s County Community Partnerships for Children and Families, a Maryland Local Management Board, is looking for citizens interested in serving on its board of directors. The Partnership serves as the primary structure in the county to develop and maintain an effective and efficient system of services for children, adolescents and families. The emphasis is placed on prevention, early intervention and community-based services.

All interested persons must be residents of Queen Anne’s County, be willing to serve a three-year term, and are expected to attend all board meetings. The board meets on the third Wednesday of the month, except for December, July and August, from 11:30 a.m. until 1 p.m. in Centreville. The minimum time commitment is about 90 minutes a month. Members are encouraged but not required to spend additional time on projects and committees.

If you are interested in this unique opportunity, or would like more information, please contact Cindi Boone at (410)758-6677 or at cboone@qac.org.

Be a Mentor

(Do You Have What It Takes To Help Me?)

Interested in guiding boys and girls in making positive choices in their lives? Want to give a little time and get a lot in return? We are looking for caring and supportive adults to be a part of a pilot mentoring program at Stevensville Middle School and Sudlersville Middle School. Make a difference for our at-risk youth. Mentoring helps youth to make better decisions that affect their lives. Mentoring empowers youth to fulfill their dreams.

Do You Have What It Takes? Contact Jacki Carter at 410-758-6677 or jcarter@qac.org.