About ACCESS Housing:
ACCESS Housing is a homeless shelter and transitional housing program that serves families in Adams County, Colorado. As one of the only homeless shelters in Adams County, ACCESS Housing provides a great resource to the community.
The mission statement of ACCESS Housing is to help families facing homelessness achieve self-sufficiency and permanent housing through a continuum of care in collaboration with community partners. We were formed in 1983 by a group of Adams County residents, and our primary goal is to prevent homelessness while ensuring our families do not experience homelessness again. Our programs are designed to respond to the basic human need for shelter, food and clothing. We apply a comprehensive, holistic and culturally responsive approach that empowers families to regain control of their lives through the following programs:
Family Shelter Program: Short-term shelter is provided for families for up to 90 days in private apartment units that support the privacy and normalcy that families need to regain their independence. Program services also include case management, food, clothing, household furnishings and transportation assistance.
Home Again Family Support Program: Program services strive to prevent homelessness and to support the transition of homeless families into permanent housing. Eligible families receive case management and financial assistance for housing, medical, education, utility and transportation expenses.
ACCESS Housing also owns 27 units of housing for families and plans to acquire additional units over the next ten years.
Steps 2 Success Self-sufficiency Program: Program services support family self-sufficiency. Services include GED Preparation, Adult Basic Education (pre GED) and life skills training. GED Prep classes are offered at 2 locations (ACCESS Housing and 3CE).
We currently have a six member board of directors, and are looking for more enthusiastic and committed board members. The board has a wide range of education and knowledge but we are always looking to diversify our experience. We meet the fourth Thursday of every month from 5:30-7:30 at the ACCESS Housing shelter. There may be additional commitments throughout the year depending on your level of involvement on other committees. Please contact us for more information on board duties and responsibilities.
Our organization relies heavily on volunteers to assist us in many different ways from event planning to property management and many things in between. Please contact us if you are interested in volunteering
- IT Management
- Strategic Planning
- Real Estate & Leasing
- Grant Writing / Research
- Community Outreach
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Requirements & Commitment
- Once per month meetings
- Additional time commitments depending on time of year and committee involvement