Our History

We began in 2005 when a group of neighbors joined together as Washington Park Cares to help older adults in their community age well at home. This model is based on the national Village Movement, which equips neighbors to deliver vital services, empowering older adults to age interdependently in their own homes, on their own terms. In 2007, A Little Help was incorporated as a 501(c)(3) with the vision of neighbors connected across generations, creating strong communities.

In 2011, we hired the organization’s first full-time Executive Director, and this level of leadership has led us to many great successes. Some of these include growth in member and volunteer participation; greater depth in quality and quantity of our services; professional board and staff recruitment; and fundraising through foundation grants, corporate partnerships, giving campaigns, individual donors, and events. We have also expanded programming systems, capacity, and vision; improved service coordination and volunteer management; and improved branding, marketing, web presence, and strategic planning, visioning, and momentum. All of this growth has allowed us to have an incredible impact that emphasizes connecting neighbors of all ages to help older adults thrive through care and community.

With A Little Help, our older adults are connected to neighbors, experts on aging, and many local resources, empowering them to thrive in their homes. Since our founding, A Little Help has served nearly two thousand older adults and has engaged thousands of community volunteers. This is a terrific story of a grassroots organization and it continues to unfold.

We are proud to have grown to serve three distinct locations across Colorado: the Metro Denver Area including Jefferson County, Northern Colorado in Fort Collins as well as Berthoud and Loveland, and the Western Slope in Grand Junction. Our volunteers in these locations provide yardwork, light indoor help, transportations, errands, tech help, snow shoveling, and friendly calls/visits.

Click these links for information on our StaffBoard of Directors, or to Become a Volunteer.