October 9, 2015
Open House Scheduled for New County-led Health, Housing, and Human Services Building in Longmont
St. Vrain Community Hub’s integrated “one-stop” approach to services delivery will be open for the community to tour and celebrate.
Boulder County, Colorado - Boulder County is set to welcome the community to its new integrated, one-stop health, housing, and human services building in Longmont.
The county will hold an open house at the new St. Vrain Community Hub, at 515 Coffman Street in Longmont, on Thursday, Oct. 15 from 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. The event will feature tours, refreshments, and a ribbon cutting ceremony, which is scheduled to begin at 5:30 p.m.
In the first month and a half of operation, the building design has already demonstrated the ability to better connect residents to a wide range of services. The open house will allow community members to tour the building and hear Boulder County leaders talk about working together in innovative ways to create a more welcoming and accessible services center.
“The St. Vrain Community Hub is a great example of what happens when we make it easier for people to get help where and when they need it,” said Boulder County Commissioner Cindy Domenico. “This open house is a celebration of a vision for a healthy, connected community.”
The St. Vrain Community Hub opened to the public on August 25, and is the Longmont home for the Boulder County Departments of Housing and Human Services and Community Services, Boulder County Public Health, Workforce Boulder County, and independent nonprofit Mental Health Partners.
A wide range of services are available there, including health coverage, food assistance, immunizations, job training and employment assistance, and much more. The building also includes a resource center/computer lab for clients to use to help build a career network and access an array of educational and family support tools.
“Our clients don’t draw lines between organizations when they’re coming to us for help, and they shouldn’t have to,” said Boulder County Housing and Human Services Director Frank Alexander. “The St. Vrain Community Hub’s integrated services and easy navigation help erase those lines, and we’re proud to invite the community in to see it.”
The St. Vrain Community Hub features an open design utilizing natural light and clear navigation. It is also extremely energy efficient, and will become the first LEED Platinum New Construction*-certified building in Longmont. The building generates much of its own power using solar energy and uses advanced technology to conserve energy and water use.