Building strength and developing self-reliance for individuals and families through responsive and collaborative services.
1979: Mountain Family Center (MFC) begins as the Fraser Valley Women’s Resource Center. The founding mothers met frequently to combat the isolation of living in rural, remote Grand County.
1987: Organization’s name is changed to Grand County Resource Center, and official 501(c)3 status is received. Focus is expanded to address problems facing the entire community: the difficulty making ends meet in a seasonal resort economy; lack of public transportation; limited access to services; hunger; the hardship of losing utilities to keep homes warm; or worse, losing living situations because rent could not be paid during low seasons.
2000: Organization meets requirements to become one of 24 members of the Family Resource Center Association (FRCA) in Colorado. Name is changed to Mountain Family Center.
2013: MFC relocates from Hot Sulphur Springs to current location in Granby, CO.
2015: MFC partners with local volunteer corp, Taking Steps for Cancer, to assist Grand County residents battling cancer. MFC’s thrift store, Main Street Thrift, opens its doors a few blocks from the main office/food pantry in Granby.
2018: MFC secures a USDA Rural Development loan to purchase their building at 480 E. Agate in Granby. Thrift store is moved to this location, and renovation plans for the building are designed with the help of Munn Architecture. Two other community nonprofits- the Grand Angels and the Grand County Council on Aging- merge with MFC and transfer their resources and services under the organization’s umbrella.
2019: Renovation of the MFC building will be complete in the summer of 2019, and will include an expanded food pantry, lobby and educational kitchen, a designated space for seniors and a larger thrift store with access directly on Main Street.