Our organization offers opportunity!
NWCCI assists people with disabilities to achieve greater independence and actively participate in community. The Independent Living approach differs from traditional service providers. We assist individuals to achieve greater independence through self-advocacy, peer support and developing skills to reach goals for living well in our communities. People with disabilities can work with NWCCI to access services through a referral network of partner agencies and organizations as we leverage capacity through collaboration. NWCCI serves Routt, Moffat, Summit, Grand and Rio Blanco Counties. We accomplish our mission through the following services and programs:
• Advocacy: Individuals setting goals and developing plans of action that incorporate identified support and service options. Working together to see systems change by having a voice in public policy through contact with elected officials and government representatives.
• Peer Mentoring: NWCCI staff, board members, volunteers and consumers with disabilities supporting one another as we share experience, strength, hope, tools, techniques and resources.
• Independent living skills development: Developing and implementing skills for managing finances, grocery shopping, cooking and nutrition, social and civic engagement, lease and mortgage transactions, trade skills, employment and general ability to choose and direct services.
• Information and Referral: Connecting people with services, resources and support from community partners, faith-based organizations and government agencies.
• Transition services: Assisting individuals to explore options for moving out of institutional or custodial environments into the community with the ability to choose and direct services and supports.
• Outreach & Support: Guidance and technical assistance for educational facilities, businesses, government agencies, churches and landlords, including accessibility assessments and transition plans, disability etiquette workshops, as well as vocational and reasonable accommodation support for employers, focusing on the advantages of an inclusive, diverse workforce and community.
• Transportation services: Work with our team to research and identify accessible transportation options for getting to medical appointments, being more mobile and achieving freedom from isolation.
• Volunteer coordination: NWCCI provides a focal point for volunteer resources. • Youth services: We assist young adults in transitioning from school to the more challenging environment of adult life in the community.
• NWCCI also works with persons who have disabilities to obtain assistive technology devices, adaptive equipment, service animals and all manner of tools and resources for achieving greater independence. The majority of our Board of Directors and staff are members of the community we serve and realize the challenges of living independently and being self-sufficient. NWCCI is supported largely from government contracts and grants. Our goal is to be financially independent of government dollars, especially given the uncertainty of future public funding. Your generous donations are integral to continuing our important work.
Celebrating 20 years of living independently in northwest Colorado!
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Your donation goes directly to supporting people with disabilities to achieve greater dignity and independence through opportunities like attending a peer support group, accessing transportation options, participating in a legislative reception with elected officials and enjoying the beauty that northwest Colorado has to offer
Board and staff, top left; cooking group, top right; peer group activity, lower left; painting in the park, lower center; welcome home, lower right.
Locations in Craig, Dillon, Granby, and Steamboat Springs (970) 871-4838