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    Welcome to OUR Center

    Sometimes life can throw you a ton of curve balls in a row. You may find that the life you were planning on living is no longer even an option and therefore, you have to take an alternative path. That is precisely why the OUR Center in Longmont was created. In a county with so much wealth, we found it absolutely unbelievable that so many people were going without their ba…Read More

  6. Enterprise Zone in Longmont

    Did you know that an Enterprise Zone has been created in Longmont?  Colorado established a state Enterprise Zone in our area titled the North Metro Enterprise Zone.  OUR Center is one of three new projects in this new zone as of February 11, 2016. What does the Enterprise Zone designation mean?  First, it is an acknowledgment that the OUR Center is involved in economic…Read More

  7. Capital Campaign

    Anticipation filled the air on August 29 as we opened the doors to our new Community Center at 220 Collyer Street.  Staff, volunteers, and participants quickly saw that this was not just another building—it was truly designed with the needs of the community in mind. For the first time, participants can enter the Community Market and, with the help of a personal shopper,…Read More

  8. Winter Holiday Projects

    Are you looking for a special project for the winter holidays that will benefit those at risk of homelessness or poor nutrition? Our largest need for winter is financial donations for rent and utility assistance to keep people in their homes and keep them warm.  Donations can be sent or delivered to: OUR Center, 220 Collyer St., Longmont, CO 80501, use the enclosed envelo…Read More

  9. COPE

    If you are a City of Longmont utility customer, COPE is a program that allows you to provide financial assistance to families in need in Longmont by rounding up or adding to your City of Longmont utility bill. All such funds are distributed by OUR Center to those citizens that qualify.  Many OUR Center participants are the working poor whose income barely covers necessiti…Read More

  10. Longmont Housing Opportunities Team

    The Longmont Housing Opportunities Team (LHOT) is a collaboration of more than 50 members of nonprofits, government and communities of faith, formed in 2002, to reduce homelessness by bringing together community partners and mobilizing resources.  LHOT is engaged in Close to Home, a campaign to increase understanding and move Coloradoans to speak up and take action to hel…Read More

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In partnership with you, our goal is to develop a plan to help you move from financial crisis to self-sufficiency.