Georgia Department of Community Affairs representatives tour One Door Polk

Cedartown, Georgia: Febraury 9, 2017 — Annaka Woodruff, program director with the Georgia Department of Community Affairs, Appalachian Regional Commission, and Brittany Pittman, program manager for the Appalachian Regional Commission, recently visited the City of Cedartown’s One Door Polk facility. Patrick Vickers, Georgia Department of Community Affairs Northwest Georgia Community Services Representative, was in attendance as well. The Northwest Georgia Regional Commission was represented by Brittney Hickom and Delmos Stone.

One Door Polk, located at 424 N. Main Street, houses organizations that encompass health care, mental health and social services.

“One Door Polk is a great example of the collaboration of federal, state, and local partners to build community capacity and a better quality of life for the citizens of Polk County,” said Pittman. “The Appalachian Regional Commission remains committed to in investing in communities to expand access to health care.”

The group was presented with an informational tour of Primary Healthcare Centers, CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates), the Department of Juvenile Justice, Polk Foster Parents, the offices of Our House (Polk County’s battered women’s shelter), Polk Family Connection, Right from the Start Medical Assistance, Area Agency on Aging and Highland Rivers Health Outpatient and Developmental Disabilities Division. These organizations make up One Door Polk, a facility that continues to grab the attention of local and state leaders.

“This is a network of high quality, easily accessible treatment, education and support services,” explained Cedartown City Manager Bill Fann. “We are thankful that Ms. Woodruff and the Department of Community Affairs and the Appalachian Regional Commission are interested in what we’re doing right here in Cedartown.”

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