Connected communities are the core of a vibrant Colorado where children and families thrive. COConnected is building connections that surround families with supportive networks, so parents do not feel alone when faced with challenges. Doing so creates a safe, stable environment for children to grow up in and produce positive childhood experiences and outcomes.
BUILDING COMMUNITY BACK
The fabric of a community is connection. To create healthy communities, all individuals must feel connected to each other. When people feel like they are a part of something bigger than themselves, they are better equipped to face challenges and can celebrate collective wins together as a cohesive community. The family you choose is the village you create. Being COConnected empowers parents to establish their extended family of support and encourages community members to be a part of a supportive village. By strengthening social connections in communities on multiple levels, including families, peers and individuals within workplaces, schools, neighborhoods, and community organizations, we can be the change we seek in becoming a community connected and united with the well-being of children at the forefront.
In a recent Survey
- 80% of respondents agreed that social connections benefit them and their families and that offering support to others grows a sense of community. But more importantly, they want to live in a community where people look out for one another.
- 73% of respondents said they feel better when they have someone to talk with and believe that asking for support when they need it helps strengthen their family.
- 82% of respondents agreed that It’s good when parents have someone to ask for parenting advice.
COConnected + COmmunity COllaboration = COllective COntribution to Positive Community Outcomes
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