COUNTY OF ALBEMARLE
Human Services Work Session
Board Work Session on Meeting the County’s Human Service Needs
Tucker, White, Ralston, Baker
LEGAL REVIEW: No
September 7, 2005
ACTION: INFORMATION: X
A major goal of the County’s strategic plan is to make the County a safe and healthy community in which citizens feel secure to live, work and play. To be successful in achieving this goal, effective strategies and action plans must be developed and resources directed to those human service program with the greatest impact on the quality of life for Albemarle’s citizens. The last human services plan for Albemarle County was completed in 1995 and although many of the needs identified ten years ago are still with us today, many new issues have emerged that must be addressed strategically. This work session is intended to provide the Board with comprehensive and updated information on the human service needs of Albemarle County in preparation for the September 9th Strategic Planning Session.
Goal: 3.1 Make the County a safe and healthy community in which citizens feel secure to live, work and play.
The human services work session for the Board’s September 7th meeting will focus on Albemarle County’s human service needs by looking at the progress we have made, as well as the gaps or needs that still must be addressed if all Albemarle citizens are to realize the quality of life for which we are striving.
The work session will focus on three major areas that greatly impact the quality of life in Albemarle County: self-sufficiency, protection from risk and learning and workforce development. Within each area, the focus will be on where we have made progress, where we still have critical needs and where local government can make a difference. Saphira Baker will be presenting data collected and analyzed by the Commission on Children and Families. Gordon Walker will be presenting data and recommendations specific to the growing elderly population.
There is no budget impact.
This work session is for information only and requires no action from the Board of Supervisors at this time.
For supplemental information prior to the work session, you may wish to access the following website addresses for four excellent publications:
Stepping Stones – Annual Report on Well Being of Families and Children
Comprehensive Needs Assessment of
Charlottesville/Albemarle Children and their Families -2003
Jefferson Board for Aging – Summary Report of the 2020 Community Plan on Aging
Mapping the Landscape for Aging – mapping data for the JABA 2020 Vision
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