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Programs

Our activities are meant to bring families together and enjoy family time together and connect with other families in their situation. You alone can do this, but you don’t have to do it alone! Our activities are great ways to get connected and feel supported. Check our calendar for detailed information and schedules.

Social Events:

Quarterly events allows us to create a place where we can stay socially connected and a place to have family time. Other monthly activities allow for smaller groups to connect.

  • Our Spring social event offers a fun evening to get connected, like our Chili Bingo Night
  • Summer Pool Party offers the kids a chance to reconnect and adults to visit
  • September, we celebrate “Grandparents Day” with a picnic and fund games for the kids
  • December we always serve up all the holiday spirit we can. A meal for all, gifts for the kids, Santa and goodies for everyone.
  • Our monthly “Teen Night” is put on by our Minor Pulse Youth Group. Guardians naturally gather to enjoy their time as well in a smaller group setting.
  • Proud partners of Realities for Children who also offers tickets to special events for our families.
  • COMING SOON: Evening social group forming soon

Peer to Peer Outreach Program:

Seasoned grandparents participate in our Peer to Peer Outreach Program. For grandparents and other relatives raising kin that are isolated and just don’t know how to get connected. We help them get connected and find the resources they need to get their family stable. If you know someone who needs our help contact us for a referral form so we can reach out to them.
info@grandfamilycoalition.org or Gail Engel at 970-699-2837

The Poudre Wilderness (PWV) “Kids in Nature”

The PWV’s “Kids in Nature” Program offer summer hikes where GFC Families gather to hike and socialize with other families while the kids learn about caring for the National Forest.

HUG’s Peer Social Group:

Our “HUG’s Peer Social Group” offers two daytime social/support groups that meet monthly at Mtn. View Presbyterian Church in Loveland and St. Elisabeth Ann Seton in Fort Collins. We offer educational speakers to address common interests of our group as well as positive interaction. For more information contact Gail at 970-699-2837 or gail@grandfamilycoalition.org Please RSVP if you need childcare.

Minor Pulse Youth Group:

The youth of our organization are the most important part of our mission. We are here to support them into adulthood in the most positive way possible. By creating a place where they can connect and be creative, we are promoting positive behavior and inspiring leadership. By giving hem a sense of belonging, they can achieve great things They become the pulse of our organization. When our pulse is strong, we know we are accomplishing our goals.

Minor Pulse puts on a “Teen Night” monthly for youth 12 – 18. Guardians naturally come
together to socialize.

CSU Social Work Mentor Program:

The CSU Social Work 286 Program is educating the social workers of tomorrow. Every year a few of the CSU Students become mentors to the GFC youth. Two hours a week for nine months the youth meet with the students to just hang out and do one on one activities. This program assists the students in learning some of the skills they will need to become effective social workers.

Looking to Support Your Community?

Help us achieve our mission by completing our Volunteer Application or contact us at info@grandfamilycoalition.org or Gail Engel at 970-699-2837

FaceBook Private Groups:

Many grandfamilies from across the state of Colorado are connecting to share ideas, stories and stay connected. To join our private Facebook group email us at info@grandfamilycoalition.org. You can also “like” our Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/grandfamilycoalition

GRANDCares Program:

GRANDcares is a program offered by CSU for vulnerable grandparent-headed families. This 6-week class provides education, support and mentorship along with other tools.For more information contact jana.carson@colostate.edu