The Coordinating Center will officially open its new Anne Arundel County headquarters on Thursday, November 14 with a Ribbon Cutting at 9:30 AM at the office, 8531 Veterans Highway in Millersville, Maryland. The ceremony will be followed by an Open House and public reception until 11:00 AM. The Center is a non-profit organization serving families and individuals with complex needs and disabilities throughout Maryland.
The Coordinating Center has been headquartered in Anne Arundel County since its inception in 1983. Founded to lead a transformative effort in the community integration of children with complex needs, The Center created a comprehensive care coordination program to transition the care of these children with complex needs from hospitals and institutions to home and family. Funding for this original program came from a grant from the federal Maternal Child Health Bureau. The program led to new thinking and initiatives to promote customized community care, personal choice, and utilization of community resources to meet the needs of all people with complex needs and disabilities.
Now, The Coordinating Center’s programs have expanded to be available statewide, with technical assistance offered regionally and nationally and funded primarily through Maryland Medicaid, grants and targeted programs. The original grant served 25 youngsters and their families. The Center now serves nearly 8,000 individuals of all ages who have specialized needs.
Funding for the new building was provided by the Harry and Jeannette Weinberg Foundation in consideration of the work done by The Center among people with disabilities. Further funding was made available through local and state supported bond bills in recognition of The Center’s efforts in providing services within the community.
Board President Elizabeth Weglein commented that The Coordinating Center “looks forward to maintaining and growing our efforts on behalf of the people we serve. This new building will certainly support our staff in living our mission in the community.”
The Coordinating Center is accredited for case management by URAC (Utilization Review Accreditation Commission), a national case management certification agency. The Center is also certified by the Maryland Nonprofits’ Standards for Excellence, a rigorous ethics and accountability program.