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Integrated Community (CIIC) is an educational and a human service organization dedicated to supporting immigrant families integrate to the way of life in our community by gaining greater linguistic and cultural competency.
Our mission is to proactively promote and support successful integration of immigrant and local community members in Northwest Colorado through education, intercultural exchange, and collaboration to build a more united community where its members can communicate, participate and contribute.
Nuestra misión es mejorar la integración exitosa de personas inmigrantes y la comunidad local en el Noroeste de Colorado; por medio de la educación, el entendimiento entre diferentes culturas, y la colaboración; para construir una comunidad más unida, donde todos podamos comunicarnos, participar, y contribuir.
Notre mission est de promouvoir et de soutenir énergiquement l’intégration des membres de la communauté immigrante et locale du Nord-Ouest Colorado par voie d’éducation, d’échanges interculturels, et de collaboration afin de bâtir une communauté plus unifiée dans laquelle ses membres puissent communiquer, participer et contribuer.
Goal of the Organization
Integrated Community’s goal is to strengthen our community through building respectful relationships between immigrant and local neighbors. We strive to create awareness of different cultures within our community and through our programs we break down the linguistic and systemic barriers that prevent our constituents from accessing services and resources in our community. We do this by providing education and support through Integrated Community’s (CIIC) three programs.
Programs (for more detail please visit program pages in this website):
- RESOURCE & REFERRAL PROGRAM addresses the language, cultural and systemic barriers that are prevalent among immigrant families and limited English speakers in accessing and navigating the following areas:
- Health and medical
- Immigration information and referrals
- Marriage and divorce
- Emergency assistance
- Wage theft
- Worker’s compensation
- Domestic violence
(2261 intakes, 924 clients in 2016): the only program in the Yampa Valley that provides assistance to non-English speaking community members in the areas of medical, employment, housing, legal and other basic needs decreasing the workload of other human service agencies in the area. In 2016, we received Recognition with the U.S Department of Justice to provide limited immigration services.
We enhance human service agencies’ capacity to serve their immigrant constituency through language support and cultural training. We also extend bilingual troubleshooting, advocacy, mediation, education and case management services to immigrant constituents ranging from newborns to adults who have not attained proficiency in English.
- INTERPRETATION and TRANSLATION(903 sessions, 536 clients, 301 providers in 2016): delivers subsidized medical interpretation services by professional interpreters contracted, managed and trained by CIIC. In 2016, we began 24/7 emergency on call interpreters for local law enforcement and crisis response agencies.
- EDUCATION – School Readiness, Study Friends, and Adult English Tutoring (58 adult students and 42 youth in 2016): the only in-home, one-on-one tutoring program offering English lessons to English Language Learners. Our “School Readiness” (49 students, ages 0-5) brings Newborn Network’s Bright By Three and Madres Enseñando into the homes of Spanish speaking families and a core curriculum to children accompanying parents attending Colorado Mtn. College ESL classes.
2nd Wednesday of each month
Conference room of 443 Oak St.
Colorado Gives Day is an initiative to increase philanthropy in Colorado through online giving. Integrated Community is proud to have been accepted by Community First Foundation to receive funds through their efforts. This is an easy way to contribute online to our organization.
Please “Show us some Love, Give where you live!” Just click on the button below:
Read our profile online at https://www.coloradogives.org/IntegratedCommunity/overview
Integrated Community is also in collaboration with all local non-profits as a ColoradoGives Regional Champion, under the umbrella of Yampa Valley Gives, bringing the excitement and generosity of Colorado Gives Day to the Yampa Valley to benefit your favorite local nonprofit organizations and make it easier to GIVE WHERE YOU LIVE.
We are proud and grateful to be supported by the following funders, among others:
CARING FOR COLORADO FOUNDATION