Focus Points Family Resource Center, one of the main providers of services to immigrants in metro Denver, has purchased a building in northeast Denver that will offer educational programs and other services to struggling families.

The new facility will become a place where people struggling to learn English and educate their children can find support as they strive to end their isolation and become part of the Denver community, according to Stuart Steers, Development Director at the Focus Points Family Resource Center.

"This means Denver and the surrounding communities will have access to our quality educational services from a defined location," said Cynthia Gallegos, executive director of Focus Points. "It will greatly improve the community by meeting educational needs."

Focus Points serves more than 1,700 families a year with English as a Second Language classes, literacy training, GED preparation and Early Childhood Education. In addition, Focus Points helps families enroll in the CHP+ health insurance program for children and offers parenting and nutrition classes, health education, and other services.

The new building is at 2501 E. 48th Avenue in the Swansea neighborhood in northeast Denver. It formerly housed the Cross Community Coalition, which closed last year. Focus Points has been in operation since 1995, but this is the first time the group has been able to purchase a building.

"This beautiful new building will enable Focus Points to continue to serve families from the Cole and Five Points neighborhoods, while putting it in an excellent position to offer its range of family support, English as a Second Language and health services to the families in the Globeville, Swansea and Elyria neighborhoods," said Harold R. Logan, Jr., chairman of the Focus Points board of directors.

The organization has become a place where immigrants know they can find the tools to improve their lives.

A community open house will be held the evening of June 23, 2011, to welcome Focus Points' neighbors and friends to the building. For more information, please call 303-292-0770 or visit focuspoints.org.