EFAA helps those in our community whose immediate needs for food, shelter and other basic necessities cannot adequately be met by other means, and supports their efforts toward financial stability or self-sufficiency.
"You have been the best advocate, counselor, and motivator. I'm so thankful for all of our talks and your belief that I can do it. I also appreciate you being nonjudgmental and a rational mind when mine was going a million miles a minute. You have been amazing!"
"I have been able to raise a healthier, smarter daughter due to EFAA's help with food and electricity. It has helped me to create a stable home." - Janine, single mother
"I want to personally thank you for your time and compassion. This has been a nightmare and your assistance helped me to come out of my depression that momentarily consumed me. I know I will look back and laugh at what a mess my life was during this time, but I will also look back at those who were in service when I needed help. To you I am grateful, and will never forget the impact you made at a time when I was in despair." - Melissa
"Thank you so much for your help with rental assistance. You can't imagine the feeling of relief that washed over me when I received your call. And thanks for being so kind, friendly and compassionate. May the world smile upon you ten-fold. - Mark
The Emergency Family Assistance Association (EFAA) began in 1918 as a grassroots response by Boulder residents to a severe economic downturn that left local miners destitute and unable to provide for their families. In the following decades, the group expanded its efforts to address the unmet needs of all low-income residents. We incorporated in 1953, received IRS tax-exempt status in 1962, and adopted our current name in 1977. In 1979, we expanded our services to include housing for homeless families with children. Today, after a century of service, EFAA's programming serves as the gold standard for community safety nets with expanded services that offer a springboard out of poverty. In 2018, EFAA celebrated its centennial anniversary.