Importance of CORE Membership
I believe CORE offers value to its member agencies by being a national voice for those of us with residential childcare programs. CORE is a professionally run organization that listens to and communicates with its member agencies on critical advocacy issues that we face. We must stand together and CORE plays a vital role in this occurring.
It reassures me that CORE keeps a close eye on the potential legislative hurdles that our institutions might have to jump to remain viable for our children and families. I have neither the time nor the expertise to ferret out the nuanced details of complex legislative action and maneuverings, but with CORE in our corner, I know I will be informed of the important issues at play.
Primarily because of the unique nature of our missions in working with children and youth from tough home situations, CORE provides the information, the training, and the camaraderie that residential institutions like mine find invaluable – and that we can’t find anywhere else.