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Vallez Center Supports Newcomers

For the second time in as many months, Westminster Public Schools and the Daniel C. Vallez Community Center opened its doors to offer support for newly arrived families in the WPS area. 

The region has seen an increase in families coming from south of the border, a significant number from Venezuela. This bi-monthly event meets basic needs for families, including food, clothing, mental health support and access to educational opportunities.  The district reached out to families beforehand and offered bus service from the school closest to where they are living. 

In addition to lunch and free day care, vendors were on hand to provide services and talk about how their organizations can extend help to our families.  These included Metropolitan State University, Growing Home, Boys and Girls Club, Catholic Charities, Kids First, ENT Financial Services, Colorado Parent Coalition, Mile High United Way, CASA, and Adams County Fire Rescue.