Lyons Emergency Assistance Fund 350 Main St, Lyons, CO 80540, USA
Posted on December 28, 2015 / 753
Listing Types : Feeding
Item Type : Member
Location : Lyons

The Lyons Emergency Assistance Fund (LEAF) was created in 2008 by a group of concerned citizens who recognized a gap in accessibility to human services for Lyons residents in need.   LEAF is a non-profit organization operating as a project of the Colorado Nonprofit Development Center.  Before becoming a non-profit in 2014, LEAF operated as a community project of the Lyons Community Church.

In small mountain towns, many barriers exist that block people from getting the help they desperately need. Environmental challenges such as distance/weather/transportation combined with a lack of awareness of what services are actually available and whether or not they are eligible, create major gaps in service delivery. LEAF aims to fill that gap by offering a local hub for safety net services in Lyons.

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