Long before “collaboration” and “partnering” were buzz words, these principles were the foundation upon which CCDH was founded. Since its beginnings as a subcommittee of South Florida's Health Planning Council in the early 1970s, CCDH has been a coalition of individuals with disabilities; family members; advocates; community service providers; and other public, private and governmental organizations.
With an original focus on individuals with developmental disabilities, today the organization also provides supports and services to individuals with physical, sensory and other disabilities. Our mission is simple: “In partnership with people with disabilities and their families, CCDH advocates, coordinates and provides supports and services.”
Through facilitating community collaboration, fostering self-advocacy, and promoting acceptance, CCDH’s goals include:
1) Helping individuals identify and access supports and services;
2) Bringing unmet needs to the attention of decision-makers and advocating for change;
3) Providing expertise about best practices and specialized resources; and
4) Conducting outreach, education, and professional development activities.
CCDH has a proven track record of excellence. Since 1975, its funders have continuously found the organization in compliance with both programmatic and administrative contract requirements.
Consumer Satisfaction Surveys indicate that 96% of respondents are satisfied with the help they receive from us.
And in recognition of its unique organizational design, CCDH is the recipient of an award from the National Association of Counties (NACO).