Become a Community Guide for Home2Health
Thank you for your interest in becoming a Community Guide! Completed responses must be received by: Friday, January 31st.
What is Home2Health?
Home2Health is a collaborative, two-year project led by the City of Fort Collins Planning and Social Sustainability Departments. We are joined in this work by our community partners – The Family Leadership Training Institute, the Center for Public Deliberation at CSU, The Family Center/La Familia, and the Larimer County Department of Health and Environment.
Over the next year and a half, we will be working to update policies, codes, and regulations to improve housing affordability with a specific emphasis on health equity. This effort will be based on community dialogue and capacity building – so that the voices and ideas of community members who are experiencing the day-to-day reality of housing instability are reflected in the policy decisions we make.
This project is being funded by the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment’s Health Disparities Grant Program. For more information about the grant program, visit https://www.colorado.gov/pacific/cdphe/health-disparities-grant-program.
What is a Community Guide?
If you have ever wanted to bring people together to talk about the opportunities and challenges facing Fort Collins – now is your chance. We’re looking for a diverse group of community members who can help us engage local residents as we work together to address housing affordability and health equity.
You will receive facilitation training and discussion materials to take back to your communities so that you can talk with your friends, neighbors, or coworkers about what these issues mean in their own lives. We’ll also provide help with facilitation support and other resources (childcare, translation, help finding a meeting space) if you need them.
All over Fort Collins, people will be gathering to talk with each other, share ideas, and guide community conversations about housing affordability and health. Anyone can help lead these conversations – all you need is a bit of free time and an interest in hosting great conversations.
The Community Guide Training Program will require approximately 30 hours of your time between February and April. The first step is to attend facilitation training. There are two trainings to attend, with two times to choose:
February 12th: This training will cover the basics of facilitation. You can select 3:00-5:00pm or 6:00-8:00pm
February 13th: This training will go over the “meeting-in-a-box” tools for the conversations you’ll hold in your communities. You can select 3:00-5:00pm or 6:00-8:00pm
To learn more about the time commitment and apply to be a Community Guide, please click the links below! Those selected to be Community Guides will be notified by February 3, 2020.