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Empowering youth and families
to close the poverty cycle in
Northern Colorado

1 in 10 families in Northern Colorado Live At or Below Poverty Line

Poverty is about scarcity not about ambition. It is about having a lack of access to everyday needs, which is often out of one’s control. This is more than just a roof over one’s head or a warm meal at a table, it is an overall absence of social, emotional, and societal support.

We are here to fill in the cracks and secure the fault lines of insufficiency; we aim to equip individuals with the tools necessary to foster a stable and secure life.

11.4%

POVERTY RATE IN LARMER COUNTY

3,421

FAMILIES SERVED THIS YEAR

82%

OF FAMILIES STAYED IN SAFE LIVING SITUATIONS

Our Why

We Want to Know People

We want to hear their stories and their struggles and walk along side them. We believe that relationships and access to resources are powerful tools that can lift a community and create systematic change.

Who we serve

Youth & Families

We help youth and families in our community who do not have access to the resources they so desperately need, so they are better equipped to handle the stresses of life.

how we do it

Trusting Relationships

We build trusting relationships with our participants, by walking alongside them, helping them create goals, and providing them with the support they need to truly succeed.

Stories of Impact

Jessica's Story

A New Path

As a teenager, Jessica was in a very abusive relationship. She was married at 16 years old and ended up being sold man to man. Jessica says people ask her why she didn’t leave…

Amy's Story

Instilling Confidence

Being part of the Restaurant Ready program gave her the confidence she needed . She says, “Confidence was the biggest thing. Being told you did it wrong, but it’s ok. It’s a huge confidence builder.”

Han's Story

Turning A Corner

For the past year Hans has attended Dad’s Café, a Parent Café specifically for fathers that models effective parenting skills. It has helped him stay sober & to instill positive parenting methods.