We Are Chaffee seeks to bring diverse voices together to recognize our commonalities & understand our honest differences. Our mission is to build a more resilient community through the power of story sharing & engagement.
We Are Chaffee strives to collect, highlight, and preserve the stories of Chaffee County community members. When we take the time to listen to someone’s story, we can begin to understand how we are all connected, and how we can extend empathy and connection to each other.
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WE ARE CHAFFEE
STORIES OF HOUSING
Miki Hodge and Becky Gray, on lessons from the Rainbow Family, confetti joy and bringing Jane's Place to life. LISTEN HERE ...
(Publication Date: 11.01.22)
Alexandra Restrepo, on childhood with a drug-addicted mother, the enduring love of her father, and fighting for her biggest dream LISTEN HERE...
(Publication Date: 8.23.22)
Andrea Carlstrom, Director of Public Health & Environment & Becky Gray, Director of Chaffee Housing Authority talk about Public Health & Housing with Ken Matthews on KHEN Radio LISTEN HERE...
(Publication Date: 7.26.22)
By sharing our stories intentionally, and listening intently, we can identify the similarities between us and understand a bit better the impact that our collective policy decisions have on one another. Sharing stories can empower individuals who have historically been silent, due to perceived positions of power. The following stories were recorded through the Housing+ Health program to help educate the community about our neighbors struggling with housing insecurities.