Mountain Resource Center, Inc.

Mountain Resource Center (MRC) is a community-based nonprofit that delivers high quality, health and human services. MRC serves more than 65,000 residents in west Jefferson, Clear Creek, Gilpin and Park counties. For 30 years, MRC has provided crucial assistance to community members in need.

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Public Benefits Enrollment Assistance

Class

Human Services 

Beneficiaries

Adults
Aging/Elderly/Senior Citizen
Military/Veterans
Families
Military

Description

Mountain Resource Center assists with the application assistance for SNAP, Medicaid or CHP+, LEAP, CCCAP, and TANF.

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Veteran Support Services

Class

Human Services 

Beneficiaries

Military/Veterans
Veterans

Description

Veteran Services addresses the growing need in the community for reintegration support. Veterans work with a specially trained Veteran Advocate to create their own plan to attain long-term self-sufficiency. Based on individual needs, Veterans who meet our eligibility criteria can seek assistance for on-going support in five key areas of: Housing - mortgage or rent assistance; Utilities - gas, electric, firewood or pellets; Emergency Health - physical health, dental or vision; Mental Health - counseling sessions; Employment Services - job skills training, career coaching, work related supplies and equipment.

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Food Pantry

Class

Food, Agriculture & Nutrition 

Beneficiaries

Adults
Families
Military/Veterans
Poor/Economically Disadvantaged
Aging, Elderly, Senior Citizens

Description

Mountain Resource Center's Leigh's Pantry uses "Choose My Plate" nutritional Guidelines and the "Client Choice" shopping model. We are able to offer fresh produce, whole grains, meat and dairy to provide nutritional options to families and individuals. Clients do not have to choose between providing food for their family or paying the rent, utility bills, or medical expenses.

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Leigh's Pantry is able to offer balanced and nutritious food choices to our clients because of the quality of the donations we receive from the community. This is indicative of the improvement in community awareness of hunger, and the need for high quality food.

MRC's Food Pantry serves on average 100 families per week.

Integrated Services and Family Advocacy

Class

Human Services 

Beneficiaries

Adults
Families
Military/Veterans

Description

Family Advocates strive to move clients from crisis to self-sufficiency. Integrated Service's staff can provide rent/mortgage assistance, utility assistance, public benefits enrollment and redetermination, workforce services, adult education, and Veteran specific support.

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Employment Assistance and Computer Lab

Class

Employment 

Beneficiaries

Adults
General Public/Unspecified
Military/Veterans
Poor/Economically Disadvantaged
Young Adults (20-25 years)

Description

Employement Assistance includes; resume writing, interview skills, cover letters, internet job search
Computer Lab open to community members with various computer classes available


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Early Childhood & Family Education

Class

Education 

Beneficiaries

Children birth to age 3
Families
Infants/Young Children (birth - 3 years)
Parents
Single Parents

Description

The Early Childhood and Family Education programs offer classes for families and their young children to attend together. Separate adult time is available in some classes for evidenced-based curriculum offerings such as Nurturing Parenting and Active Parenting.

Parents as Teachers mountain area families receive monthly home visits and group gatherings, health and development screenings and connections to resources as needed.

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