About Heading Home
Heading Home is a collaboration of individuals, public service, and faith-based organizations from the community determined to end homelessness in Jefferson County. Heading Home is a subcommittee of Jeffco Connections (JC), whose mission is "to establish a collaborative leadership that promotes accountable, efficient, cost-effective, and coordinated systems, in an effort to increase the health and well-being of children, youth, and families in Jefferson County." JC has charged Heading Home with the task of developing an Action plan that addresses homelessness in Jefferson County.
The vision of Heading Home is to create a systemic response in Jefferson County, Colorado that prevents and ends homelessness whenever possible, and when it cannot be prevented, ensures it is a rare, brief and one-time experience.
Objectives of the plan include:
Optimize the Housing Crisis Resolution System
Increase Access to and Supply of Supportive Housing
Improve System-Wide Data Collection and Data Sharing
Increase Community Involvement in Support of Homelessness Solutions
Join Heading Home As A Member!
Welcome! The mission of Heading Home Collaborative (HHC), a subcommittee of Jeffco Connections, is to end homelessness in Jefferson County, Colorado by focusing our work on creating a systemic response that prevents and addresses homelessness whenever possible, and when it cannot be prevented, ensure it is a rare, brief and one-time-only experience.
Membership is open to all persons who have an interest in working collaboratively on solutions that will achieve the mission, goals, and objectives of the HHC and Jeffco Connections. Responsibilities of membership include:
If you are interested in becoming a member of HHC, please subscribe to the listserv on the Get Involved page .
Housing Continuum Task Force
The Housing Continuum Task Force, convened in late 2022, will service as subject matter expert body to inform the development of the strategic plan to reduce key gaps to affordable and attainable housing in Jefferson County. Current members are listed below:
Kathleen O'Leary, Blue Spruce Habitat for Humanity
Kelly Hulstrom, Developmental Disabilities Resource Center
Lori Rosendahl, Foothills Regional Housing
Mike Pierce, CO Coalition of Manufactured Homeowners
MIndy Mohr, Jefferson Unitarian Community Action Network
Sarah Kinzer, Mountain Resource Center
Stefka Fanchi, Elevation Community Land Trust
Taylor Klepper, Jefferson Center
Tim Rogers, Genesee Commercial Group
Amy Deknikker, City of Lakewood
Bill Ziegler, Native American Housing Circle
Cassie Ratliff, Family Tree
David Duncan, Jeffco Planning Commission
Diana Cardenas, Jefferson County EDI Coordinator
Jansen Tidmore, Economic Development Corporation
Jonathon Capelli, Neighborhood Development Collaborative
Josh Russell, Medici Consulting Group
Julie Stern, Archway Housing