We are building a healthy, connected community that empowers people and strengthens families by confronting the root causes of crisis and instability. Primary focus areas for us today are investing in early childhood well-being and education, greatly expanding access to affordable and decent housing in our community, and integrating data systems so we have a full picture of the needs of every neighbor who seeks our help. We believe in strengthening multiple generations through prevention-based integrated services: getting the right mix of supports – as early as possible – to each person in the family who needs them.
- Read our Building a Community of Hope report, which features our participants talking about what we do and how it is helping them and their families. We also have an Executive Summary that provides a general overview of our work.
- Here is a quick-reading two-pager about Boulder County Housing and Human Services.
- Our former director, Frank Alexander, received national recognition for his leadership in health, housing, and human services across the country. This award, from the American Public Human Services Association (APHSA), is a reflection of his understanding of the power of prevention and the importance of working with families and individuals to wrap them in the supports they need – where they are and when they need it. BCDHHS carries on this vision into the search for a new department director.
- What should we do to boost child well-being? Recognize child maltreatment as the public health problem it is and create collective community ownership around proactively supporting vulnerable families. Read this brief former director Frank Alexander wrote for the federal Children’s Bureau. Prevention is the future of child and family well-being: see why.
- Here is a presentation (“Building a Vision for Child Welfare“) that Boulder County Housing and Human Services former director Frank Alexander and Montgomery County Health and Human Services Director Uma Ahluwalia shared at the Children’s Bureau ACF meeting in Washington, D.C., July 18, 2018.