The Action Center's mission is to provide an immediate and compassionate response to those in our community experiencing hardship and by offering the resources and services needed to stabilize lives and promote pathways to lasting change.
The Action Center was founded in 1968 as Jeffco Action Center to provide basic human services to residents of Jefferson County on an immediate basis and in a non-judgmental environment. The private, non-profit agency continues to serve as the entry point for basic needs, stabilizing the family or individual with immediate help and helping each client recognize their pathway to self-sufficiency.
The Action Center was recognized as the 2015 Non-Profit of the Year by the Colorado Women's Chamber of Commerce, and honored with a 2016 Sustainability Award by the City of Lakewood.
This year, The Action Center helped people like Austin, who found himself down on his luck. With an uncertain future looming, he turned to The Action Center for assistance. He applied for the Shelter Program and was able to secure a spot. While living in the shelter, Austin worked closely with his case manager to create goals that included securing employment and housing. He recently secured a full-time management position and, most importantly, was able to obtain housing and now lives successfully on his own. Austin overcame some of his biggest challenges and gained the confidence to help change his life and now faces a bright future.