Summit County, Colo., Unveils Community-Based Web Site for Children, Their Families and Service Providers
August 19, 2008
Network of Care
FRISCO, Colo. – Summit County today introduced a breakthrough Web solution for individuals, families and agencies involved with children and youths ages 0-18. The Network of Care for Children, Families & Youth www.summit.co.networkofcare.org is a “No Wrong Door” online information place that provides critical information, communication and advocacy tools with a single point of entry. This site can greatly assist families in finding the best services for their children, from insurance coverage to local services. It’s a better way to connect the community that cares for our children. The site is provided by the CARE Network of Summit County.
Regardless of where individuals, families and agencies begin their search for assistance with children’s issues, the Network of Care for Children, Families & Youth ensures they will find what they need. The new Web site will enable people to educate themselves about their issues; understand current policy initiatives and advocate directly to elected officials, and better manage their children’s activities, interactions and important records.
The Network of Care for Children, Families & Youth provides a comprehensive Service Directory of the approximately 70 service providers in Summit County, putting people in touch with the right services at the right time. The Network of Care also provides easy-to-search libraries and vital information about child care, pending legislation and advocacy, as well as daily news articles from around the world concerning children’s issues.
To increase accessibility and accommodate the Network of Care’s users, the site’s innovative technology provides near-universal access, regardless of literacy or income level, to Web-based services through a text-only version of the site and other adaptive technologies. The site is fully ADA-compliant. The Network of Care also is available in multiple languages.
Service providers can share challenges and ideas, as well as create powerful new mechanisms to better serve children, by embracing the Network of Care’s communication tools such as message boards and chat rooms. Service providers can even build their own free Web sites in the For Providers section.