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.
– Fields requests for funding applications that require CPES/CoC support.
– Governance of and compliance with Balance of State (BoS) requirements and CoC.
Performance Standards and Policies Manual
– Regularly identifies strategic planning needs of the common agenda.
– Appoints ad hoc and standing committees to address needs of CPES and its
– Assures that the standards of practice of CPES comply with the policies and procedures set forth by the bylaws.
– Executive committee meets two weeks prior to the General Membership meeting.
– Serves as the Virginia Homeless Solutions Program (VHSP) Grievance oversight, see CoC Performance Standards and Policies Manual.
– Reviews any and all grievances brought forth by a CPES member(s).
RAPID RESPONSE TEAM (RRT)
– RRT is led by the following organizations of Accomack-Northampton Planning
District Commission (ANPDC), the Eastern Shore Community Services Board, Accomack County Department of Social Services and Northampton County Department of Social Services.
– Administrative support provided by ANPDC.
– Utilizes the best practice model of coordinated intake and case management to facilitate staffing of cases among multiple agencies and stakeholders.
– Standard operating procedures will be used as pertaining to the operation of a closed committee.
– Meets monthly to review and assess cases requiring services to develop an action
plan to meet the needs of identified clients and provide follow up of same.
PUBLIC RELATIONS & RESOURCE ASSISTANCE COMMITTEE
– Governance of and compliance with BoS requirements and CoC Performance Standards and Policies Manual.
– Collects, reviews, and updates information contained in the CPES Resource Directory and Pocket Pal on an annual basis.
– Develops and oversees CPES capacity building activities such as events, marketing,
social media, web site, and branding to promote awareness regarding resources and
services available to and from membership.
– Meets at least quarterly or monthly as necessary.
NURSE-FAMILY PARTNERSHIP (NFP) COMMUNITY ADVISORY BOARD
– The NFP CAB will consist of CPES members, community partners, and consumers;
chaired by a community partner or consumer; and meet quarterly and as needed.
– Reviews and supports the progress and activities of the NFP service delivery model administered by the Virginia Department of Health and implemented by Eastern Shore Health District.
– Advises the program regarding community resources and access to the targeted populations.
– Provides advocacy and in-kind support.
– Strategic planning for local expansion.
– Ensures fidelity to the National Service Office NFP model.
FAMILY, WELLNESS & SUBSTANCE ABUSE PREVENTION ADVISORY 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.
– Builds capacity within the community that will promote resilience and decrease substance abuse risk factors in individuals, families and communities.
– Provides monitoring to local Tobacco Use Prevention and Suicide Prevention Initiatives as well as local data collection efforts that will guide the development of future Substance Abuse Prevention programs and services.
– Provides support of local Mental Health First Aid community trainings.
– Provides oversight for the programs and services funded via State Opioid Response grant
HOMELESS MANAGEMENT INFORMATION SYSTEM (HMIS) EVALUATING & MONITORING COMMITTEE
– Governance of and compliance with Balance of State (BoS) requirements and CoC Performance Standards and Policies Manual.
– Monitors, reviews, and evaluates data ensuring that it is collected and submitted timely and accurately.
– Plans and implements the annual Point In Time (PIT) Count which is typically held the last week in January, unless otherwise specified by the BoS.
– Provides information and guidance to CPES related to the implementation of the HMIS and management of data collected from affiliates who do not enter information in HMIS. The committee will ensure that all HMIS users meet the ServicePoint User Policies and Responsibility Statement & Code of Ethics. Each HUD funded organization is required to participate in the HMIS committee and attend a minimum of 75% of meetings to maintain eligibility for HUD funding.
– Projects related to reducing and eliminating homelessness may be pursued at the discretion of the committee.
– Ensures that the CoC has adopted and employs the National Alliance to End Homelessness Rapid Re-Housing Performance Benchmarks and Program Standards.
– Ensures that the CoC adheres to the System Level Procedures developed by the BoS CoC as applicable to our geographic area.
– Ensures that the CoC complies with the BoS Coordinated Entry Process (CEP).
– Updates Grievance Policy for VHSP and all other applicable documents.
Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs)
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First Aid (MHFA)
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