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About Mountain Resource Center


We strengthen our community with services that empower people.


Neighbors helping Neighbors achieve their potential.

Mountain Resource Center is a nonprofit, community-based organization that delivers high quality, Donate to MRCintegrated health and human services within a 1000+ square mile rural mountain area. Serving a population of over 65,000 in west Jefferson, Clear Creek, Gilpin and Park counties, Mountain Resource Center’s overarching model of integrated services allows clients to enter through any ‘door’ of service and access all agency resources.  To be directed to our services, please follow this link to Services.

Mountain Resource Center is well known for its Food Pantry, Basic Needs Services, Disaster Relief and Resale Store. The services we provide to the community includes Family Education, Workforce and Veteran Services,  Financial Coaching and Public Benefits Assistance. The Mountain Resource Center expanded veteran support services by hosting the Mountain Community Veteran’s Rendezvous in 2014.

The experienced, professional staff helps individuals and families connect with the services they need to achieve their potential or weather temporary challenges and return to self-sufficiency. Mountain Resource Center delivers both free and fee-paid services and as needed partners with other groups who augment our on-staff expertise. Our success is made possible through the generous donations of foundations and individuals, as well as the volunteer support of almost 300 individuals providing  11,387 hours of service annually.


MRC Serves the FoothillsFounded in 1990 to provide services to meet the unique needs of people living in the foothills west of Denver, Mountain Resource Center has grown rapidly. The founders understood that the geography of poverty is distinctly different in our service area, exacerbated by isolation, severe weather conditions, the scarcity of local jobs, insufficient low-income housing and limited public transportation. Mountain Resource Center continues to alleviate the effects of hidden poverty that touches the lives of residents in some of the most rugged and rustic areas in the state – reaching out to help people at all socioeconomic levels when emergencies or unemployment create a crisis.

For more than twenty years since it was founded, Mountain Resource Center removes the barriers to needed services and truly attains its vision of Neighbors Helping Neighbors Achieve Their Potential!