Jefferson County Assets

This section lists community resources collected in our asset mapping exercises which were conducted through an online survey for Jefferson County residents, with community stakeholders through the Steering Committee and with Jefferson County Public Health staff. This asset list is designed to be a resource and to determine the capacity of our community to affect positive changes on population health issues in terms of resources, staff and partnerships. Asset mapping is a participatory exercise where the community documents the tangible and intangible resources within a community to mobilize previously unrecognized, but existing, strengths and capabilities that can be harnessed to collectively improve our community’s health. This is not a comprehensive listing and only reflects information collected during the asset mapping exercises. 

Faith-based Organizations

-Active/engaged churches 
-Churches as a community meeting space
-Golden Methodist (Homeless feeding program) 
-Church supported food banks in Evergreen and Lakewood 
-Food rescue
-Trusting environment for Latino community
-Bethlehem Lutheran Church: “The Table Program”
-Sheriff’s Office: Safety in Faith Annual Summit 
-Catholic Charities 
-Light of the World Catholic Church 

Local Church Food Pantries:
- Belmar Baptist Church
- Green Mountain Christian Church
- River Church
- Grace Covenant Church
- Westwoods Community Church Food Bank
- Bear Creek Church
- Mean Street Ministry
- Calvary Episcopal Church
- Interchurch Arms
- Peace Lutheran Church
- The New Apostolic Church Food Pantry


Jefferson County Government/Municipal Governments

-Jefferson County Public Health (data collection efforts, health equity policies, Communities that Care and Points West Syringe Service Program)
-Civic leaders provide leadership on issues that matter most to in neighborhoods 
-Jefferson County libraries 
-Jefferson County Public Health-Breastfeeding Program
-Jefferson County Extension-Expanded Food and Nutrition Program 
-Jefferson County Extension-Family Leadership Training Institute 
-Jefferson County Parks and Trails 
-Jefferson County Housing Authority 
-Jefferson County Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program 
-West Metro Fire Department 
-Infrastructure (good sidewalks/bike lanes) 
-Severe Weather Shelter Network (Arvada) 
-Recreation/Community centers 
-Police department
-Crisis intervention training received by law enforcement personnel 
-First responders/EMS services
-Jefferson County Human services 
-Healthy Places Arvada 
-MetroWest Housing Solutions 
-Jefferson County Open Space 
-Municipal commissions 
-Regional Transportation District (RTD)
-Wheat Ridge Recreation Center
-Strong aging well alliances through Human Services
-Transportation/City planners 
-Arvada police department
-City services
-Recreational centers: Arvada, Lakewood, Golden
-Criminal justice partnership with law enforcement and Jefferson Center and through Child and Youth Leadership Commission (CYLC)
-Sheriff’s office
-Lakewood Boomers Bond Assessment for Older People 
-Denver Regional Council of Governments (DRCOG)
-Jefferson County Nutrition Services/WIC Program
-Jefferson County Business & Workforce Center
-Jeffco Open Space 
-Juvenile Assessment Center 
-Healthy Places Arvada 
-Jefferson County Public Health-Vaccination Clinic 
-Jefferson County Public Health-Go Ask TISH (text line) 
-Jefferson County Public Health-Baby and Me Tobacco Free 
-Jefferson County Public Health-Food Protection & Safety Program 
-Jefferson County Public Health-Team Up for Food Safety 
-Jefferson County Public Health-Air Quality Control Program 
-Jefferson County Public Health-Healthy Communities Program 
-Jefferson County Public Health-Clinic Services and Resources Navigator
-Jefferson County Public Health-Family Planning  
-Jefferson County Public Health-Nurse Home Visitation Program 
-Jeffco Sips Smart and Healthy Children's Meals 
-5210 Jeffco
-WIC at Jefferson County Public Health 
-West Metro Drug Task Force                                                                                                                                                                                                           - Family Integrated Treatment (FIT) Court

Hospitals, Clinics, Medical and Mental Health Centers

-St. Anthony Hospital
-Lutheran Medical Center
-Jefferson Center
-Jefferson Center-Navigation Resources 
-Doctors/nurses
-Local hospitals community benefit dollars 
-Centura food security screenings
-West Pines Behavioral Health Center 
-Jefferson County Health Alliance
-Centura primary care clinics (Lakewood, Arvada, Westminster, Golden, Evergreen: Integrating JCMH and Colorectal cancer screenings)
-Integrated primary care practice/behavioral health practices
-Metro Community Provider Network (MCPN)
-New West
-Veterans Affairs
-Neighborhood health centers
-Crisis centers 
-Sleep Disorder Center at St Anthony Hospital 
-Signal Behavioral Health 

Non-Profit Organizations

-Food banks                                                                                                                                     
-PLAN Jeffco
-Nonprofits working on community health
-Community First Foundation 
-The Action Center
-Family Tree
-Habitat for Humanity
-Public health organizations that provide counseling/services for mental health and drug/alcohol use
-Colorado Crisis Center
-Tennyson Center
-Seniors Resource Center
-Jewish Family Service
-Colorado Senior Connections
-The Arc: Jefferson, Clear Creek, Gilpin Counties
-Consortium for Older Adult Wellness (COAW)
-American Heart Association
-Great Outdoors Colorado
-Colorado Mountain Club
-Walk2Connect 
-Visiting Nurse Association
-Second Wind 
-Planned Parenthood 
-Hunger Free Colorado 
-Community Table 
-Jefferson County Meals on Wheels 
-Families First- Circle of Parent Groups 
-Jefferson County Renewable Energy Society 
-Benefits in Action
-Mental Health Colorado                                                                                                                                                                                                                              -Developmental Disabilities Resource Center                                                                                                                                                                                          -Angel Eyes

Jefferson County School District

-Jefferson County schools/teachers 
-Jefferson County Public Schools-Family Engagement Liaisons 
-Technical/community colleges 
-Jefferson County Public Schools-Community and Family Connections Program 
-Parent Teacher Associations (PTA) 
-Lakewood school's extracurricular activities
-Marshdale Elementary and their backpack program
-Resources in Jefferson Count school system
-District Health Advisory Council
-Metro Community Provider Network School-based health centers
-Healthy Schools Coalition
-Jefferson County Healthy Schools Program 
-Jefferson Center clinicians in schools
-School-based prevention programs
-Free/reduced lunch program
-School resource officers 
-Jefferson County Public Schools-Youth BE Team
-Jefferson County Public Schools- Summer Feeding Sites
-Jefferson County Public Schools- School Start Time Task Force 
-Jefferson Success Pathway- All Kids Succeed Cradle to Career 
-Jeffco Prosperity Project 


Mountain/Rural Communities

-Mountain Resource Center
-Mountain Health and Human Services Group 
-Mountain Services at Jefferson Center 
-Connect for Health at Mountain Resource Center 
-Hospices
-Senior Resource Center
-Sheriff’s office-resident deputies
-Evergreen Community Paramedic Program 

State Resources

-Colorado Department of Health and Environment
-Colorado Department of Transportation
-Colorado Department of Labor and Employment 
-Colorado Department of Health Care Policy and Financing (HCPF)
-Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment-Detailed Air Quality Summary 
-Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment-Laboratory Services for Water Testing 
-9 Ways to Grow Healthy Kids Colorado 
-Colorado Crisis Line/Crisis Centers 
-CDPHE- Motor Vehicle Safety 
-Colorado Quitline 
-PEAK
-Health First Colorado 
-Colorado State Innovation Model

Businesses

-Sprouts and Natural Grocers
-Urban farms
-Enthusiasm for collaboration 
-Arvada Chamber of Commerce
-Insurance Carriers: Cigna, Kaiser, Rocky Mountain Health Plan, Humana, Pinnacle, Assurance, United Healthcare
-Local banks
-Coors 
-GoFarm
-Star Acre Farms 

Homeless Shelters and Services

-Human services in general
-The Rising Church
-Colorado Coalition for the Homeless
-Federal Center housing project 

Community Coalitions

-Community partnerships (working together towards common goals, aligning efforts)
-Golden United
-Jefferson County Prosperity Project
-LAUNCH Together 
-Jefferson County Communities That Care (CTC)
-Child and Youth Leadership Commission (CYLC)
-Citizens for a Healthier Lakewood 
-Jefferson County Food Policy Council 
-Tobacco-Free Jeffco Alliance 
-Mountain Health Human Services Coalition
-Golden Community Partners (Focusing on MH/SA)
-Falls Prevention Colorado
-Self-Management Colorado
-Family Justice Center (domestic violence victims)
-Aging Well 
-Heading Home
-Golden Backpack Program
-Healthy Beverage Partnership 
-Activate 38 Active Living Coalition 
-Colorado Statewide Parent Coalition- PASO Program 
-Jeffco Eats  
-Edgewater Collective
-Jefferson County Transportation Action and Advocacy Group

Additional Community Assets

-Safe neighborhoods: encourage active living, social connections, healthy living 
-Senior Reach 
-Neighborhood associations 
-Red Rocks Community College 
-Warren Tech
-Low unemployment 
-Visiting nurse services for elderly 
-Community gathering spaces around social events
-Safe and well-lit bike/walking paths 
-Varied, safe-walking places which encourages physical activity'
-Technology solutions for tracking community services, referrals, client feedback to referral services

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Published on July 17, 2018