The West End Family Link Center (WEFLC) is a community-based nonprofit founded in 1993, and one of the original family resource centers members of the Family Resource Center Association which has grown to 31 member-centers.
WEFLC is located in Nucla, Colorado, in the west end of Montrose County. We serve a frontier area of 2,069 square miles, which includes the west ends of Montrose and San Miguel Counties which are both physically and financially isolated from the eastern portion of both counties. From our office it is at least 90 minutes to a two-hour drive each way to hospitals, medical/dental specialists, shopping centers, airports, entertainment, Department of Motor Vehicle services, etc.
The population is approximately 1,900 with 25% are under the age of 18, and 20% over 65; approximately 60% of children receiving reduced to no cost lunch at school, with many of those vulnerable families receiving services through our programs.
West End Family Link Center’s mission is to empower the people of the west end of Montrose and San Miguel Counties by providing low-to-no-cost supportive services. These services include: referrals; education toward self-management; evidence-based programs (parenting and nutrition classes); emergency assistance services, such as heating assistance and food bank; and other resources when available.
To build stronger, healthier families and individuals in the West End of Montrose and San Miguel counties.
Troy has lived and worked in the West End since 2000. He has a Master of Science in Sociology with an emphasis in Adult Education and a graduate certificate in Mental Health & Wellness with an emphasis in Family Dynamics. He served our country as a Marine and has brought organization and determination to this position. He sees the job through to completion and is an asset to our organization.
He has been trained to teach Exploring Foods Together and Eating Smart Being Active classes, a certified Nurturing Parent facilitator, a certified Nurturing Fathers facilitator, a certified Financial Health Institute facilitator, a certified PREPARE/ENRICH premarital/marital counseling facilitator, trained to administer the CFSA2, use of the Salesforce data base system and to administer Energy Outreach Colorado.
FOOD PANTRY MANAGER
Bambi moved to the area in 2015 to be closer to family. She attended Centralia Community College and has a degree in Forest Technology. She served our country as a Munition System Specialist in the United States Air Force and has brought a drive and organization to this position.
She has fantastic interpersonal skills, is empathetic with clients, has been trained in Exploring Foods Together, administering Energy Outreach Colorado, organization and maintenance of the USDA Programs and food pantry, and use of the ETO data base system.
FAMILY DEVELOPMENT DIRECTOR
TJ Jones has lived and worked in the West End since 2004. She attended Sierra High Tech and received a degree in CST Electronics. She has numerous certificates in the Fire, EMS, Management, Customer Service & Administrative fields. She has been trained as a certified Nurturing Parent facilitator, a certified Financial Health Institute facilitator, trained to administer the SNAP enrollment program, the CFSA2, use of the Salesforce data base system and to administer Energy Outreach Colorado.
She was the West End Citizen of the Year in 2018 and brings a great rounded experience to the West End Family Link Center.
She has lived in this area since she was six years old and was previously a participant in the children's programs. She then became a children's program staff member and has worked into being in charge of the children's programs. She is certified in the CATCH program, Nurturing Parenting, trained to administer SNAP enrollment, the CFSA2, use of the Salesforce data base system and to administer Energy Outreach Colorado.
She brings some great experience growing up and then working in the West End Family Link Center's Children's Programs as well as wearing many hats and is a great asset.
SER DATA ENTRY
Jeffery is a participant in the Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP) where he is currently being trained in data entry for the West End Family Link Center.