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ABOUT

MISSION

Manna Resource Center exists to break through barriers to self-sufficiency and mental wellness. Through holistic programs, community connection, and collaborative support, cycles will be broken, families will be strengthened, and lives will be transformed​.

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OUR PROGRAMS

New clients to Manna Resource Center can expect to meet with one of our friendly coaches who will work with them to explore the perfect program for their current needs.  Read on to discover some of what our programs have to offer those in our community.

Manna Connect

 

Manna Connect is a personal development program that provides participants with community, coaching, and career skill advancement as they identify and overcome barriers to self-sufficiency and wholeness.

 

Resources: 

  • Professional life coaching

  • Career support and certification programs

  • Friendly community support

  • Mental health services

  • Support in achieving greater self-sufficiency

Family Center of Douglas County

The Family Center of Douglas County ​is a partnership of Catholic Charities of Central Colorado and Manna Resource Center. We strive to connect family members to community resources.  Our goal is to help families strengthen and sustain healthy relationships and achieve greater stability.

 

 

Resources: 

  • Access to community resources

  • Quality case management

  • Enrollment in Human Service benefits

  • Peer support and parent education through Parent Café and Parent Connect

Parent Café-a welcoming space where parents can engage in meaningful conversations, gain insights, and build connections with fellow caregivers. Meets the 2nd and 4th Tuesday from 6-8 pm.

Parent Connect-a10 week, evidence-based program for parents and caregivers for pre-teens and teens who are struggling with behavioral or mental health challenges.

Manna Community Wellness

Manna Community Wellness offers individual and family psychotherapy sessions for participants in the Manna Connect and Family Center programs.  Our aim is to support the overall health and wellbeing of participants as they pursue their goals.

Resources: 

  • Professional counseling 

  • Individualized care plans to support overall health a wellbeing

OUR TEAM

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ERIN WHITE

Executive Director

Since 2009 Erin has worked in the field of social work, focusing on the areas of poverty, homelessness, foster care, and adoption. She feels called to serve her neighbors and to help them break down barriers to reach wholeness in their lives. When not working, Erin enjoys time with her family and pets, reading, and watching her favorite sports teams.

ewhite@mannaresourcecenter.org

Director of Development

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KELLY STANGEL-MARTIN

Kelly is an expert at enhancing strategic partnerships, expanding visibility, engaging corporate partnerships, and building long-term relationships with donors.

 

Having worked extensively with both nonprofit and for-profit organizations, Kelly has worked across multiple business sectors. With a strong commitment to the needs of the community, she maintains organizational integrity, develops best practices for optimized results and is very successful at building and maintaining relationships with key decision makers resulting in a reputation within the Denver business community as a trusted individual.

 

Prior to joining Manna Resource Center (MRC), Kelly was Director of Philanthropy at Craig Hospital Foundation. Kelly is a graduate of the 2019 class of Leadership Denver, served on the Economic Development Committee, on the Board of Inner City Health Center and The Urban League of Metropolitan Denver Board, and YoungLife South Denver as a Committee Member. Kelly graduated from Denver Seminary with a Master’s Degree of Youth and Family Ministry and Master’s Degree in Counseling, specialized in Adolescent Development.

 

kstangelmartin@mannaresourcecenter.org

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LINDSEY SCHERRER

With a degree in International Relations,  Lindsey has spent over 10 years in the nonprofit sector.  She is passionate about setting the table for her community to experience dignity and the ability for each individual's story to thrive. When not working, you will likely find Lindsey in her garden, going for a run, playing with her twin boys, or getting lost in the mountains.

 

lscherrer@mannaresourcecenter.org

Lead Coach

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LUCINDA MILLER

Manna Connect Career Coach

With a background in Health Sciences and Project Management, LuCinda has been coaching clients since 2015 and joined the Manna Connect team in 2021. She brings her compassion and personable approach to create a safe place for all individuals to be seen and heard. Her goal is to facilitate and celebrate her clients’ journeys to self-discovery and accomplishments. Outside of work, LuCinda enjoys time with her husband and 2 children, walking the family dog, and reading for the joy of learning.

 

lmiller@mannaresourcecenter.org

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MARIA SMITH

Family Center of Douglas County Coach

With a servant's heart, Maria has responded personally and professionally to come alongside those in need of help.  She joined the Family Center team in 2021 and is passionate about serving and encouraging others to become their best version of themselves.  Maria comes from a diverse background of business, education, and social work.  When not working, Maria enjoys spending time with her family, training her puppy, and exercising outdoors.

msmith@mannaresourcecenter.org

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ELISE CLEMONS

Family Support Coach

With a background in non-profit and case management, Elise has been working closely with individuals in her community since 2012. She is passionate about providing a safe space for others to share their stories and enjoys assisting them with making community connections that can improve their lives and the lives of their loved ones. When she is not working, you can find Elise somewhere cozy with a good book, exploring the outdoors with her husband and daughter, and walking her two crazy dogs. 

eclemons@mannaresourcecenter.org

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KAYLEE CLEMONS

Manna Connect Coach

With a degree in Psychology and a minor in Human Services, Kaylee has spent the last 4 years working with adult and graduate students in higher education settings. She joined MRC in 2022 and  feels called to serve others within her community. She is passionate about promoting wellness within individuals and families. When not working, Kaylee enjoys spending time with her family and friends, going on walks, and reading.

kclemons@mannaresourcecenter.org

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KARLA HELLSTROM

Integration Specialist

With a passion for people, Karla brings to MRC her desire to connect with and serve others. Karla spent many years in the fast paced corporate world and is excited to slow down and serve her community while building personal relationships. When she isn't at work, you will find Karla spending time with family and friends, outdoors camping, listening to music or sharing a good belly laugh.

khellstrom@mannaresourcecenter.org

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AUTUMN ALVAREZ

Counseling Intern

With a degree in Psychology and pursuing a masters in Clinical Mental Health Counseling, Autumn is passionate about walking alongside others as they seek healing to lead meaningful and fulfilling lives. Whether it is through the counseling process or within administrative work, she is eager to serve her local community and looks for ways to assist those around her in growing closer to their goals. When she’s not in the office, you can find her enjoying a good book or hiking in the mountains with her husband and two huskies.

aalvarez@mannaresourcecenter.org

WORK WITH US.

MRC IS HIRING FOR A PART-TIME ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT.

 

BOARD OF
DIRECTORS

Heather Kelley, Chair
hkelly@mannaresourcecenter.org

Kevin Jonell,
Vice Chair

Scott Lanzen, Treasurer

Terrence Gover

John Hood

Lori Zwart

Nathan Scherrer 

Heather Hill

Mark Willis 

 

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