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Service Integration

What is Service Integration?

The purpose of the Service Integration program is to facilitate collaboration among community partners to provide coordinated resources and information for individuals and families.  We are agency and community partners expediting solutions by matching resources to clearly defined needs, while avoiding duplication of service. 

Service Integration is a partnership between Polk County Health and Human Services, seven school districts, 200+ partnering organizations, agencies, and individuals throughout the county. There are seven Service Integration Teams that represent a local school district catchment area and each meet once a month to network, share resources, and discuss local needs.  

Who are We?

There are seven (7) Service Integration Teams, one for each school district in Polk County and one Team that shares County lines with a Yamhill County school district. These teams meet monthly and are open to anyone wanting to learn more about the valuable resources in the communities.  Each team is unique to its local community with partners such as school personnel, law enforcement, government (city, county, state) agencies, non-profits, faith community representatives, tribal members, and community members.  See below under "Supporting Documents" for the 2014-2015 Team Meeting Schedule.

Service Integration Supported Solutions:

In Service Integration, we believe in teamwork! By working together and combining resources, the teams are able to support a variety of local projects and needs each year, including:

  • Urgent Needs: Emergency housing or utility assistance
  • Basic Needs: Food, clothing, prescriptions, and personal items
  • Community Development: Community events and activities
  • Education: Classes, tuition, fees, literacy programs for adults or children
  • Extra Curricular Activities: Fees, materials, clothing or shoes needed for participation in extra curricular activities
  • Youth Development: Leadership/learning opportunities not part of regular school programs.

How Can I Learn More about Resources in Polk County?

  • If you're interested in learning more about resources in Polk County, come experience SIT in action and attend a local team meeting. The meetings are always open to new partners wanting to get connected in the community.  The 2013-2014 SIT Meeting Schedule is posted below.
  • Each team has an email list where members receive the monthly SIT Comm Newsletter, meeting reminders, notes, and urgent resource information. If interested, please submit the online Registration Form or contact SI Coordinator, Michelle Bornfleth, at bornfleth.michelle@co.polk.or.us.
  • Like us on Facebook! Service Integration is now utilizing Facebook as a way to communicate with partners. Find us at www.facebook.com/PolkCountyServiceIntegration or search Polk County Service Integration.