La Veta Village: Our Needs 

We are starting renovation of the old cheese factory, and will open our Assisted Living Facility in late summer 2021. The  Colorado Department of Local Affairs (DOLA) is providing $3.412  million in funding for the facility.  


We must raise $400,000 – around 10% of the total project cost. 

La Veta Village has already started the Living Facility. We have, 


  • Selected a contractor

  • Secured a construction review from Huerfano County up to $20k in grants spread over 2019-2022. 

  • Designed 16 suite facility, providing 10 jobs. 

  • DOLA agreements in process 

  • Interior Design completed

  • Architectural plans completed  

Secured Statewide Funding 

  • $3.412M CO Department of  Local Affairs (DOLA) - loan and  grant 
  •  $70K NextFifty Initiative grants
  • $30K Food Security grants 
    • $25K CO COVID Relief Fund  

    • $5K United Way Pueblo 

Obtained Community Support

  • $368K general support from 60 local donors;

  •  ~$20K of in-kind  furnishing donations  

  • $20.5K food program support from 65 local donors 



We need your help furnishing the facility, we need 18 dining room chairs and 10 end tables, pictured above. 


Dining Room Chair: $250 

End table: $100 


Businesses and individuals can get permanent recognition: Depending on your contribution, we will  name a room, or other item, after you or your business 

• $30,000+ : Resident and community Activity room, or signage for Community Park in adjoining lots 

• $25,000: Kitchen, Living Room, or Dining Room 

• $20,000: Music/Library, or Day Room 

• $15,000: Guest and staff suites (17 opportunities) 

• $10,000: Patio or Office 

• $ 5,000: Entry way/hall, Staff area 

• $ 1,000: All donors of $1,000+ obtain naming rights to furniture item of your selection, chairs and end tables at this event.  

• $ 500: We will recognize all donors who give $500 or  more on our donor plaque in the facility  


Please follow up by calling 719-742-3510, or via email at to ensure naming privileges are fulfilled. 


Benefits of an Assisted Living Facility in La Veta  for Huerfano County Health and Well-Being,

Closes gap in care for older  adults in Huerfano County:

  • Keeps families intact 
  • Provides option for companionship for older  adults who live alone 
  • Family style living, in town 


• Helps County address housing needs for older adults: 16 units 

• Benefits for all older adults in County 

  • Healthy living programs,  and enrichment activities for all adults 
  • Source of information for County and other services for older adults 

• Provides 10 permanent jobs 

• Construction jobs: provides  opportunities for sub contractors during construction & maintenance

 • Annual spending > $550,000 

• Enhances community by renovating derelict building 


Benefits of La Veta Location for Assisted Living Facility residents

• Downtown location, within  1-2 blocks of amenities 

• Library 

• Grocery and other shops 

• Churches 

• Restaurants 

• Theater & entertainment 

• Gym 

• Hairdresser 

• Post office 

• Emergency Services  


Other ways we were Helping Our Communities in 2018-2020....

• Fed families during COVID. Provided 118 households with free food; >25,000 equivalent meals, >200 grocery deliveries for adults age 60+ 

• Provided Spring Fire victims with furnishings and clothing 

• Educated adults on health 

La Veta Village

  • Our mission is to help Huerfano County aging adults who can no longer  live independently, remain as healthy and active as possible in familiar,  supportive surroundings in the vibrant community of La Veta. We strive  to help all aging adults in the County live healthier and active lives. 

    During crises, we help aging adults and others in our communities with  other essential needs. During the Covid-19 pandemic, we have provided  free food boxes to those in need, and grocery shopping and delivery to  adults over 60 and other adults at high-risk. We do this in collaboration  with SCCOG, Care and Share, and Charlie’s Market.


    Please visit our website to learn more,