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. JPP coaches understand and recognize the presence of trauma symptoms and acknowledge the role trauma may play in an individual's life. They provide non-judgmental support for families in all areas to address needs and avoid re-traumatization.
Meet the JPP Coaches
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.
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.
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 Bachelor’s degree in Social Work and is pursuing a Masters in Social Work.