PREPARING FOR LIFE'S CHALLENGES
A resilient community has the ability to withstand and recover from any type of community setback.
Together, neighbors can anticipate risk, limit impact, adapt and learn from change.
Foothills United Way is driving results through collaborative action in Boulder and Broomfield counties with an emphasis on community resilience. Our goal is to address community challenges with innovative solutions that prevent problems from spiraling out of control and becoming more costly. We’re investing in collaborative solutions where expert organizations, local nonprofits, government organizations/agencies, faith communities and businesses link assets to make measurable progress.
Our Community Resilience Initiatives include:
The Better Together workshops are taught in a three-part series that cover existing emergency management processes, how to prepare as an individual, and how to build preparedness into your community. The course includes a variety of individual assessments, group activities, discussions, and guest speakers to lead participants from introductory knowledge to community expert. The courses are open to everyone from Boulder and Broomfield Counties; our only requirement is that you commit to the full series of three workshops.
CircleTalk - Increasing Engagement and Decreasing Social Isolation for Older Adults
This initiative will train facilitators in and provide CircleTalk - a program for vulnerable and at-risk older adults to enjoy a sense of belonging, develop a feeling of community, experience meaningful engagement, and connection and feel less isolated - in the Boulder and Broomfield communities. (Jewish Family Service of Colorado, Inc).
Strengthening Mountain Communities From Within Initiative is a multi-faceted approach to provide more integrated and deeper direct basic needs services and referrals to other resources in support of vulnerable residents of the Boulder County mountain communities. This will include strengthening the MHSC and P2P backbone functions of coordination and collaboration, building on the existing successful Mountain Resource Liaison work by deepening outreach and expanding into new communities, providing funding directly to programs already meeting basic needs in mountain communities, and providing a framework for intra-community relationships between service providers to grow and strengthen.
Strengthening and enhancing the essential ham radio communication network for mountain communities, ensuring that vulnerable residents remain connected and get the assistance they need during times of crisis and disaster.