Program areas at Outreach United Resource Center
BASIC NEEDS SERVICES:The Basic Needs Program provides casework and case management services and emergency assistance to individuals and families. Services include transitional shelter and referrals for families, emergency groceries and personal care items, homelessness prevention intervention, rent and utility bill assistance, prescription vouchers, local transportation, and clothing. Nearly 698 households received homelessness prevention services in 2019. Each week, a health care organization provides an outreach clinic at the OUR Center. In year 2019, the OUR Center conducted over 22,000 interviews with individuals seeking assistance.
COMMUNITY CAFE:The Community Cafes food programs are the most vital link in the safety net in the Longmont area. Two hot meals (breakfast and lunch) are served per day to up to 261 persons with a total of 88,827 hot meals served in 2019. An average of 72 households per day receives groceries from the Food Pantry for a total of 996,403 pounds of food distributed. Often, the meals and groceries provided at the Community Cafe are the first steps to connecting with more comprehensive services such as homelessness prevention and Day Shelter services. The Center not only serves food to persons who are homeless but to those experiencing a housing crisis.
CHILD CARE:Aspen Center for Child Development focuses on individualized development of the whole child, which includes gross motor and fine motor, language and literacy, sensory, art, music, and social-emotional activities. The Center is rated the highest level of quality at 5 Stars by the State of Colorado. The Center serves children 6 weeks to 6 years primarily from families with limited resources. Aspen Centers academic practices follow the Creative Curriculum Program a research-based preschool curriculum which is also utilized by the St. Vrain Valley School District. It is based on the philosophy that young children learn best by doing and through hands-on experiences. We work hand-in-hand with the St. Vrain Valley School District to ensure that Aspen Center graduates are more than ready to enter kindergarten.