HOPE Expands in Alamosa
Updated: Sep 1, 2021
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 2020 promoting our Community Health Equity Survey here in Alamosa.
“For a few months 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 tensions, 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 (ages 18-30) 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, to engage the broader Alamosa community, to receive training, and actively work to improve this place we call home and cherish so much.
If you are interested or know of a young adult who might be interested in learning more about our team please check out the accomplishments page on our website https://www.hopealamosa.com/accomplishments to see the work we've been doing. We are looking for young adult residents who can meet weekly, engage in community work, acknowledge that inequities exist in our community, are willing to work toward lasting change, and who hopefully in the end, can assist in making the city of Alamosa a better living space for young adults.
Email Tori Martinez if you are interested in talking with us about joining our team at Tori@coloradotrust.org