Monmouth ACTS is an innovative public-private partnership between Monmouth County government and its human services stakeholder community.
The Monmouth County Board of Chosen Freeholders created Monmouth ACTS in 2018 to carry out the recommendations of a far-reaching Human Services Needs Assessment, “A Call to Action.” Monmouth ACTS represents an affirmative response to this “call.”
One key finding showed that County service providers do not generally collaborate to offer comprehensive services to residents, that many residents are not aware or not using services, and that many opportunities exist for innovative strategies to better reach and serve residents.
So Monmouth ACTS was created with the goal of Serving You Better. Together.
Monmouth ACTS brings together County Employees and community nonprofit leaders to share their distinct perspectives for the common good. Together, they are finding effective ways to meet today’s human service needs and improve overall quality of life.
Monmouth ACTS is an innovative response to the Needs Assessment’s recommendations to:
- Help County residents learn about services and how to access them through expansive community information sharing, education/dialogue and resource navigation
- Mobilize impactful use of the County’s rich resources through public/private partnerships for integrated human service planning, funding and delivery
- Address unmet service needs through an integrated planning process, and meet larger, long-term challenges through advocacy and new service approaches
HUBS of Opportunity
The Needs Assessment identified needs clustered around eight areas. County leaders and their community counterparts have formed “Hubs” around each of these issues. Each Hub examines identified issues and needs and makes recommendations for improvement. These eight Hubs offer fertile opportunities to benefit from ACTS’ collaboration of public officials and community stakeholders:
- Early Childhood Success
- Positive Youth Development
- Financial Empowerment
- Behavioral Health
These Hubs, which are integrated through the Monmouth ACTS Steering Committee, will make it their mission to support individual and family success through all stages of life by supporting:
- Strong family relationships and community connection
- Personal safety, equal opportunity and financial security
- Good health and well-being
- High-quality learning and education