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Centers for Family Opportunity

Mile High United Way's Centers for Family Opportunity provide a ladder for families to take steps to move out of poverty and toward economic success. Our Centers offer financial coaching, education workshops, and job skills classes, in one trusted location.

Studies show, when people receive bundled services they are five to six times more likely to attain better outcomes.*

Low-income individuals and families in Metro Denver face a variety of overwhelming obstacles in trying to achieve financial stability. One accident or illness can result in unanticipated expenses, burying them in debt.

Accessing the assistance they need can be difficult when the services are spread throughout the metro area. Even the most motivated people can have a hard time navigating the variety of disconnected services.

*Bowen & United Way Worldwide, 2011

How We're Helping

11%

of participants have increased their income.

18%

of participants have decreased their debt.

20%

of participants have increased their savings.

Samuel and Marie Find Safety in their Community

Mile High United Way's Center for Family Opportunity supports young families in need.

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Sanaa Works Toward a Brighter Future

Persevering in the face of adversity.

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Emily's Courage Pushes Her Forward

Learning new skills and getting back on track at Mountain Resource Center.

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Single Father Finds Help and Hope

Mountain Resource Center offers multiple resources in one place to help veterans get back on their feet.

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Following Her Dreams

"I've always wanted to be a teacher... I finally feel like I have the chance to go after my dream."

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The Mile High United Way Center for Family Opportunity is an innovative strategy to help families move out of poverty.

Core services include: Case management, Financial Empowerment, Employment support, Skills-building, Legal services, and Basic needs support.

How the Program Works

Place-based

Having one, accessible, trusted location where families can access multiple services reduces redundancies and improves efficiencies for people to get on the path to economic success.

Integrated Service Delivery

Many organizations together in one location to provide a seamless delivery of services allows for shared planning, data collection, and coordinated care/services for clients.

Bundled Services

Clients who take two or more services are five to six times more likely to experience improved economic outcomes.

Financial Empowerment Services

Financial empowerment services address the interrelated problems families face in achieving financial security. Services include coaching, banking, housing stability, and tax preparation.

Client Focused

Each client receives coordinated service delivery tailored to their specific needs.

Multiple Locations

The Mile High United Way Centers for Family Opportunity are located at the Resource Center in Conifer and at Florence Crittenton in Denver.

We need you to help families and individuals have the knowledge and skills they need to become financially stable.

Give

When you give to Mile High United Way, your dollars do more. When you support our Centers for Family Opportunity today, you will help people access the resources they need to succeed.

Volunteer

Volunteering can be a fun and deeply rewarding experience where you can make immediate and lasting change by improving lives and building a stronger community. Join us!