The idea for these meetings grew out of a recognition in our action group sessions that many different groups and people are interested in the same topics, but do not know each other and do not how to connect. These sessions are open to all community members, regardless of previous participation in a UCARE event. The format for these sessions continues to evolve, and will be based on the feedback we receive from participants. The premise is to introduce the topic, introduce the participants, and allow time for people to connect and talk through programs, ideas and needs on an individual basis. If you would like to partner with UCARE in hosting area-wide networking meetings, we would greatly appreciate your support. Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.