Mid-East Commission Area Agency on Aging: Beaufort County Resource Connection

Posted on: October 4th, 2012 by Kate Humphrey

NADO’s 2012 Innovation Awards recognized 64 projects from 22 states for their creative approaches to regional community and economic development, including the project described below. Click here for the full list of winners.

Recognizing the need for a central repository for information about citizens’ needs in eastern North Carolina, the Mid-East Commission helped develop the Beaufort County Resource Connection (BCRC). Regular meetings of community leaders to share information about available resources led to the creation of a website and a distribution list to share needs with community providers. The BCRC provides residents easy access to the resources and information they need, enables agencies to better serve people, promotes collaboration and communication among agencies, and maximizes resources among multiple organizations. The commission’s Area Agency on Aging led project partners through the establishment of BCRC and continues to play an active role in its management. Following Hurricane Irene, approximately 100 people received assistance through the BCRC listserv.

Annette Eubanks, Area Agency on Aging Regional LTC Ombudsman:
[email protected]
Cynthia Davis, Area Agency on Aging Director: [email protected]
Timmy Baynes, Executive Director: [email protected]

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