Sometimes parents need a hand...
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Parenting can truly be overwhelming at times. We offer a wide range of
services to help you through. If we can't help, we'll work diligently to connect you with someone who can.
Use the link or look below to find many other community and virtual resources. If you don't find what you need, please call or email us.
PROGRAMS OPERATED THROUGH EDITH TETER PRESCHOOL:
Child find is a free community screening program for early identification of developmental delays for kids from birth to 5 years old. This includes speech/ language skills, motor skills, cognitive and social-emotional development, and vision and hearing screenings.
South Park Coordinator: Heather Hall 719-836-4416
PARENTS AS TEACHERS/GROWING GREAT KIDS
Free child home visits by staff who are passionate about sharing child development information, as well as tips and tricks they've learned along the way. The primary mission is to provide the information, support, and encouragement parents need to help their children develop optimally during the crucial early years of life. Visits can be at your home or another convenient community location. to help you be your child’s best first teacher.
South Park Early Childhood Services
640 Hathaway St. (Edith Teter Preschool)
South Park Contact: Heather Hall 719-836-4416
SOCIALIZATION PLAY GROUPS
Free program that offers developmentally appropriate playtime, music, art, story time and snack. Open to any child 0-3 years with caregiver adult. No registration is needed, but we do ask that everyone pick one or the other day, participating on both days is not an available option. Meets twice per week during the school year and once weekly for 6 weeks in the summer.
Edith Teter Preschool.
Call: Heather Hall 719-836-4416
Human Service Assistance Programs
BASIC NEEDS ASSISTANCE -
MOUNTAIN RESOURCE CENTER
Food, rent/mortgage, utilities assistance. Public benefits enrollment assistance for food (SNAP) or health insurance. Eligibility for certain services may vary based on residence location, household composition, income or other factors.
11030 Kitty Drive, Conifer, CO 80433
PROGRAMS THROUGH PARK COUNTY DEPT OF HUMAN SERVICES:
59865 US Hwy 285, Bailey, CO 80421 or 825 Clark St., Fairplay, CO 80440
Provides financial and employment support for low income families.
FOOD ASSISTANCE PROGRAM
Helps qualified individuals/families buy food.
HEALTH INSURANCE PROGRAM
Medical Assistance for individuals/families who qualify.
Financial Assistance for low-income adults, including Old Age Pension, Aid to Needy Disabled, Aid to the Blind, Supplemental Security Income/Colorado Supplement (SSI/CS), and Long-Term Care.
COLORADO CHILD CARE ASSISTANCE PROGRAM (CCCAP)
The Child Care Assistance Program (CCAP) helps eligible families who are working, going to school or looking for employment. CCAP provides financial assistance for infants to children age 13 and special needs youth up to age 18. Help qualifying families afford full time care, part-time care, and summer-time care. Accepting applications from parents or caretakers who are: Employed or self-employed and earning at least minimum wage for the hours worked attending high school, college for the first bachelor's degree or vocational program, or earning a GED or ESL.
Website: http://coloradoofficeofearlychildhood.force.com/oec#%21child-care assistance-program/cu2m?lang=en
285 CORRIDOR ANGELS
The purpose of our Angels is to help those in NEED. We concentrate on any one that is located on the 285 Corridor. Post needs online on the My Mountain Town 285 Angels Group or on Facebook.
TEFAP - TEMPORARY EMERGENCY FOOD ASSISTANCE PROGRAM
Street, 3rd Floor Denver, Colorado 80203
Description: Federal program that helps supplement the diets of low-income needy persons, including elderly people, by providing them with emergency food and nutrition assistance.
Call: 303-866-2652 or 888-467-0418
FAIRPLAY ADVENTIST COMMUNITY FOOD BANK
801 Costello Ave. Fairplay CO 80440 - Hours: 9am-12pm on the Monday following the second Friday of the month Government commodities and other foods; income and eligibility requirements.
HARRIS PARK BIBLE CHURCH
2257 Shelton Rd. Bailey, CO 80421
Hours: Thursdays, Winter 3:30pm-5:30pm, Summer 4pm-6pm.
Food bank serves Park County residents & others, no income requirements, minimal paperwork, no appointments necessary.
SOUTH PARK SENIOR CENTER
298 6th St,, Fairplay, CO 80440 Thrift store has low cost clothing and household goods. They also offer low cost lunch ($6.00) to community members on Wednesdays from 11:30am - 1:00pm.
SOUTH PARK FOOD BANK
530 Front St. Fairplay CO 80440 (Entrance in rear of building) - Provides food for those in need 10am-noon 2nd Sat of the month Hours: 10am-1pm Saturday following the second Friday of the month Wide variety of wholesome food including fresh produce provided to residents of South Park area; no income requirements but I.D. required for proof of residency. Emergency services are available at other times by appointment.
Call for Appointment: 719-836-3781
WIC – WOMEN, INFANTS & CHILDREN - FAIRPLAY
825 Clark St., Fairplay, CO 80440 - Ages served:
pregnant, breast feeding and postpartum women and birth to 5 years. WIC Program is a nutrition education and free food program. Provides breastfeeding education, health referrals, and supplemental food for pregnant, breastfeeding, and postpartum women as well as infants and children. Many working families qualify for WIC as income eligibility is higher than many other government programs.
Contact: WIC Educator – Kari Gallinger 303-816-5974 or 719-836-4161
60615 US Hwy 285, Bailey CO 80421 - The Mountain Peace Shelter, providing short-term emergency shelter for women and children victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, stalking and other relationship violence. Safe Pets program to shelter resident pets and livestock.
Empowerment Services Program, offering advocacy, referrals, court accompaniment, empowerment education employment assistance, and other support services.
24hr Hotline: 303-838-8181
MOUNTAIN RESOURCE CENTER (MRC)
11030 Kitty Drive/P.O. Box 425 Conifer, CO 80433 - Community Support Services provides family development and emergency assistance for rent/mortgage, food, clothing, utilities, case management, health coverage assistance, and disaster relief.
VICTIM ASSISTANCE – PARK COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE
The Park County Sheriff’s Office Victim Services Program works in conjunction with law enforcement deputies to respond to crime victims and family survivors in cases of crimes against persons and families affected by violent and sudden death. Victim advocates provide crisis intervention, information, follow-up support and referrals as required by the Colorado constitutional amendment for victim rights. The Victim Services staff also acts as a liaison between the criminal justice system and the victim.
Call 303-816-5912 - To reach a Victim Advocate 24/7 call the Non-Emergency Dispatch at 719-836-4121, then press 5
THE RESOURCE EXCHANGE - EL PASO, PARK AND TELLER COUNTY
EARLY CHILDHOOD DEVELOPMENT SCREENING
Birth to 3 early childhood development evaluations. Areas that are evaluated are: Speech, coordination, social, and thinking skills. Families are given guidance, therapy and support to help promote their child’s development during their everyday routines. The program is provided at no cost to families.
Websites: http://www.tre.org/ and http://www.earlychildhoodconnections.org/
Contact: Hope Flansburg 303-816-0011
TRE is a nonprofit whose mission is to build independence for people with developmental disabilities. Their programs include Early Intervention, Family Support, Children’s Extensive Support, Supported Living Services, Comprehensive Services and Transportation. Please call for more information. For age 3 and up call: 719-687-5047
MENTAL HEALTH SPECIALIST
Early Childhood Mental Health Specialist (Free Service offered through The Resource Exchange).
Website: http://www.TRE.org or Email: LSchwemlein@tre.org
Contact: Liz Schwemlein 719-380-1100 office or 719-330-5782 cell
Ask to connect with Liz at Edith Teter Preschool
FAIRPLAY PUBLIC LIBRARY
418 Main St., P.O. Box 592, Fairplay, CO 80440 - Hours: Mon-Sat 11:00 - 5:00
Website: http://www.parkco.us/ or Email: email@example.com
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