The Kush Desai Foundation takes pride in helping our community. For a look at the contributions we've made and the impact they've had, see below.
"Your donation assists us in providing our innovative programs such as the new Path to Home Navigation Center and Lodge, where case managers develop individualized housing-focused plans for each client coupled with short-term safe and legal sheltering as well as our award winning Ready to Work program."
- Emily Messina, Development Director, Bridge House
“PeaceWorks, Inc: Mountain Peace Shelter is honored to be a recipient of a grant from the Kush Desai Foundation. We are forever grateful for organizations and people like you who value and support social justice programs. PeaceWorks is a domestic violence shelter located in Park and Jefferson Counties, serving victims of domestic violence, stalking and intimate partner violence from our local communities, the Front Range, and throughout Colorado.
PeaceWorks is a safe place providing peace of mind to a person, their dependent children and pets, who have suffered abuse for potentially years, or even decades. Your generous grant has provided a survivor with their first 4.5 days of emergency shelter. For survivors there are so many traumas. These initial days are used to allow their body to relax and get rejuvenating sleep. Within this time frame, survivors begin working with advocates on the logistics of moving forward, out of crisis - towards self-sufficiency and well being.
Lori Cuno, Executive Director, PeaceWorks, Inc: Mountain Peace Shelter
“CP used the funds to increase parent voice through the Parent Advisory Committee (PAC) and Family Development (FD) program to meet the needs of grandparents raising grandchildren and full-time working caregivers. PAC hosted a GRAND Parenting Teller Talks event to clarify needs, and funds were used for incentives, food, and meeting supplies. CP and PAC partnered with Woodland Park School District, Crystal Creek Counseling, Teller Senior Coalition, and Teller County Courts. Each partner led a discussion topic; legal, family dynamics, youth, parenting in a new age, and social support. Open-ended questions encouraged conversation, showing social support as the highest need. CP and PAC are researching evidenced-based grandparent support systems, and will host a similar event in Southern Teller for families who did not attend due to transportation barriers. Ten caregivers, one youth, and several young children in childcare attended; to our isolated county, this was considered a success.”
Veronica Hollingsworth, Grants Manager, Community Partnership Family Resource Center