On Thursday, October 13, 2022, Arapahoe Community College (ACC) hosted a Student Resource Fair on the ACC Sturm campus.
According to LaMario Fortson, an event organizer, this event was intended to expose students to Colorado’s resources; and that is exactly what he did.
On the ACC Sturm campus, there were many tables with organizations offering resources to students.
Organizations in attendance included: Healthy Denver Inc, Englewood Schools, The Collective, All Health Network, FoodBank of the Rockies, Justice Works Colorado, The Arc, Douglas County Veteran Services, Alternatives Pregnancy Center, and more. These organizations all have resources that ACC students may find useful.
L’Arc is a non-profit organization that helps people with intellectual or developmental disabilities connect with the community. They support the full inclusion and participation of people with intellectual or developmental disabilities in the community.
Another organization is Center Alternatives Grossesse, which offers many free services for pregnant women. Some of these services include free STI screening, ultrasound, post-abortion counseling and infant needs such as diapers.
There were two tables with different services, but both under the same organization: Doctor’s Care and All Health Network. Doctor’s Care, part of the All Health Network, is a medical clinic that offers assistance with obtaining health insurance, Medicaid/CHP+, SNAP assistance, and virtual appointments.
All Health Network provides mental health support, including counseling for managing stress, mental health issues and substance use disorders, as well as psychiatry and crisis services.
Another notable organization is Arapahoe/Douglas Works, an organization that helps job seekers. They help develop job search skills, build resumes, and have resource centers, tools for a successful job search, and one-on-one job search assistance.
This organization also has a youth employment program, which helps young people get job training, paid internships, and GED tutoring.
Kathleen Sutherland was there with a childcare survey for ACC students. The purpose of the Child Care Survey is to gather information on how ACC can better meet the child care needs of students. This way, students with children can better access classes.
They will also be emailing the childcare survey, so ACC students should pay attention!