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.
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.
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
WELLNESS & RECOVERY COMMITTEE
Meets the fourth Monday of every month. The committee coordinates the efforts of key community stakeholders in addressing local evidence-based family wellness approaches utilizing the national Strategic Prevention Framework (SPF) to enhance and sustain local public health programs, policies and practices.
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.
Eastern Shore Overdose Fatality Review Team (ESOFRT)
Meets as their caseload determines. The ESOFRT conducts case reviews of overdose fatalities of residents of both Accomack and Northampton Counties. The ESOFRT is led by the Eastern Shore Community Services Board and the Virginia State Police Drug Task Force.
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, monitoring and evaluating data, planning and implementing the Point in Time (PIT) count of homeless individuals, implementing projects related to reducing and eliminating homelessness, ensuring that the CoC has adopted and employs the National Alliance to End Homelessness Rapid Re-Housing Performance Benchmarks and Program Standards, ensuring that the CoC adheres to the System Level Procedures developed by the BoS CoC as applicable to our geographic area, ensuring that the CoC complies with the BoS Coordinated Entry Process (CEP) and updating the Grievance Policy for VHSP and all other applicable documents.
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