James Resource Network's mission is to provide single-parent families quick access to hope and supportive services in order to achieve family stability and self-sufficiency.
The passion and drive behind James Resource Network was born out of the personal experience of the Founding Director, Sandra Coen, when she found herself in the unexpected position of a single mother of three daughters, getting by on an income 70% lower than most of her adult life. She faced many of the same overwhelming problems every single parent confronts, emotionally, physically, and spiritually. From a place of pain, came the vision known today as James Resource Network (JRN) - a network of reinforcement undergirding single parents. JRN's supportive community includes program services and resources to make the transition less difficult.
We incorporated as a Colorado Nonprofit Corporation in 2005 and formally received our Federal 501(C)3 designation in January of 2008. SheShe's Corner, the upscale resale store owned by JRN, opened in March 2009 and has provided not only a stream of income through the sales of women's clothing, accessories ,and home furnishings, but also an excellent point of contact with our community.
JRN has been working hard to develop quickly, with first-hand knowledge of many needs, financial and housing challenges facing single parent families. The dream is to develop a community resource network was born - and is now growing - to include transitional housing in the next five years. The ultimate goal is to see families restored to wholeness, hope, and a future filled with possibilities and self sufficiency.
Rosalee R. has been a client of James Resource Network for years, and had this to say about her experience at the Mother's Day Pampering Event. "I am a single mother of one beautiful little red haired girl. I have been involved with James Resource Network for four years, my daughter is five now, and its been such a blessing from God for me. I think the one word that I always think of is lavish. Whether its the spa day that we did today, or a Christmas Tea. Its like they go above and beyond. They really are trying to make us feel special, and they do! I so appreciate that. I had my nails done for the first time in six years today and had a massage, and my hair and make up done all for Mothers Day. And it really reminds me that God loves me very much, especially with such special people in the world. Thank you!"
Little Gabbie, who received school supplies this year from James Resource Network wrote " thank you everyone for school supplies" and her Mom said " ...sometimes I feel so all alone, then James Resource Network comes along and helps me with making things better for me and the kids. Thank you again!"