Alliances are formal and contract-based mutually beneficial relationships between OCS and another organization. As allied organizations, we cooperate toward a specific shared goal.
An example is our alliance with the United Way of Greater Lorain County’s UCAN (United Community Assistance Network).
“UCAN’s partners utilize a common intake system, so when an individual fills out a form at one agency, they’re automatically in the system at the others in case a future need arises. UCAN also allows for shared resources so that there can be a central pool of emergency assistance funds available to all partners. If an individual or family in crisis stops into one of the partners and needs more assistance than that agency can provide with their own resources, the case manager can access the shared resources to get the client the additional assistance that is needed.”
If you are interested in working more closely with OCS, please contact our Executive Director, Cindy Andrews, at email@example.com.