Why We Do What We Do

Boulder County is one of the wealthiest counties in the nation; yet tens of thousands of people live below the federal poverty level. The federal poverty level is a national average poverty benchmark and doesn’t take into account the actual cost of living in an expensive place like Boulder County. When fixed incomes don’t meet a need or emergency situations arise, greater Longmont residents need a hand-up to prevent homelessness, maintain work and performance in schools, and enhance family and individual potential.

Learn more about us from this video from our Sunflower Sundown Fall Benefit on September 14, 2019:

The OUR Center understands these situations and has created a welcoming, supportive and inclusive place for greater Longmont residents to seek an array of services to regain or begin their road to self-sufficiency. In mutual collaboration with our program participants, we develop personalized plans to assist individuals and families move toward self-sufficiency. With services in hospitality care, personal development and family assistance so that those in need can find the support they need. Each participant meets with a Resource Navigator to explore their personal Self-Sufficiency Matrix and, through two-way follow-up, they regain or begin the road to self-sufficiency.  We provide confidentiality, respect, compassionate care, and honesty with all individuals and families.

The OUR Center, a non-profit in Longmont, Colorado, assists individuals and families in need of food, resources and to develop vital life-long skills to enable self-sufficiency.

Download our 2019 Annual Report here: Annual Report 2019

(Photographs by Joshua Buck // Consortium Productions … www.consortiumproductions.com)