Agencies We Serve#
How We Serve#
The Social Sustainability Department assists local nonprofit agencies that serve low income individuals and families. We accomplish this through funding, collaborative programs and partnerships. Below is a list of the agencies we support with grant funding and links to their websites.
If you are seeking assistance, please call United Way's 211.
For more information about Social Sustainability's partnerships contact Adam Molzer at 970-221-6757, or email@example.com.
A Little Help#
A Little Help connects neighbors of all ages to enhance lives and strengthen our communities. They help older adults age well in their homes.
Boys And Girls Clubs Of Larimer County#
The Boys and Girls Clubs of Larimer County's mission is to provide an environment that helps young people reach their full potential. Clubs offer a safe place when kids are the least supervised and the most vulnerable. The children are becoming better people and better members of the community: our future citizens, labor force and leaders. They are learning to BE GREAT!
CASA Of Larimer County#
CASA provides a voice in court for abused and neglected children and a safe place in the community for conflict-free family interactions.
Catholic Charities Larimer services are focused on providing shelter, meals for our community, emergency assistance and senior services.
ChildSafe is a counseling center for child abuse, primarily sexual abuse, that provides therapeutic services to children, teens and adults, and their non-offending family members. ChildSafe's mission is to repair the damage done to victims and their families, reduce the risk of re-victimization, and prevent the cycle of abuse from carrying over into future generations.
The Crawford Child Advocacy Center#
The Crawford Child Advocacy Center (CCAC) is an independent nonprofit dedicated to preventing and responding to child maltreatment, particularly cases of child physical and sexual abuse. The CCAC provides effective child abuse awareness and prevention training, victim support, family advocacy, and forensic interviews using a comprehensive multidisciplinary approach.
As the only agency in Colorado’s 8th Judicial District (Larimer and Jackson counties) accredited by the National Children’s Alliance, we work closely with local law enforcement agencies, the Department of Human Services, the District Attorney’s office, and medical and mental healthcare professionals to minimize additional trauma and provide crucial resources and support for child victims and their caregivers.
Crossroads offers free safehousing, advocacy, legal assistance, transitional housing, and education. At the safehouse they provide food, clothing, and support for over 500 residents annually. Crossroads's new facility houses administrative staff, legal staff and shelter residents under one roof, and is the point of contact for donors, volunteers, and outreach clients.
Disabled Resource Services#
Disabled Resource Services empowers individuals with disabilities to achieve their maximum level of independence through services supporting advocacy, awareness and access to their community.
The mission of Easterseals is to lead the way to full equity, inclusion, and access for people with disabilities, their families, and caregivers across Colorado by enhancing wellbeing, expanding employment, and elevating community.
Elderhaus's mission is to provide holistic and therapeutic daytime care to seniors and adults with disabilities in a safe, engaging environment tailored to their needs.
Family Housing Network#
Family Housing Network's mission is to support families experiencing homelessness to achieve sustainable self-sufficiency in a timely and dignified manner. This interfaith volunteer effort coordinates the work of 30 diverse Fort Collins faith communities and many partner agencies. Together, they provide for the full range of emergency and stabilizing services needed for their guest parents and children to become self-sufficient.
The Family Center/La Familia#
The Family Center/La Familia is an affordable high quality family and early childhood center that provides support for families’ transitions to healthy interdependence and sustainable well-being. Relationships are fostered through equity and respect for the families they serve. The Family Center seeks to increase the accessibility of early childhood education, health programs and family strengthening services so that all families in Larimer County have fair and equal opportunities to lead healthy, productive lives.
The Growing Project#
The Growing Project promotes an environmentally and socially just local food system through direct agricultural experiences, education, community building, economic opportunities, and advocacy.
Food Bank For Larimer County#
The Food Bank for Larimer County provides food to about 36,000 people at risk for hunger each year. Some clients are seniors, some are experiencing homelessness, some have disabilities, and many have jobs but can’t make ends meet. The Food Bank distributes more than 9 million pounds of food annually through its programs and partner agencies. Thousands of volunteers and donors make this possible.
Homeward Alliance operates a continuum of programs and initiatives, ranging from critical survival gear, to employment services, to homelessness prevention. They are not only an alliance of services, but also an alliance of volunteers, donors, agency partners and other community stakeholders. Homeward Alliance envisions a community in which homelessness is rare, short-lived and non-recurring.
La Cocina works to dismantle systems of oppression and co-create paths to liberation by providing full access to traditional and non-traditional forms of mental health and health equity support services. They envision a world in which all people thrive, liberated from oppression.
The Matthews House#
The Matthews House's mission is to empower youth and families by building trusting relationships and providing resources to disrupt the cycles of poverty and abuse.
Believing children are more able to learn when well-nourished, McBackpack provides nutritional food to children and families within the Poudre School District who may otherwise go without food over the weekend.
Meals on Wheels#
Meals on Wheels operates in virtually every community in America; while the diversity of each program's services and operations may vary based on needs and resources of their communities, they are all committed to supporting their senior neighbors to live healthier and more nourished lives.
The Murphy Center#
The mission of the Sister Mary Alice Murphy Center for Hope is to facilitate collaboration among 17 independent agencies offering an array of 38 programs and services in support of individuals and families who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless in Larimer County. Their goal is to provide a continuum of services, in a single location, to help people to survive through crisis, move forward into stabilization and ultimately to thrive in a return to self-sufficiency while helping our community to make homelessness rare, short-lived and non-recurring.
Neighbor To Neighbor#
Neighbor to Neighbor opens doors and advances lives by preventing homelessness and foreclosure and by providing stable housing and education to all Larimer County residents. Neighbor to Neighbor impacts stable housing from homelessness to home ownership for 5,000 local residents each year.
Project Self-Sufficiency works to improve the quality of life for single parents and their families as they move from poverty to self-sufficiency. Their holistic approach includes career planning and exploration, adult education, training and job readiness, and career-related employment while offering advisement, community resources and direct support funds that provide the opportunity for success.
The Quarter Project#
The Quarter Project is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization working to bridge the socioeconomic gender gap. They promote young women in STEM academics and careers by offering resources, education and hands on experience primarily, although not exclusively, for minority and low-income girls.
Respite Care Inc.#
Respite Care is a nonprofit organization that provides short term quality care for children with developmental disabilities and respite to their families. Respite Care believes that a child with a disability is a child first and his or her challenges are secondary. With this philosophy in mind, Respite Care strives to create an interactive, stimulating and safe environment that addresses the physical, emotional, social and mental needs of each individual child.
The Salvation Army's one agenda item is to meet human need without discrimination.
Sexual Assault Victim Advocate Center#
SAVA’s mission is to provide crisis intervention, advocacy, and counseling for all those affected by sexual violence, and to provide prevention programs through community outreach and education.
Teaching Tree Early Childhood Learning Center#
Teaching Tree provides quality, affordable, early childhood care for families of all socio-economic and cultural backgrounds. Teaching Tree believes in supporting families and strengthening the community by providing a safe, nurturing and supportive education for our children.
United Way of Larimer County#
United Way of Larimer County (UWLC) prioritizes access to high-quality, affordable child care for low to moderate income families. This investment helps ensure a healthy workforce and that the youngest children are prepared for schools, producing significant returns on both the economic and social health of our entire community.
United Way of Larimer County leads philanthropy in our community, ensuring that gifts of time, talent and treasure address today's greatest needs - and reduce tomorrow's.
United Way of Weld County#
United Way of Weld County works with businesses, schools and government, non-profit organizations, citizen groups, faith-based organizations, volunteers and contributors to make Weld County a better place for all. They bring the community together to tackle some of the most pressing health and human care issues and priority concerns.
Vindeket is a non-profit food rescue that partners with grocery stores, restaurants and farms to reduce wasted food. Their mission is to empower each of us to take ownership in the food cycle to restore our earth, our communities, and ourselves.
Volunteers Of America#
Volunteers of America seeks to identify and serve the basic needs of the most vulnerable individuals and families in the community. Through its Home Delivered Meals service, VOA offers home delivered frozen meals, nutrition education, nutrition risk assessment and nutrition education/counseling to low-income seniors who are frail, homebound and struggling to meet their nutritional needs. VOA also offers more than thirty distinct human service programs throughout the state, serving people of all ages.