Building Better Communities by Strengthening Families
Focus Points Family Resource Center provides families with the tools they need to build their future and contribute to a vibrant community. We deliver culturally attuned wraparound services, resources, and referrals to meet the unique needs of families living in the Globeville and Elyria-Swansea (GES) neighborhoods of North Denver.
Focus Points’ programming falls into four main pillars:
Economic Inclusion: Driving long-term economic stability in families and communities by teaching new job skills, advancing careers, and co-creating businesses and social enterprises
Education: Catalyzing success for children and adults by providing training and skill-building opportunities
Family Support: Advancing family sustainability through classes and guidance, using a goal-setting and strengths-based approach
Community Resources: Connecting people to resources in order to advance health equity, financial stability, networks, and community
Focus Points is one of 33 Family Resource Centers in Colorado and a member of the Family Resource Center Association (FRCA).
"I knew that learning English was important when I moved to the U.S., and Focus Points introduced me to many resources, including the importance of mental health…. Focus Points is a place that offers a lot of support to the community. It is a place where you feel welcomed as soon as you walk through the door, and you don't have to feel bad about asking for help."
- Maria, Parents as Teachers (PAT) program participant
"Focus Points and Huerta Urbana have helped us make one of our dreams into reality. We have seen how our business has grown and flourished throughout the years from when we started."
- Deisy, Huerta Urbana program participant and co-owner of S&D Creations, a cut flower business
"I have set clear goals, and with the ongoing support from Focus Points, I am confident I can accomplish them. I am profoundly thankful for the continuous assistance, resources, and motivation. Their help has not only increased my English skills but has also given me the confidence to chase after my dreams."
- Loys, Adult English Education program participant and Cuban refugee
"I no longer wake up with the fear of facing eviction…. I want to thank everyone who supports Focus Points' mission. Without organizations like Focus Points, individuals like me would be lost when searching for assistance."
- Milagros, Family Support Services program participant
Focus Points Family Resource Center has been a beacon of community strength since 1995, dedicated to enhancing lives in northeast Denver and surrounding areas. Focus Points provides unique, community-driven, and culturally aware programs so families may pursue their goals and thrive.
Programs include economic opportunities through social enterprises; early childhood education through home visitation and evidence-based curricula; contextualized adult education classes in English language acquisition; coordination of access to community resources; and one-on-one family advocacy support to assist families in setting and achieving goals on the journey to personal and family sustainability.
Focus Points' signature social enterprise, Comal Heritage Food Incubator, works with immigrant and refugee women who are aspiring entrepreneurs and chefs in the culinary industry.
During the 2022-2023 program year, Focus Points Family served 2,950 individuals, including 490 families, in GES and the neighboring communities of Aurora, Montbello, and Commerce City. The majority of program participants are Spanish-speaking immigrants, members of the Latinx community, and/or resettled refugees.