What We Do
The Collective at Cumberland interacts with its clients based on the following most essential principles:
● Serve one another in genuine interdependent relationships
● Identify obstacles
● Discover assets: clients’ gifts, talents and abilities
● Develop a sustainable plan of action
● Build a partnership of shared resources
Each client consultation begins with us working together to identify the obstacles, what assets each person and The Collective has to share in overcoming those obstacles, and finally, we build a client-agency partnership agreement with a quantifiable plan of action bent toward the client gaining financial stability.
Our on-site partner network includes a computer lab for job searches or on-line course work, Build Cobb Partnership classroom for construction skills training and job placement, Paxen Learning Corporation’s General Education Diploma classes for youth ages 16-24, mental and spiritual health, and professional career counseling and attire.
Off-campus referrals: If the resources you require are not available directly at The Collective, client consultants may refer you to one of our off-campus community partners.
“At a time in my life where I felt lost, confused, and broken The Collective wrapped their arms around me and helped change my life drastically. They gave me confidence, showed their love, and encouraged me through a structured plan of action to lift my head up and start living a healthy and successful life. They helped restore my sense of self worth and find happiness and joy in my time of crisis and confusion. This was over a year ago and they still help with supporting positivity in my life today. I am forever grateful.”
– Katie, Collective client