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Serving Southwest Denver Since 1988

OUR PURPOSE

Southwest Improvement Council, more commonly known as SWIC, is dedicated to enhancing the lives of all Southwest Denver residents. With a focus on improving quality of life, we have always adapted to the changing demographics and needs of the neighborhoods we serve. Our goal is to address challenges with an equity lens and be an active participant, along with other like-minded organizations, in finding solutions. Two of the most important challenges facing our community today are the increasing number of older adults age 60+ and the affordable housing shortage. We are committed to preserving culture, assisting older adults in aging in place and making home ownership attainable for all, as we continue to improve the quality of life in Southwest Denver.

OUR MISSION

Our mission is to empower individuals, improve the quality of life and advance human rights by addressing inequities in the communities we serve in Southwest Denver.

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OLDER ADULT SERVICES

Enriching Life for Older Adults.
At Southwest Improvement Council (SWIC), we understand the transformative power of social connections.  Our dedicated programs and activities are designed to foster meaningful interactions, provide opportunities for personal growth and create a vibrant community for older adults, age 60+.  At SWIC, we firmly believe that social connections play a vital role in enriching life for older adults.  Research shows that as we age, maintaining an active social life becomes increasingly important to overall well-being.

HOMEOWNERSHIP SERVICES

Making Home Ownership Possible.

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At SWIC, Our Commitment to Southwest Denver is Built on These Pillars

ENRICH

Enriching the lives of older adults who age in place is achieved through a holistic approach, encompassing socializing, physical activity, nourishment, meaningful connections, and creative expression, promoting their overall well-being and happiness.

SUSTAINABLE

We are committed to promoting stable housing for all. Our Homeownership Program encompasses a wide spectrum of support, including home buyer education to rental counseling, delinquent mortgage counseling, and foreclosure intervention. 

NOURISH

We strive to improve our community’s overall well-being by increasing access to nutritious, affordable, and culturally diverse meals. Empowering individuals to make healthier choices will ultimately foster a stronger, more vibrant community for all.

Community

We are proud to be a cornerstone of community support providing essential services to our neighbors. With almost four decades of community service, we are dedicated to strengthening the well-being and vitality of our community by working
collaboratively. Together with our partners, we strive to address a wide range of needs, from health and human services for aging adults to increasing access to home ownership for all. Our commitment to collective action ensures that we can deliver comprehensive and impactful solutions, making our community a better place for all.

DIVERSITY

We embrace and celebrate the rich tapestry of cultural diversity within our community. We are committed to fostering an inclusive environment where all backgrounds, beliefs, and traditions are not only respected but also valued. We serve and support individuals from all walks of life, ensuring that our programs, services, and opportunities are accessible to everyone, regardless of their cultural or ethnic background. We firmly believe that the strength of our community lies in its diversity, and we are dedicated to promoting unity and understanding among us all.

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