Portraits of Ability at St. Vrain Community Hub

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Portraits of Ability at St. Vrain Community Hub

Time: November 1, 2017 at 8am to February 28, 2018 at 4:30pm
Location: St. Vrain Community Hub
Street: 515 Coffman St
City/Town: Longmont
Website or Map: https://viacolorado.org/via-p…
Phone: 3034432882
Event Type: photojournalism, exhibit
Organized By: Lyndsy Morse
Latest Activity: Oct 27, 2017

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The Boulder County Department of Housing and Human Services (BCDHHS) will host “Portraits of Ability: Stories of Independence and Inspiration” November 1, 2017, through February 28, 2018, at the St. Vrain Community Hub, 515 Coffman St, Longmont, CO 80501. The free exhibit is open to the public Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., excluding holidays.

“Portraits of Ability” is a photojournalism exhibit presented by Via Mobility Services in partnership with VSA Colorado.

The mission of Via, a private nonprofit organization established in 1979, is to promote independence and self-sufficiency for people with limited mobility by providing caring, customer-focused transportation options. “Portraits of Ability” features 15 “portrait-stories” of people Via serves, including unique images and narratives which share a common theme – that of striving to not be defined by disability or age. The spirit and rich sense of who each person is – beyond their mobility challenges – is captured in photo-portraits taken by New York portrait artist Sophie Klafter. The exhibit was curated by the VSA Colorado/Access Gallery, the state organization on disabilities and the arts.

“The community Via serves overflows with people taking amazing journeys through life. Via is thrilled to be able to share these stories with a wider audience,” said Communications Manager, Lyndsy Morse. “The St. Vrain Community Hub’s commitment to access is a perfect complement to both our mission and the spirit of the ‘Portraits of Ability’ exhibit.”

The St. Vrain Community Hub is designed to remove obstacles to a wide range of supports, including access to transportation. The Hub is a “one-stop” health, housing, and human services hub for providers who share many of the same clients. Beyond simply co-locating related services, the Hub provides a holistic approach to meeting clients where they are – and helps guide them along a more personalized and positive path toward stability and self-sufficiency.  

“We’re excited to partner with Via Mobility Services to bring these important visual stories of personal strength to the St. Vrain Community Hub,” said Boulder County Housing and Human Services Director Frank Alexander. “Via’s focus on helping promote independence and self-sufficiency is a great fit for the Hub, which has a similar mission for those we serve.”  

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