The Town of Wellington will kick in $10,000 to help The Community Services Center project meet critical needs in the community, including mental health and food insecurity.

The Community Services Center project, under the umbrella of the Grace Village nonprofit, includes a $2.3 million facility to serve as a hub for nonprofits including SummitStone Health Partners and Larimer County Human Services, both of which have signed letters of intent to provide services.

Trustees unanimously threw their support behind the project and earmarked public dollars for an elevator to provide access to services for all residents.

Trustees said it was important to earmark taxpayers’ money for a specific project. “I love the idea of it being earmarked for ADA accessibility for the elevator,” Trustee Shirrell Tietz said.

“At the Town of Wellington, we believe in supporting all our residents and work daily to create a community that people are proud to call home. We recognize there is a need for additional support for families and individuals in times of crisis. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, 6.5% of Wellington residents have an income below the poverty level, 7.5% of the children in Wellington live in poverty, and 10.8% of our residents lack health insurance. For this reason, we fully support the vision of the Community Services Center in Wellington.”

Calar Chaussee, Mayor of Wellington

Please join our community leaders & consider supporting the Wellington Community Services Center by donating or volunteering.