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Community Guidance Center and Clearfield-Jefferson Community Mental Health Center


Collaboration Details

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Collaboration Summary

Please note that all data below was derived from the collaboration's nomination for the Collaboration Prize. None of the submitted data were independently verified for accuracy.

Partners Clearfield-Jefferson Community Mental Health Center, DuBois, PA
Community Guidance Center, Indiana, PA
Type of Collaboration Administrative Consolidation - Through a contract or agreement
Geographic Scope Multi-County
Collaboration Focus Area Mental Health
Populations served Children and Youth
Economically Disadvantaged
Year collaboration was established 2007
Collaboration Prize Year 2011
Goals Sought Through Collaboration Achieve administrative efficiencies
Maximize financial resources
Leverage complementary strengths and/or assets
Circumstances Prompting Collaboration Advance a shared goal
Potential closure of one or more of the partnering organizations
Financial problems / pressures within one or more of the partnering organizations
Initiators Board member(s)
Nature of Funder Involvement
Number of Participating Organizations 2
Were Partners Added or Dropped? No
Management Structure One Executive Director / CEO / President reporting to multiple boards of directors (one per partner)
Challenges Creating a shared culture
Addressing lack of staff or allocation of staff resources
Consultants No
Organizational Efficiencies and Effectiveness Financial savings - Consolidation of staff positions
Financial savings - Consolidation of management / administration
Greater ability for each partner to focus on core competency - Greater ability to allocate resources to areas of need
Enhanced ability to manage reporting, documentation, billing
Community Impact Retained programs / services in the community
Collaboration has served as a model for others
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