A hand up, not a hand out
HOPE of the Grand Valley's mission is to provide support and a hand up to hard-working parents and their children who are not receiving welfare, or housing assistance. This is a group that tends to fall through the cracks.
Hard working people trying to break the cycle of poverty and doing their best to get ahead.It's a situation that creates an uncertain future for both parents and their children. HOPE of the Grand Valley aims to help these families create a more predictable and stable environment for their children.
HOPE of the Grand Valley is a local Mesa County nonprofit that was founded in 2008. Our mission is to provide support and a hand up to hard-working parents that still find it hard to make ends meet at times. “This is a group that tends to fall through the cracks,” states Founder and Director, Vicki McGee. “That’s why we provide a hand up, not a hand out to these local families.”
You have Children under the age of 18 in your home full time or joint custody
You have at least one working adult in your family (most recent paystub required with application)
You do not receive SNAP, TANF or housing assistance because you make a little too much income.
Provide SS Card or Birth Certificate for each child in your home full time.
Provide ID with Colorado Residency
***Medicaid, CHP+, CCAP recipients qualify as long as they meet all of the other requirements.
Budget, Life Skills, Overcoming Anger, Anxiety and Depression, ***The importance of a high credit score, What makes a credit score, how to increase a credit score, Goal Setting. Cooking on a budget, Family scheduling, Time Management, Healthy eating, Cooking classes, Prepare for job reviews, Marriage and relationship, Conflict Resolution, Parenting skills, Job and interview preparation, Resume building, Mom’s Support Groups, Dad’s Support Groups, Family Support Groups, Food assistance, School Supplies, Christmas and MORE
"HOPE of the Grand Valley is a fantastic place to receive a hand up and not a hand out! It's like a big family where we get to learn and grow with faith and knowledge in financial and parenting and many other subjects. They lead by example and have a true gift of love for their community!
I am so thankful to get to be a part of this family group!" "Our family has been tremendously helped by the generosity of the HOPE of the Grand Valley Team.
When my husband was laid off from his job during the holidays we didn't know where to turn or didn't know how we were going to provide a decent Christmas for our boys. We were also new to the area. Then another family told us about HOPE of the Grand Valley.
This organization restored our faith in good people and gave us the hand up that we needed! Thank you!" "HOPE of the Grand Valley is a fantastic organization! They have helped my family and I in so many ways, from classes to the wonderful Christmas program. Thank you so much HOTGV!
This program gives HAND UPS not HAND OUTS; You give a poor man a fish and you feed him for a day. You teach him to fish and you give him an occupation that will feed him for a lifetime. (Chinese proverb.) Great classes, support and people running the program.
HOPE of the Grand Valley is like an extension of family! Not only have they provided amazing Christmas memories for my family and help with groceries and budget coaching. But members have also sat in the ER with my husband and I when our daughter was sick. I get emails and texts just to see how we are doing. I get invited to help with different community events and a chance to give back.
It's a wonderful organization with amazing people who truly want to see families succeed and prosper! Amazing! Warms my heart to know there is still hope! Thankful for the blessings.
I would like to thank everyone with Hope of the Grand Valley for their big hearts warm hugs and willingness to help others. Though I may not know you all personally, you all are a blessing. You all went above and beyond for for my children and I couldn't be more thankful. May God bless all of you, thank you." Carrie Daugherty
We love welcoming new families to HOPE of the Grand Valley!
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Once we receive your inquiry we will email you a
HOPE of the Grand Valley application for you to complete.
Remember, there is always HOPE!