Join us for an evening of celebration
Join us for a fun evening at The Canvas Stadium Club at Canvas Stadium on the CSU Campus to enjoy dinner, an live online silent auction, live raffle, words from a family who have successfully received services, and special awards ceremony as we honor the following groups and individuals:
Gov't Partner: Kristin Toombs, Director – Office of Homeless Initiatives
Business Partner: Fort Collins Interfaith Council
Non-profit Partner: Catholic Charities
Volunteers: Volunteers Celebrating 10 Years of Service
All proceeds will benefit the daily provision of services for families experiencing homelessness at Family Housing Network.
Meet the 2023 Awardees
FHN will honor Northern Colorado Community members deserving special recognition for their commitment to assisting families with children experiencing homelessness.
As the Director of the Office of Homeless Initiatives for the Colorado Department of Local Affairs (DOLA), Division of Housing (DOH) for seven years, Kristin guides the state’s vision and efforts to make homelessness rare and brief by managing housing and homeless services resources, and by providing leadership to communities regarding homeless response strategies.
Prior to DOH, Kristin served six years as a Senior Program Officer at the Robin Hood Foundation in New York City. She managed the foundation’s grants involving housing, homelessness, and related services. Before Robin Hood, Kristin spent four years working at Breaking Ground (formerly Common Ground), a national leader in programming and housing that supports individuals experiencing homelessness. Kristin served as Community Director of Common Ground's Street to Home Program. Previously, she worked with several nonprofits, focusing on mental health and other social services. Kristin earned her Masters in Public Administration at Columbia University's School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA) and is a graduate of Dartmouth College with a B.A. in Psychology.
Celebrating 40 years of bringing people together of a different tradition and political scope – not just mainline churches, but also religious groups. The FCIC was a founding sponsor for the Faith Family Hospitality (FFH) Program when it began operations on January 15, 2012, encouraging local churches and synagogues to host up to 4 families experiencing homelessness for a week at a time. One of the programs started through the Interfaith Council was the Food Bank of Larimer County.
Volunteer organization that continues being part of a national and international voice saying that difference is not scary….difference is VIBRANT.
Catholic Charities of Denver is one of the largest social service organizations in Colorado, founded in 1927. Our regional office in Larimer County serves local residents of Fort Collins, Loveland and the surrounding area. We offer shelter, affordable housing, early childhood education, counseling, emergency services, rent and utilities, employment, food and clothing, case management, family and senior services and much more. Our team of staff and volunteers collaborate with over 30 local agencies, companies, and parishes to provide excellent care and ministry services throughout these communities. We work to alleviate and find solutions to some of the most pressing challenges that women, men and families in our community face each day.
Faith Family Hospitality (FFH), our overnight program, accommodates four guest families (up to 22 parents and children) at a time. This interfaith project unites diverse faith communities through a shared mission of service. This interfaith volunteer effort coordinates the work of 25 diverse Fort Collins faith communities. Without the help of each faith community's coordinator's, our program would not be as smoothly operated.
Those celebrating 10 years as a coordinator are:
Kay Bunch, Mary Lynn Jones, Annette Lynch, Bonny Thomas, and Steph Dugger.