The next meeting of the "Connect the Dots" initiative will be Thursday, Oct. 4, 1-4 p.m. at the Judge Guy Boyington Building, 857 Commercial St., Astoria.

Connect the Dots is a social services collaborative initiative dedicated to the health and safety of all people through the development of coordinated and innovative services that promote beneficial connections and relationships.


The purpose of the collaboration is to unite the common visions and missions of community partners and develop one unified voice for youth and families. Goals include:

·   Identify, coordinate and integrate existing services;

·   Develop, simplify and navigate the referral process from resource to consumer;

·   Create an effective system of readiness to respond to new opportunities and transformation.

For more information contact the Clatsop County Juvenile Department, (503) 325-8601.

Northwest Lending Group