About Focus Points
Building better communities by strengthening families
Since 1995, Focus Points has been serving and advocating for families in the Greater Denver Area.
Our vision: Families empower themselves by attaining the tools needed to unlock their potential and contribute to a thriving, vibrant community.
Our mission: To build better communities by strengthening families.
At Focus Points, we believe that a strong family is made up of thriving individuals. This means that both children and caregivers have the support they need to pursue their goals. Our multigenerational programs meet families’ needs by connecting them to resources to build healthy, strong families.
Our comprehensive services empower families to transform their lives
- Early Childhood Education: We offer home visiting programs that serve 180 children aged prenatal to 5 years across the Denver area. We also provide high-quality, curriculum-based childcare for 210 children of adult program participants.
- Economic Opportunity: We offer career readiness and soft skill development for 100 adults annually. We also offer technical culinary skills and entrepreneurship training through Comal Heritage Food Incubator
- Adult Education: We offer English classes to 350 students across the greater Denver area.
- Family & Community Development: We offer an infrastructure of support services that meet families’ basic needs and build community in the neighborhood.
Community need drives Focus Points’ work
Northeast Denver has undergone substantial change since 1995, and so has Focus Points. Today’s most pressing challenges:
The Central I-70 and National Western redevelopment projects have displaced families, restricted access to community resources, and rerouted traffic through the heart of our community.
Urban redevelopment has raised the cost of living in GES and the surrounding area. Families in our community are under the threat of displacement and homelessness.
The divisive messaging around immigration policies has led to uncertainty within our communities. Fear of unknown consequences is inhibiting families’ access to resources needed to sustain and thrive.
GES: A vibrant and underserved neighborhood with deep roots in Denver
Our main service area encompasses Globeville, Elyria and Swansea (GES), but our services reach families across the greater Denver area. These neighborhoods are home to multigenerational homeowners and renters, mostly of Latin American descent. Some are recent immigrants, and some have been home owners for generations. We also serve refugee populations who are making their new homes in Denver or Aurora. In GES:
What is a Family Resource Center?
Focus Points is one of 31 family resource centers across the state of Colorado. Family Resource Centers provide wraparound services that help families pursue their goals and thrive. They are a point of entry for families to learn about and access resources and services.