Eagle County was recently awarded $100,000 by the state to try something new when it comes to helping needy families.
Eagle County will hire Valley Settlement, a non-profit that works to empower immigrant families, to teach organizations in the Eagle River Valley what it already does in the Roaring Fork Valley.
The two programs the county wants to emulate focus on home visits and one-on-one parenting education for both parents and guardians.
Megan Burch is the director of Eagle County’s Human Services Department. She says these projects are meant to address the needs of the entire family.
"[We're] trying to really bring the services to the family, once we’ve gotten to know their situation a little bit better," Burch said.
The county hopes that this year’s funding won’t be the last.