We are a network of 79 community-serving organizations who are committed to bringing together change-makers to positively impact the health & vitality of communities south of Pittsburgh.
To create agile, healthy, and sustainable communities for diverse populations throughout the Jefferson region while:
o Serving as an incubator for powerful ideas and promising practices
o Improving the capacity of community-serving organizations
o Facilitating group action on community aspirations
Our Current Priorities
o Behavorial Health
o Family & Resident Engagement
o Workforce Development
We are currently accepting new Member Organizations. Please download this Membership Form to apply, or contact Colleen Cadman at email@example.com with any questions.
MEMBER MEETINGS are convened throughout the year (August, October, January, March, and a Picnic in June) and focus on advancing priority issues, capacity building opportunities, resource and data sharing, and networking opportunities.
Collaborative Year Kick-Off, Wednesday September 5, 2018
2 – 4 pm @ Jefferson Hospital Bibro Pavilion (2nd Floor in the Jefferson Room)
Resources from Previous Meetings
- Update on the Route 51 Corridor Transportation Alternatives Project
- Partner4Work Workforce Presentation
- Career Services Needs Assessment Survey
The outreach arm of the Collaborative, this group is focused on gathering and presenting key data regarding core issues in the region and reaching out to engage municipal leaders in the work of the Collaborative
When: Preceding Full Collaborative meetings, 1-2PM (*except summer 2018 meetings)
Where: Jefferson Room, Bibro Building (*except June 2018 Meeting)
Contact: Tim Hindes, Economic Development South; Paula Kelly, Whitehall Public Library; Sarah Papperman, Wesley Family Services
Targeted Meeting for August 2018: Details TBA soon
Location: Jefferson Regional Foundation Office (Bibro Building, 3rd Floor)
Eat and Educate Series
A lunch series focused on resource sharing and system navigation, targeted towards frontline workers. Meetings focus on specific topics and bring in speakers from a variety of sectors throughout the year.
Friday, July 27, 2018
12:00 to 1:30 pm
Location: Southland Panera
Topic: Education Pathways for First Generation College Students
This group coordinates wellness initiatives throughout the Jefferson Region and currently focused on the issue of tobacco-cessation.
Tuesday, August 21, 2018
Time and Location: TBA
Mental Health First Aid
Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) is a public education program in which participants work with certified trainers to increase their knowledge around common mental health challenges, become equipped to offer assistance, and reduce stigma. Trainings are free for interested nonprofits.
For additional information or to organize or register for MHFA training, contact Glynis Arnold at Allegheny Health Choices Inc.
Upcoming Mental Health First Aid training opportunities:
Saturday June 9, 2018
Time: 8:30 am-5:00 pm
Location: Clairton Municipal Building
To register or get info: call 412-872-4028 or contact Cynthia Moore at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Monday, June 18, 2018
Time: 8:30 am-5:00 pm
Location: CCAC South Campus (1750 Clairton Road, West Mifflin PA 15122)
To register or get info: contact Michelle Thomas at email@example.com.
Check back soon for the 2018-2019 Collaborative Calendar!
A resource guide that includes contact information for qualified service providers in the Jefferson Region, organized by service area and designed to assist service providers with referrals and networking.
A yearly gathering of leaders from around the region focusing on networking and capacity building. The 2018 Jefferson Forum was held on Wednesday, May 9, 2018. Click here for highlights and pictures.
Local data compiled by the University of Pittsburgh’s Center for Social and Urban Research, organized by community and available for use by all members of the Collaborative.
FOR MORE INFORMATION
If you are interested in your organization becoming an active Collaborative member, please contact