Throughout this ongoing crisis, we’ve heard endless stories of hardship, desperation, but also resiliency from the participants we serve. One such story is that of Christa. In 2017, after years of emotional abuse and manipulation, Christa became a victim of domestic violence at the hands of her husband. She lost her job and was constantly sick […]
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Bob and Betty, a loving elderly couple, spent much of their lives secure and happy—working hard and living the dream in California. Unfortunately, the recession hit them hard: Bob, a contract worker, was laid off, there was no work to be found in his industry, and housing costs were quickly on the rise. They knew […]
Thanks to St. Aidan’s Episcopal Church, all prescheduled gifts to Sister Carmen for Colorado Gives Day will be matched up to $10,000! Starting November 1st, visit ColoradoGives.org/SisterCarmen to preschedule your gift. Colorado Gives Day is very important to Sister Carmen—last year, we raised over $100,000! This statewide day of giving helps us support thousands of […]
Utility bill assistance is one of the many core resources Sister Carmen Community Center (SCCC) provides to the community, including assistance with water, heat, and electricity bills. SCCC receives this funding through Energy Outreach Colorado, who unfortunately experienced a funding cut of their own this year and are unable to provide their usual level of […]
If you volunteer or donate to Sister Carmen Community Center, your time and dollars may be able to go even further by connecting Sister Carmen to your workplace! Many companies are interested in giving back to their communities, especially where their employees live, work, and volunteer. If your employer has a Give Back program of […]
“As a refugee coming to the United States, I didn’t want to be like oil and water. I want to integrate completely, like tea and water.” – Hamid Jounou Sister Carmen Community Center is a local organization that works to help those in need—anyone who considers East Boulder County their home—without discrimination. We support people […]
We at Sister Carmen receive thousands of pounds of food donations from hundreds of different places; from local grocery stores and family farms, to small community gardens and restaurants. We collect, process, and distribute upwards of 200,000 pounds of food every month to families in Lafayette. Sister Carmen depends on the kindness of our […]
Access to childcare is a serious barrier for many parents in our community. The cost of infant care in Colorado is more than the annual cost of in-state tuition, and married parents of two children living at the poverty line could end up paying 110% of their household income for center-based childcare. To ease this […]
According to the U.S. Census Bureau’s 2016 American Community Survey, 11,899 Boulder County residents don’t have a computer or Internet subscription in their home. The populations most impacted by digital inequity are high school graduates who are unemployed or not in the labor force, those who identify as Hispanic, and residents 65 years or older. […]
Sister Carmen Community Center recently partnered with WorkLife Partnership, which is a social enterprise nonprofit that connects employees in need with community resources and opportunities to increase job skills. Navigators connect members with resources, and Upskill Coaches provide training for soft skills, workplace communication, and other traits to help underemployed participants reach their fullest potential. […]
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Please call (303) 665-4342
Mon – Fri 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Food Bank Hours
Drive-thru food box distribution hours:
Mon – Fri 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Food Donation Drop-Off Hours:
Mon – Fri 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Thrift Store Hours
Shopping is by appointment only.
Call 303-665-4342 to schedule an appointment on Tues – Sat, 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Limited donations accepted:
Tues – Fri, 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Sat: 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Store opens at 11:00 a.m. for shopping appointments and donations on the first Wednesday of each month