In 2016, Pitkin County, Aspen School District and a number of local organizations and community members teamed up to create Aspen Family Connections, a one-stop family resource center. Aspen Family Connections links families to a wide range of resources: academic and emotional support, financial assistance, extracurricular activities, summer camps and more. In addition, we offer a number of popular workshops throughout the year on parenting and current topics impacting kids that parents need to know about, like vaping, cyber-technology and screen-time.

Aspen Family Connections is supported by grants, foundation gifts and individuals.

If you would like to support the work we are doing, we are grateful for all contributions!

Erin Kinney, M.A. LPC, Case Manager

Erin Kinney is a part-time case manager for Aspen Family Connections. She has lived in the Roaring Fork Valley since 2014. Prior to working at AFC, Erin worked as a school based therapist, taught parenting classes and provided therapy to children, teens, and adults in a community mental health setting. Her master’s degree is in clinical psychology, and she is a licensed professional counselor. Her family includes her husband and two daughters. In her free time, Erin enjoys trail running, mountain and road biking, skiing and hiking.

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The brilliant, unassuming, smart and funny Erin Cummings has left AFC. She is heading up to the Pacific Northwest on her next adventure where she will gain her full Social Worker wings and start an exciting new life in that beautiful part of the world.

It goes without saying that we are all incredibly sad to lose Erin from our close-knit team. Not just because of her exceptionally caring and compassionate work with families, her consummate professionalism, her ability to solve every tech problem and wrangle our spreadsheets but also because of the incredibly powerful, inspiring (and even hilarious) times we have spent together, not least during the pandemic.

Katherine Sand, Director of AFC

Katherine Sand has a thirty year background of work in local and internationally-based non-profit organizations, and is finding her work as director of Aspen Family Connections to be the most powerful and rewarding of her professional career. Since moving to Aspen in 2001, she has been involved with a number of wonderful organizations in the community, including Theatre Aspen and the Aspen Thrift Shop, for which she is proud to still serve as a Board member and chair of the Grants Committee. Katherine is married to Scott and they have twin sons, Alex and Jeremy, who are seniors at Aspen High School.

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Meg Dangler, MA Ed and Licensed Life and Family Coach Prevention Coordinator

Meg Dangler works part time for Aspen Family Connections as Prevention Coordinator. Meg joined us after being part of community-wide team that created Aspen Family Connections. Her passion as a parenting educator, a part- time reading specialist at Aspen Elementary School and her certification as a family and life coach drew her to support the family engagement and parenting workshop arm of AFC. Meg is passionate about bringing out the best in our parents and educating them on the most current issues they face. Meg is married to Dan and they have three daughters that all attend Aspen schools.

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Norma Leticia Canchola, Intensive Case Manager

Norma Leticia Canchola is the bilingual Intensive Case Manager for Aspen Family Connections. She moved from Mexico to Aspen in 2002 and she has been living here since then. Before working with AFC, Norma Leticia Worked as a Preschool teacher and was the Family Representative for AFC. Norma studied business in Mexico and she is preschool director qualified. Norma is a single mom of three kids. Alex is a Marine stationed in Okinawa, Japan. Edgar is a Sophomore at Regis University, and Lupita a Senior at Aspen High. Norma enjoys running, skate skiing, and hiking.

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We are available to support families in any way – no referral is necessary, just give us a call to find out more.

Please call (970) 205-7025