STRIVIN' Social Services Referrals
All it takes is checking a few boxes and clicking SUBMIT.
Through the STRiVIN’ Social Services Referral system, police officers, school administrators, health care providers and others can complete a simple online form that can connect individuals and families to a whole host of community resources. The range of assistance is wide and varied—unemployment, income aid, utility support, providing food, mental health care, substance abuse treatment and more.
• Contacting the individual or family referred to conduct a needs assessment.
• From this assessment, passing along the referral to a network of various community social services organizations able to provide the type of assistance required.
• And tracking the referrals’ progression through the system.
- Make A STRiVIN' Referral
- STRiVIN' Referral Brochure — English Version (.pdf)
- Folleto de recomendación de STRiVIN' — Versión en español (.pdf)
December 3, 2021
Dedicated To Improving People's Realities
Carolyn Whitney, executive director of the agency that serves as COMBAT’s primary partner in Raytown, believes new social services referral program will reduce crime in the community through helping people improve their lives. Changing the circumstances inside a home the police have been called to, she says, can result in the police not having to “come back knocking on that door again.”
» ‘NEEDS ARE WIDE & VARIED’
December 3, 2021
An Innovative Progam Unlike Any Other In The Nation?
Innovative COMBAT program allows police and others to make a simple referral that can connect individuals and families to life-changing services. “As police officers, we always want to help people,” says Raytown Police Officer Lisa Barnett, “but we can’t always fix the issues in their lives. We’re responding to the immediate crisis they’re having. We’re going from call to call. With this referral application, we can do something more to help them.”
» ‘GREAT IDEA’ PUT INTO ACTION