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Resources for Families Needing Assistance

Please note this is a living document and will be updated as I find more resources.

Food Assistance

Community Food Share:

Community Food Share provides direct support to families, seniors, and other individuals who struggle with hunger in Boulder and Broomfield Counties.
Direct distribution explained in full- https://communityfoodshare.org/about-us/our-programs/
More assistance programs in the area- https://communityfoodshare.org/get-food/more-resources/
Food Finder Map- https://communityfoodshare.org/get-food/find-food-pantry/

Round Pantry:

The Round Pantry welcomes anyone who needs food.
2nd and 4th Tuesday of every month 2:00-7:00pm more information on services- https://westviewpres.org/round-pantry/

OUR Center:

We help people move toward self-sufficiency.
Information on Community Cafe and Community Market- https://www.ourcenter.org/hospitality-care/

Additional Assistance Programs

OUR Center:

Community Closet
https://www.ourcenter.org/hospitality-care/
Personal Development
https://www.ourcenter.org/personal-development/
Child Care/Family Forward
https://www.ourcenter.org/family-forward/
Suport Network
https://www.ourcenter.org/support-network/

Casa de la Esperanza:

Casa de la Esperanza is a 32-unit residential community dedicated to helping agricultural workers. The community is owned and operated by the Boulder County Housing Authority in the City of Longmont. This center provides educational and recreational services to Casa residents, including an onsite “after-school” program and academic center.
https://www.bouldercounty.org/families/housing/casa-de-la-esperanza/

Wild Plum Center:

Wild Plum Center prepares children for a lifetime of learning and self-sufficiency by providing a comprehensive, individualized approach to early learning and family wellness.
They provide a variety of services. Check out their website to see all the services they provide.
http://wildplumcenter.org/

Friends of the Longmont Youth Center:

The Longmont Youth Center, at 1050 Lashley Street, is a fun meeting place for youth. The Center is operated by the City of Longmont's Youth Services Division, and hosts many activities for area youth. It offers counseling services, a lending library, coordination of the community asset initiative, and a variety of recreational opportunities.
Check out their website to see all the programs and services available.
http://bcn.boulder.co.us/human-social/flyc/index.html

A Precious Child:

A Precious Child assists children and families facing difficult life challenges such as abuse and neglect, crisis situations and poverty. We work with more than 400 agency partners throughout eight Denver Metro counties including Adams, Arapahoe, Boulder, Broomfield, Denver, Douglas, Jefferson and Weld to identify children and families in the most need of our services. Our core initiatives help build the whole child. In addition to meeting basic human needs through our Resource Center and Boutiques (satellite resource centers), we also help children and their families navigate community resources. This work is done through our COR (Child Outcomes Resource) Center where our Child Outcomes Advocates provide personalized case management to disadvantaged and displaced children and families, connecting them with needed resources, services, opportunities and educational support.
A Precious Child, in Broomfield, is the most comprehensive organization when it comes to serving/educating parents and children while providing an array of services. To learn more check out their website.
https://apreciouschild.org/what-we-do/overview/

I Have a Dream:

The mission of the "I Have A Dream" program is to empower children from low-income communities to succeed in school, college, and career by providing academic, social, and emotional support from elementary school through college, along with postsecondary tuition assistance.
I Have a Dream helps provide different scholarships and educational programs to low-income children from grade school through college. To learn more about their programs check out their website.
http://www.ihadboulder.org/index.php/our-programs

Sister Carmen Community Center:

We provide assistance to the residents of East Boulder County who are in need, without discrimination.
For families that reside in the Superior/Louisville/Lafayette area, Sister Carmen Community Center helps provide an abundance of services for families. To learn more about the services they provide, check out their website.
https://sistercarmen.org/community-assistance-sister-carmen/

The Zone After School Program:

Provides No Cost Activities and Classes to youth 6th grade to 12th.
https://www.longmontcolorado.gov/departments/departments-a-d/children-youth-and-families/youth-development/the-zone-after-school-program

TLC Learning Center:

TLC has nurtured and supported the cognitive, physical, and social-emotional development of children for over fifty years. We provide high-quality, accredited infant and toddler care, preschool and pediatric therapy services to accomplish our mission: to provide, in a fiscally responsible manner, comprehensive early childhood education and therapeutic services to assist each child in reaching his or her highest potential. To fulfill our mission, we are a Four Star Qualistar rated (now Colorado Shines) infant, toddler, and preschool program that serves children with typical development, special needs, and from high-risk backgrounds, combined with on and off site therapeutic services that complement our educational curriculum, while being tailored to the needs of each individual child.
There Infant nursery and preschool classrooms serve ages 8 weeks old to 6 years old. Their on-site physical, occupational and speech pediatric therapies are offered to children up to 12 years old.
http://www.learningwithtlc.org/

Imagine!:

Imagine! provides services designed to incorporate people with developmental, cognitive, and physical challenges into the fabric of their communities. Services include educational and therapeutic services, job training and placement, recreation and leisure activities, opportunities for community living, behavioral health services, technology solutions, and support for families.
Imagine! provides a variety of services. Please check out their website for the full list and information.
https://imaginecolorado.org/

National Helpline: 2-1-1

You are not alone. Every day thousands of people across the U.S. and Canada turn to 2-1-1 for information and support—whether financial, domestic, health or disaster-related. 2-1-1 is a free, confidential referral and information service that connects people from all communities and of all ages to a specialist who will help you find local health and human services, 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
You can call 2-1-1 for assistance with a huge variety of services. Check out their website for more infomration or just call 2-1-1 to find help you are looking for. This number is a source for help for the whole nation.
http://www.211.org/

Resources for Families Needing Assistance
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