Clarion County Family Net (CCFN) has been in existence for over 20 years. The group focuses on working with schools, communities, and individuals in an effort to “improve the quality of life for the children and families of Clarion County.” Some of the many projects of the board include: the county-wide Youth Council, implementing the evidence-based PATHS Program in local schools and Head Starts, and beginning the process that eventually lead to the construction of the Primary Health Network Building.
CCFN started in 1997 as the governing group of A-C Valley Family Center. In 2000, a Communities That Care grant was awarded and CCFN became countywide. This grant was used to bring research-based prevention programs to the county. CCFN became the foundation for a number of initiatives involving children, youth, and families, including: Communities That Care, Family Service System Reform, State Health Improvement Plan, Community Collaborative Prevention Plan, Pennsylvania Advocates for Nutrition & Activity, and the Integrated Children’s Service Plan.
In 2003, Clarion County’s Promise was established as a 501(c)3 to oversee initiatives of the county collaborative board and provide a coordinator for the board. Clarion County’s Promise, as well as other agencies, have received many grants over the years to assist in filling any unmet needs identified by the collaborative.
A number of awards have been given to the county in the past as a result of the work of the collaborative. Those awards include: 2003 PA State Building Partnerships Award for Collaboration, 2003 PA Communities That Care, Mobilizer of the Year, Board Members of the Year, Community of the Year, 2003 National America’s Promise Priority Status, 2005 “100 Best Communities for Youth” in the nation by America’s Promise, and the 2014 Outstanding Community Award for our “Dedication and Commitment of Equity”.
Currently, CCFN operates within the structure of the Communities That Care system. This is a prevention system, grounded in science, that gives communities the tools to address their adolescent health and behavior problems through a focus on empirically identified risk and protective factors. Click here to read more about the Communities That Care Process.
CCFN meets bi-monthly to discuss and develop programs to address the unmet needs of Clarion County and includes individuals from a variety of different sectors including: social service agencies, schools, faith-based, county agencies, and more. To find out more and/or to attend a meeting, please call Clarion County’s Promise at 814-223-1590.
Click on the Communities That Care logo to learn more about the CTC system.
2021 Meeting Dates
Tuesday, January 12th
Tuesday, March 9th
Tuesday, May 11th
Tuesday, July 13th
Tuesday, September 14th
Tuesday, November 9th
Time: 1:30-2:30 p.m.
Currently we are conducting our meetings Via Zoom
Please contact Clarion County's Promise to get on the email list for these meetings. We are always look for people who are willing to be active members to help make a better community for all!