Do you or a family member need the services of more than one health and human services (HHS) agency? Do you feel like you don’t know where to start or what you might qualify for?
As a helping professional, do you find it difficult to meet the needs of your client at one HHS agency?
If so, you can turn to the professionals in your local Community Resource Coordination Group (CRCG) for guidance. CRCGs help people with complex needs that can't be met by a single agency. They join people or families with public and private agencies to get people the help they need.
CRCGs are groups of local partners and community members that work with parents, caregivers, youth, and adults to make a service plan. The service plan helps a person with special needs get benefits and services.
CRCG representatives from state and local agencies work together to find help for a person’s unique needs. The representatives each meet different needs the person or the family might have. The representatives and the person or family talk for 30 minutes to an hour. During this talk, the person or family shares their situation, and the group discusses possible services that may help.
Based on the needs discussed, the CRCG will work with the person or family to create an individual service plan. Every community has different services and resources, so each meeting and each plan will be different. However, every CRCG works with the person or family to help them get the services they need.