Old Town Hot Springs is pleased to announce our new and improved Old Town Hot Springs Scholarship Grant Program for 2017. We developed better guidelines for the program in efforts to expand and increase our reach and have greater impact on the community.
We currently have systems in place with Routt County Department of Human Services (DHS), member organizations of Routt County Youth Services Coalition like Integrated Community, and other area nonprofits and agencies. We continue to work with these organizations to improve our outreach, referral system, and scholarship program.
OTHS provides families and individuals with pool passes/daily admissions, membership scholarships, as well as swim lessons. We want to ensure that every individual or family, regardless of ability to pay, can have access to our health promoting facility, services, and programs.
Annual Fund Amount:
As part of our new and improved Scholarship Program we have set an annual fund amount of $5000 for pool admissions, memberships and swim lessons grants. This amount comes solely from OTHS operating budget. Each year we strive to increase this amount by turning to our community for help through our Yampa Valley Gives Campaign on December 6th, 2016.
We receive scholarship recommendations from our partner, Routt County Department of Human Services (DHS). If you would like to apply for a scholarship, please contact Terri McCarty at DHS and inquire about our Old Town Hot Springs Scholarship Fund.
Location: 135 6th Street, Steamboat Springs, CO 80487
Mailing Address: PO Box 772790, Steamboat Springs, CO 80477
OTHS supports Horizons NWC.
Adults enrolled in Horizons’ Residential Services, Supported Living Services, and Day Programs have happily benefitted from the in-kind use of the hot pools. During Day Program hours, a Swim Club visits OTHS. Accompanied by trained counselors, the men and women in Swim Club visit once a week for 90 minutes, walking laps and kick-boarding for exercise. After the workout, they soak and socialize. Swim Club provides the opportunity for conversation about jobs, vacations, and relationships. For some, it’s their only unstructured time.
Horizons’ Maple Street group home also relishes a visit to the pools with staff, peers, and longtime volunteers Bob and Jane Stein. Adults who live independently within the community enjoy dropping in to see people they know—it’s a communal hub reminiscent of the gathering place it used to be.
For the full article open the Horizons Summer Newsletter at: http://horizonsnwc.org/newsletters.html.
Old Town Hot Springs is pleased to announce our 2017 Scholarship Grant Program. We partner with the Department of Human Services to allocate grants for pool admissions, memberships and swim lessons to underprivileged, economically disadvantaged or disabled youth in our community. These funds come from OTHS operating budget and are replenished by our community during the Colorado Gives Campaign in December each year.
You can make a difference in our community by donating to our Scholarship Fund. Your generous donations provide immediate funds to keep this program active for another year.
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