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Connie Zimmerman

Founder and Executive Director

Families

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Background Information

Employment History

Executive Director

CHF International


Affiliations

Colorado Homeless Families Inc

Executive Director and Founder


Police Academy

Founder


Education

CHF Transition Housing Program


Bachelor of Arts

Sociology and Human Services


Web References(67 Total References)


Sentinel and Transcript Newspapers Online

www.jeffconews.com [cached]

"Many great people and great organizations came together to make transitional housing for the working poor possible," said Connie Zimmerman, Families founder and executive director."We worked with various contractors and companies.Village Homes supervised the construction of the duplex, Noel Lane (founder of HomeAid Colorado) coordinated attorney and contractors.Everyone really came together to make this happen."Zimmerman founded Families in 1987.The charity currently has 32 houses in Arvada.Intended as help for those poor with initiative, Families has housed 272 families in its units for 18 months to two years.One-hundred-eighty-four people have graduated to self-sufficiency. "We help families that are homeless or in danger of becoming homeless," Zimmerman said."The adults have to have initiative to help themselves.They have to be willing to go to school or go to work.If they're making minimum wage, we ask them to go to school, a university or college or trade school, to make more money."One family that will occupy the duplex is an ideal illustration of Families' philosophy, Zimmerman said.The new occupants will be a mother, 26, and her two children, 2 and 6.The family was in a good situation until the husband, the chief breadwinner, was stricken with cancer.While the family was living in another Families house, the husband died from hemorrhaging.The mother said she could not continue to live in the home in which her husband died so tragically. People involved with the charity said that hard-luck stories like the mother's are all too common during these uncertain economic times. "The city has been very supportive," Zimmerman said."They're another reason this program continues to be a success." Published March 6, 2003E-mail Jeff Francis Back to Arvada News


coloradohomelessfamilies.org

Mrs. Connie Zimmerman
Mrs. Connie Zimmerman, former Executive Director, founded Colorado Homeless Families in January, 1987. Upon retirement in July, 2016, Connie began serving on the CHF advisory board.


Arvada Volunteer Challenge - Arvada Chamber of Commerce

arvadachamber.org [cached]

Contact: Connie Zimmerman at (303) 420-6634 or connie@chfrb.org


coloradohomelessfamilies.org

It was 1987 when Connie Zimmerman first felt compelled to act.
She had seen homeless people before, but this was different. This homeless man worked where she worked. This homeless man was a working man, a family man who, despite his hard work, still had no home. Connie had no special training in helping the homeless. She wasn't a woman of great means. Connie and her husband, Larry, were both working, raising their two children, struggling to get by themselves. Connie prayed and asked God to help this working, family man. It was then that she sensed the help that God wanted to give, He wanted to give through her. That was 1987. From that day in 1987 through July 1, 2016, Connie worked tirelessly to help, not only this man and his family, but 502 other families who also worked but had no place to call home. In 1987, she founded Colorado Homeless Families (CHF) and went from renting and rehabbing dilapidated HUD properties for $1/year to owning 40 transitional housing units and housing on average 200+ men, women, and children each year. 503 families were helped because Connie felt compelled to act. What about you?


coloradohomelessfamilies.org

Karen began working at CHF in February, 2016 and became the Executive Director of CHF on July 1, 2016 when our founder, Connie Zimmerman, retired.


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