TarrantCares.org Launches – Online Site Provides Local Services, Libraries and More

March 30, 2011
Network of Care

FORT WORTH, TEXAS – Tarrant County Judge Glen Whitley launched http://www.tarrantcares.org today, giving residents a new online resource to find local services, health information and more.

“Tarrant Cares provides a ‘no wrong door’ strategy that links consumers, family members, professionals and others to service providers in our community,” Judge Whitley said.

Mental Health Connection of Tarrant County is coordinating development of TarrantCares.org, facilitating hundreds of individuals throughout the community who have worked for the past six months to develop the list of area resources. A key partner has been United Way’s 2-1-1.

Tarrant Cares offers quick and easy online access to information about services, as well as the latest news, health information and educational materials for all age groups. Users will also find a password-protected area to create their own personal health records. Community members can provide feedback to the site, suggesting additions and improvement.

There are nine categories within TarrantCares.org, each of which provides information for a specific group:

 

*        Adult and Juvenile Community Corrections

*         Children and Families

*         Domestic, Sexual and Other Violence

*         Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities

*         Mental/Behavioral Health

*         Prenatal to Age 5

*         Public Health and Healthy Communities

*         Seniors/Adults with Disabilities

*         Veterans, Service Members and Their Families

“Tarrant Cares will be a living site,” explained Judge Whitley. “This is truly a community resource that has been developed by the community and will continue to be guided by the community. I want to stress that no government dollars have been used for the development of Tarrant Cares. Instead, the collaborative efforts of volunteers from many agencies and organizations have provided the framework for this important resource.

“We want to thank the donors for their generosity in funding Tarrant Cares and acknowledge the importance of their gifts to our community.”

The donors are:

 

*         Texas Health Resources

*         HCA

*         Baylor All Saints Medical Center at Fort Worth

*         Bravo Health

*         John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation

*         Cook Children’s

*         JPS Health Network

*         MHMR of Tarrant County

*         Methodist Mansfield Medical Center

*         United Way of Tarrant County

*         University of North Texas Health Science Center

 

To begin exploring all that the site has to offer, go to http://www.tarrantcares.org