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Aspen Family Connections is here to advocate for the needs of families in our community.
You can read about some of our efforts here.

  • https://vimeo.com/481320929

Awesome Aspenites… Reese and Avery Leonard with Plus20

Awesome Aspenites of the week... PLUS 20... 2 local Aspen High School students, Reese and Avery Leonard wanted to make a difference in their community. They created PLUS20. A small donation of $20 that they then turn around into local gift cards for families. They give the gift cards directly to Aspen Family Connections so that we can support families [...]

November 19th, 2020|

AFC Food Distribution moves to the Aspen Chapel

THE MOBILE/DRIVE-THRU FOOD PANTRY IN PARTNERSHIP WITH FOOD BANK OF THE ROCKIES and ASPEN FAMILY CONNECTIONS IS ON THE MOVE AGAIN! Starting next Wednesday, November 18th, we will be at the Aspen Chapel, 77 Meadwood Dr.  The Aspen Chapel is right off the roundabout, just up Castle Creek!  SAME DAY OF THE WEEK, SAME TIME, SAME FOOD... NEW HOME! Anyone [...]

November 12th, 2020|
  • https://vimeo.com/481312854

Introducing Awesome Aspenites Video Series

Introducing a New Video Series... Awesome Aspenites! Aspen Family Connections has met so many amazing people and we wanted to bring you some that are directly impacting AFC and our community. Our first interview is with Cam Daniel, Pitkin County Sheriff Deputy and the Aspen School District Student Resource Officer. So today... enjoy our first installment of AWESOME ASPENITES! If [...]

November 12th, 2020|

Growing Community: There’s enough food for all tables

This column ends up with a blatant commercial, so apologies in advance.   This week, we want to talk about food. Food: that endless source of controversy, topic of discussion and fascination in modern life. If your home is anything like ours, the acquisition, preparation and consumption of food are the only topics discussed more than homework. Remember that old proverb, [...]

October 21st, 2020|

YOU GOT THIS… PARENTING EVENT with Emily Supino, MA, LPC

This week, our YOU GOT THIS... Parenting Event will be with Emily Supino, MA, LPC.  Emily is a local therapist with a wealth of information to support children.  She spoke with us in our summer series about supporting young children with resilience during this time. You can find a recording of this event on our resource page.   This Wednesday, she [...]

September 19th, 2020|

Growing Community: Nothing fights Powerlessness like a Plan

Please, just make it go away. ‘This too shall pass,” is a well-worn truism that most of us have invoked during these past six months of pandemic. Something about saying it can be helpful - maybe as an appeal to our reserves of resilience, a reminder of hard times we’ve coped with during our lives, or even to the inspirational [...]

September 16th, 2020|

YOU GOT THIS… Parenting Events

This last spring, we launched a new series of Parenting workshops called YOU GOT THIS... We had 4 presenters share with families on various topics. Aaron Garland spoke with us about supporting teens executive functions skills and creating healthy schedules for them at home.  Meg Dangler gave us 7 parenting survival tips for the summer.  Emily Supino spoke about resilience [...]

September 4th, 2020|

Growing Community: It’s school time – but not as we know it

Every family with children, regardless of their kids’ ages, is braced for the new school year. A time traditionally filled with excitement (of parents!), apprehension (everybody) and expensive forays to Target and Walmart, is, this year, filled instead with crushing dread. And this, for reasons we all know so well by now, that we are not going to mention them –  [...]

August 23rd, 2020|
  • https://vimeo.com/481320929

Awesome Aspenites… Reese and Avery Leonard with Plus20

Awesome Aspenites of the week... PLUS 20... 2 local Aspen High School students, Reese and Avery Leonard wanted to make a difference in their community. They created PLUS20. A small donation of $20 that they then turn around into local gift cards for families. They give the gift cards directly to Aspen Family Connections so that we can support families [...]

November 19th, 2020|

AFC Food Distribution moves to the Aspen Chapel

THE MOBILE/DRIVE-THRU FOOD PANTRY IN PARTNERSHIP WITH FOOD BANK OF THE ROCKIES and ASPEN FAMILY CONNECTIONS IS ON THE MOVE AGAIN! Starting next Wednesday, November 18th, we will be at the Aspen Chapel, 77 Meadwood Dr.  The Aspen Chapel is right off the roundabout, just up Castle Creek!  SAME DAY OF THE WEEK, SAME TIME, SAME FOOD... NEW HOME! Anyone [...]

November 12th, 2020|
  • https://vimeo.com/481312854

Introducing Awesome Aspenites Video Series

Introducing a New Video Series... Awesome Aspenites! Aspen Family Connections has met so many amazing people and we wanted to bring you some that are directly impacting AFC and our community. Our first interview is with Cam Daniel, Pitkin County Sheriff Deputy and the Aspen School District Student Resource Officer. So today... enjoy our first installment of AWESOME ASPENITES! If [...]

November 12th, 2020|

Growing Community: There’s enough food for all tables

This column ends up with a blatant commercial, so apologies in advance.   This week, we want to talk about food. Food: that endless source of controversy, topic of discussion and fascination in modern life. If your home is anything like ours, the acquisition, preparation and consumption of food are the only topics discussed more than homework. Remember that old proverb, [...]

October 21st, 2020|

YOU GOT THIS… PARENTING EVENT with Emily Supino, MA, LPC

This week, our YOU GOT THIS... Parenting Event will be with Emily Supino, MA, LPC.  Emily is a local therapist with a wealth of information to support children.  She spoke with us in our summer series about supporting young children with resilience during this time. You can find a recording of this event on our resource page.   This Wednesday, she [...]

September 19th, 2020|

Growing Community: Nothing fights Powerlessness like a Plan

Please, just make it go away. ‘This too shall pass,” is a well-worn truism that most of us have invoked during these past six months of pandemic. Something about saying it can be helpful - maybe as an appeal to our reserves of resilience, a reminder of hard times we’ve coped with during our lives, or even to the inspirational [...]

September 16th, 2020|

YOU GOT THIS… Parenting Events

This last spring, we launched a new series of Parenting workshops called YOU GOT THIS... We had 4 presenters share with families on various topics. Aaron Garland spoke with us about supporting teens executive functions skills and creating healthy schedules for them at home.  Meg Dangler gave us 7 parenting survival tips for the summer.  Emily Supino spoke about resilience [...]

September 4th, 2020|

Growing Community: It’s school time – but not as we know it

Every family with children, regardless of their kids’ ages, is braced for the new school year. A time traditionally filled with excitement (of parents!), apprehension (everybody) and expensive forays to Target and Walmart, is, this year, filled instead with crushing dread. And this, for reasons we all know so well by now, that we are not going to mention them –  [...]

August 23rd, 2020|
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