Pueblo

Vision


All families with children prenatal through age 8 in Pueblo County will have access to family strengthening services and community supports for multi-generational positive social-emotional health.

Mission


Unite community partners and families in a collaborative network to ensure that all of Pueblo’s children prenatal through age 8 are valued, healthy, thriving, and prepared for success in school and life.

Community Partners


  • Catholic Charities, Diocese of Pueblo
  • Children First/Pueblo Early Childhood Council
  • Health Solutions
  • Pueblo Child Advocacy Center
  • Pueblo City-County Health Department
  • St. Mary-Corwin Health Foundation

Goals


  • Community & Family Engagement. Build community engagement around the importance of early childhood development with a two generation social and emotional health focus to improve the well-being of children prenatal to eight years of age and their families.
  • Access, Screening, & Referral Coordination. Increase Pueblo County’s access to and use of evidence-based screening, assessment, and referral practices and policies.
  • Mental Health Consultation. Build an early childhood workforce development structure through the use of Mental Health Consultants and Early Childhood Specialists to consistently deliver effective early childhood and social-emotional programming.
  • Integrated Behavioral Health. Pediatric Primary Care Providers will improve patient/family access to screening and assessments of social, emotional, and behavioral health, provide links to appropriate services and coordinate care across systems.
  • Enhanced Home Visitation. Expand and enhance existing services by increasing the focus on the social-emotional well-being and behavioral health of young children and families.
  • Family Strengthening. Support families in developing health, safe, and secure environments for their children through the teaching of enhanced parenting strategies and navigation of social services systems.

population & geographic focus


Pueblo

Children prenatal through age 8 and their families living in Pueblo County, with supports focused on the neighborhoods of Bessemer, West Side, and East Side.

Geographic Focus Map