Talbot Family Network

The Talbot Family Network is releasing a RFP on July 6, 2018 seeking a vendor for the following program: 
Career Pathways: provide Opportunity Youth with engagement, pre-employment education, skill development, training referrals and career coaching.

To receive a copy of the Request for Proposal, with detailed scope of work for each program, please email Katie Sevon at talbotfamilynetwork@talbgov.org.  Letters of Intent to Apply are due July 20, 2018 and full proposals are due August 3, 2018. A pre-application meeting is scheduled for July 13th for those interested in learning more. 

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The mission of the Talbot Family Network is, through collaboration with public and private entities, to identify and develop support systems for a safe, healthy and caring  community for all Talbot County children and families.

About the Talbot Family Network

Talbot Family Network concentrates on prevention, early intervention and intervention services to children, youth and families in Talbot County. Tasks include planning, developing and monitoring family-oriented, community-based programs that are culturally relevant.  To prevent fragmented and duplicated services in the county, Talbot Family Network serves as the coordinating body for community-level grants and initiatives.

Collaborating with Talbot Family Network, a number of community task forces develop long-range plans based on proven or innovative strategies as well as on previously collected local, regional, state and national data. These efforts focus on two outcomes: Families are Safe and Economically Stable, Youth will Complete School, Youth have Opportunities for Employment and Career Readiness and Healthy Children.

Role of Talbot Family Network in Talbot County

Local Management Boards receive an annual allocation of State funding from Children’s Cabinet.  Each Local Management Board is then responsible for ensuring that services are provided to families in its jurisdiction. In addition, as more funds are identified and secured, the Local Management Board must carry out these responsibilities:

  • To continually assess the needs and identify gaps in services to children, youth and families in Talbot County.
  • To develop and enhance communication between and among agencies and organizations that serve children, youth and families through partnership building.
  • To plan, coordinate, and evaluate programs and services that benefit children, youth and families so as to improve child and family outcomes.
  • To secure, distribute and monitor public/private funding for the benefit of children, youth and families.
  • To provide information to the public on the status of services for children, youth and families.

Talbot Family Network Community Plan

FY 16 Community Plan: TFN FY16 Community Plan

FY 17 Data Review: FY 17 Results and Indicators Data Review

FY 18 Data Review: FY 18 Results and Indicators Data Review

History of Talbot Family Network

Local Management Boards were established in response to SB 588 and HB 1055 to reform the State’s Human Service Delivery System for children and families in Maryland. The Mid Shore Council for Children, Youth and Families served as the regional Local Management Board beginning in 1990. The five county governments of Kent, Queen Anne’s, Talbot, Caroline and Dorchester counties appointed Board members to the Mid Shore Council for Children, Youth and Families. Caroline County created its own Local Management Board in July 1996.

On March 13, 1997, the Talbot County Council notified the Governor’s Office for Children, Youth and Families of their intent to establish a Local Management Board in Talbot County. The Talbot County Local Management Board was established in July 1997. In June 1998, the Board changed the name to the Talbot Family Network.

Talbot Family Network Board 

The public is welcome. Board Meetings are held beginning at 2:30 p.m. at the Talbot County Board of Education Office, 12 Magnolia Street, Easton, MD 21601.

Chair – Catherine Poe

Vice Chair – Linda Webb

Meeting Dates for FY 19

September 18, 2018 – Board Retreat 12pm – 5pm

October 16, 2018

November 20, 2018

No meeting in December 2018

January 15, 2019

February 19, 2019

March 19, 2019

April 16, 2019

May 21, 2019

June 18, 2019

No meetings in July and August 2019

Agendas and Minutes for FY18

September 2017

October 2017

November 2017

January 2018

February 2018

March 20, 2018

April 17, 2018

May 15, 2018

June 19, 2018

Agendas and Minutes for FY17

January 2017

February 2017

March 2017

April 2017

May 2017

June 2017

Contact Us

Talbot Family Network

c/o County Manager’s Office

Courthouse – South Wing 11 North Washington Street

Easton, Maryland 21601

Phone: (410) 770-6870

E-mail:   talbotfamilynetwork@talbotcountymd.gov

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