2010s: EXPANDING SERVICES IN EXTRAORDINARY TIMES TO FOCUS ON LONG-TERM FAMILY WELL BEING
In June 2012,
EFAA further expanded its housing for families with children by purchasing a building of housing units in Louisville.
In the summer of 2013,
Terry Benjamin, EFAA’s Executive Director for 33 years, retired and the City of Boulder and County of Boulder declare a Terry Benjamin day in his honor. Terry was presented with a Lifetime Achievement Pacesetter Award from the Boulder Daily Camera.
In the fall of 2013,
Boulder County experienced a 100-year flood, which left thousands of people displaced and the community in crisis. EFAA, with increased support from the community, responded immediately to the need by hiring additional staff, opening the food bank to all flood victims, housing displaced families, and providing other services.
EFAA launched several new pilot programs to empower families to thrive and build self-sufficiency, including Internships to Careers for Motivated Parents, Keep Families Housed, and Bringing School Home.
EFAA officially became a Family Resource Center. In addition, amidst dwindling affordable housing for families, EFAA is nearing completion of new transitional housing at a site in North Boulder, adding 5 additional housing units. These housing units are expected to be open Spring 2018.