Coalition Principles for Transformation will come alive through collaborative demonstration projects. These projects are founded on a “no wrong door” approach to make sure that effective, coordinated services meet young families where they are.

Early Success Provider Network

The Shelby County Early Success Provider Network is a network of providers working together to deliver integrated, coordinated services for children pre-natal through age six and their families. The network, intended to be county-wide, was developed to:

The Early Success Network model fosters a “no wrong door” approach that empowers caregivers to choose among programs that best meets their needs. The model also builds connections and structure among providers to allow them to wrap their services around children and families.

To assist service providers in determining the program(s) that best meet the needs of the clients, the Early Success Coalition’s Provider Network has developed the Client Referral Tool. For more information about either tool or if your agency would like technical assistance to use the Referral Tool Kit, please contact the Early Success Coalition at
(901)287-4707.

Early Success Neighborhoods

The premise of an Early Success Neighborhood is to meet children and families where they are – literally. The evolving model is based on saturating a high-risk neighborhood with high quality coordinated supports for healthy pregnancies, positive early childhood development and strong families. Neighborhood assets, including health and human services, educational resources, social services, and faith-based organizations, would be strengthened and connected to ensure a seamless “web” of services for young children and families.