What We Do
Integrated Community helps immigrants and their families become self-sufficient and independent in order to contribute to our NW Colorado community.
Who We Reach
Our primary target population is limited English speaking, low-income, under-employed youth, families and community members looking to understand and access resources and services in Routt County. however, Integrated Community also serves local businesses, medical providers, law enforcement, school teachers, counselors, and non-immigrant community members. The more services we can provide, the less dependent our clients will be on emergency and crisis services, which ultimately results in a more unified, thriving community.
We are authorized by the U.S. Department of Justice to provide immigration services, including naturalization applications, family petitions, DACA applications and renewals, and more.
Resource & Referral
Resource and 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
We are 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 from 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 Program
We provide professional interpreters for our clients to meet their needs. In 2016, we began 24/7 emergency on call interpreters for local lawenforcement and crisis response agencies. For example, in a normal month we get 20 translation requests. In April of 2020, we received 97.
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Program
CIIC values diversity, equity, and inclusion. The first step of integrating into a community is finding a space to be our authentic self. Creating this space and progressing towards a more inclusive, diverse, and equitable community is what lights our spark of service. In community EVERYONE belongs. Community is our safe space.
Current workshop offerings include:
Our Educational programs help children and adults become proficient in English. Our educational support helps children, parents and individuals succeed in our community
Listo Para Kinder
Listo Para Kinder (Ready forKindergarten) is a three week class for ELL students who haven' tattended preschool. This is an excellent opportunity for the children and their families to have an introduction to our schools and their systems.
Madres Enseñando (Mothers Teaching) is a program that promotes optimal early development, learning, and health of young children by supporting and engaging their parents and caregivers through a home visiting model.
The Adult English program is 1 hour/week commitment. Help someone improve their English or study for the Citizenship exam.
Learning Box Program is a FREE, home-based preschool educational program for any family with 3 to 5-year-old children. The Learning Box Program strives to: to provide children with a common set of enriching experiences for a lifetime of learning, to support and assist parents in enriching their child's life with meaningful experiences, and to help strengthen the relationships between the public school, the families and community agencies.
Raising A Reader
Raising A Reader is an exchange home book bag program for families with 3-5 years old. Reading to children helps them become better listeners, learn new words and build their understanding of the world they live in.
The Study Friends program pairs a High School student or adult with an Elementary aged student to help them with English and/or academics (reading, writing, mathematics).
participated in our education programs
participated in our education programs
despite COVID-19 restrictions