Texas Emergency Hospital (TEH), located in Liberty County, hosted the inaugural meeting of the Liberty County Community Coalition in its cafeteria on September 19, 2023. The event brought together
representatives from various organizations in Liberty County who came together to discuss the most pressing issues facing the county’s residents.
The Liberty County Community Coalition is a newly established collaborative initiative with a mission to enhance the physical and mental well-being of residents by identifying service gaps and working collectively to fill them through resources and education.
This dynamic partnership unites agencies, organizations, groups, and individuals across Liberty County, all sharing the Coalition’s mission. Their primary goal is to promote community improvement by facilitating resource sharing, information exchange, networking, learning from past experiences, and addressing common challenges.
The meeting featured Dr. J. Sulaiman, Chief Medical Officer of The Health Center of Southeast Texas, as the keynote speaker. Dr. Sulaiman delivered an insightful presentation, shedding light on the challenges faced by the county.
Moving forward, the Coalition plans to host quarterly events and distribute newsletters featuring information and events contributed by participating members. The founders of the Liberty County
Community Coalition include Maria Chiappe De la Flor from Emergency Hospital Systems, Robin Gandara, and Kassie Thurman from Family Time and Crisis Counseling Center.
Notable organizations in attendance at the event included the Cleveland Senior Citizen Organization, TriCounty Behavioral Healthcare, Liberty ISD, CASA of Liberty/Chambers, Heaven’s Army, Montgomery, Liberty County Veterans Service, Montgomery County Women’s Center, AccentCare/PNA Program, Bluebonnet News, among others, each contributing their unique perspective and expertise to the coalition’s shared vision of community improvement.