Neighborhood Resources in North Denver

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Neighborhood Resources in North Denver

Extreme Community Makeover serves eight Denver neighborhoods, which include Barnum, Elyria, Globeville, La Alma/Lincoln Park, Swansea, Villa Park, West Colfax, and Westwood. Of these neighborhoods, three encompass North Denver, including Globeville, Elyria and Swansea. There are a number of great organizations located in North Denver so jot these down for easy reference!

Focus Points

Address: 2501 East 48thAvenue, Denver, CO 80216

Phone Number: 303.292.0770

Focus Points Family Resources Center is a non-profit organization committed to serving low-income families in the greater northeast Denver area. Focus Points also has a social enterprise called Comal that focuses on Economic and Workforce Development. ECM hired an employee for our social enterprise Extreme Yard Care through Comal.

Here are some classes, resources, and groups available through Focus Points:

School Readiness Programs

  • Parents as Teachers (PAT)
  • Home Instruction for Parents of Preschool Youngsters (HIPPY)

Adult Education Programs

  • English as a Second Language (ESL)
  • Adult Basic Education / GED Preparation

Health and Wellness Programs

  • Health Care Access
  • Familias Extraordinarias
  • Zumba
  • Nutrition Classes
  • Community Garden
  • Community Engagement

The GrowHaus

Address: 4751 York Street, Denver, CO 80216

Phone Number: 720.515.4751

The GrowHaus is a nonprofit indoor farm, marketplace and educational center in Denver’s Elyria-Swansea neighborhood.  Their vision is a world where all communities have the means to nourish themselves and their mission is to create a community-driven, neighborhood-based food system by serving as a hub for food distribution, production, education, and economic opportunity.

Here are some classes, resources, and groups available through The GrowHaus:

  • Food Production
  • Food Distribution
    • Food Boxes
    • The GrowHaus Market
    • Food Pantry and Cooking Classes
  • Food Education

Libraries

Valdez-Perry Branch Library

Address: 4690 Vine Street, Denver, CO 80216

Phone Number: 720.865.0300

  • Free classes, events, and activities
  • Services for immigrants and refugees
  • Youth programs

Recreation Centers

Swansea Recreation Center

Address: 2650 E. 49th Ave, Denver, CO 80216

Phone Number: 720.865.0540

  • Fitness Programs

Stapleton Recreation Center

Address: 2650 E. 49th Ave, Denver, CO 80216

Phone Number: 720.865.2150

  • Senior programs: Silver Sneakers workout programs
  • Youth sports leagues and summer camps

Health Centers

Clinicia Tepeyac

Address: 5075 Lincoln Street, Denver, CO 80216

Phone Number: 303.458.5302

  • Family primary care
  • Behavioral health care

Registered Neighborhood Organizations

Globeville Civic Partners 

Elyria and Swansea Neighborhood Association

  • 303.349.4360

UCAN

North Denver Neighborhoods Council

  • When: Last Sunday of every month at 6pm
  • Where: 4717 Claude Court
  • More Info: Thomas Scharfenberg – tscharfenberg@hotmail.com

Make sure and take advantage the the plentiful resources these organizations offer. And, spread the word to your neighbors! We can all use some handy resources from time-to-time.