South Central Council of Governments (SCCOG) is a comprehensive community organization that provides many services to the Huerfano Las Animas bi-county region. Such services include: 1) Regional Community Development through facilitated community dialogue, needs assessment, and administration of various State economic development efforts and transportation planning; 2) Care Services programs offer non-medical in home services to clients to allow them to remain independent in their homes for as long as possible; 3)Area Agency on Aging (AAA) Senior Service Programs for those over sixty years of age; 4) Public Transportation Program providing transportation to the bi-county region; 5) Housing Rehabilitation Program provides single family owner-occupied rehabilitation of homes, energy assistance, and down payment assistance; and 6) the Early Learning Center in Trinidad.
The South Central Council of Governments (SCCOG) was formed as a nonprofit organization in 1975 as a bi-county association made up of county commissioners, mayors and city council members of Huerfano and Las Animas Counties. SCCOG works to help the bi-county region identify issues and create strategic solutions to address regional problems and/or issues that exist or could arise.
The Long-Term Outcome SCCOG is striving for is:
"All residents of Las Animas and Huerfano Counties have equal access to resources that promote their ability to achieve and maintain quality rural lives."