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.
What We Do
EFAA’s food bank helps families, older adults, and people with disabilities access healthy and nutritious foods.
We provide financial assistance for critical necessities to prevent homelessness.
We operate over 60 housing units across Boulder County to help families facing homelessness.
Strengths-based resource navigation connects participants to resources and empowers them to thrive.
Increase asset-building opportunities for families by providing education and access to safe financial resources and products.
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 resource navigation and referrals to outside resources.
EFAA is the leading provider of housing for families with children experiencing homelessness in Boulder County. With 64 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, attainable housing upon exit. Short-Term Housing provides families with an apartment and intensive resource navigation for a period of up to 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 resource navigation 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 and Housing Stabilization 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 resource navigators help parents 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 — after-school enrichment program aimed at alleviating the toxic stress of
Launched in 2017, EFAA Community Enrichment provides opportunities for participants 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.
Helping families achieve economic security has never been more critical than it is today. Combating the long-lasting effects of the COVID-19 Pandemic on employment, inflation and the high costs of housing and childcare has moved this challenge to the forefront. EFAA’s Economic Empowerment program contributes to the financial wellness of participants and our community by doing three things:
- helping families achieve and maintain a sustainable wage income,
- building knowledge about sound financial practices, safe financial products and services, and
- increasing access to their use