La Plata Family Centers Coalition

In response to COVID the La Plata Family Centers Coalition responded quickly by coordinating food distribution and essential concrete resources. Having systems in place, strong partnerships, relationships, and the trust of our community has significantly helped us to fulfill our mission.

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General Information

Official Name
La Plata Family Centers Coalition​​​​​​​
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Offers Additional Colorado State Tax Credit
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Colorado Location
495 Florida Rd
Durango, CO 81301
Mailing Address
10 Town Plaza
Durango, CO 81301
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Mission Statement

Through education, resource networking, and positive relationship building, we form respectful, productive family partnerships that create thriving, empowered individuals who are self-reliant and who envision a hopeful future for themselves, their families, and their communities.

Organization History

The La Plata Family Centers Coalition (LPFCC) began in 1984 as a Mother's Center, located in Durango, Colorado, where mothers and their children met for support and socialization. In 1993, the Mother's Center transformed into the Parents Center after a statewide initiative and funding resources shifted to include parents. During that reorganization, the Parents Center expanded to sites in Bayfield, Ignacio, and Fort Lewis Mesa. To include all sites, the name changed to La Plata Family Centers Coalition. In 2014, LPFCC expanded the Access to Healthcare Program into Archuleta County and began co-locating staff at the La Plata Department of Human Services.
In 2015, LPFCC expanded again into Archuleta County with the Colorado Community Response (CCR) program. In addition, LPFCC houses a Family Navigator within the Department of Human Services in Archuleta County who provides Family Support Services (FSS). In 2017, LPFCC expanded the Colorado Community Response (CCR) to La Plata and San Juan Counties in partnership with the La Plata County Department of Human Services. In mid-2017, in an effort to better support families, LPFCC relocated to within a block from La Plata Department of Human Services, and the Early Childhood Council (ECC).


About The Center in General:

-This and all programs at this location are god sent. They have helped me and my family in my moment of need. Could not be anymore grateful! Thank you!
-Loved the program and appreciated the help.
-I am deeply grateful for this program. We could not have made the progress we did without the report we received.
-Very resourceful program. Thank you for your service
-Thank you Family Center. You have blessed my family over the years many, many times.
-I thank God for the La Plata Family Center. They're very helpful.
-This program is a greatly valued asset to this community!
-Ponen mucha attencion acerca de calquier necesidad.
Love this place, you all have been a great help! (Heart symbol)

Family Support Services:

-I am very happy with this program and the support for whatever needs we have.
-The [FSS] program was outstanding-really helped me in crisis.

Colorado Community Response:

-Loved the program and appreciate the help
-Anne is amazing and always makes sure my family is taken care of.
-I am not accustomed to ask or receive anything. When I moved here from Idaho with no family, I had to learn to ask for help, and I was turned down many times. I can't begin to express how grateful I am for the money that was given to me towards snow tires. Especially now that it has snowed so much. I know that if this organization did not provide for me, I would not be able to get to work. Having Anne work with me has been the greatest asset. Thank you.
-This program and La Plata Family Services in general have been so very wonderful in helping all of our needs always going above and beyond what I'm even aware that we need. Thanks so very much.
-CCR and family center have been a blessing to our family. I urge all my friends to come in.

Love & Logic Parenting Classes:

-We have really enjoyed those lessons and our teacher.
-Great opportunity.
-I loved it. I can now be a great parent.
-Great idea to feed us-thank you.
-This class is amazing!

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