"As the Homelessness Response Coordinator, I have often heard from people who live in Colorado Springs and downtown business owners about negative experiences in the downtown area. A year and a half ago, I met with City leadership and community leaders about the issues occurring downtown.
The City of Colorado Springs Community Development Division has awarded more than $3.3 million in pandemic relief grants to Colorado Springs homeless service providers through the second round of CARES Act Emergency Solutions Grant funding (ESG-CV2).
Lori went three years without a job. In that time, she has lived in the women’s shelter at Springs Rescue Mission and struggled with her sense of self worth. But through the City of Colorado Springs‘ new WorkCOS program, she’s now working, smiling and dreaming big.
The City of Colorado Springs together with El Paso County, El Paso County Public Health and 12 members of the Pikes Peak Area Continuum of Care successfully opened a community isolation shelter to serve those individuals infected with COVID-19 who are currently experiencing homelessness.
The City is partnering with the Springs Rescue Mission and other Continuum of Care providers to set up an isolation shelter for people who are experiencing homelessness and show symptoms of COVID-19. It will be located at the City Auditorium in downtown Colorado Springs.
In collaboration with Rocky Mountain Human Services - Homes for All Veterans and Peak Military Care Network, the City has developed The Pikes Peak Veteran Housing Fund, a privately funded initiative that incentivizes landlords to house military veterans experiencing homelessness in our community.
More than one million pounds of trash. That’s how much garbage our Quality of Life Team removed as they cleaned up 843 illegal camps last year. That’s enough garbage to fill the back of 1,607 Ford F150 pickup trucks. Not bad for a crew of eight people.
Homelessness is a complex issue. What organizations and agencies does the city work with on this issue and what progress is being made? How can you donate and where does the money go? These are answers everyone needs to know.
In a re-launch of its community-wide giving case, the City of Colorado Springs has joined forces with the Springs Rescue Mission in a Work Engagement program. The HelpCOS My City Project will be supported by donations to the HelpCOS fund.