Anne Arundel Forms Joint Family Assistance Collaboration

Anne Arundel County officials, in partnership with school officials, will form a new collaboration to continue to address growing needs for students and residents.

The Family Assistance Collaboration will help address needs like mental health services, childcare, and housing and income support as the COVID-19 pandemic continues. County Executive Steuart Pittman stated that he wants to get Anne Arundel staff from both the county government and school system working together to identify  needs and think outside of the box for addressing those needs and fixing them quickly.

Anne Arundel County Superintendent George Arlotto seconded Pittman’s comments, explaining that the collaboration will be focused on sharing information and creating better access to “supports and resources for families throughout the county that may be needed as a result of the current and ongoing impacts of the COVID-19 crisis.”

The deputy chief administrative officer for county health and human services agencies will help lead the collaborative process.