REGISTRATIONS FOR THE FATHER'S HEART ROCKY FORD ARE CONCLUDED
REGISTRATIONS FOR THE FATHER'S HEART ROCKY FORD ARE CONCLUDED
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The Pinto Project has its roots in an early 1970's jobs program for Colorado ex-offenders called the "Pinto Program." This was an ex-offender re-entry and job training program that saw an approximate 80% success rate and was started by visionary Patrick "Pat" Vigil. The story is authentic and not strange to multiple generations who walk a hard road, but have a tendency to rise... 
"It seemed that too many youth of that day accepted that they were destined go to prison to 'make their bones' in a journey that started at 'Jive Hall' (Now known as the Judge Phillip B. Gilliam Youth Center and named for a good man who I came to know and respect) and progressing to the youth facility known as Golden and on to the Buena Vista state reformatory on their way to the Colorado State Penitentiary. At the heart of this, for most of these young people, was the absence of parental presence and guidance, positive role models, poverty, a poverty mentality and spirit, drugs and drug addiction, and the lie of a street code." 
To read the complete story on the history and legacy of the Pinto Project, click on the images above to view, download or print the PDF document.
An excerpt from the Pinto Project history document:
The "Guidance For Living" 
Life Skills Empowerment Curriculum
Our purpose is to answer the calling as a spiritual and provisional community resource. Our mission is to help and to provide a decent second chance opportunity to at risk and under served members of the community by using education and guidance through life skills training and personal spiritual development coupled with job training and work opportunity for single parents under financial challenge, qualified homeless veterans, and qualified "at risk" members in the Denver and Colorado Front Range communities. Accordingly, the Pinto Project is like a 2-sided coin with 2 elements and functions.
On the other side of the coin of the Pinto Project training model is adult empowerment training for at risk students through curriculum based practical and faith based life skills training and diversion programming.
On one side of the coin is our provisional purpose and mission. Our mission is to work with local businesses, construction companies, window service companies, real estate agencies, and mortgage companies to develop job training and work opportunities for qualified program participants. Those that are accepted into the program understand and agree that they are accepted  as "clients" and "students."
Guidance for Living is a paced curriculum based guidance and teaching module. It offers practical direction to establishing positive living practices. It is comprised of basic life skills strategies training, at risk issue management, and coping skills.
Job program building model includes providing residential and commercial property upgrades in the area of mini blind sales and installation and upgrades. Other job training and placement areas that are being developed include apprenticeship opportunities in craft work skills training and service qualification as well as in the area of real estate and mortgage sales and processing.
The Pinto Project is being organized under the 501c3 ministry covering of Promise Ministries and the Robert A. Paul Christian Academy and Scholarship Foundation, Fresno, CA. The Pinto Project participant consideration focuses on single parents under financial challenge, qualified homeless veterans, and qualified at risk members in the Denver and Colorado Front Range communities. 
Accordingly, by design the Pinto Project Jobs Training program model incorporates the incentives of learning a marketable skill set with the goal of working with community partners to secure full time quality job opportunities.
Project 360° program training referrals and registration are ongoing.   For immediate help call 720-300-9054. For info email us at
The business and work training is the provisional half of the Pinto Project purpose while the practical and spiritual life skills teaching represents the program's educational component. This is a 360° practical and ministry approach to outreach, restoration, and a personal growth opportunity for students in the program.
Project 360° "Diversion and Prevention" 
Community Service and Prevention Training
Project 360° Diversion and Prevention offers programming options to young people needing to satisfy court mandated community service hours. Program referrals are on a volunteer enrollment basis. For detailed information click on the image
The Pinto Project is a community jobs and life skills training program under organization and funding consideration. The Pinto Project's oversight affiliation and leadership is comprised of a regional group of faith based and non-faith based organizations and members of the Denver community. 
"And the King will answer and say to them, Truly I say to you, to the extent that you did it to one of these brothers of mine, even the least of these, you did it to me." Matthew 25:40
Our heartbeat is for the lost and most vulnerable members of the community. Our calling is to the community more so than the four walls of a church. Our hope and mission is to provide at risk youth prevention assistance and family spiritual and provisional support. Our focus is men and family leaders, the elderly, and community members experiencing challenges with legal entanglements, drug involvement issues, addictions, and support needs. If you know someone that is struggling with drugs or addictions and needs prayer or support, you are invited to contact us. We would like to pray with and encourage them, and explore the possibility of assisting them locate what they need in their journey to wellness.
We are “project oriented” which means that we focus on community outreach projects and activities. This includes La Familia projects as well as collaborating with and/ or supporting music ministries and outreach efforts. As a project oriented "Para-church" ministry, we have no church congregation to support our outreach projects. Instead, we rely on the Lord for materials donations.
La Familia Ministries does not charge for any ministry help or service that we extend. 
2019 Cardenas Ministries "Easter Project - Great Easter Egg Hunt" annual event in Brighton, CO. 1,000 children from low income families and Brighton community members were provided with free children's Easter egg hunt, given free Easter baskets, and hot dogs and hamburgers for all in attendance. Photo Gallery >>
The La Familia Ministries 2019 Father's Heart - Nellies Kids Christmas Outreach where hundreds were fed a free holiday dinner by community and church volunteers, hundreds of Christmas toys were given away, and a free holiday Gospel concert was offered to the Denver community.  Photo gallery >>>
July 2019 La Familia and New Hope In Christ Church  came along side Cardenas Ministries for the "First Responders Annual Appreciation Project." The Cardenas Ministries project featured five on-site appreciation BBQ events. 1,500 first responders from Adams County and Denver were fed and provided with free Bibles. Link to photo Gallery >>>
For questions or immediate help please use the contact info below
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We are a non-denominational Christian ministry and practice and minister according to the full Gospel Christian doctrine. with emphasis on  the ministry model and example portrayed in the scriptural account of the example, life, ministry, and love of Jesus Christ. 
We are not a church but what is called a Christian para-church community outreach ministry organization. What that means is that our efforts are based on outreach projects directly in a community. The streets of a community is our church. That's where we were called to.
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God bless you and your families. Thank you for visiting.
community collaboration
Welcome and thank you for visiting the La Familia Ministries site. The first thing I usually hear from people that I meet or who reach out to us on social media is "Where is your church, I would like to attend?" 
La Familia projects are made possible through volunteers who give of their time and expertise as well as who work our community outreach projects. They have always been lead to us or to a project. They are the gold standard.
"THERE IS NOTHING STRONGER THAN THE HEART OF A VOLUNTEER"
We wish to thank our 2020 community partners and volunteers for their support and participation in the The Father's Heart - Nellie's Kids as well as past community and ministry partners. We especially thank the US Marines and the Toys-For-Tots Foundation for all that they do in helping families and less fortunate children have access to toys at Christmas. This effort makes all the difference in the world to these children. We see it on the faces of the children each year at every event. So to the Marines and Toys-For-Tots, God bless you and thank you for your service. 
CENTRAL DENVER
For materials and financial donations, please contact us at:
La Familia Ministries
Angel Barrientos - 720-671-3151
Also, for your convenience, you may secure your donation 
by using the Donate tool below. Thank you again and God bless
We are “project oriented” which means that we focus on community outreach projects and activities. This includes La Familia projects as well as collaborating with and/ or supporting music ministries and outreach efforts. As a project oriented "Para-church" ministry, we have no church congregation to support our outreach projects. Accordingly, we rely on the Lord for financial and materials donations on a per project basis. If you would like to donate, there is a donation tool below and for materials donations there is contact information below as well.
La Familia Ministries does not charge for any ministry help or service that we extend. 
Made possible by the Aztlan Recreation Center, the U.S. Marines Toys-For-Tots, New Hope In Christ Church, SOCK-IT-TO-EM', and La Familia Ministries.
Aztlan Recreation Center
SATURDAY, DECEMBER 17, 2022 - WHEATRIDGE, CO
NEW HOPE IN CHRIST
4535 Wadsworth Boulevard, Wheat Ridge, Colorado 80033
This is a Special Sevice and Toy Giveaway Event
Event starts at 11:00 AM to 1 PM . All Children Must Pre-Register
For New Hope In Christ, the U.S. Marines Toys-For-Tots, La Familia Ministries, and the SOCK-IT-TO-EM group are blessed to offer "Spirit of Giving Colorado." This is a community and family outreach event being offered to assist parents and grandparents with toys for kids in the traditional gift giving practice of Christmas, but it is also to share the true story and meaning of Christmas.
Christmas gifts are for kids 4 to 12 years of age. Toys and socks will be given out at the conclusion of the special service during a time of fellowship. Single parents and grand parents raising kids, you are all welcome. Children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. To pre-register kids call Silvia at 720-603-5212 or email by clicking the email icon >>>> 
Special thanks to Ms. Susan Elizabeth Lee and Ms. Tasha Gallegos
Made possible by New Hope In Christ Church, the U.S. Marines Toys-For-Tots, New the SOCK-IT-TO-EM' socks organziation, and La Familia Ministries.
SATURDAY, DECEMBER 17, 2022 
2ND ANNUAL LA FAMILIA FATHER'S HEART 
A COMMUNITY AND FAMILY CHRISTMAS OUTREACH
Pioneer Health Care Center, 2900 So. 12th Street, Rocky Ford, CO 81067
Event starts at 1:00 PM at the East Parking Lot . Outside Event . Dress Warm
For children 4 to 12 years old and nursing home seniors
Toy Giveaway . Meet Santa . Cocoa and pastries will be served
PIONEER HEALTH CARE CENTER
Made possible by the 2022 Father's Heart Rocky Ford Collaborative
SPECIAL THANKS TO TRIPLE G'S, LLC, RUSS MILLER AND THE COLORADO SPRINGS TOYS-FOR-TOTS, OUR LEADERS AND VOLUNTEERS, THE ROCKY FORD FIRE AND POLICE DEPARTMENTS, PIZZA HUT, SUSAN AND SOCK-IT-TO-EM.
SUNDAY, DECEMBER 18, 2022 
9th Annual La Familia Father's Heart - Nellie's Kids
A COMMUNITY AND FAMILY CHRISTMAS OUTREACH
SALON REAL EVENTS CENTER 
2200 W. Alameda Avenue, Suite 30, Denver, CO 80223 - Event starts at 3:30 PM
Toy Giveaway . Meet Santa . Meet Kamela . Mexican Plate Dinner will be served.  
Made possible by the 2022 Father's Heart Denver Collaborative
This event is for Rocky Ford, Manzanola, Fowler, La Junta, and La Animas
CHUBBY'S MEXICAN FOOD 
WEST 38TH AND LIPAN
Thank you Greg, Danny, and the Chubby's W. 38th Familia
RECREATION CENTER TOYS FOR KIDS
Friday, December 16, 2022 - Denver, CO
A Christmas Community and Family Outreach
4435 Navajo Street, Denver, CO 80211
Event starts at 5:30 PM . For kids 4 to 12 years old.
ALL KIDS MUST PRE-REGISTER BY DECEMBER 10TH
This is the registration information needed:
> The name and telephone number of parent or guardian
> Number of children, their ages, and genders. 
> To register children call the Aztlan Recreation Center at 720-865-4386
The event will feature a Cookie Decorating Station, Arts and Crafts, Photos with Santa, Meet the Grinch, Toy's and Socks will be given away at the end of the event. All children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. 
ALL KIDS MUST PRE-REGISTER BY DECEMBER 10TH
This is the registration information needed:
> The name and telephone number of parent or guardian
> Number of children, their ages, and genders. 
> To register children call Silvia at 720-603-5212 
Registrations are concluded for the Father's Heart Rocky Ford. we have reached our cap for the number of toys we will have this year. It's now time to wrap up and bless some kids and families. Thank you to Brother Russ Miller and the Marines and Toys-For-Tots and our community partners. Moreover, to the group from Rocky Ford and the surrounding cities that is putting all this together, thank you for the awesome job of community outreach and registering kids. 
For questions call Mary Jo Aragon at 719-468-1016 or email 
Registrations for the Father's Heart - Nellie's Kids event in Denver are now concluded and we have reached our cap for the number of toys we will have this year. It's now time to wrap up and bless some kids and families. Thank you to the Marines and Toys-For-Tots and Tasha Gallegos, our community partners. Moreover, to the Salon Real and the Mendez family and the volunteers that will make all this come together, thank you for the awesome job of community outreach and registering kids. La Familia, the kids and families, as well as our comunidad are grateful for you. Mil Gracias a todos!
For questions call La Familia at 720-671-3151 or email 
SUNDAY, DECEMBER 18, 2022 
1st Annual Father's Heart - Las Animas, Colorado
A COMMUNITY AND FAMILY CHRISTMAS OUTREACH
PETE'S FAN ZONE
402 6the Street, Las Animas, CO 81054
First 100 Kids - Ages 4 through 12 Years Old
Event starts at 3:00 PM - Toy Giveaway . Meet Santa . Beverages and Snacks
Made possible by the 2022 Father's Heart Las Animas Collaborative
ALL KIDS MUST PRE-REGISTER 
This is the registration information needed:
> The name and telephone number of parent or guardian
> Number of children, their ages, and genders. 
> To register children call the Michael at 719-469-4132 
> Or email us at 
ALL PROJECTS LISTED BELOW ARE DIFFERENT AND ARE LISTED BY MULTIPLE CITES. PLEASE BE CAREFUL WHEN REFERENCING INFORMATION 
La Familia Ministries welcomes Las Animas, Colorado to the Father's Heart family!
Click on the image to view, download, print the Father's Heart Denver event flyer >>>>
Click on the image to view, download, print the Father's Heart Denver info >>>>
HERNANDEZ REALTY 
Desiree Florez
720-935-7574