A Little Help is a Colorado nonprofit that connects neighbors to help older adults live independently, with a high quality of life. We began in 2005 when a group of neighbors joined together as Washington Park Cares to help older adults in their community age well at home. This model is based on the national Village Movement, which equips neighbors to deliver vital services, empowering older adults to age interdependently in their own homes, on their own terms. In 2007, A Little Help incorporated as a 501(c)(3) with the vision of neighbors connected across generations, creating strong communities.
A Little Help’s impact is continuing to expand by forging strategic partnerships with organizations and by growing geographically as our population ages. With A Little Help, our older adults are connected to neighbors, experts on aging, and many resources enabling them to thrive in their homes.
Since our founding, A Little Help has served nearly two thousand older adults and has engaged thousands of community volunteers. Our mission is simple: to connect neighbors to help older adults thrive.
This is a terrific story of a grassroots organization and it continues to unfold.
We value the opportunity for our elders to remain an integral part of our community, to live in the homes they have come to love, and to maintain the network of friends and neighbors they have developed over the years. The willingness of our neighbors to volunteer their time and expertise in support of the mission of the organization helps make this possible.
A Little Help is consciously and proactively inclusive of all areas of diversity including, but not limited to, race, ethnicity, color, national origin, ancestry, gender, sexual orientation, gender expression, religion, age, socioeconomic status, marital status, language, physical ability, and immigration status.