CRDC receives grant from Winthrop Rockefeller Foundation

CRDC receives grant from Winthrop Rockefeller Foundation

$ 35,000 to help disadvantaged families

Crowley's Ridge Development Council The Winthrop Rockefeller Foundation announced a $35,000 grant award to Crowley's Ridge Development Council, Inc (CRDC) to create a 2Gen Care Coordination Model. CRDC has collaborated with Memphis-based professional service firm Consilience Group, LLC to facilitate the design process.

Conversations between CRDC and the Winthrop Rockefeller Foundation began in 2016 around the development of a system for wrap-around care to families facing disadvantage. CRDC and Consilience Group LLC will embark on three learning journeys to visit organizations demonstrating successful 2Gen model implementation, two of which are located in the State of Arkansas. Resident engagement will also begin this month.

A re-convening of the Northeast Arkansas System of Care partners will occur in October for a 6-hour 2Gen Community Health Summit with attendance from residents, service providers, and of course the SoC Core Leadership organizations: CRDC, St. Bernards Medical Center, ARcare, and NYIT College of Osteopathic Medicine at A-State.

When asked why this partnership with WRF is so vital, CRDC Executive Director Tim Wooldridge explained, “the Winthrop Rockefeller Foundation is more than a funder – they are a partner with us in this important work. They will advise, direct, correct, praise, and celebrate alongside us as we work for the next year to design, implement, evaluate, and improve our 2Gen Care Coordination Model. The families of Northeast Arkansas need this to happen and we are delighted to take the lead role with WRF’s leadership and partnership.”

For more information regarding CRDC or the Northeast Arkansas System of Care, please contact CRDC at 802-7100.

About Crowley’s Ridge Development Council Crowley’s Ridge Development Council (CRDC) is an Arkansas Community Action Agency serving the needs of citizens in Northeast Arkansas. CRDC is committed to helping families and individuals recognize their strengths, set realistic goals, make responsible choices and become successful, self-sufficient members of the community.

Collaborating with local, state and national agencies, CRDC provides a broad range of direct, anti-poverty services for moderate- to low-income community members. CRDC maintains an ongoing commitment to reduce the effects of poverty and to empower individuals, families and communities to meet the challenges of today and the changes of tomorrow. www.crdcnea. org About the Winthrop Rockefeller Foundation For more than 40 years, the Winthrop Rockefeller Foundation (WRF) has helped to build and sustain the organizations that serve and strengthen Arkansas.

Through grantmaking and strategic partnerships, WRF is working hard to help close the economic and educational gaps that leave too many Arkansas families in persistent poverty.

A. Cody Easley