High Country Region
$90,000 to purchase two vans and support parenting classes at The Family & Intercultural Resource Center
The Family & Intercultural Resource Center (FIRC), formerly known as the Summit County Family Resource, was founded in 1993 to enhance the quality of life in Summit County by providing social and family services to residents of the community.
Programs include parenting education, early childhood development, homelessness prevention through rent and utility assistance, and cultural integration to families, immigrants and refugees. FIRC is also home to one of Summit County’s largest food banks.
With a focus on cross-county collaboration, in 2011 the High Country Regional Council made a grant to FIRC, in partnership with Full Circle of Lake County, to provide parenting classes in both Summit and Lake Counties. In addition, a portion of the grant was allocated for the purchase of two vans to transport children and parents to Full Circle programs. The Council leveraged the grant by securing matching funding from the Summit Foundation and Vail Resorts Echo, creating even greater impact.
Regional Council Members
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County Commissioner, Lake County
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