What We Do

EFAA provides stabilizing services, innovative programs, and transformative advocacy to strengthen families and create a thriving community. As Boulder’s Family Resource Center, we are dedicated to helping members of our community meet their immediate needs and springboard out of poverty.

Our Services


EFAA’s food bank helps families, seniors, and people with disabilities access healthy and nutritious foods.

Financial Assistance

We provide financial assistance for critical necessities to prevent homelessness.

Family Housing

We operate over 50 housing units across Boulder County to help families facing homelessness.

Case Management

Strengths-based case management connects participants to resources and empowers them to thrive.

Our Programs

Basic Needs

Addresses the immediate needs of all those who come to EFAA in financial crisis, helping them avert homelessness and hunger with food from our Food Bank; direct financial assistance (DFA) for rent, utilities, transportation, and minor medical needs; strengths-based case management and referrals to outside resources; and on-site behavioral health and nutritional counseling.

Family Housing

EFAA is the leading provider of housing for families with children experiencing homelessness in Boulder County. With 55 single family units across 7 sites throughout the County EFAA provides temporary housing with a focus on working with families during their stay to move into permanent, affordable housing upon exit. Short-Term Housing provides families with an apartment and intensive case management for a period of 6–12 weeks. All housing-related expenses are covered by EFAA and participants save a portion of their income for their future deposit and rent. Our Transitional Housing provides up to two years of subsidized rent paired with case management support.

Intensive Family Strengthening

Offering the most concentrated level of support to our participants and aimed alleviating poverty for the next generation, EFAA has expanded programming to go deeper with families with children. Targeted investments have focused on housing stability through programs, like Keep Families Housed, Bringing School Home, and Housing Stabilization Program, and income and wages through our Job Uptake for Motivated Partners (JUMP) Program.

Children, Youth, and Families

Addressing the needs of our community’s most vulnerable, EFAA offers specialized children’s programming to ensure every child is happy, healthy and thriving. Children’s Case Managers help resource parents to ensure that children’s medical, emotional and development needs are being met. Children in our Housing Program are also invited to participate in our Kid’s Club—our in-house after-school enrichment program aimed at alleviating the toxic stress of

Community Enrichment

Launched in 2017, EFAA provides participants opportunities to learn and connect—expanding their skillsets through educational workshops and broadening their social networks through community events. We continue to build out these offerings in partnership with other community organizations, including Getting Ahead, a 12-week program promoting economic mobility.

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