The mission of CPES is to develop, sustain, and coordinate a comprehensive network of area service providers to support individuals and families of Virginia’s Eastern Shore.
The vision of CPES is to equip and empower individuals and families to achieve and maintain stability and self-sufficiency.
The purpose of CPES is to provide a system for the delivery of coordination and development of services and the promotion of health equity for individuals and families through planning, education and advocacy.
Community Partners of the Eastern Shore of Virginia has been hard at work since 1990 to PLAN, EDUCATE and ADVOCATE in the communities of the ESVA.
The original developers of the Eastern Shore Resource Directory is developed and maintained by the Accomack-Northampton Advisory Council (ANAC)
The Accomack-Northampton Advisory Council (ANAC) passed the Resource Directory over to the Community Assessment Resource Education Coalition (CARE) and merged their membership
The United Coalitions of the Eastern Shore is formed (UCES)
UCES Partners with Eastern Shore Continuum of Care/Homelessness Task Force (CoC)
Eastern Shore Continuum of Care/Homelessness Prevention Task Force (Balance of State Funding)
CoC merges with UCES and becomes Community Parnters of the Eastern Shore (CPES)
OUR STANDING COMMITTEES
CPES works diligently to reach our vision and extend our mission and purpose through these standing committees in addition to many other community partnerships.
Meets the first Monday of every month. This committee is responsible for the oversight and monitoring of: funding applications, Balance of State requirements, CoC Performance Standards and Policies Manual, strategic planning needs, ad hoc and standing committees, and assuring that standards of practice of CPES comply with the policies and procedures set forth by the bylaws. This committee also serves as the Virginia Homeless Solutions Program (VHSP) grievance oversight.
The Advisory Board acts as a sounding board for the Executive Committee and other CPES stakeholders. The role of the Advisory Board is to provide current knowledge, critical thinking and analysis to enhance the decision-making of the Executive Committee supporting the overall General Membership.
FATALITY REVIEW AND COMMUNITY RESPONSE TEAMS (FRCRT)
Meets as their caseload determines. These are formal teams with appointed members and may be governed by legislation. They include the Eastern Shore Overdose Fatality Review Team (ESOFRT) and Domestic Violence/Sexual Assault Coordinated Community Response Team (DV/SACCRT).
HOMELESS MANAGEMENT INFORMATION SYSTEM (HMIS) EVALUATING & MONITORING COMMITTEE
Meets the second Tuesday, quarterly from Feb-Aug and monthly from Oct-Jan. This committee is responsible for the governance of and compliance with the Balance of State (BoS) requirements and CoC Performance Standards and Policies Manual.
NURSE-FAMILY PARTNERSHIP (NFP) COMMUNITY ADVISORY BOARD
Meets quarterly and reviews and supports the progress and activities of the NFP service delivery model administered by the Virginia Department of Health and implemented by the Eastern Shore Health District. Learn more: youtu.be/rn8V784A6tE
PUBLIC RELATIONS & RESOURCE ASSISTANCE COMMITTEE
Meets the first Monday of every month. This committee is responsible for the management and coordination of resource fairs, special projects, the Pocket Pal, Resource Directory, the CPES Facebook page, and the CPES website.
RAPID RESPONSE TEAM (RRT)
Meets the third Thursday of every month. Local service agencies submit cases, which are reviewed and referred out to other local service providers. The staffing of cases allows for service providers to find the most needed resources for the individuals that they serve.
TRAUMA SENSITIVE SCHOOLS ADVISORY COMMITTEE
Meets the fourth Monday of every month. Builds capacity within our school systems to create an environment in which all students feel safe, welcomed, supported, and empowered to participate fully in all the school has to offer.
Create an environment for youth to have a voice and an opportunity to develop healthy ways to make choices and change in the community
Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs)
ACEs include neglect, abuse and household dysfunction experienced by children under 18. ACEs affect individuals, families and communities across the lifespan in every aspect of life, health and well-being.LEARN MORE
First Aid (MHFA)
Adult Mental Health First Aid is an 8-hour course that gives anyone the skills to recognize and help someone who is developing a mental health problem or experiencing a mental health crisis.LEARN MORE
First-time moms who are pregnant, 28 weeks or less, are eligible for free help from a personal nurse who will come to your home to offer advice, support and a good laugh when you need it most through your pregnancy and until your baby is 2 years oldLEARN MORE