Growing Home’s Food Pantry program is designed to provide low-income families in our community with more than just emergency food. We focus on offering fresh, healthy, kid-friendly options that offer long-term benefits. We are the only 6-days-a-week, client-choice food pantry in our region. We provide almost 200 families monthly with a three-day supply of food … Read more >
Growing Home’s Canopy Temporary Housing program has housed families since 1998. Growing Home relies on the partnerships of nearby faith-based and non-faith-based institutions to provide the physical space from week to week. The program includes a day center for families to utilize during the day. Growing Home’s Canopy program, with a capacity of 14 beds, … Read more >
Growing Home engages community members, identifies neighborhood leaders, and supports residents as they build their advocacy skills and leverage their collective power to address priority issues identified by the community and related to Growing Home’s mission and program areas, such as housing justice, food justice, and educational equity/child development.
Collaborative Coaching is an evidence-based case management approach designed to help families move from crisis to self-sufficiency. By partnering with participants, Family Success Coaches help the families acquire the resources, skills, and sustained behavior changes needed to achieve and preserve economic independence. Collaborative Coaching engages participants in a process of goal-setting and achievement to put … Read more >
Seedlings is a 10-week parenting curriculum for new and expecting parents developed by specifically for Growing Home by a professor at the University of Denver. The class focuses on the impact of toxic stress and adverse childhood experiences on young children and the vital role parents can play in buffering this toxic stress and impacting … Read more >
Growing Home’s Incredible Years (IY) program has consistently received high marks from our national funding partners. IY is a 14-week parent education class that utilizes the nationally recognized Incredible Years curriculum; classes are taught twice a year, both in English and in Spanish. Parents report significant increases in positive parenting practices, appropriate discipline, and praise … Read more >
Parents As Teachers (PAT) is a home-visitation program with the core value of which is that the parent is a child’s first and most influential teacher. PAT is designed to teach parents about a child’s development and windows of opportunity for development so they’re able to reach their highest potential through age-appropriate, homemade activities. Growing … Read more >
Teach For America Colorado now offers an additional program for applicants who are interested in pursuing a career focused on educational equity and seeking an opportunity to spend a year learning alongside a master teacher. The program combines a year of intensive training and development as a classroom leader with exposure to what it takes … Read more >
Teach For America recruits outstanding and diverse leaders to become TFA “corps members.” Corps members commit to teaching for two years in a low-income community, where they’re employed by local schools and confront both the challenges and joys of expanding opportunities for kids. After two years, they become part of the TFA alumni network. Informed … Read more >
A course designed to educate and support parents of children 2 to 5 on social, emotional and physical development. Concrete skills and techniques to support parents through some of the difficult times in raising young children. 6 weeks, with one class per week, dinner and child care provided.