Mission and HistoryLinda Bain2019-06-18T11:21:50-06:00
Growing Home is dedicated to creating a thriving and equitable north Denver metro area, one family at a time. Our participant-centered approach to strengthening families, nurturing children and connecting community fills a critical gap for families and children who are experiencing immediate and long-term barriers to stability and success. Through evidenced-based programs, we improve outcomes for children, their parents and their community. Our model makes us a leader in the two-generation approach to poverty alleviation and community equity.
Mission Statement:Growing Home’s mission is to guide children and their families on the path to a brighter future.
Vision: We envision our community working together so that all children and their families have a place to call home, food on the table, and the opportunity to pursue their dreams.
Growing Home supports strong families and thriving communities by providing services that Strengthen Families, Nurture Children, and Connect Community.
Strengthening Families services provide a continuum of basic needs supports like food and housing in a participant-centered approach so families can overcome obstacles and build lifelong stability, resiliency and healthy habits. Services in this area include a food pantry, temporary housing, utility assistance, homelessness prevention assistance, affordable & transformational housing, Collaborative Coaching for family success, and referrals for medical care and other essential services.
Nurturing Children services help parents acquire the skills and resources they need to ensure their children and future generations are on a path to a brighter future. This includes education and coaching on child development and parenting practices that help prepare kids for a lifetime of success. Our programs are evidence-based and support a two-generation approach to poverty alleviation, and those services include Parents as Teachers Home Visitation and Seedlings classes for new and expecting parents.
Connecting Community supports thriving and equitable communities by tapping into the resiliency and leadership of the families with whom we work. We focus on connecting our families to each other as well as other community members. In this way, we create a foundation where everyone shares in the responsibility of solving community problems and creating sustainable outcomes for all. Many families who are currently receiving services and have previously received services from Growing Home are engaging in collective action to improve their community. Additionally, many have the desire to give back by volunteering and sharing their own knowledge. Services in this area include Community Organizing, Advocacy, and Volunteerism.