A message from the Executive Director Jessica Scott
If I was asked to sum up the Upper Arkansas Area Council of Governments (UAACOG) in 5 words or less I would have to say "Community Service and Beyond". UAACOG or "COG" employs a wonderful group of people who are passionate about the programs they administer and the communities they serve. While the majority of the residents within our service area do not know what UAACOG is, most people have heard of the programs we offer. This organization impacts many lives in our four county COG Region, Chaffee, Custer, Fremont and Lake Counties. Some programs serve additional counties that include Park, Teller and Saguache.
Our mission statement holds as true today as it did back in 1974, our inaugural year and that is to provide quality services to promote self-sufficiency and healthy lifestyles for individuals and families by enabling them to improve their lives.
Can you believe it??? We get to live and work here!
Our programs are designed to further our mission and provide much needed services for our constituents.
Today six Fremont County residents closed on their vacant land purchase to begin the journey to home ownership. These future home owners, along with friends, family, and each other will build six single family homes in the Prairie Sage Development in Cañon City. Several of the applicants have been waiting for more than three years to get the construction process started and today they are one step closer. “This is the heart of what we do!” said Executive Director Jessica Scott. “We are so excited watch these individuals work as a team and grow together while building these homes.” The families are part of the Mutual Self-Help program, administered by the Upper Arkansas Area Council of Governments, Central Colorado Housing Department. Stay tuned for more information on the upcoming ground-breaking ceremony and watch the build progress at www.uaacog.com.
Our Impact This Year
Early Childhood Education
175 children & families served
You have the power to continue to do good in the world and be the positive change, even with everything going on around us.
If you’re looking for a reason to get out there and do more good, look no further. April has been named Global Volunteer Month as a time to bring people together to volunteer from across the world.
While times are undoubtedly hard, there is hope on the horizon. Use April’s National Month of Hope as a reminder to be a light in somebody’s life this month, including your own!
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