On the 4th Thursday of the month, CCN hosts a Family Night to help families living in Colfax motels feel connected to a caring community. Frequently, speakers are invited to talk about new programs and resources. Always, there are door prizes, games, good food and friendship.
Emergency Walk-In Services
Colfax Community Network’s “Walk-In” program has successfully helped numerous families and individuals get immediate services. Between noon and 2 pm, Monday, Wednesday and Friday, families living in motels may come in to get emergency food and personal hygiene products. We also offer referral numbers for emergency shelter, health services and other food and clothing banks.
Access to Services Project
This project was initiated to address the isolation and lack of support felt by many homeless families in the motels. Each week, CCN visits two motels to talk with families and individuals, access their needs, provide referrals, and offer our programs and services. The provision of food, clothing, bus tokens, hygiene supplies, toys and books are also part of our outreach effort and an important way to connect with those who feel invisible. We partner with local medical providers, universities to assist with providing much-needed healthcare information on the motel premises.
After School Program
The CCN after school program provides 20-25 children at a time, aged 6 to 11 years-old, with a safe, productive environment in which to study and play in the hours after school. Swimming, field trips, library visits and healthy snacks keep kids coming back while a tutor and an educational assistant assist our children in developing strong academic skills and a love of learning.
CCN Kid’s at a Colorado Avalanche Game
CCN provides 6 weeks of free summer day camp for elementary age children. Summer day camp includes swimming lessons, field trips, art, educational activities, character and health education, and lots of structured free time.
Parent Child Education Group (Thanks to a grant from the Wolf Foundation this program will resume in March)
The purpose of this program is to provide a fun, relaxing atmosphere in which parents and their infants and toddlers can engage in appropriate play while learning valuable parenting skills and connecting with resources in the community.
Teen Girls and Boys Support Groups
Twice a month, this group, youth ages 10-14 with a unique opportunity to think and talk just about themselves and the challenges they face as teens growing up in motels. This program is currently unfunded.