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    Programs that offer training which focuses on the knowledge and skills an individual may need to live independently or make a successful transition to independent living. Participants may include runaway youth who are living on their own, youth who because of age can no longer be maintained in foster care, new widows, victims of domestic abuse, people who have previously been homeless, and others who have lived in an environment in which decision making and responsibilities of daily living have been handled by another as well as people currently living independently who want to be more effective. Training may address job search and retention, money management, insurance, taxes, rental agreements, vehicle purchase, nutrition, home management, health care, legal emancipation for teens and other similar topics.

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    Service NameDescriptionLocationProgramAgency
    Adult Education (Bennett) - Morgan Community CollegeProvides quality education for students seeking enhancement of life skills, academic skills, or seeking greater proficiency in the English language. Includes: - Educational partners with I-70 corridor high schools - A head start on college - A.A., A.S., A.A.S. and A.G.S. Degrees - Adult Learners Program - Sophomore Scholars Program - Personal advising - Educational courses - GED Prep - English as second language - Life Skills Education - Adult Basic EducationMorgan CountyMorgan Community CollegeMorgan Community College
    Adult Education (Burlington) - Morgan Community CollegeProvides quality education for students seeking enhancement of life skills, academic skills, or seeking greater proficiency in the English language. Includes: - A.A., A.S., A.A.S. and A.G.S. Degrees - Transfer classes - Class type options: in-class, online, or hybrid - Distance Learning opportunities from the Fort Morgan Campus or Wray Center - Sophomore Scholars' Program - Adult Learners Program - Computer Learning Center (CLC) - Agriculture & Business Management - EMS/CPR/First Aid training - Nurse Aide Training - Nursing pre-requisites - Early Childhood Education - GED testing takes place the 2nd Thursday and 3rd Monday of each month. Must registration by 3pm. Morgan CountyMorgan Community CollegeMorgan Community College
    Adult Education (Fort Morgan) - Morgan Community CollegeProvides quality education for students seeking enhancement of life skills, academic skills, or seeking greater proficiency in the English language. Includes: - Educational partners with I-70 corridor high schools - A head start on college - A.A., A.S., A.A.S. and A.G.S. Degrees - Adult Learners Program - Sophomore Scholars Program - Personal advising - Educational courses - GED Prep - English as second language - Life Skills Education - Adult Basic EducationMorgan CountyMorgan Community CollegeMorgan Community College
    Adult Education (Limon) - Morgan Community CollegeProvides quality education for students seeking enhancement of life skills, academic skills, or seeking greater proficiency in the English language. Includes: - A.A., A.S., A.A.S. and A.G.S. Degrees - Transfer courses - Nursing pre-requisites - Agriculture & Business Management - GED preparation & testing - Specialty classes for teacher re-licensure - EMS training - Computer classes - Sophomore ScholarsMorgan CountyMorgan Community CollegeMorgan Community College
    Adult Education (Wray) - Morgan Community CollegeProvides quality education for students seeking enhancement of life skills, academic skills, or seeking greater proficiency in the English language. Provides: - A.A., A.S., A.A.S., and A.G.S. Degrees - Sophomore Scholars Program - Computer Lab - Agriculture & Business Management - Nurse Aide Training - EMS, CPR, and First Aid Training - Nursing Pre-requisites - Early Childhood Education Morgan CountyMorgan Community CollegeMorgan Community College
    Advocacy - Parent Advocate Program (PAP), The Joseph CenterProvides advocacy to help parents navigate support services, and provides life skills to assist with court cases regarding Child Protective Service.Mesa County740 Gunnison Ave - The Joseph CenterThe Joseph Center
    Children, Adult, and Family Counseling - Kidstuff Child and Family CounselingOffers a variety of counseling services based on family needs at multiple locations, including: - Trauma from abuse, neglect, disaster, accident, etc. - Abuse (verbal, physical, sexual, emotional) - Substance abuse for children, teens, and adults - Adoption and foster parenting - Prenatal and postpartum depression - Couples counseling - Divorce recovery for adults and children - Step-families - Remarrying families - Grandparents raising children - Positive parenting - AD/HD for children and adults - Behavioral modification - Depression - Anxiety - Anger management - Bipolar and other mood disorders - Family dynamics and relationships - Life skills (problem solving, organization, budgeting, goal setting) - Therapy (play, art, music, trauma-informed yoga, mindfulness, cognitive-behavioral (CBT), dialectical- behavioral (DBT), eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR))Larimer CountyKidstuff Child and Family CounselingKidstuff Child and Family Counseling
    Community Self-Sufficiency Programs - Hope House of ColoradoProvides structured self-sufficiency programs for teen mothers, including the following possible components: - GED and educational certificate tutoring (testing costs, transportation, and possible childcare). - Early learning classes for children - Healthy relationships classes - Parenting classes - Financial literacy classes - Life skills classes - College and career preparation - Legal assistanceJefferson CountyHope House of ColoradoHope House of Colorado
    Drop-In Center and Outreach Services for Youth (Stout St) - Urban PeakOffers a drop-in center for homeless youth ages 15 - 24 years old. Provides the following services: - Temporary daytime shelter - Hot breakfast served Monday - Friday from 9 a.m. - 10 a.m. - Dinner served Tuesdays - Laundry services - Showers - Basic medical services - HIV and Hepatitis-C testing - Case management - Activity-based classes (art class, mindfulness, life skills classes, etc.) - Life skills courses (healthy relationships, sex education, finances, etc.) - Referrals (housing, mental health, substance abuse treatment, etc.) - Assistance obtaining documentation (birth certificates, driver’s licenses, state IDs, etc.) The Outreach Team is on the streets five days a week and seek out youth experiencing homelessness. Staff works to develop relationships with youth and provide the following: - Hygiene supplies - Clothing - Food and water - Harm reduction suppliesDenver CountyStout St - Urban PeakUrban Peak
    Immigration Advocacy and Education - Valley SettlementValley Settlement works with families in the Roaring Fork School District of Colorado. The project is a two generation approach to empowering families to successfully settle in their community. Services include: - Minor Case Management - GED classes - Learning with Love for Infant aged 0-3 - The Little Bus for children aged 3-5 - Family, Friends, and Neighbors, Training to neighborhood caregivers to increase quality child care - FocusedKids - Spanish Literacy - Computer classesGarfield County520 South 3rd Street, Carbondale - Valley SettlementValley Settlement
    Intellectual and Developmental Disability Support Services - Community Options, Inc.Helps children and adults living with an intellectual/developmental disability and their families. Specialists work with adults, parents and children to coordinate activities and learning techniques to enhance development and independence. Services are provided in the home and in the community, as needed for each individual. Support Services include: - Early Intervention for children ages 0-3 years - In-home Family Support Services - Home Modifications - Respite Care - Financial Assistance for Assistive Technology - Independent Support Services for adults - Residential Group Home Services - Children's Extensive Support (CES) Waiver Services - Case Management Montrose County336 S. 10th STCommunity Options, Inc.
    Life Skills Assistance / Waypoints Faith CommunityProvides life skills assistance to individuals dealing with addictions or other legal and life problems. Weld CountyTower 21Waypoints Faith Community
    Life Skills Classes (W 72nd Ave) - Growing HomeOffers workshops on topics such as: - Financial education - Parenting - Healthy relationships - Nutrition and cooking on a budget Adams CountyW 72nd Ave - Growing HomeGrowing Home
    Low Vision Support Services (Greeley) Ensight Skills CenterOffers services for people with low vision or impaired vision that cannot be corrected by medical, surgical or optical means. Services include: - Daily living skills training - Assisting technology training - Magnifiers - Low vision aid use and acquisition - Peripheral vision training - Home safety assessments - Support groups - Educational seminars Weld CountyThe Curtis Strong Center (Greeley) Ensight Skills CenterEnsight Skills Center
    Parenting and Life Skills - Life's Options Pregnancy CenterOffers a DVD-based curriculum. Clients can choose from over 40 different sessions focusing on parenting and life skills. The client will view the lesson one-on-one with our trained staff.Jefferson CountyLife's Options Pregnancy CenterLife's Options Pregnancy Center
    Pregnancy, Parenting and Life Skills Classes - Colorado Family Life CenterOffers "Earn While You Learn" classes to prepare teenage and first-time parents. Class attendance earns "Mommy Money" and/or "Daddy Dollars", which can be used to acquire baby supplies for children under the age of three. One-on-one classes address the following topics: - pregnancy - parenting - relationships When available, one-time court-ordered certificate class also available.Arapahoe CountyColorado Family Life CenterColorado Family Life Center
    Routt to Work - Routt County Department of Human ServicesEstablished to be a go to resource for individuals working to make improvements in their lives. Program uses a three phase model: - Step It Up: 2-month class to assess needs and goals of participants and develop related skills for reaching goals - Move It Up: 10-month coaching program working with a volunteer coach on goal-setting and skill development - Talk It Up: involves a variety of community events and workshops aimed to raise awareness about self-sufficiency and providing opportunities to all residents to learn about a variety of topics Routt CountyRoutt County Department of Human ServicesRoutt County Department of Human Services
    Services for Individuals with Disabilities - Connections for Independent LivingOffers a variety of services to individuals with disabilities including: - Advocacy in order to obtain access to benefits and services - Information and referral to other resources - Peer support - Independent living skills training (e.g., personal care, coping, financial management, social skills, household management) - Finding and retaining employment (e.g., job search techniques, resume writing, interviewing skills, computer skills) - Identifying resources and support systems transitioning (e.g., nursing homes to independent living, or the community-at-large and youth transition needs) - Support groups (i.e., Traumatic Brain Injury, Women, Low-Vision, Coloring, Veterans, Bingo)Weld CountyConnections for Independent LivingConnections for Independent Living
    Transitional Program (Fort Collins) - Denver Rescue MissionSteps to Success offers 3 - 10 month faith-based transitional program that provides the following supportive services through a case manager: - Room and Board - Life Skills classes on Addictions, Housing, Finances, and Employment Readiness - Our Work Dorm provides up to 4 months of free stay as full-time job workers stay and pursue housingLarimer CountyFort Collins - Denver Rescue MissionDenver Rescue Mission
    Youth Activities - SOS OutreachSOS Outreach provides year-round outdoor activities to engage youth in long-term mentor based relationships. Activities and services include but are not limited to: - Outdoor experiential learning - Outdoor recreational activities - Teams courses - Winter and Summer activities - Outdoor living skills - Leadership skills training - Mentoring - Long-term character development All these activities are designed to help teach youth a variety of life skills and become engaged community representatives.Eagle County450 Miller Ranch RoadSOS Outreach
    Youth and Family Center (Mason Ct) - Matthews HouseEmpowers young adults ages 14 - 23 who lack significant family support to transition successfully into adulthood. Support services include: - Education advancement - Safe places program - Mentoring - Job readiness counseling - Experiential education activities Also provides one-on-one facilitation to help at-risk families build resiliency and navigate difficulties in the areas of parenting, money management, job readiness, and healthy relationships. Offered on a short-term basis (3 - 6 months).Larimer CountyMason Ct - Matthews HouseMatthews House
    Youth Educational Program - YouthEntityYouthEntity provides in-school and after school programs to help prepare youth for future success. School programs include: - Personal financial literacy - General employment skills and career development - Education on job internship - Business entrepreneurship - Architectural design - Journalism - Culinary arts ***Contact local school counselor or teacher to find out if these programs are offered. Reimbursement for bus passes are available for students if they need to take public transportation.Garfield County455 South 3rd StreetYouthEntity
    Youth Gardening Program (Ages 13 - 18) - Loveland Youth GardenersOffers a comprehensive summer program focused on vocational and life skill-building, environmental stewardship, and community volunteerism for youth ages 13 - 18 with significant challenges in their lives. Students learn about topics from nutrition to compost, and valuable job and life skills. Half of the time is spent outdoors in the garden, youth become more connected to nature and learn to appreciate the garden eco-system. Students also present on an environmental issue important to them and become involved in a variety of community service projects throughout the summer.Larimer CountyLoveland Youth GardenersLoveland Youth Gardeners
    Youth Services - SUCAP Southern Ute Community Action ProgramCollaborates with community organization for regular and occasional programming including Overdrive, After Prom, and other community events. Community Partners: - Southern Ute Police Department - Boys and Girls Club of Southern Ute Indian Tribe - Sun Ute Community Center La Plata County285 LAKINSouthern Colorado Community Action Agency

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