JPP coaches help families navigate services, access resources, and overcome barriers to reach their self-defined goals.
JPP centers on families and their strengths. JPP coaches work with families as equal partners in setting goals and developing solutions to put them on the path to prosperity. Coaches recognize the importance of building strong relationships with participants to employ an individualized approach to ensure each family’s success.
We coach, not case work
Families play a vital role in program development and define their own success, dreams, and goals. JPP coaches work with families as equal partners in creating a pathway and developing solutions to overcome barriers to accomplish their self-defined goals.
Through our monthly one-on-one coaching sessions, we create a safe and empowering space for families to explore their dreams, address challenges, and develop a personalized roadmap for success. Our dedicated coaches provide guidance, support, and practical tools to help families overcome obstacles and achieve their full potential. Most importantly, coaches provide hope, encouragement, and support to help families achieve their goals.
JPP coaches advocate with and on behalf of families for resources and supports families need, identify potential opportunities and pathways based on family goals, provide hope, encouragement, and support through monthly one on one coaching sessions, and host learning opportunities to help families achieve their goals.
We actively engage with families
JPP coaches advocate for every family to help them overcome barriers by understanding that every path to self-sufficiency is unique. The most important strategy we use is engaging with and listening to family voice. JPP understands that families are leaders in their own lives and know what they need to succeed. By listening to families, we can provide meaningful resources to help them succeed in school, land a new job, and build economic assets through financial literacy.
Jessica Hansen, JPP Program Director
Jessica’s professional career has largely been focused on working with families experiencing homelessness and poverty and in Title I Schools. Jessica worked for Jefferson County Public Schools overseeing Homeless Services, Family Engagement, and Medicaid enrollment prior to being employed at Jefferson County Human Services since 2015.
Jessica holds a Bachelors and Masters degree in Social Work. She is extremely passionate about serving vulnerable populations and working in the community. She also believes that family voice is a critical component of any program.
Suzanne Godbey, Family Coach
As a retired Jeffco elementary school teacher, Suzanne is passionate about education, creating community, and opportunities for lifelong learning and growth. She holds a Bachelors degree in Science and Masters in General Education. Since JPP joining JPP in May 2022, Suzanne has fostered close relationships with the JPP community, supporting families on their path to prosperity.
Zoe Colvin, Family Coach
Zoe has been serving JPP families since February 2021. She works with families to help them achieve their self-defined goals and build community with one another. Zoe enjoys the opportunity to support each person in a diverse and unique way. She has earned a Bachelors degree in Social Work and a Masters in Social Work.
Cristal Hernandez-Cruz, Family Coach
Cristal served Denver Public School for seven years before joining JPP as a Bilingual Navigation Coach in June 2023. She has a background in business entrepreneurship and earned a Bachelors degree in Individualized Studies and a Masters in Organizational Leadership. Cristal truly enjoys empowering youth and families to strive for success. She is passionate about helping JPP families develop the framework to achieve self-defined prosperity.