• Diego Pons

HOPE Expands in Alamosa

Updated: Mar 23

What H.O.P.E. has been doing to expand their work in Alamosa.

The HOPE (Helping Others & Promoting Equity) in Alamosa resident team has transitioned after a long and enduring 2020 calendar year that forced a lot of adaptation on our planet. COVID has impacted more than just our social lives here in the San Luis Valley. In fact, the effects that the COVID pandemic has had on people’s everyday lives is one of the main reasons as to why HOPE in Alamosa focused its time and efforts in promoting its survey here in the Alamosa community.

“For a few weeks in mid-2020 the HOPE in Alamosa team collected data from Alamosa community residents to identify their top priorities. Those issues included the unmet mental health needs of young adults, unmet needs by political leaders, addressing community conflict, and immediate community/personal needs related to the COVID-19 pandemic. .”

Three HOPE team members from last year are currently staying on with this social initiative and they will be joining the newly formed Volunteer Community Leaders group. At this point, we are unsure what exactly the newly formed Community Leaders group will focus their energy and time on. What we do know, is one: the group will be expanding to eleven young adults who will be leading this work, and two: there will be lots of opportunities for the members of this new group to learn from each other, to share ideas and personal stories, and actively work to improve the Alamosa community that they cherish so much.

Community Leaders would like to ask the public to please visit their new website https://www.hopealamosa.com/ so that residents can meet, contact, and help promote the young adults who will be actively working to bring issues to the forefront of locals’ lives. And who hopefully in the end, can assist in making the city of Alamosa a better living space for all its people.