Grand Valley Coalition for the Homeless

Education & Employment

  1. Mesa County Libraries

    Adult Learning Center

    (970) 683-2443

    Tutoring in reading, writing, math, citizenship, ESL, and GED study. Computer literacy training. Children story times. Email for more information.

  2. Center for Independence

    (970) 241-0315

    740 Gunnison Avenue, Grand Junction, CO 81501

    Assisting those with disabilities to become independent.

  3. Mesa County Libraries

    Central Branch

    (970) 243-4442

    Mon-Thu 9am-8pm, Fri 9am-6pm, Sat 9am-5pm, Sun 1pm-5pm

    Services: Books, movies magazines, public computers, wifi, computer classes, reference service, technology assistance, classes and activities for adults, teens and children. Branch locations in Clifton, Collbran, DeBeque, Fruita, Gateway, Orchard Mesa, and Palisade

  4. Centro Colorado Head Start & Early Head Start

    (970) 822-8606

    Locations in Craig, Grand Junction, Parachute/Rifle

    Head Start is a federally funded program serving income eligible children and families. Head Start promotes school readiness through the provision of education, health, nutrition, and other social services.

  5. ChildFind

    410 Hill Avenue, Grand Junction, CO 81501

    Standardized screening to detect developmental delays and eligibility for services for children birth to age 3. ChildFind testing for children over 3 is provided through the school district.

  6. Colorado Cross-Disability Coalition

    Disability rights, ADA compliance, advocacy, legal issues, policy development, legislation, training and consulting.

  7. School District 51

    Community and Parental Liaison: Migrant Education Program - West Central Region

    Main: (970) 254-5511

    Cell: (970) 683-8671

    2768 Compass Drive, Grand Junction, CO 81506

  8. Community Education Center

    (970) 255-2800

    2508 Blichman Avenue, Building B, Grand Junction, CO 81505

    English as a second language, school counseling, community education.

  9. Hilltop - Summit View

    (970) 254-6885

    455 North 22nd Street, Grand Junction, CO 81501

    Mon-Fri 8:00am-5:00pm

    Ages 7-18. Youth Alternative Educational Program, Youth Employment Program.

  10. Infant & Toddler Early Intervention Project

    Provides a family home visitor for parenting skills towards educational support. For children 0-3 years of age.

  11. The Joseph Center

    Integrated Financial Services

    Guardianship: (970) 245-4672 ext. 303

    Payee program: (970) 245-4672 ext. 304

    We provide Guardian Services for those individuals who can no longer manage to make health care or financial decisions for themselves. Organizational representative payee program for individuals on SSI/SSDI and fiduciary services for those receiving Veterans benefits. We also advocate for at-risk adults who are in our Integrated Financial Services Program.


    Chris Connor: (970) 773-0745

    Denise Wille: (970) 773-1604

    Mesa County Workforce Center, 512 29 1/2 Road, Grand Junction, CO 81504

    740 Gunnison Avenue, Grand Junction, CO 81501

    Chris Connor, Admissions Counselor, Mesa County Workforce Center, 512 29 ½ Road, Grand Junction, CO 81504 (970) 773-0745 or email

    Job training program for at risk youth ages 16-24. Please call first as orientation for program is on Mondays.

    Denise Wille, Western Colorado Career Advisor, Job Corps, CO/WY Admissions and Career Transitions Services 740 Gunnison Avenue, Grand Junction, CO 81501, mobile (970) 773-1604,

  13. LA PLAZA

    (970) 902-2491

    721 Peace Avenue, Palisade, CO 81526

    PO Box 1038, Palisade, CO 81526

    Mon & Wed 11:00am-7:00pm; Tue, Thu & Fri 8:30am-5:00pm

    Migrant and farm workers only. Services for members: group transportation to LA PLAZA to resource nights and activities, educational classes, support and services from Resource Navigator, access to food pantry, access to meals, 50% discount to fee-based events, eligibility to apply for direct assistance program, onsite interpretation and translation. Drop-in hours or by appointment

  14. Migrant Education Program/MCVSD 51

    (970) 683-8686

    2768 Compass Drive, Grand Junction, CO 81506

    Assist children of temporary and/or seasonal agricultural workers with educational services such as: school supplies, backpacks, free school lunches, school sports fees and tutoring. We can direct families to community resources and offer assistance with possible agricultural employment.

  15. Nurse-Family Partnership (Mesa County Public Health)

    (970) 260-2356

    Nurse-Family Partnership (NFP) connects first-time moms to their own free personal nurse, giving personalized support to the mom and her baby. NFP helps first-time moms have a healthy pregnancy, a healthy baby, and become the mom they want to be. The program offers information like preparing for labor and delivery, baby’s development, feeding and sleeping education, and early child care. New moms are linked to community resources and provided educational gifts and books.

  16. The Parenting Place of Western Colorado

    516 North 15th Street, Grand Junction, CO 81501

    A community agency made up of local professionals dedicated to reducing the stress of parenting and promoting nurturing families through outreach, support and education.

  17. School District 51


    (970) 254-5526

    2768 Compass Drive, Grand Junction, CO 81506

    Mon-Thu 9:00am-2:00pm

    The REACH program provides support for families with students attending a District 51 school and living in temporary or transitional housing. Some examples are: Doubled up with family/friends, Hotel/Motel, Shelter, Camper/Tent, and Unaccompanied Youth

  18. School District 51

    (970) 254-5100

    2115 Grand Avenue, Grand Junction, CO 81501

  19. School to Work Alliance Program (SWAP) Career Center

    (970) 254-6008

    2935 North Avenue, Grand Junction, CO 81504

    Mon-Fri 7:30am-4:00pm

    Serves individuals ages 16-25 with mild to moderate barriers (academic, physical, mental) with job placement.

  20. St. Mary's Prenatal Center

    (970) 298-2273

    (800) 458-3888

    2635 North 7th Street, Grand Junction, CO 81501

    Prepared childbirth classes.

  21. STRIVE - People Supporting People

    (970) 243-3702

    790 Wellington Avenue, Grand Junction, CO 81501

  22. Vocational Rehabilitation

    (970) 248-7103

    222 South 6th Street, Room 215, Grand Junction, CO 81501

    Skill development and job training for persons with disabilities.

  23. WAGEES Project - The Freedom Institute

    (970) 778-5558

    2867 Orchard Avenue, Grand Junction, CO 81501

    Dedicated to parolees in need of transitional housing, counseling services and compassion. Supportive Services: bus passes, educational materials, training and tuition, clothing/uniform assistance, ID/document acquisition

  24. Western Colorado Conservation Corps

    (970) 241-1027

    2818 1/2 North Avenue, Grand Junction, CO 81501

    Providing opportunities for men & women 14-25 to work and learn through local conservation projects. Offers tools to complete GED and option to earn AmeriCorps Award for higher education.

  25. The Workforce Center

    Main: (970) 248-0871

    Employment Services: (970) 248-7560

    Job line: (970) 248-7575

    512 29 1/2 Road, Grand Junction, CO 81504

    The WFC houses a variety of services including GED classes and testing, Child Care Assistance Program, Colorado Works, Child Support Services, Career Development Program (tuition assistance for qualifying programs and various work-based learning opportunities), Employment Services (job search assistance, interviewing and resume assistance, etc.)

  26. The Workforce Center

    Workforce Innovation Act Youth Program (WIOA)

    Career Development

    Youth Employment Services

    (970) 248-0871

    512 29 1/2 Road, Grand Junction, CO 81504

    Mon-Fri 8:00am-4:30pm

    Supporting adults and out-of-school Young Adults (KickStart) reach their full-time employment and in-demand educational goals.