Project Description

 Servicios de la Raza is expanding outside of the Denver metro area, offering our services and programs statewide. Our statewide programs provide culturally and linguistically relevant information through presentations, education, training and case management to Spanish-speaking Latino communities throughout Northwest Aurora, Montbello, Green Valley Ranch, Southern Colorado and the Western Slope. We work in a variety of health areas through community engagement, navigations and education in various topics through a Promotora led model.

Our Promotoras on staff assists vulnerable individuals and families out of crisis to achieve self-sufficiency, greater security, and stability in their lives. We serve a diverse client population, including those who are homeless, low-income families, immigrants and mixed-status households to connect to resources to meet their basic human needs, such as, access to medical and dental care, food banks, legal aid, mental health, nutrition and exercise classes, among other resources.

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Familia Adelante (Families Forward)

We partner with Familia Adelante to offer a 12 week family-centered, evidence-based substance use and sexual risk behavior prevention intervention for Hispanic youth ages 10-14 and their families. This curriculum is offered to families in a fun, active and with a preventive approach.

Upcoming Classes:

Starting January 15, 2020 from 6-8pm

The Family Center/La Familia

309 Hickory Street #5 Fort Collins, CO 80524

Starting January 21, 2020 from 6-8pm

Aurora West College Preparatory Academy

10100 E 13th Ave Aurora, CO 80010

Starting January 23, 2020 from 6-8pm

East Middle School

1275 Fraser St Aurora, CO 80011

Salsa, Sabor y Salud (Food, Fun, Fitness)

This is an 8-week lifestyle intervention program. Salsa, Sabor y Salud is interactive and fun assisting Latino families with children ages 12 and under to increase awareness of fitness and nutrition issues, leading to healthier habits.

Día del niño Celebration Celebrating Young Latinos

Our event is a kid-centered family fun event that concludes and celebrates the families that completed our 8-week program Salsa, Sabor y Salud. During the event, families participate in games, crafts, and much more fun, culturally rich, physically active and educational actives. We pride ourselves in creating programs and events that are not only culturally relevant and educational but also celebrate and bring people together to build strong communities with a sense of belonging.

Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP)

Our program is a lifestyle change program, in which participants learn, laugh, share stories, try new things and build new habits – all while lowering their risk of type 2 diabetes and improving their health. During their participation in the program, they will obtain CDC approved lessons, handouts and other resources to help them make healthy changes. They will also have the support of a lifestyle coach, specially trained to lead the program and keep them motivated.

Upcoming Events

Starting January 9, 2020 from 10-12pm

Southeast & Armed Services YMCA

2190 Jet Wing Dr Colorado Springs, CO 80916

Starting January 14, 2020 from 11-1pm

YMCA First & Main

3035 New Center Pt Colorado Springs, CO 80922

Chronic Disease Self-Management Program (CDSMP)

CDSMP is a 6-week program from the University of Stanford model designed to help adults manage their chronic conditions, improve their quality of life, and lower health care costs.

Boot Camp Trainings

Good communities are all about relationships and feeling like you belong. Through our boot camp training, we are building a strong community not only through leadership programming and preventive education but also through creating a fitness community offering a fully holistic approach.

Below you will find a brief description of our Boot Camp training:

A total body, heart pounding, aerobic and strength conditioning workout. This class combines full body strength and cardio to tone your body and improve your endurance. This class will utilize equipment such as tires and battle ropes and may be held inside or outside.

Accion Para Su Salud (Action For Your Health)

During eight weeks’ participants will learn to activate their voice and leadership by identifying personal and community values, strengths, and needs. The curriculum provides them with tools and interactive activities to learn how to create a shared vision, create a plan to work through solutions and identify key stakeholders to advocate alongside them to improve the quality of life for them, their families and their communities.

Bridges of Resources

Bridges of Resources formally known as Ventanilla de Salud (Windows to Health) is a program we have been implementing in Denver and Southern Colorado since 2014, we have now expanded our reach to the Western Slope area and Northwest Aurora, Montbello and Green Valley Ranch. Our Promotoras serve and engage the underserved, monolingual Spanish speaking Latino community members by helping them feel safe and link them to quality health care. Our program improves the health and condition in which monolingual, Spanish-speaking Latinos live, learn, work and play, creating healthier communities.

The Dayton Labor Center in Aurora, CO

Servicios de la Raza in partnership with the Aurora Economic Opportunity Coalition is serving community members in Northeast Aurora boundaries, with a focus in supporting the Labor Day workers and their families. We connect them with resources to meet their basic human needs, such as access to medical and dental care, food banks, legal aid, mental health, among other resources. Supporting them to become self-sufficient by knowing how to navigate the systems.

STATEWIDE STAFF

JULISSA SOTO
JULISSA SOTODirector of SDLR Statewide