The Piñon Project Family Resource Center strengthens our community by providing comprehensive services for children and families.
The Piñon Project Family Resource Center is a non-profit organization that originated in 1994 as a result of a community grassroots effort under The Healthy Communities Initiative. Through the Initiative, Montezuma County engaged in a process of creating a statement of vision for our community's future. The process brought together passionate community stakeholders who were charged with the task of identifying root issues critical to the local area and developing sustainable projects to address those issues. Through the efforts of those committed community members and The Healthy Communities Initiative, The Piñon Project evolved from that vision statement.
Dad started working towards his Nurturing Father's Certificate in September, 2019. Just under one year later he completed his 13th session. Reluctant participation was gradually replaced with the recognition that learning was possible when vulnerable emotionally and cognitively humble. Wanting the return of a son that had been removed from the home and placed in a residential setting served as added motivation. Dad gained momentum as the year progressed and by the end, he was excited to learn through other Pinon Programs supporting parenting. He and his family enrolled in the Strengthening Families Program where they were able to further develop their family culture and even enroll grandma. Dad's work acquiring the skills and attitude for self-care proved so positive that mom is dedicating herself to work through Nurturing Father's as well. Parental persistence has paid off with their son being returned home to be reunified with his 2 brothers. The family's continued involvement in Pinon programming will mean a vantage on the continued growth of both the parents and the children.
The Pinon Project participates in Colorado EZ Tax Credit for donations of $250 or higher.