La Plata Family Centers Coalition

A nonprofit organization

$33,057 raised by 112 donors

83% complete

$40,000 Goal

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.


About The Center in General:

"The Family Center tirelessly works to empower the women, young women, and daughters of our community to build a stronger and healthier community."

"Thank you Family Center! My boys love their new backpacks!"

"I am truly thankful for organizations like your exist in this community. We all have to remember that no matter what your circumstance, we all come across bumps in the road but we are all here to help each other out through those times."

"The last couple of years have been a rollercoaster for my little family and me. The Family Center has been here for us every step of the way ensuring that even our simplest needs were met in such crazy times."

Family Support Services:

"Very helpful, considerate, understanding, kind and patient people. I have gone to them for help in many different situations. They have always been an advocate for the community and myself. Parents should absolutely work with them! I love this place and its people with all my heart."

"The Family Support Services Advocates at The Family Center do so much! They are always helping clients with immediate resources and setting long-term goals that lead to personal growth and fulfillment. It has been an honor supporting their efforts!"

Parents As Teachers:

"My advocate has been an awesome parent support person for our family. She gives us great ideas and shares a lot of important information."

"My advocate has been such a wonderful Parent Educator and Advocate. I feel that she really listens to me and offers her time and wisdom to me regarding every aspect of my journey as a parent. She really cares about our needs, she offers encouragement, and she praises accomplishments."

Parent Leaders:

"Being dialed in as a Parent Leader has allowed me to grow roots in our community. I see the direct benefits of the network in my own family and in the families that I serve."

"We feel blessed, honored, happy, and most of all, with great hopes for the future."

Together We Grow/Juntos Crecemos Project:

"We are learning how to cultivate our food, and that in itself is a blessing. We are sharing this gift with over 100 families from different backgrounds including Hispanics, Native American and other community members. We are happy to be a part of the Together We Grow/Juntos Crecemos Project."

"Access to fresh produce and the connections that naturally occur when working in a community-led agriculture project has had a lasting impact on my mental health and overall wellbeing of my family."

Colorado Fatherhood Program:

"You mean to tell me there is a group of dads going through the same things… and we can meet together?” 


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.

Background Statement

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).

Organization Data


Organization name

La Plata Family Centers Coalition

other names


Year Established


Tax id (EIN)



Human Services

Organization Size

Medium Organization


495 Florida Rd
Durango, CO 81301


10 Town Plaza #316
Durango, CO 81301

Service areas

La Plata County, CO, US





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