Cuica Montoya leads the outreach and wellness program at Colorado Village Collaborative. Her lived experience and peer support training helps her to connect with residents through shared understanding, respect, and mutual empowerment.
The Colorado Village Collaborative operates transformational housing communities in partnership with people coming from homelessness. Cole Chandler, executive director of CVC is passionate about bringing forward solutions informed by the people who are directly impacted by them. He shares that Cuica’s lived experience and the peer support model is a core to CVC’s work.
Learn more about Cuica’s journey and the importance of peer support in this community story.