Abby’s Impact: Realizing Resilience

Abby's Impact: Realizing Resilience


Abby's Fund Header

Abby’s Impact: Realizing Resilience is a client-centered, integrated program for young adults ages 18-26 that builds skills to facilitate resiliency and foster healthy minds. The program enables vulnerable young adults to build the coping and problem-solving skills to handle life’s challenges and reduce the likelihood of poor health outcomes such as depression, anxiety, or substance abuse. Participants work with coaches for in-depth support along with group programming that they need to better cope and function despite adversity or trauma. JFS will curate an individual approach for each young adult participant that will result in their individual growth, promote increased resiliency, and enable them to live healthy lives.

Programs include:

a. Getting Ahead in a Just-Gettin’-by-World: This program enables participants, called “investigators,” to examine their own experiences with poverty and issues in the community that impact poverty, such as banking, housing, jobs, and transportation. Investigators assess their own resources—not only financial, but spiritual, social capital, trustworthiness, motivation, language skills, and more—and learn how to build them as part of their move to self-sufficiency. They also learn how to set goals and strategies for leveraging their unique strengths to improve other areas of their lives.

Thursdays, October 1-November 19 
Mondays,  November 2-December 2 

b. Cornerstone: Foundations in Financial Health: This program assists individuals and families in managing their personal finances and achieving their financial goals. Courses include four, two-hour sessions that help participants learn how to build financial and employment stability, even with limited resources.

Thursdays, September 3-September 24 
Wednesdays, November 4-November 25 

c. Love and Logic: This program teaches parents the balance of love, mutual respect, limits, and accountability with their children. This happens with allowing their children to make decisions, make affordable mistakes, and experience the natural and logical consequences of their actions. When this is balanced with sincere empathy, children are able to develop strategies to increase the quality of their choices.

Wednesdays, August 5-September 2, September 30-October 28, and December 2-December 30

 d. Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (ACT) Skills Training: A psychoeducational program that uses a combination of values clarification and mindfulness strategies combined with commitment and behavior change strategies to increase psychological flexibility.

Tuesdays, August 4-September 29 and October 20-December 15 from 1:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Learn more.

e. Career Launchpad: A series of workshops with proven techniques for individuals to search, apply, interview, and land their next career.

Tuesdays, beginning August 4 from 12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. Learn more, 

f. Living in a Virtual World: As the world continues to evolve, there are many resources that allow individuals to conveniently complete tasks online. This series of workshops is designed to increase participants’ comfortability with technology. Class topics include creating an email address and email etiquette, how to schedule appointments online, ordering food safely from home, and more relevant topics. 

Thursdays, August 6-August 27                  
Wednesdays, September 9-September 30  
Thursdays, December 3-December 17 

The program will serve 100 individuals in the first year. Each participant will partner with their coach to define their goals and select their customized individual and group programs, which will ultimately support them in attaining the long-term skills necessary to build cognitive and emotional fitness while building strong relationships with others.

To learn more about Abby’s Impact: Realizing Resilience or to register, contact Amanda Hernandez, Abby’s Impact program coordinator, at 303.996.1025.

To support Abby’s Impact: Realizing Resilience, please contact Jessica Zeidman, chief development officer, at 720.248.4663. 

Thank you to our partner:

Colorado Health Foundation