Affordable Housing and Resident Services Work Together…
to Build Lifelong Success
At Rocky Mountain Communities, we know the combination of safe Colorado low income housing plus targeted Resident Programs is key to advancement and lifelong success. Whatever their dreams and goals, residents of all ages benefit from the services provided by RMC, our community partners and volunteers.
Resident Programs…Lead to Sustainability
Our Resident Services fall into four program areas: Education Enrichment, Health & Wellness, Financial Tools and Community. The goal of these programs is to expand our residents’ educational opportunities, increase economic security, provide access to health and wellness resources and build community.
Combined, these programs support our residents on the path to sustainable self-sufficiency, leading to lifelong success.
Current RMC Resident Programming
2015 programs include:
Programs for Kids
Healthy Tots Program — In partnership with Project SHINE, for children aged 18 months to 3 years old. For parent/guardian and child to come play, learn, grow! The program meets weekly on Tuesdays, 10:30 am to 12:00 pm at Garden Court.
RISE Pre-school Program — In partnership with The Marion Down’s Center, for children aged 3-5, a pre-school program to help prepare kids for kindergarten. The program meets weekly on Mondays, 11:00 am to 12:30 pm at Garden Court and Fridays, 11:00 am to 12:30 pm at Mountain Terrace.
SWAG (Students Want Academic Growth) — Our after school snack and homework assistance program for children in grades K through 8. We meet Monday through Thursday, from 3:30 pm to 4:45 pm at Garden Court and Monday through Friday, from 3:15 pm to 4:30 pm at Mountain Terrace. The program runs during the entire school year; but is closed when kids are out of school; registration is required.
Summer Enrichment Program — For three weeks in the months of June, July, and August (total of 9 weeks) Monday through Thursday, 10 am to 3 pm, at Garden Court, and Monday through Thursday, 10 am to 2 pm at Mountain Terrace. For children in grades K (rising) through 5 can come to our summer enrichment program (with swim lessons). Emphasis is on reading, math, and fun!
Youth Totes for Hope — For children 1 to 18 years old who need additional food over the weekend can sign up to receive a bag of groceries every Thursday. There are limited totes available, be sure to contact Resident Services staff to place your child on the list.
Boy Scouts — Boy Scouts is a program that builds character, trains youth in the responsibilities of participating in citizenship, and developing personal fitness. Meets every Tuesday evening from 5-6 pm in the community room at Garden Court.
Girl Scouts — Girl Scouts build girls of courage, confidence and character, who make the world a better place! Meets every Monday evening from 5-6 pm in the community room at Garden Court.
Programs for Adults/Families
Evening English as a Second Language (ESL) — English as a Second Language classes meet every Tuesday and Thursday from 7:00 to 8:30 pm. Beginners and those with some knowledge of English are both welcome. The class size is limited, so please check to see if there is room for you to join. This class is free and available at Garden Court.
English Learning Group — This free English learning group meets every Friday from 11:00 am to 12:30 pm at Mountain Terrace. Beginners and those with some knowledge of English are both welcome!
ESL Health Literacy — Learn about health issues and improve your English at the same time! This free class meets every Monday and Wednesday at Garden Court from 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm. Join at any time and bring a friend!
Community Gardens — We have a 24 plot garden at Garden Court and a 22 plot garden at Mountain Terrace. We partner with Denver Urban Gardens to run our gardens from April through the end of November. A small number of free seeds and starter plants are available in the spring. Plots are assigned by lottery system in February.
Free Bread Days — We have free bread, cakes, and other baked goods from King Soopers every Friday. Stop by the office at Garden Court between noon and 5 p.m. to pick up some bakery goods! Please bring a grocery bag or tote with you!
Community Yard Sales — Join us to de-clutter and make a little money in June at Garden Court and Mountain Terrace!
GED Classes — In partnership with The Triskele Foundation this program is available by talking with Resident Services staff at each property.
Computer Classes — In partnership with The Denver Public Library at Garden Court. This program explores basic computer skills, using the internet, searching for jobs and much more. This one month class is offered every few months.
Health Screenings — Once a year residents can join Inner City Health to learn more about their health and get a free screening! Translators are available.
Financial Literacy — Check your monthly newsletter for upcoming financial literacy classes which might include banking basics, borrowing basics, checks, money matters, pay yourself first, credit, and homeownership.
Yoga — Yoga for the People provide free yoga classes at Garden Court and Mountain Terrace on a monthly basis, check the newsletter for exact dates and times.
Zumba — In an effort to increase health and wellness awareness at Garden Court and Mountain Terrace these classes are offered free of charge!
Cooking Matters —Share Our Strength’s Cooking Matters is a groundbreaking nutrition education program that helps families help themselves by teaching them how to prepare healthy low-cost meals. Check your monthly newsletter to find out when this program will be returning to your property!
Programs for Seniors
Senior Social — If you are 55 or older, join us for a monthly meal and activity (bingo, lecture, event, etc.). Programming is available at Meeker Commons, Garden Court, and Mountain Terrace – talk with a Resident Services staff member for more information and specific dates/times.
Mind Some Fun? — A monthly opportunity to meet and play some games, or watch a movie, but enjoy some community fun. Meets every 2nd Monday of the month in the community room at Garden Court from 6:30-8:30 pm. Keep the mind sharp!
Health Matters! — Every 3rd Monday of the month seniors meet to walk as a group, do yoga (1st Mondays of every month in 2014 all adults welcome), hear from a speaker on health issues, attend a cooking class, etc. From 6:30-8:30 pm in the community room at Garden Court.
Senior Pantry — During the Senior Social a variety of canned and boxed food is available for seniors to take home. Limit of one bag per person. The pantry is also available if a senior runs short during the month.
Senior Totes for Hope — Seniors who can use a little additional food around the middle of the month can sign up to receive a bag of groceries through the Totes for Hope program. There are limited totes available, so be sure to contact your Resident Services staff if you want to be added to the list.
Tai Chi — Tai Chi for Better Balance is a 12 week course starting in April at Garden Court and in August at Mountain Terrace, join us to improve balance, reduce stress, strengthen joints, and prevent falls!
Craft Group — A resident run group at Meeker Commons that meets monthly to learn about different crafting techniques and chat while working.
Would You Like to Get Involved? Volunteer!
Community Partners and Volunteers are a vital part of the RMC Resident Services Program. Does your organization specialize in one of our program areas? Would you like to volunteer to assist with delivering Resident Services? From a one-time commitment to ongoing commitments, there are many opportunities to volunteer. You can learn more about current volunteer opportunities here.