In the U.S., motor vehicle accidents are the leading cause of death among children ages 12 and under, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Hotchkiss EMT and volunteer firefighter Bev Shelten wants parents and guardians of young children to know that many of those deaths can be prevented.
The Crawford-based organization Sharon's Kids wrapped up a successful 2016 with a snowboarding trip on Dec. 30 to Powderhorn.
The outreach program provides year-round activities to deserving elementary and middle school kids in the North Fork area and Delta County.
On Oct. 9, 1998, a brand new way of helping children in challenging circumstances sprouted up in Delta County. The program was designed for underserved and vulnerable children of Delta County and started off modestly providing professional mental health care providers and mentors to only a handful of children.
"Kids enjoy learning. They have a passion to learn about the world from its beginning.
In a recent survey of Delta County and Olathe area students ages 4-18, out of almost 30 outdoor activities, archery was identified as being the one they would most like to try.
The more than 3,700 students, along with 235 adults who participated in the survey, also identified a lack of time, of access to equipment and money as the biggest obstacles between them and trying new outdoor activities.
Partners of Delta, Montrose and Ouray is a nonprofit organization dedicated to building one-to-one mentoring partnerships between young people and responsible, caring adults. Spending an average of three hours a week with a local child, volunteers have a supported opportunity to make a positive difference in the life of a child.
Pediatric Associates in Montrose and Delta is excited to announce a new provider, Rachel Anthony, a pediatric nurse practitioner who specializes in pediatric weight management and nutrition. Anthony has started a weight wellness program called the Pediatric Power Pack Program with the goal of empowering kids and teens to be healthy and live well.
Every year since 1998, Families Plus, a local nonprofit that works with at-risk children, has ensured that each child enrolled in their program receives a Father's Day gift to give to his/her father and male mentor. For the last several Father's Days, the gift has been cookies and a Frisbee, or ball, or some other item that can be used for the child and father/mentor to spend fun time together.
The Abraham Connection, Delta County School District and the Western Colorado Community Foundation are teaming up to sponsor the Delta Summer Kids Lunch Program - Panther Power Bites, to ensure children in Delta have access to summer meals while school is out.
The Panther Power Bites program will offer a free lunch daily, Monday through Friday from 11 a.m. until 12:30 p.m., to all children 18 years and younger at the Abraham Connection building, 480 Silver Street in Delta.
Would you like to touch the life of a child subjected to abuse and/or neglect? Perhaps you could be a Court Appointed Special Advocate.
Daily, the Delta Family Resource Center aims to strengthen the families of Delta County by providing multiple programs, resources and educational services -- striving to "make a difference one family at a time."
This month and throughout the year, the Delta Family Center would like to encourage all individuals and organizations to play a role in making Delta County a better place for children and families.
The Colorado Department of Human Services (CDHS) on Jan. 1 marked the one-year anniversary of the launch of 1-844-CO-4-KIDS, a statewide hotline to report suspected child abuse and neglect. The hotline directly links callers 24 hours a day, 365 days a year to the appropriate call-taker among the state's 65 counties.
Each year, the Families Plus Christmas elves come out and give gifts to more than 60 boys and girls who belong to their program. These gifts are not made in a workshop up north but were donated by the wonderful people of Delta County to the Families Plus angel tree program.
Grand Mesa Gliders youth programs are dedicated to instructing kids in the various disciplines of Nordic skiing and backcountry safety as well as fostering a life-long enjoyment of skiing. The Gliders' mission is to make Nordic skiing available to all and fun!
As he has done since 1991, Santa Claus arrived early for more than 175 children in the North Fork area, bringing bags of gifts and spreading holiday cheer Saturday at the annual North Fork Children's Christmas Party.
This year's event was a big success, said director Pam Bliss.
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