Warren Village, Inc. Overview
Target demographics: low income single parents with 1 - 6 children - 96% of the parents are female.
Direct beneficiaries per year: In the fiscal year ending on June 30, 2012, Warren Village housed 219 families and 357 children and youth.
Someone who had 3 hours of volunteer time could: 1. Watch children in the learning center during the evenings so parents can participate in essential life skills workshops to improve their lives, without worrying about their families.
2. Provide support to teachers during the summer months and school vacation days.
3. Assist our Communications and Development teams with mailings, events, projects.
4. Engage in a work project to improve the space in which families learn and experience activities.
Geographic areas served: Most cilents are from the Front Range area of Colorado, though we do get families from across the country.
Programs: Warren Village is a "transformational housing" program for low income single parent families. Housing is provided for 93 families through our apartment building located in central Denver.Warren Village case managers (family advocates) work with residents to help them develop and enhance personal strengths. Supporting residents in their efforts to achieve personal and eeconomic self-sufficiency goals during a two-year stay. While at Warren Village, residents must either attend school full time, work full-time or be in school part-time and work part-time, as well as attending Warren Village evening personal development/life skill courses and volunteering in the community. Warren Village also provides quality on-site early childhood education, using a multi-cultural and gender fair curriculum. The organization works with other nonprofits who wish to replicate our "transformational housing" model. WV has been awarded a number of national awards for their effective work.
In FY2012, the children served by Warren Village:
• Were served 1,700 breakfasts, 2,000 lunches and 1,900 afternoon snacks per month at the Learning Center
• Participated in field trips to The Denver Zoo, The Denver Art Museum, The Children’s Museum and The Museum of Nature and Science, all in line with classroom lessons.
• Took part in a program of field trips to increase exercise and actitvities outdoors.
• Received free annual vision, speech and hearing exams as well as dental screenings
• Received regular developmental screenings