The Historical Triangle Community Services Center is a non-profit that rents out building space at a low cost to nine local non-profits.
The center acts as a destination for people in need of social services. People can obtain counseling, food and clothing assistance, parenting education, programs for their small children, and transportation - all under one roof.
The 9 agencies in the building (including United Way, Head Start, FISH, others...) collectively work together to improve the community.
In a lot of ways I like the idea of a central location for getting help. I wonder though: Is it always better to operate this way or if there are times when the agencies are less effective because of their proximity?
What do you think of the "one-stop-shop" model for social services? Is there anything like this in your community?
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