About Us

Since 1990, Mountain Resource Center (MRC) has promoted self-sufficiency, economic stability and has improved the quality of life for residents living in Jefferson and Park Counties. Services include Food Access and Sustainability, Employment Assistance, Early Childhood Education and Parent Support, Veterans Services, and Emergency Financial Assistance.

At Mountain Resource Center, we believe that strong families are made up of thriving individuals. Multigenerational programs meet families’ needs by connecting them to the resources needed to achieve their potential, meet challenges, and regain self-sufficiency.

The experienced, professional staff helps individuals and families connect with the services they need to achieve their potential and meet their unique challenges.  Mountain Resource Center delivers all services free of charge and open to all community members. Our success is made possible through the generous donations of foundations and individuals, as well as the volunteer support of almost 300 individuals providing more than 13,000 hours of service annually.

The services we provide to the community include Early Childhood and Family Education, Emergency Financial Assistance such as rent, mortgagee and utility, Basic Needs that include food and clothing, Public Benefits Enrollment Assistance, Workforce and Adult Education, Financial Coaching, Food Pantry and Mobile Food Share. Onsite Healthcare and Mental Health Referrals, and Veterans Support Services.

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COVID-19 Response

Mountain Resource Center is seeing an unprecedented need for services in our community due to the pandemic.. Mental health services are in especially high demand as our clients deal with the impacts of the crisis. We have seen an increase in requests for supportive services, such as stress and fear management. For our families who are struggling with the new reality of quarantines, job loss and children out of school, our Parents as Teachers and Circle of Parents programs are here to help. One mother stated, it was “all that she had” for support. In addition, more families than ever need help with basic expenses, and we are providing food to more than 200 families on average per week. To meet these growing needs, please consider a donation to our Impact Your Community campaign. Your donation will make a critical difference in helping us provide these life-saving services. We truly appreciate any support you are able to give.


We can help with food, emergency financial & utility assistance, family education, veterans support & onsite healthcare through STRIDE Community Health Center.


We strengthen our community with services that empower people. Please consider donating to Mountain Resource Center today.


Our volunteers are at the heart of our organization and we couldn’t do it without your help. Learn more about how you can get involved at MRC.