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.

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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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Erin Cummings, MSW CCR Family Support Specialist

Erin is the CCR Family Support Specialist for Aspen Family Connections. She moved to Colorado in 2011 and relocated to the Roaring Fork Valley in 2017. Prior to joining AFC, Erin worked in special education, community mental health, and worked with individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Erin has a masters in social work from Colorado State University. She is passionate about travel and enjoying the outdoors.

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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