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YouthLink partners are here for you!


Logan County youth and families are fortunate to have access to a wide variety of programs and services that benefit the health and wellness of families. This page includes brief details and contact information about many of the programs that are available in our community.

Or call YouthLink at (970)466-9115 if you have questions!

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Colorado Child Abuse and Neglect Hotline

If not you, then who? Trust your gut and report concerns about the safety and well-being of a child.

  • 844-CO-4-Kids

  • Available 24 hours a day, every day. 

  • Anyone witnessing a child in a life-threatening situation should call 911 immediately.


Colorado Crisis Services Hotline 

Support & counseling for yourself or a loved one. Whatever you're going through, we'll help you through it.

  • 844-493-TALK (8255)

  • Or text TALK to 38255


Anonymously report anything that concerns or threatens you, your friends, your family or your community.
We are open 24/7, 365 to take reports.

  • Make a report. Make a difference.

  • 1-877-542-7233


Centennial Mental Health Center

Get help quickly from local experts if you or someone you care about needs help coping with feelings of isolation, depression, or overwhelm.


Vital Resources Referral

2-1-1 is a confidential and multilingual service connecting people to vital resources across the state. No matter where you live in Colorado, you can find information about resources in your local community.

  • Call 2-1-1 or (866) 760-6489     

  • Text your ZIP CODE to 898-211


Help for Abused Partners - Domestic Violence

Domestic Violence crisis intervention, including temporary short-term shelter

  • Call 970-522-2307


  • COVID-19 Relief assistance for any individual (with or without children) experiencing a domestic violence related crisis in the past 2 months

  • Funding to assist with basic needs, possibly including rent, utilities, etc.

  • Consultation/coaching assistance included

SARA House

Child Advocacy Center, Sexual Assault Services, Domestic Violence Services

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Health & Wellness

COVID-19 related Health Concerns

  • The State of Colorado Public Health and Environment posts the most relevant information here:

  • The Northeast Colorado Health Department posts locally relevant information here:

Find a Doctor who accepts Medicaid


  • Every member of Health First Colorado (Colorado’s Medicaid Program) has a primary care provider and belongs to a regional organization that helps connect you with the health care you need.

  • Your primary care provider is your first contact for your health and wellness services. Health First Colorado will assign you to a primary care provider.

  • You and your primary care provider belong to a regional organization that helps you make sure you get the health care and services you need.

Mental Health Concerns

  • Celebrate Recovery Groups


    • First Baptist Church @ 915 S 8th Ave, Sterling, CO

    • Contact for details  (970) 522-9002

    • Fridays

    • Small groups as needed





  • Mobile Opioid MAT Unit (Front Range Clinic)

Treatment for substance addictions (in addition to opioids)


  • Call (970) 616-2756 for an appointment or for more information.

  • Grant funded - no insurance required, no co-pay

  • ​Schedule:
    • Thursday:

      • Limon, 10:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m., Ben’s Family Pharmacy, 333 M Ave, Limon, CO, USA

      • Burlington, 2:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m., Burlington Community Center, 340 S 14th St, Burlington, CO

    • Wednesday:

      • Holyoke, Noon-2:00 p.m.,  Melissa Memorial Hospital, 1001 E Johnson St, Holyoke, CO

    • Tuesday:

      • Sterling, 10:00-1:00, behind Hope House,212 N 3rd St, Sterling, CO

    • Monday

      • Sedgwick, 11:30-1:00, Lucy’s Place Café, 10646 CO-59, Sedgwick, CO

      • Julesburg, 2:00-4:00, Fort Sedgwick Museum, 114 E 1st St, Julesburg, CO

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Food Assistance

Cooperating Ministry of Logan County

Cooperating Ministry of Logan County is a non profit organization founded in 1981 by the Sterling Ministerial Alliance to be a centralized resource for the community. Utilizing Our Vision: “To provide coordinated emergency resources and assistance to people who are in need.​" The goal is to provide a hand up, not a hand out.

  • Open M - F, 10am - 4pm

  • 230 N. 10th Ave.

  • 970-522-6405



    • Must be a Logan County resident

    • must show an ID along with proof of address 

      • (i.e. utility bill, phone bill, medical bill, letter, as long as it is posted within last 30 days)

  • 2 different food assistance programs available year round

  • CMLC Food Pantry is also available

Food Stamps

Food Bank of the Rockies

  • Phone 303-371-9250

  • Logan County Fairgrounds
    4th Tuesday of every month starting at 9am.

  • No eligibility requirements for Mobile Pantry Food. Participation in approved public assistance programs or income guidelines to qualify for TEFAP food; self declared.
    Information and assistance with applications for SNAP (food stamps) will be available during this distribution.
    Please bring bags, boxes or baskets to transport items

Centennial Mental Health Center - Soup Kitchen

  • Open clients are eligible to eat any day

  • Call (970) 522-4392

  • Curbside pickup 

Under the Umbrella

Zion Church

  • Free meals on Sundays @ 11:30-12:30 

  • 432 Chestnut St, Sterling, CO

Family Resource Center

  • Outdoor Food Pantry

    • Families are welcome to take food any time as needed. No phone call required

    • Located at 120 Main Street, Sterling, CO

    • DONATIONS WELCOME - Call (970) 526-2439 

  • Totes for Hope distribution 

    • Weekend groceries for students

    • Families connect with the service through their child's school

  • Super Snack Meal Kits

    • 5 pre-packed, shelf-stable heavy snacks and drink

    • For youth and children under age 18

    • FRC receives 200 each month

WIC (Food Assistance for Women, Infants, and Children)


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LEAP - Low Income Energy Assistance Program

Energy Outreach Colorado 

Centennial Mental Health Center

  • Housing Assistance Programs

  • Emergency Housing Assistance Program (EHAP)

    • Eligibility

      • Loss of income as a direct result of the COVID-19. These funds are time-limited and can assist the tenant/homeowner with only the portion of housing costs the household cannot afford.

    • Payments are made directly to the landlord/mortgage company in order to avoid eviction or foreclosure.

    • Program open to community members, regardless of being an open client

    • Click here for the application

  • Homeless Prevention Activities Program (HPAP)

    • Eligibility:

      • Experiencing a temporary economic crisis, such as job loss, that has caused a loss of income leading to a high risk situation for eviction.

      • Household income must be at or below 50% area median Income limits

      • Proof of lost income and looming potential for eviction.

    • Program includes case management and coaching for success with obtainable goals to remedy their situation within 6 months.

    • Open client status NOT required.

  • 7/1/2020: Funding NOT available for emergency/temporary shelter, like motel stays. This type of assistance is only available from October through March of each calendar year.

Logan County Department of Human Services - Diversion Program

  • Requirements

    • less than $75,000 annual income

    • Must have children in the home

  • Potential needs addressed:

    • Basic needs

    • Rent, utilities, other

    • Consultation/coaching family finances

    • Goal is to keep people working, be able to return to work when the opportunity returns

  • Apply in person at:

    • Logan County Department of Human Services

    • 970-522-​2194

    • 508 S. 10th Avenue, Sterling CO

Cooperating Ministry of Logan County

CMLC offers Prevention/Intervention Programs to include a Utility Assistance Program (i.e. water bills, electric bills and heating source provisions-propane,coal & pellets).

Hope House

​Services include: Housing Program, 1on1 Case Management, Peer Navigation, On Campus Groups, Budgeting Class, Life Skills, Job Reintegration, Faith Based Services and Community Activities

Under the Umbrella

Non-profit that assists with emergency housing and emergency food and other items.

Sterling Housing Authority

Property listings and applications for low-income housing in Sterling

  • 435 McGregor Rd, Sterling, CO

  • (970)522-0869

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  • Cooperating Ministry of Logan County Thrift Store

    • See Facebook page for info and announcements

    • (970) 522-6405

    • 230 N 10th Ave, Sterling, CO

  • YouthLink

    • Vouchers for students who participate in the TEAM Up for Success program

      • for clothing/shoes at Cooperating Ministry or Walmart

    • 304 Main Street, Sterling, CO​

    • 970-466-9115


  • Funding for Transportation

    • YouthLink

      • 304 Main Street, Sterling, CO​

      • 970-466-9115

School-Based Activities

The following programs are offered at most of our Logan County school districts. Contact your child's school for specific details about how to enroll: 

  • High School Age Students

    • School Athletics Programs

      • Fall - Football, Volleyball, Cross Country​

        • Sterling High School also has: Soccer, Softball, Golf​

      • Winter - Basketball, Wrestling

      • Spring - Track & Field, Baseball

        • Sterling High School also has: Softball, Soccer​

      • Year Round - Shooting Sports

    • Activities/Clubs

      • FFA - Future Farmers of America​

      • FCCLA - Future Career and Community Leaders of America

      • DECA - Distributive Education Clubs of America (business & marketing)

      • HOSA - Health Occupations Students of America

      • Drama

      • Art

      • Music - Choir, Show Choir, Band, Jazz Band

  • Middle School Age Students

    • School Sports

      • Fall - Football, Volleyball, Soccer (SMS)

      • Winter - Basketball, Wrestling

      • Spring - Track & Field, Baseball

Community-Based Activities

The following organizations sponsor ongoing programs and activities for Logan County youth. Click on the links to visit their websites or call for the most current information.  

  • Platte Valley Soccer League

    • Soccer teams for Pre-Kindergarten through High School age players

    • Two seasons: Spring - April to May, and Fall - September to October

    • (970) 520-1226

    • Facebook Page

  • South Platte Youth Football League

    • Youth tackle football program for kids in Sterling and the surrounding area.

    • Communities include: Sterling, Merino, Brush, Ft. Morgan, Akron, Fleming, Haxtun, Holyoke, Julesburg, Ovid, Yuma, Iliff and Crook. There are also teams from Sidney, Chappel and Grant Nebraska.

    • Website

    • Facebook Page

  • Sterling Baseball Organization

  • Garcia Sports

    • Classes for boxing,wrestling,kickboxing and jiu-jitsu. Personal training for MMA and weight training also available.

    • 601 N 2nd St  Sterling, CO

    • (970) 520-6130

    • Facebook Page

  • Durante's Dance Studio

    • Dance classes available starting at the age of 3.  We offer ballet, lyrical, tap, jazz, hip hop, pom, and private sessions. 

    • Website

    • Facebook Page​​

  • Melissa's School of Dance & Gymnastics 

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Churches/Youth Groups

Churches + Youth Groups

There are many! Schedules change from season to season. Please contact churches directly for the most recent details about how to participate.

Berean Church of Sterling

12527 County Road 37 Sterling CO


Calvary Baptist Church

302 N 8th Ave Sterling CO

(970) 522-9982


Christ United Methodist Church

104 S 4th St Sterling CO

(970) 522-2910

Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints

513 North 7th Ave Sterling, CO



Church of The Nazarene

1600 Sidney Ave Sterling CO

(970) 522-2601


Emmanuel Baptist Church

1309 Sidney Ave Sterling CO


Faith Tabernacle Church

419 Morgan Street, Merino, CO

Faith United Methodist Church

230 Williams Place  Sterling CO

(970) 522-0140


First Baptist Church

915 S 8th Ave Sterling CO


First Presbyterian Church

130 S 4th St Sterling CO

(970) 522-2708

Foursquare Church

427 N 5th St Sterling CO


Lighthouse Baptist Church

480 Logan St. Sterling, CO



Peace Lutheran Church

1404 S 9th Ave Sterling CO



Prince of Peace Episcopal Church

201 Phelps St Sterling CO

(970) 522-0539

The Rock Assembly of God

415 Beattie St Sterling CO


Saint Anthony's Catholic Church

331 S 3rd St Sterling CO

(970) 522-6422


Seventh-Day Adventist Church

230 Lincoln St Sterling CO



Trinity Lutheran Church

732 Clark St Sterling CO

(970) 522-594

Turning Point

320 N 4th St Sterling CO


United Church of Crook
217 2nd St. Crook, CO 80736

Wildwood Bible Church

406 Colorado Ave. Merino, CO

(720) 206-7013

Zion Congregational Church Of Christ

432 Chestnut St Sterling CO

(970) 522-0817

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Child Care & Parenting

Early Childhood Council of Logan Phillips & Sedgwick Counties

ECCLPS' mission is a collaborative system that promotes and values high quality early care and education opportunities for children birth to five and their families.

Colorado Child Care Assistance Program

The Colorado Child Care Assistance Program (CCCAP) helps families that are homeless, working, searching for work or in school find low-income child care assistance. Families that are enrolled in the Colorado Works Program can also use CCCAP services.

  • Additional information available at the Logan County Department of Human Services

Parenting Classes

Family Resource Center

Ongoing classes include Nurturing Parents, Nurturing Fathers, and Incredible Years, along with other classes throughout the year as opportunities become available.

Strengthening Families

The Strengthening Families Program (SFP) is an evidence-based family skills training program for high-risk and general population families that is recognized both nationally and internationally. Parents and youth attend weekly SFP skills classes together, learning parenting skills and youth life and refusal skills.

  • Program offered in partnership with Family Resource Center and Centennial Mental Health

  • Schedule varies throughout the year

  • Contact Nicole Herrera at Centennial Mental Health Center for details

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