Community Connections is a prevention and early intervention program designed to build stronger individuals, families and communities. Offering one-on-one support to community members as well as support to community groups and service providers, this strengths-based program connects people with the resources and tools needed to address needs and affect positive change.
After needs and strengths are assessed and goals are identified, families and individuals are connected with food programs, clothing exchanges, programs for children, money management classes and other resources and supports to achieve their goals. Where resources do not exist, Aspen’s Community Development team works with resident groups and community organizations to create these supports. From there, we help engage, support and mobilize community members at an individual, familial and community level.
Support to individuals or families is provided on a weekly or biweekly basis over the phone, in the client’s home, or at a location in the community. Our trained support team is there to listen, assist with goal identification and planning, share information and resources, and help ensure basic needs are met.
Our trained Community Development team works with community groups to build community resources and relationships, supporting groups in organizing and facilitating projects and events, and ensuring all members feel heard.