Our mission believes in working alongside diverse families to provide high quality child care and support services in service of our vision of creating a community in which all families are safe, supported and thriving. This blog will highlight some of the work and services we provide as well as some of the community partners and other resources that highlight the ways in which we are building toward that mission and vision.
The Family Center/La Familia (TFCLF) provides a variety of Family Support Services right in-house. We have a bilingual team that provides educational courses for parents–like car seat safety and family well-being–and help navigating community resources. We also have an emergency fund and supply closet where families can receive assistance with things like utility bills or visit the closet for necessities like diapers, formula, clothes, and more.
TFCLF also works out in the community to build a stronger system of leadership and advocacy for underserved community members, particularly focusing on the mobile home parks and the North College corridor through the Mi Voz/My Voice program.
There are several of our community partners that also help to support all of the above work in a variety of ways. The Nappie Project, for example, is a Northern Colorado non-profit that helps ensure children have an adequate supply and access to diapers and wipes to keep them clean, dry and healthy. As they state on their website, 1 in 3 families struggle with diaper needs and 5.2 million babies and toddlers under 3 come from low-income families.
The Family Resource Center Association provides support to a network of family resources centers across the state of Colorado to help strengthen the quality and availability of family strengthening services. They provide organizations with training, technical assistance, data tools and expertise to provide a replicable model for improvement toward family stability, health and well-being to help all families thrive.
Finally, we would like to mention ISAAC of Northern Colorado, or the Interfaith Solidarity And Accompaniment Coalition. They support work in service of the dignity of all people with a focus on immigration justice by co-creating communities of welcome, recognition, healing and accompaniment. They work alongside all immigrants, asylum seekers and refugees who feel threatened to provide sponsorship, empowerment and belonging to all peoples.
At TFCLF, we believe in supporting and welcoming all families, of all backgrounds, and providing them with the resources they need to live safe, healthy and empowered lives. These organizations among many others locally in Colorado, also support this work. We are fortunate to have such wonderful organizations around us that help our community GROW.
Thank you for supporting The Family Center/La Familia. Learn more about monthly donation and how it provides the greatest support to helping our organization grow: https://thefamilycenterfc.org/grow/