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2014-2015 Annual Report
The Family Resource Center works in the Roaring Fork School District to improve student health, well being, and academic achievement by connecting families, schools, and communities
Student Support: Collaborate with families, schools, and communities Work with school staff to identify students in need Connect students to appropriate resources Build relationships with, and mentor students
Family Support: Work with families to remove barriers to student success Help families to set and work toward goals that move them toward self-reliance Plan and lead school parent nights, groups, and classes Provide newcomer orientation and enrollment assistance Translation and interpretation
Community Engagement: Participate in training, collaborations, and coalitions that support youth and families
Nearly 800 students  served in 13 schools
500 referrals were made for student basic needs including food, clothing, shelter, and utility assistance
359 referrals were made for medical, mental health, dental, and vision needs
100% of teachers surveyed said the FRC was successful in meeting the needs of students
Percentage of students in each school that received direct FRC services
Basalt Elementary 13% Basalt Middle 11% Basalt High 14%
Carbondale Community 7% Crystal River Elementary 32% Carbondale Middle 21% Roaring Fork High 10% Bridges High 29%
Sopris Elementary 12% Glenwood Springs Elementary 18% Glenwood Springs Middle 8% Glenwood Springs High 7% Yampah Mountain High 4%
Glenwood Springs
16% of students in the school district received direct FRC services
Academic Supports=12% Basic Needs=46% Dental=4% Enrichment=6% Medical=11% Mental Health=11% Parenting=2% Vision=8%
Referral Reasons
94% of students  improved in the area in which they were referred
92% showed an improvement in learner behavior
92% demonstrated academic progress
80% saw an improvment in their attendance
94% showed an improvement in general behavior
Of the 44 students whose families received intensive case management services........
Student Support
84% of case-managed families moved out of crisis, and 78% showed an increased ability to meet the needs of their child
Family Engagement
102 parents attended parent support classes
148 students were assisted in applying for CHP+ or Medicaid
273 students were provided with financial assistance
100+ hours of training attended by Family Liaisons
26 community and school collaborations
Community Collaborations
7 ongoing school-based mental health groups
203 students received gifts through the Angel Tree Holiday Gift Program
42 students received holiday baskets
105 students participated in the Totes for Hope backpack food program
A Winter Coat I never thought Elementary school students were homeless.  I met my first homeless family at the elementary school where I am the Family Liaison.   Vivian, Jolene, and Marta are three names I will never forget.  I got to know this family when a teacher told me that Vivian was worried about where her family was going to live.   My first meeting with mom was awkward, she did not want to be in my office.  The little girls played while mom told me her family’s struggles.  The family hung out after school at a park, or in the family van, until bedtime, they then went the home of her sister-in-law to sleep. The family of five slept in the living room, once the household had gone to bed.   I left work that night with a pit in my stomach, this family broke my heart.   I gave the mother food pantry, soup kitchen and clothing resources, and helped her apply for Medicaid.  The girls had never been to a dentist. I was able to get all three girls in to get their teeth cleaned and varnished with fluoride.           I went out to the playground one cold, windy day to look for another student.   I saw a little girl crouched down shivering by the fence, it was Vivian.   I asked if she needed me to take her inside to get her coat, she said “No.”   “But it is very cold,” I told her.  “I don’t have a coat,” she whispered to me so her friend would not hear.  I whispered to her, “Do your sisters have coats?” “No” she whispered.   I stayed with her until the whistle blew and it was time to go inside.    With funds from a generous donor, I was able to buy new coats for the girls.  I picked out a bright pink, bright purple, and a plaid purple and pink coat.  I called mom that afternoon and asked if she could swing by my office, I had a gift for them. The girls eyes lit up when I handed each of them a brand new coat.  They tried them on and  looked fabulous!!  Their mom’s eyes filled up with tears and I was fighting my own.  Who knew that something so simple would make three little girls so happy.  I see them almost everyday wearing those coats and even overheard Marta tell her friend,   “That is the lady who gave me this new coat”.
Photos and story used by permission, names have been changed
Aspen Community Foundation Kerry Ach Drew Adams Susie & Thomas Adgate Ryan Allen City of Aspen Alpine Bank Lisa Ankey Nancy Ball Town of Basalt Debbie & Marc Bruell Margaret Cammack Charles W. Cammack Reversible Trust Town of Carbondale City Market Colorado Department of Human Services Colorado Health Foundation Debbie Davis Eagle County Dr. David Eberhardt Dodson Engineered Products Energy Outreach Colorado Kelly Donnelly Janet Earley & Katie Soden Stephen & Jennifer Ellsperman Family Resource Center Association Dean & Tish Filiss Tim Fox Jon Fox-Rubin Garfield County PREP Garfield County City of Glenwood Springs Jennifer Hamilton Richard Hart Pat Henry Hilde Hottendorf Mary Hernandez Bob & Eilene Ish
Jeff Jacobsen Ann & Sam Johnson Terease Juhl Mike & Laura Kaplan Advised Fund at ACF Brad Kiick Kathryn Kneipper Bill & Carol Lightstone Susan & Randy Linden Jenny Lindsay Richard & Lindsay Lofaro JR & Hoffman Lofaro Barbara Mason Cindy McAdow Lisa McPherson Misers Mercantile Mimi Fund Beth Mulry Mark Murphy Mike and Ruth Muse Mary Peplin Pitkin County Doug Pratte Lisen Richmond Paul Salmen & Nancy Reinisch Sanderson-Cammack Family Fund Charlotte Snowden Tyler Stableford Robert Stein Karla Stuckey Thrift Shop of Aspen St. Mary of the Crown Catholic Church St. Vincent’s Catholic Church Temple Hoyne Buell Foundation Tom's Door Susan Touchette United Way of Garfield County Denise Wright Alexandra Yajko
Cowboy Up Carbondale Gyro Booth at Carbondale Mountain Fair Colorado Gives Day Honor a Teacher Campaign
Advisory Board
Ligia Bonilla Katia Curbelo-DeValle Sarah Fedishen Zabdi Fuentes Kristy Helms Cheryl Jadwin Jenny Lindsay Betty Lucas Lisbeth Mancinas Raquel Mancinas Lisa McPherson Marcelina Perez Ruth Muse Conchita Ramirez Brianna Rhodes
Drew Adams Kelly Donnelly Jon Fox-Rubin Carrie Godes Laurel Little Beth Mulry Elizabeth Cammack Haidith Ramirez-Leon Rob Stein Karla Stuckey Yaritza Zarate
PO Box 1833 The Bridges Center 400 Sopris Carbondale, CO 81623 970-384-5694