NORTHERN COLORADO

In Northern Colorado, A Little Help is bringing its service and community-building model to older adults and their neighbors throughout the region.  Access to resources increases as our geographical footprint and penetration grow. 

In partnership with the Larimer County Office on Aging, Partnership for Age Friendly Communities, and an array of organizations addressing the needs of older adults, A Little Help launched in Fort Collins in 2018 to provide resources for our older adults that did not exist in our communities.

Our Noco team is composed of enthusiastic neighbors who plant seeds among neighborhoods and community organizations, encouraging them to help serve older adults.

Local site teams in Fort Collins, Berthoud, Loveland and throughout the county identify the unique strengths, capacities, and complexities of each neighborhood, helping them to be the most effective organization for each situation. Our HelpConnect system also provides easy ways for members to request assistance or be referred to professional services for nearly any non-medical need. If you would like to get involved in this effort, please contact A Little Help at 970.412.9396 or office@alittlehelp.org.

On-going Activities

Below are links to our calendar of events and to the NoCo newsletter.  These are quick and easy ways to stay up to date on everything that's going in your area. Be sure to connect with us on Facebook. 

 

 

We need volunteers who can provide: We are looking for members who may need a little help:
  • Outreach and event planning
  • Transportation to medical appointments, groceries, social events
  • Medical note-taking
  • Minor home repair, handiwork
  • Yard work, snow shoveling
  • Technology tutoring/trouble-shooting
  • Weekly check-ins
  • Friendly visits/walks
  • Light housework, organization
  • Financial preparation, advocacy
  • Care/resource navigation
  • Caregiver respite
  • Work around the house and yard
  • Driving to medical appointments and grocery store runs
  • Changing light bulbs or other home handiwork projects
  • Caregiver respite
  • Getting socially engaged with neighbors

If you know folks who may need a little help, we’re happy to contact them.

 

Our Northern Colorado Director

Jason Morgan

Jason Morgan is coming onboard as A Little Helps’ Larimer County Director. Jason has been leading nonprofits for nearly two decades, working to connect people with resources in their communities. He has built communities of service to give homeless men and women fresh starts, uplifted inner-city youth through education, community gardening and employment programs, and now is excited to help seniors thrive and age well in their homes. Building community and breaking down isolation is a mission not achieved without many hands working together. His approach is to work with A Little Help’s members, volunteers, donors and community partners to maximize impact and deepen connection.

Jason, his wife, Rev. Amy Morgan, and their son, Dean, are recent transplants to Colorado, settling into Loveland and exploring all the trails, parks and great art around town. When they make it back home, they’re greeted by Watson the dog and Rupert, the 30-pound cat.

 

Berthod Coordinator
 
Steve Courts
 

Steve was born and raised in Minnesota and graduated from the University of Minnesota with a B.A. degree in Speech/Communication. Upon graduating from the U of M, he spent three years in radio before finding his calling with the YMCA. Starting out as a Youth Director for the YMCA in La Crosse, WI, he went on to have a 31 year career with the YMCA, working for five different YMCA’s in Wisconsin, Kentucky, Ohio and finally as the Executive Director for the Rochester Area YMCA, where he retired at the end of 2016.

Steve and his wife Stephanie moved to Johnstown, Colorado, in December of 2017. Feeling compelled to continue to his calling for non-profit work, he took a contract job as a Development Specialist for the Aurora Community Connection in Denver. When the contract ended, he discovered A Little Help and was hired in March of 2019 as the Berthoud Coordinator.

Steve is an avid sports fan of all things Minnesota and enjoys being outdoors playing golf, hiking in Rocky Mountain National Park, and camping under the stars. He and Stephanie are avid tennis players and enjoy playing bridge together. He is a current Rotarian in Johnstown, and he and Stephanie attend Zion Lutheran Church in Loveland.