IFCS' mission is to provide basic human services to low-income people, using community resources. IFCS fosters self-sufficiency and respects the dignity of each client.
Integrated Family Community Services (IFCS) was founded in 1964. The brainchild of Maida Navis, IFCS came into being because she recognized that traditional human service resources were not serving the needs of many area residents. She coordinated the efforts of community members to develop IFCS to meet those needs.
IFCS is funded by donations from businesses, individuals, community organizations, special events, foundation grants, and federal, state, and local governments. In addition to actual funding, many donated services supplement the budget. Thousands of volunteer hours, food, clothing and household items are donated by businesses, individuals, and community organizations to ensure that IFCS can continue to provide much needed services.
IFCS provides a hand-up, not a hand-out by giving motivation, incentive, and by providing services not available elsewhere in Arapahoe County. IFCS reaches out to families through basic services, moral support, and educational programs and provides an opportunity for people to help through volunteerism.
For more than 54 years, the Board of Directors, staff and many volunteers have been devoted to building an organization which meets an unfilled need in the community. IFCS is always responsive and provides those in need with opportunities to learn, to grow, and to become or continue to be active, productive members of our community.