Programs and Services

Whether you are struggling to cover bills, can’t afford healthy food this month, or are experiencing other hardships, Sister Carmen is here for you! Residents of East Boulder County residing in Lafayette, Louisville, Superior or Erie (in Boulder County) may qualify for our services. Call 303-665-4342 for more information or to schedule a phone appointment.

As state restrictions and guidelines ease, we are continuing to follow best-practice safety and social distancing and are not planning to fully reopen at this time. In order to keep supporting our community during the COVID-19 crisis, we are taking steps to keep our staff, volunteers, participants, and the community at large safe and help prevent the spread of the illness. In order to follow social distancing recommendations from the CDC and Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, we are changing our operations as follows:

“There is life after despair. I am proof that you can do it.” – Nina, SCCC Participant

Drive-thru Food Bank


  • Drive-thru food distribution: due to COVID-19, our food bank has moved from a shopping model to a drive-thru model. Food boxes will be distributed in a drive-thru model Monday – Friday, 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Please remain in your car, wear a mask, and check in with our Food Bank team lead who will ask you about your dietary needs and any special requests your family may have. Next, our staff and volunteers will prepare your order for you and load your food into your vehicle. Please have your trunk empty when coming to the Food Bank.
  • What to bring: please bring a photo ID and proof of residency (such as a utility bill).
  • Smoking is not allowed while accessing our food bank. Please respect our staff and volunteers and wait until you exit.
  • Options for those without vehicles: If you cannot come to the Food Bank, you may have a family member or friend pick up food for you. Please share your proof of address and ID with that person. Participants living in Lafayette may also use the Lafayette free ride to access the Food Bank.

Classes (currently on hold due to COVID-19)

  • Nutrition and cooking education
  • Exercise classes

On-site community garden

  • Emergency financial assistance for:
    • Utility bills (gas, electric and water)
    • Rent or mortgage
  • Transportation assistance
  • Connections to additional resources, such as mental health care, job coaching, Medicare/Medicaid, SNAP, LEAP, and more.

To make a phone appointment with one of our Advocates, call 303-665-4342.

  • Nurturing Parenting classes
  • Civic engagement classes
  • Computer classes

 

Classes are free and are not limited by our service area. Classes are currently virtual due to COVID-19. To learn more, call 303-665-4342.

SCCC is a hub for professional development to support our staff and other Family Resource Centers by offering trainings on the Strengths-Based approach to service, the California Quality Standards of Care, Protective Factors, Motivational Interviewing, and the Family Development Credential.

 

To learn more, call 303-665-4342.

We partner with local agencies to provide timely and meaningful services to our community. We are pleased to share our Aspen Ridge facility with these organizations, who we also work closely with:

In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA.

Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.

To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at: https://www.ascr.usda.gov/filing-discrimination-complaint-usda-customer, and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by:

  • mail:S. Department of Agriculture

Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights

1400 Independence Avenue, SW

Washington, D.C. 20250-9410;

  • fax: (202) 690-7442; or
  • email:intake@usda.gov.

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The above is not a complete listing of all of the services, referrals or resources we may be able to provide.

If you are unsure about the type of support you may need, please call us at 303-665-4342 and we can help guide you to the appropriate services.

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