Who We Are

The Caring Community Network of the Twin Rivers (CCNTR) thinks about communities in a broad, interconnected way. It looks at health from three perspectives - individual, public, and community health. Using these broad areas to explore how people, organizations and support systems interact can help to identify the overall health of the community - its people, its environment, and its resources.

Healthy communities have a set of characteristics that set them apart:

  1. They meet basic needs of food, nutrition, shelter and healthcare;
  2. They provide economic resources like employment and transportation;
  3. They provide prevention and wellness programs for their citizens;
  4. They safeguard their environment, are involved in public health and engaged in emergency preparedness;
  5. They provide programs to improve skills and knowledge necessary for today and tomorrow;
  6. They have many ways for people to be involved in their community;
  7. They help their citizens with social problems like, helping the less fortunate, supporting elders and strengthening families.
  8. They work with their communities and Collaborate with other communities.

CCNTR brings people from different disciplines together to solve problems in the greater Twin Rivers region. Through our work together, we identify community needs and take action to solve community problems. We pay attention to how easy it is to get help, when a family with a lot of challenges needs many agencies to work together to solve a problem. We care about finding ways to make the community stronger, in its ability to identify needs, act on solutions and deliver services.

services arenÎt available or people canÎt afford them, we work to close this gap intthe service system. When the community could prevent problems from happening, we work to together in teams, to find ways to raise awareness, educate and build involvement, so that we can keep the community strong. This action-model allows not-for-profit agencies, individual citizens, municipalities, and public agencies to work together, to improve the overall health of the Twin Rivers.