What is a ROSS PCC?
ROSS Service Coordinators are strongly encouraged to work with or establish a Program Coordinating Committee. A PCC is an advisory group of service providers (or other community stakeholders such as local businesses) who are committed to the community and interested in seeing the ROSS program succeed. PCC members meet regularly to discuss ROSS program implementation and assist in securing public and private resources for the operation of the program. The PCC may be structured as a single network of providers, or as two or more independent networks of providers that cover different components of the ROSS program.
What are the benefits of working with a ROSS PCC?
While not required, a well-managed PCC offers many benefits to Service Coordinators and the overall operation of the ROSS program by providing a venue to:
- Convene a core group of service providers used for referrals;
- Coordinate services among providers to ensure ROSS program participants’ needs are met;
- Build on the existing network of service providers to identify new organizations that could strengthen the ROSS program;
- Streamline the resident referral process by strengthening relationships between Service Coordinators and service providers;
- Foster ongoing engagement among partners, which serves to build and maintain interest in the ROSS program;
- Collaborate on grant applications and funding opportunities;
- Obtain input on proposed ROSS program plans and policy changes;
- Obtain assistance recruiting ROSS program participants, including among members’ clientele who may be eligible;
- Learn about other programs in the community; and
- Build a network of programs and service providers that advocate for and support one another.