LIVE UNITED COLLABORATIVES

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Foothills United Way is proud to announce that the following local collaborative groups have been officially recognized as LIVE UNITED® Collaboratives.
 
Each of these groups is made up of nonprofits, government agencies, school districts, faith communities, businesses and other leaders in Boulder and Broomfield counties who have illustrated their dedication to collaborating with each other to solve some of the area’s most pressing issues. 
 
LIVE UNITED® COLLABORATIVES:

Boulder County ABCD Partnership - The Boulder County Assuring Better Child Health and Development (ABCD) Partnership is a chartered organization which began meeting in July 2013. Key community partners have supported local efforts to share leadership and accountability for supporting a coordinated, quality system in which children in Boulder County are screened, referred, evaluated, and connected to developmental services.

Boulder Homeless Service Collaborative - The Boulder Homeless Services Collaborative will improve the efficiency and effectiveness of our inter-related programs of emergency and transitional services to homeless adults. Their vision for services is a seamless continuum providing for basic needs and offering opportunities to obtain stable housing, appropriate programmatic assistance and productive employment to the extent of each individual’s goals.

BVSD Arapahoe Ridge School-based Heath Center Collaborative - A school-based health center is a comprehensive health clinic designed to meet the identified needs of the student population of the schools or district. School-based health centers bring primary, behavioral and oral health care providers to the school. Services are designed to identify problems early, provide continuity of care and improve academic success.

Dream Big Initiative - The overarching objective of the Dream Big Initiative is to “increase Boulder’s collective commitment to eliminate the opportunity and achievement gaps” so that “by 2040, all children in Boulder County are succeeding academically and reaching their full potential.” The Dream Big Initiative is dedicated to addressing this by providing low-income youth and their families with Cradle-to-Career support through three tiers – increasing academic success, strengthening family support networks and promoting student well-being.

DV/CPS Collaboration & Consultation Team - The collaboration is dedicated to the clear and measurable vision of keeping children in Boulder County safe, providing them with a supportive, nurturing environment, and supporting non-abusing parents who are also victims of domestic violence, resulting in more families remaining intact and becoming safe and stable.

Human Services Alliance - The mission of the Human Services Alliance (HSA) is to improve the quality of life in Boulder County by enhancing the competency and collaboration of human service agencies, and to educate and influence the public and policy makers on matters that impact the availability and delivery of human services.

Human Services Transportation Collaborative (HSTC) - HSTC’s goals are to: 1) Bring together human services transportation providers and other stakeholders to improve the ability of eligible clients or their caregivers to easily access and use human services transportation options; 2) Allow providers to more efficiently use available transportation resources, such as travel training, vehicles and volunteers; and 3) Develop systemic solutions for providing caring and client-focused human services transportation options.

Mountain Human Services Collaborative - The Mountain Human Services Collaborative seeks to provide a broad range of basic needs services and referrals to other resources in support of vulnerable residents of Boulder County mountain communities, as resources allow. 

No Student Hungry Partnership - The Boulder Valley School District, YMCA of Boulder Valley and Community Food Share are dedicated to serving populations suffering from food insecurity. This partnership acknowledges not only the right of every child to access food resources, but to have access to nutritious food and to develop the life skills associated with healthy cooking and eating habits.

SMILES Virtual Dental Home Collaborative - The goals of the project are to increase access to oral health services, provide patients with the opportunity to establish a non-clinic based dental home and contribute to the increased quality of life in our community through the improved oral health of individuals. 

The Early Childhood Council of Boulder County - ECCBC partners with more than 30 county-wide programs and services that impact the four domains of early childhood (early learning, family support/ parent education and health and mental health) to expand and improve the comprehensive early childhood system for families in Boulder County. 

Truancy Improvement Project (TIP) - The program is intended to reduce the use of detention, better identify and match services to truant youth and family needs, create better opportunities to share information about truant youth and understand their needs through a Community Review Team (CRT)-type process, called the Truancy Review Team (”TRT”). 

Westlake Middle School Collaborative - Our purpose is that all Westlake MS students are prepared for high school and are set up for success. Through this pilot, the Westlake Collaborative will be assessing the needs of students that are not proficient in math and are facing challenges that hinder academic success.