Find resources for your family in the Roaring Fork Valley, learn more about the underlying principles behind our programs, and check out what we’re reading.

Roaring Fork Valley Resources for Families

Alpine Legal Services
Provides advice and representation on civil law matters for low income households, seniors, and crime victims

Ascendigo Autism Services
Provides experiential learning opportunities for individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder

Aspen Valley Ski & Snowboard Club
Provides youth with opportunities to excel through winter sports

Buddy Program
Provides one-on-one and group mentoring for youth

Community Health Services
Nonprofit which provides preventive health services to the residents, workers and visitors of Pitkin County and the Roaring Fork Valley

Eagle County MIRA Van
Mobile Intercultural Resource Alliance offers health resources and more in Western and Eastern Eagle County

English in Action
Offers one-on-one English tutoring for immigrant adults

Family Resource Center, Roaring Fork Schools
Connects students and their families with community resources

Habitat for Humanity of the Roaring Fork Valley
Partners with families to build affordable housing

Mind Springs Health
Offers mental health services in offices up and down the valley

Mountain Family Health Centers
Provides families with affordable health care

Help for survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault

Valley Settlement Publications

Annual Report 2022-2023
Valley Settlement’s year-in-review, 2022-2023

Annual Report 2021-2022
Valley Settlement’s year-in-review, 2021-2022

Annual Report 2020-2021
Valley Settlement’s year-in-review, 2020-2021

Annual Report 2019-2020
Valley Settlement’s year-in-review, 2019-2020

Annual Report 2018
Valley Settlement’s year-in-review, 2018

Program Evaluation 2018-2019
Program outcomes and highlights for six Valley Settlement programs

Program Evaluation 2017-2018
Program outcomes for five Valley Settlement programs, by Dr. Sara Anne Tompkins

Evaluation Highlights 2017-2018
Some of the key highlights from five programs’ outcomes

What We’re Reading

The Jane Addams Model
By David Brooks: New York Times

Children’s Emotional Development is Built into the Architecture of Their Brains
Harvard University Center on the Developing Child

From Best Practices to Breakthrough Impacts: A science based approach to building a more promising future for young children and families
Harvard University Center on the Developing Child

Three Principles to Improve Outcomes for Children and Families
Harvard University Center on the Developing Child

Building Core Capabilities for Life: The science behind the skills adults need to succeed in parenting and in the workplace
Harvard University Center on the Developing Child

A Guide to Toxic Stress
Harvard University Center on the Developing Child

Integrating DLL’s Home Language in the Classroom Does Not Hobble English Learning, New Study Finds
New America

Untangling the Evidence on Preschool Effectiveness: Insights for Policymakers
Learning Policy Institute

Colorado’s Early Childhood Workforce 2020 Plan
Colorado Office of Early Childhood

Integrating Issues: Framing for Racial Equity and Children
Frame Works Institute

The Colorado Guide to 2GEN
Keystone Policy Institute

Serving Immigrant Families Through Two-Generation Programs
Migration Policy Institute

Behavioral Activation as an Alternative Treatment Approach for Latinos With Depression
Azara Santiago-Rivera, Jonathan Kanter, Gregory Benson, Talia DeRose, Roseanne Illes, and William Reyes: University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

What is Attachment?
Momentous Institute

To Help Kids Thrive, Help Their Parents
Paul Tough, New York Times

39 Magical Years of Exploration: Wisdom from Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Kindergarten Teacher
Marnie Kaplan: Ahead of The Heard

Linking Social Development and Behavior to School Readiness
The Center on the Social and Emotional Foundations for Early Learning Vanderbilt University

Early Learning in Colorado
Early Learning In Colorado By Jessica Troe: Center for American Progress

To Teach a Child to Read, First Give Him Glasses
David L. Kirp: New York Times

Two-Generation Strategies and Involving Immigrant Parents in Children’s Education
Robert Crosnoe: University of Texas at Austin

Why Are our Most Important Teachers Paid the Least?
Jeneen Interlandi: New York Times Magazine

Engaging Family, Friend, and Neighbor Informal Caregivers: Findings from Four Informal Child Care Projects
The David and Lucile Packard Foundation