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Agencies Funded

The following agencies have received Human Services funding for 2013.  The complete list and funding allocations are available in pdf format at the bottom of this page.   

CDBG-FUNDED AGENCIES

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

Care and Share
2605 Preamble Point
Colorado Springs, CO  80915
719-434-4674

Care and Share - This agency acquires and distributes emergency and supplemental food to 135 partner agencies in Colorado Springs.  The agency also operates a number of specific programs and activities that benefit the hungry in Colorado Springs, including the Food Rescue Program, Kids Cafes, the Send Hunger Packing Program, the Commodity Supplemental Food Program for low-income seniors, and the Emergency Food Assistance Program for low-income households.
Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA)
701 South Cascade Avenue
Colorado Springs, CO 80903
719-447-9898
Court-Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) - Dependency and Neglect Program - This agency provides and manages CASA volunteer advocates for children who are in out-of-home placements through the courts. Trained community volunteers monitor child abuse cases in which domestic violence is also present. The volunteer advocates represent the child's best interest assuring intervention and prevention throughout the case. The goal is a safe and permanent home for each child.

Court-Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) - Supervised Parenting Time - This program provides a court-ordered service to protect children and adult victims from witnessing or involvement in physical conflict. The program enables adult victims of domestic violence to permit parenting time with the offender without face-to-face contact, alleviating further domestic violence trauma or re-victimization. The program provides accountability, and courts are informed of lack of compliance and/or inappropriate behaviors.

Catholic Charities
228 N. Cascade Avenue
Colorado Springs, CO 80903
719-636-2345
Catholic Charities of Colorado Springs - This agency operates the Marian House Soup Kitchen, Medical Clinic, and Drop-In Center. They provide services to the homeless, poor, working poor and low-income persons. The Marian House Soup Kitchen provides a hot, nutritious meal to those in need 365 days a year.
Colorado Veterans Resource Coalition
415 S. Weber Street
Colorado Springs, CO 80903
719-477-1639
Colorado Veterans Resources Coalition (Crawford House) - This agency provides safe, healthy emergency housing and community-based residential care, treatment and rehabilitative services for veterans who are homeless and have substance abuse and/or chronic mental illness. The Crawford House is a Colorado Springs facility that houses up to 15 residents - 10 beds are for the homeless program and 5 beds are used for the intensive outpatient partial hospitalization treatment program (IOPH).
Court Care for the Pikes Peak Region
309 South Cascade Avenue
Colorado Springs, CO 80903
719-578-5190
Court Care for the Pikes Peak Region - Court Care operates a secure, free childcare service for parents, guardians and caregivers who must appear in court or conduct court-related business.  Court Care speciically serves those families with cases in the City of Colorado Springs courts and the 4th Judicial District for abused and battered women as well as child abuse and drug-related charges.  Court Care also serves as a resource center for families by providing information about other services they may need in the community.
Diakonia
6460 Flying W. Ranch Road
Colorado Springs, CO 80919
719-338-9608
Diakonia - Diakonia’s preschool programs offer fee/low-cost preschool for 3.5 hours Monday through Friday, including a summer literacy program.  Funding will be used to support two of Diakonia’s licensed, community based preschools; Westside Community Preschool and Meadows Park Community Preschool.  Diakonia is seeking to establish a full day program at Meadows Park to specifically meet the needs of working parents in that area, to provide scholarships for children, parenting classes and home visits and instructor salaries and in-service trainings.
Disability Services, Inc.
225 South Academy Blvd.
Colorado Springs, CO 80910
719-574-9002
Disability Services, Inc. (FKA: Easter Seals of Colorado) - This program specifically targets the hard of hearing in the city of Colorado Springs who are unable to afford audiology services.  The Audiology Department provides hearing screenings, comprehensive hearing testing, hearing aid fittings, hearing aid adjustments, and hearing aid repairs.
Early Connections Learning Centers
104 E. Rio Grande
Colorado Springs, CO 80903
719-632-1754
Early Connections Learning Centers - The Centers were founded in 1897 to care for young children from low income and working families.  Early Connections operates five full-day, year-round centers for infants, toddlers, and preschoolers, and three before/after school and full-day summer programs for school-agers.  School readiness is the focus of Early Connections’ developmentally-appropriate, “whole child” early care and education program. The four integrated program components —curriculum, nutrition, health and family engagement and support—promote social, emotional, physical, communication/ language and cognitive development and help young children gain the skills they need to enter school prepared to learn and succeed.
Ecumenical Social Ministries
201 N. Weber Street
Colorado Springs, CO 80903
719-227-6827
Ecumenical Social Ministries - The Housing Program provides emergency rental assistance, temporary hotel/motel stay and assistance with payment of a security deposit in order to secure housing.
Interfaith Hospitality Network (IHN)
519 North Tejon Street
Colorado Springs, CO 80903
719-329-1244
Interfaith Hospitality Network - This agency provides temporary housing to homeless families with children who are referred by local agencies such as the New Hope Center, Department of Human Services, and other local referral agencies. Strength-based case management is the primary tool to help guest families return to independent living. Homeless families are housed in existing space (usually religious education rooms) in churches and synagogues. Overnight accommodations and evening fellowship are provided to the families by the congregations' own volunteer resources.
Partners In Housing
455 Gold Pass Heights
Colorado Springs, CO 80906
719-473-8890
Partners in Housing - This agency provides homeless families and individuals with an array of critical services such as housing, case management, bilingual needs assessment and community referrals, emergency assistance for utilities, transportation and other needs.
Pikes Peak Family Connections
2220 East Bijou Street, Suite 2E
Colorado Springs, CO 80909
719-520-1019
Pikes Peak Family Connections, Inc. - The Nurturing Parenting Program is a nationally recognized, evidence-based, family-centered, age-specific curriculum that effectively treats and prevents child abuse and neglect. All members of the family attend the 16-week 3-hour sessions that teach behavioral constructs that include appropriate developmental expectations, empthic awareness of children's needs, alternative behavior management skills to replace corporal punishment, personal empowerment and the value of power and independence in children. Families that complete nurturing classes show significant improvement in parenting attitudes, knowledge and behavior.
Safe Passage
423 South Cascade Avenue
Colorado Springs, CO 80903
719-636-2460
Safe Passage - Safe Passage, previously known as Children's Advocacy Center, provides a comfortable, private, child-friendly environment in the 4th Judicial District Court for children from birth to age 17 involved in the investigation of child abuse. Safe Passage also provides support and system education to child victims and their non-offending parents in order to strengthen the families' abilities to begin the healing process. Services include forensic interviews and onsite sexual assault medical exams, crisis support, community referrals, court preparation and support, and educational support groups for parents and child victims.
Salvation Army
910 Yuma Street
Colorado Springs, CO 80909
719-635-1287

Salvation Army - Children's Discovery Center - This program provides an environment designed to meet the specific needs of homeless families with children.  The environment includes child and family friendly space with developmentally appropriate games and activities and quiet family gathering space.  Included are meals and nutritious snacks, educational tutoring, bringing together community and educational resources, providing clothes and school supplies, and offering parenting education.

Salvation Army - Red Shield Community Center - The Red Shield After School and Summer Day Camp provides tutors and mentors to help students achieve and succeed in school.  Ninety percent of the youth come from low-income, single parent homes.  The youth served come together with their peers and complete homework assignments and learn social skills. 

Silver Key Senior Services
2250 Bott Avenue
Colorado Springs, CO 80904
719-632-1521
Silver Key Senior Services - Nutritional Program - Silver Key serves individuals over the age of 60 who reside in El Paso County, Colorado.  Through the Housing Case Management Program, the Care Management team works with seniors who are experiencing a crisis in their lives or who need services that will keep them healthy and safe. Care Managers help seniors with short term needs such as accessing financial and medical benefits, obtaining affordable housing, or balancing their budget.  Care Managers also work with seniors who need long term assistance and monitoring because of cognitive or physical limitations.
Special Kids/Special Families
424 West Piks Peak Avenue
Colorado Springs, CO 80905
719-447-8983

Special Kids/Special Families - Zach's Place - This program provides respite and independent life skills training for children between the ages of 5 and 21 with cognitive, physical, neurological, and medical disabilities. The focus of the program is directed at preserving the family unit. This facility is the only one of its kind in the Colorado Springs area; the only place where parents of children with special needs can find qualified before and afterschool, summer, evening, weekend, and overnight care for their children.

TESSA
P.O. Box 2662
Colorado Springs, CO 80901
719-633-1462

Trust, Education, Safety, Support, Action (TESSA) - TESSA operates the only safe house in El Paso County for adult and child victims of domestic violence and the only 24/7 crisis line for both domestic violence and sexual assault victims/survivors. This agency offers the only psychoeducational groups for children living in violent homes. Services include emergency safe house, 24/7 crisis line, advocacy, counseling (individual and group therapy), and children's programs.

 CITY-FUNDED AGENCIES

 PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

Colorado Springs Teen Court
C/O Municipal Court
P.O. Box 2169
Colorado Springs, CO 80901
719-475-7815

Colorado Springs Teen Court - This program provides an alternative to the traditional sentencing for juveniles (ages 11-18) who are charged in Municipal Court as first-time offenders. Youth who are eligible participate in a jury trial conducted by their peers. Youth Jurors and lawyers try the case and the teen jury imposes the sentence. Sentences include mandatory community services and participation in the future as a juror.
Homeward Pikes Peak
518 N. Nevada Avenue
Colorado Springs, CO 80903
719-955-0731

Homeward Pikes Peak – Homeless Outreach Program - The Homeward Pikes Peak Homeless Outreach Program offers temporary shelter, intensive case management services and assistance with job acquisition to homeless individuals.  They offer job skills classes, including resume building, interviewing skills and dressing appropriately for interviews and work.  Parenting classes, AA meetings, assistance with benefits acquisition and private and group counseling are also offered.

Homeward Pikes Peak – Housing First Program - The Housing First Program provides HUD subsidized housing and intensive case management to chronically homeless individuals with mental illness and substance abuse histories.  This is a last chance for many individuals who have burned bridges with their families and friends as well as many agencies.   They advocate and intervene for these clients to progress from no income, no family nor social supports, minimal healthcare and no mental health or recovery treatment to becoming a functional member of society.  Within two years most will have obtained income, received treatment for their mental illness as well as enrolled in a substance abuse program.

Lutheran Family Services
108 E. St. Vrain Street
Colorado Springs, CO 80903
719-227-7571

Lutheran Family Services - This agency provides services in therapeutic foster homes to abused and/or neglected children referred by the courts and the Department of Human Services for out-of-home placement. The program is a foster-to-adopt program wherein families who are selected for foster care are also certified as prospective adoptive families, thus minimizing disruption to the children's lives that would result from placing them first in a foster home and then in a different home for adoption placement.

Peak Education
730 North Nevada Avenue
Colorado Springs, CO 80903
719-389-1251
Peak Education - The goal of this program is to assist low-income middle school students achieve the goal of a college education by providing mentoring activities with a social, physical and cultural focus. A total of 10 students are accepted into the six-year program and must meet the general criteria of above average grades, good behavior in school, demonstration of leadership abilities and eligibility for the free and reduced lunch program.
 

Project Angel Heart
P.O. Box 7597
Colorado Springs, CO 80933
(800) 381-5612

 Project Angel Heart - This agency hand-delivers food for clients and their families living with life-threatening illness.  To qualify for Project Angel Heart's services, clients are screened for eligibility via documentation from a health care provider that they have been diagnosed with at least one life-threatening illness resulting in limited mobility that inhibits food preparation.  Due to a combination of age, socioeconomic status and life-threatening illness, Project Angel Heart's clientele are physically and economically vulnerabe.  In 2007, 54% of Colorado Springs clients were 60 years of age or older, 58% were women, and 29% were people of color.
Salvation Army
910 Yuma Street
Colorado Springs, CO 80909
719-635-1287
Salvation Army - New Hope Center - The New Hope Center is the City's only 24/7 walk-in homeless shelter.  The Center provides a safe place to sleep, two meals, shower and laundry facilities, and personal hygiene items.  Clients are assigned a case manager to develop a plan to help them overcome the barriers that led them to homelessness.  The main objective is to move people from homelessness into transitional housing and eventually into permanent housing.
TwoCor
625 Arrawanna Street
Colorado Springs, CO 80909
719-425-5424
TwoCor - The Diamond Development Program (DDP) is a preventive mentoring program for middle and high school-aged boys who are at high risk for dropping out of school and becoming involved in the foster care or juvenile justice systems. DDP is a year-round, multi-year program. Boys are referred to DDP by their schools based on recognized and established criteria of existing risk factors such as poverty, single parent homes, poor school attendance and behavioral issues, and being abused or neglected.
Urban Peak
423 Cucharras Street
Colorado Springs, CO 80903
719-630-3223
Urban Peak - The Urban Peak Shelter, named THE Place (T.H.E. stands for Transitional Housing Experience) serves as the only licensed youth shelter in the Pikes Peak region for homeless youth aged 15-20.  Youth receive a warm bed each night in a safe and stable environment, three meals a day, intensive case management, mental health assistance, physical health assistance, legal advocacy, personal and family counseling referrals, employment placement assistance, GED classes, High School and/or Community College placement assistance, Military and/or Job Corps placement assistance, substance abuse counseling, deposit/rental housing assistance, and independent living program referrals.  Urban Peak collaborates with and receives referrals from the Department of Human Services, the Division of Youth Corrections, School Districts, law enforcement, other community youth services providers, churches, and other concerned citizens and family members who know about a homeless youth in trouble.





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