What we do

Aspen helps people break out of the cycle of poverty and create better lives for themselves and their families, and enhance community through collaboration and connection.

It’s not really what we do that’s different; it’s how we do it.

First, we deal with the immediate crisis. We find a place to live for people who are experiencing homelessness, food for those who are hungry, a job, school or health-care support.

But that’s just the beginning. We dig for the real reasons why someone is in this situation in the first place, and then work with them to overcome their challenges for good.

We offer a wide range of programs and one-on-one, personalized support to meet the needs of each client or program participant.

Our programs

Aspen brings our unique adaption of the Sustainable Livelihoods Framework to a variety of different programs. We help clients and program participants discover their strengths, their skills and abilities, and then help them build on these attributes and assets to make positive, lasting changes in their lives, within their families and within their communities.

Our programs evolve to meet the changing needs of our community. Currently we provide support for youth, families and community development.