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Partners

Community partners are imperative to the success of We Are Chaffee.

Partners are community-based organizations, nonprofits, cultural institutions and others that have strong relationships within the community who agree to work together in a safe manner to create a more resilient community through the power of storytelling and community conversations. Partners positively impact social determinants of Health in Chaffee County through their work in healthcare, housing, environment, education, the economy and other community efforts.

 

All partners pledge to communicate openly and collaboratively while showing curiosity and respect for all voices represented in We Are Chaffee. We agree that our engagement will strive to create a deeper and more resilient community.

For more information about becoming a We Are Chaffee Partner - click here.

Learn more about our community partners.

Alliance

The Alliance empowers individuals beyond domestic and sexual violence through advocacy, education, and social change.

Shelley Schreiner - Executive Director

719-539-7347

director@alliancechaffee.org

alliancechaffee.org

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Ark Valley Helping Hands

Ark Valley Helping Hands is a neighbor-to-neighbor, non-profit, volunteer-based organization right here in Chaffee County! We support the elders in our community in remaining in their homes and remaining an integrated part of our communities.

Sara Ward - Program Coordinator

719-530-1198

info@avhelpinghands.org

arkvalley.helpfulvillage.com

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Central Colorado Showing Up for Racial Justice

The mission of CCSURJ is to recognize our inherent role in white supremacy, dismantle systems of oppression, and build anti-racist communities in Central Colorado. CCSURJ is an affiliated chapter of Showing Up For Racial Justice (SURJ) that represents the Central Mountain region of Colorado - from Buena Vista to Salida, and south through the San Luis Valley to Alamosa. 

Megan Lombardo

lombardo.megan@me.com

ccsurj.org

Chaffee County Community Foundation

The CCCF exists to elevate the power of philanthropy in achieving the common good in Chaffee County. We build the capacity of community members, local nonprofits, businesses, and governments by acting as a catalyst, convener, and thought partner.

Joseph Teipel - Executive Director

(719) 204-5071

hello@chaffeecommunity.org

chaffeecommunity.org

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Chaffee County Family and Youth Initiatives - FYI

The Family and Youth Initiatives (FYI) is the prevention division within Chaffee County Department of Human Services, with a focus on providing evidence-based prevention resources for children, youth, and families in Chaffee County. FYI’s programs promote health and reduce risk to build a strong community. 

(719)530-2583

chaffeecountyfyi.org

Chaffee County Habitat for Humanity

Chaffee County Habitat for Humanity works to make sure everyone in Chaffee County has a safe, decent and affordable place to live. We operate as an affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International and focus on this community specifically to best serve the citizens of Chaffee County.

Annabeth Gullo - Volunteer Coordinator

719-453-0773

annabeth@chaffeehabitat.org

chaffeehabitat.org

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Chaffee County Public Health

Chaffee County Public Health strives to elevate community health through immunization against communicable disease, health promotion, health protection, and emergency preparedness.

Andrea Carlstrom - Director

719-539-4510

acarlstrom@chaffeecounty.org

chaffeecounty.org/Public-Health

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Community Equity Coalition

The Community Equity Coalition catalyzes a more positive future for the Chaffee County community by raising awareness and mobilizing around equity issues including racism, class, and gender/sexuality.

Janie Hayes - President

communityequitycoalition.org

Learn more about the Community Equity Coalition.
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ElevateHER

ElevateHER is a nonprofit organization based in Chaffee County, that provides tri-annual 10-week programming sessions for young women who reside in Chaffee County. Participants learn the basics of a wide range of outdoor sports while learning important life skills. We use a holistic approach to programming that lets us nurture each girl’s mind, body, and soul.

kristen@elevateherco.org

elevateherco.org

Greater Arkansas River Nature Association - GARNA

GARNA, through community collaboration, inspires a conservation ethic by providing educational opportunities and experiences so that those who live, work and play in the Upper Arkansas Valley are motivated to take care of the natural resources and leave a legacy of responsible use of the natural environment.

Dominique Naccarato-Executive Director

719-539-5106

dominique@garna.org

GARNA.org

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Guidestone Colorado

Guidestone Colorado is a Chaffee County-based, 501c3 nonprofit, dedicated to growing a vibrant agricultural future through education community building, and partnerships.  We serve producers, educators, youth, community members, and area visitors through four cornerstone programs: the Farm to School Program, Farmhands Education, Colorado Land Link, and the Hutchinson Homestead & Learning Center. The organization’s strategies and programming are founded upon the belief that if individuals are exposed to experiences on local farms and ranches, that exposure results in a growing appreciation for where our food comes from and the commitment and resources needed to produce food locally. 

Andrea Coen-Executive Director

970-309-3175

andrea@guidestonecolorado.org

GuidestoneColorado.org

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Housing + Health

Housing and health go hand-in-hand. The Housing + Health site provides resources, education and community stories to help you understand the challenges and solutions facing Chaffee County today.  

Becky Gray - Housing Director

719-239-1398

bgray@chaffeecounty.org

housinghealthchaffee.org

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Partnership for Community Action

The Partnership for Community Action is a community-driven social enterprise bridging community, business, and leadership to build more healthy, equitable, and sustainable communities. Our work is implemented through several community platforms to amplify the voices/issues that are typically excluded, introduce educational opportunities for all age groups, and create programs that offer insight into leadership for a shared understanding of our growing rural mountain culture. Platforms include Salida Soup, PfCA Community Grants Program, Bookmarks & Burritos, Ark Valley Equality Network, Inclusive Educator Outreach, Ark Valley Pride, PfCA Community Movies, Chaffee Elected, Business Advocacy Program, Volunteer Chaffee, and our Community Labs.

Jimmy Dale Sellars II - Director of Policy and Programming

719-221-9893

jimmy@gopfca.com

www.gopfca.com

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