Mountain Resource Center is a nonprofit, community-based organization that delivers high quality, integrated health and human services within a 1000+ square mile rural mountain area. Serving a population of over 65,000 in Jefferson, Clear Creek, Gilpin and Park counties, MRC provides a single point of entry to connect clients with a range of services.
Mountain Resource Center is well known for the Food Pantry, Resale Shop, Disaster Relief and onsite pediatric clinic in Conifer for uninsured and publicly insured families. In recent years, the breadth of Community Services has grown and Mountain Resource Center has expanded into new areas, including Family Education, Workforce Services and health navigators with Connect for Health Colorado training. In 2014, the Mountain Resource Center is expanding veteran support services by hosting the CVC Rendezvous.
The experienced, professional staff of Mountain Resource Center helps individuals and families connect with the services they need to achieve their potential or weather temporary challenges and return to self-sufficiency. Mountain Resource Center delivers both free and fee-paid services and as needed partners with other groups who augment our on-staff expertise. Our success is made possible through the generous donations of foundations and individuals as well as the volunteer support of almost 300 individuals providing more than 8,700 hours of service annually.
Founded in 1990 to provide services to meet the unique needs of people living in the foothills west of Denver, Mountain Resource Center has grown rapidly. The founders understood that the geography of poverty is distinctly different in our service area, exacerbated by isolation, severe weather conditions, the scarcity of local jobs, insufficient low-income housing and limited public transportation. Mountain Resource Center continues to alleviate the effects of hidden poverty that touches the lives of residents in some of the most rugged and rustic areas in the state – reaching out to help people at all socioeconomic levels when emergencies or unemployment create a crisis.
For more than twenty years since it was founded, Mountain Resource Center removes the barriers to needed services and truly attains its vision of Neighbors Helping Neighbors Achieve Their Potential!