Manna Resource Center is a faith-based nonprofit organization that was incorporated to strengthen individuals and families in Douglas and Arapahoe Counties, and the surrounding area through programs that provide holistic care and support in the areas of self-sufficiency, wellness, and family development.
Poverty and homelessness are real issues faced by households in our community. According to the Douglas County 2020 Community Needs Assessment, 29,241 people in the county are considered vulnerable due to the high cost and limited availability of affordable housing. Manna Resource Center exists to provide relief to poor and underprivileged households in our service area through its comprehensive programs.
At the same time, it is estimated that 20% of Colorado residents struggle with mental health conditions and addiction. The 2019 Healthy Kids Colorado Survey reported that almost 31% of Douglas County students experienced a period of greater than 2 weeks during the previous year where they felt sad or hopeless to the point where they stopped doing their daily activities. The greatest barrier to access mental health support is the stigma surrounding behavioral health disorders.
"When I joined Manna I was homeless and battling addiction. Today, I am sober and running my own small business."
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