Starpoint serves the communities of Fremont, Chaffee, Custer, Denver
and Jefferson Counties. We offer a wide variety of services in two key
kids prenatal through five years of age & families
adults with cognitive and physical challenges
out about our organization, and we welcome your online
donation (below) to our supporting foundation.
Current Community Tragic Event
March 10, 2014
Once Starpoint SPIN was officially notified that one of the children enrolled in our program was involved in the triple homicide, we brought in Early Childhood Mental Health Specialists who have worked with our staff before. The Specialists are employed by our agency as well as for Canon City Schools. They were on site all morning to talk with all staff in all our agency Early Childhood Education (ECE) programs. We are so saddened by the loss and are working directly with mental health specialists on how best to support the staff and children in our program as well. We are not releasing the name to anyone since it has not officially been released but when children ask for that child we are letting them know there has been an accident and he will no longer be back. Families have been notified and certainly can share with their children however they feel best. Specialists are suggesting we start with this and for most young children this will be enough. For children who have more questions and want to know more parents and adults can share with them what they feel comfortable sharing. Assuring staff and children we are safe is a priority for us at this time. We will also have the specialist here throughout the week to support teachers in the classroom with handling questions and working through their own sadness. For families who want to know what more to say our Specialist is on call as well as West Central Mental Health Center has said they can support the community during this tragic time. Our primary concern is the health and well-being of our children, staff and families in our program. Our community has suffered a great loss and our thoughts are with all those involved.
March 11, 2014
Starpoint and Children Services at SPIN staff are deeply saddened by this community loss. We continue to offer professional counseling and support to all SPIN children, families and staff who are grieving the loss of a beloved student and family. Our main goal is to reassure staff and children that they are safe and we continue to find ways for them to express their emotions. We love children dearly and that is why we are in the field of early child care and education. Losing young children through a tragic incident like this especially one who was enrolled in SPIN has had an additional impact on our staff and community. Mason will be dearly missed by his teachers, friends and the SPIN staff.
Starpoint Adult Services Day Program needs two 6 ft. double door utility cabinets. Please contact Ron Hinkle, Foundation Director, 719.269.2228, firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to make a donation.
Due to extensive damage at the Royal Gorge Bridge and Park from the forest fire on June 11, 2013 we will not hold the Rim to Rim. We will be back on October 4, 2014 - bigger and better than ever!
There may be a race at another venue on October 5 - stay tuned!
Salida Stars! performance of "Wizard of Oz" Also performed in Canon City, CO at the Fremont Center for the Arts at the Starstruck Holiday Celebration
March is National Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month
Nationwide, approximately 4.6 million Americans live with developmental disabilities, including autism, Down syndrome, cerebral palsy, fragile X syndrome and others.
National Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month, observed every March, is a chance for us to recognize and celebrate the unique abilities of every individual and to promote understanding and greater respect for those with developmental disabilities.
Starpoint has a 35-year history of nurturing the individual talents of people with developmental delays and disabilities. Every day we strive to help our customers live life to the fullest and honor their individual needs and aspirations.
People with disabilities want the same things we all do—to live a happy, healthy, productive life, to be respected as an individual and to feel like part of a community.
This March, help us celebrate National Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month by spreading the word about the importance of community support and inclusion for every person with a developmental disability.
Starpoint’s Fremont County Family Center is now an application assistance site for CHP+
CHP+ is low-cost health insurance for Colorado children and pregnant women, and Starpoint’s Fremont County Family Center is now an application assistance site. Give us a call at 719-269-1523 if you have any questions or see our CHP+ informational flyer.
Bea Romer Visits Fremont County Family Center
Bea Romer, former First Lady of Colorado, made a local stop on Thursday morning to visit a place near her heart — the Fremont County Family Center.