The Piñon Project

Address: 210 E. Main St. Cortez, CO 81321

Contact: Kellie Unrein, 970-564-3811,


The Piñon Project provides job readiness and employment support, assistance navigating the work force center system, direct employer engagement, peer-to-peer leadership training, financial literacy training, assistance and support for vocational training, GED and higher education, parenting and mentoring. Access to other appropriate services include family advocacy, supervised visitation/safe exchange program, fatherhood program, access to health and nutrition programs and access to licensed child care and early learning services.

When you don’t have your basic needs—housing, food, transportation—it’s really hard to do all the things you need to do to meet your parole obligations. Taking away that feeling of constant emergency and crisis was really what our WAGEES program has done for a variety of people coming out of incarceration.

Kellie Unrein, Assistant Director, The Piñon Project