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Housing and Homelessness

Name

Information

Requirements

Location & Phone #

Greccio Housing

  • Provides stable, safe, affordable housing

  • Currently a waitlist

Must call every 30 days to stay on waitlist

No history of repetitive offenses, crimes of violence or sexual misconduct

1015 E Pikes Peak, Suite 110

719-475-1422

New Promise Family Shelter 

  • 2 weeks stay maximum

  • *can stay longer with case management/budget counseling

Must call every day for room availability

1647 S Nevada Ave

719-358-6220 

Partners in Housing 

  • Provides 1 year of transitional housing

  • Open 8:30am-4:30pm M-F

Over 18 years old

Must be or close to being homeless 

Fleeing domestic violence

Legal US residency

No criminal background

455 Gold Pass Heights

719-473-8890

RJ Montgomery Shelter 

  • 24/7 Homeless shelter 

  • Men, women and children accepted 

N/A

709 S Sierra Madre  

719-578-9190

Springs Rescue Mission 

  • Low-barrier shelter 

  • Men and women 

  • First come, first served 

  • Doors open 5-10pm 7 days a week

N/A

5 W Las Vegas 

719-884-2758 or 719-314-2398

Childcare

Name

Information

Requirements

Location & Phone #

Colorado Child Care Assistance Program

  • Helps families that are homeless, working, searching for work or in school find low-income child care assistance

  • Child care subsidies

  • Can apply online at coloradopeak.secure.force.com

Must have income under 85% of median income

Working, seeking employment, or are participating in training/education

Have 1 + child who is under 13 (or 19 with special needs/disability)

719-636-0000

Colorado Preschool Program

  • Half-day or full-day preschool or full-day kindergarten at reduced cost

Local preschool to determine child eligibility

Call local school district

Mile High United Way

  • Referrals to child care, financial assistance, and education about care

N/A

877-338-2273

Food

Name

Information

Requirements

Location & Phone #

Care and Share

N/A

2605 Preamble Pt

719-528-1247

Catholic Charities

  • Emergency food boxes

  • Thanksgiving turkeys

  • Open 10:30am-1pm M-Sun

N/A

14 West Bijou St

719-475-7314

Colorado Springs Food Rescue

Food at distribution sites at 

  • Food Rescue Office 3pm Tue-Thu or 12pm on Sat 

  • Greccio Housing

  • Highland Mobile Home Park

  • Meadows Park Community Center

  • Sleepy Valley Mobile Home Park

  • CSFT HQ at Helen Hunt Campus

Residents only near distribution locations for:

  • Greccio Housing

  • Highland Mobile Home Park

Sleepy Valley Mobile Home Park

917 E Moreno Ave Suite #130

719-470-2737

Mercy’s Gate Food Pantry

  • Food up to 3 days per person per household

  • No appointment necessary. First come, first served

  • Open 4-6pm Mon & Fri, 9-11am on Wed and

  • 9 -11am & 1-3pm on Thu

Valid driver’s license or photo ID

El Paso County resident

4360 Montebello Drive, #300 

719-277-7470 

Pikes Peak United Way

  • Food distribution 10am until supplies last

  • Highschool 10am alternate Thursdays

N/A

Mitchell Highschool

1205 Potter Drive

719-632-1543

Silver Key Emergency Pantry

  • Provides food in emergency and temporary situations

  • Open 9am-4pm M-W and 9am-2pm Thu from the 8th to the end of each month

60 years or older in

Colorado Springs/Manitou Springs resident

2250 Bott Ave

719-884-2370

 

Rent  ·  Mortgage  ·  Utility

Name

Information

Requirements

Location & Phone #

Catholic Charities Family Center 

  • Rent assistance for families/temp housing

  • Clothing & necessities

  • Childcare resources

  • Open 9am to 4pm M-F

N/A

917 E Moreno 

719-578-1222 

CS Utilities Project COPE

  • Open 7am to 7pm M-F

  • Through a community organization, assistance up to $600 in utilities

Must have an existing and active account with Colorado Spring Utilities

719- 448-4800

Pikes Peak United Way 2-1-1

Energy Outreach Colorado

  • Through a community organization, assistance up to $500 toward heating and fuel costs

Must be resident of El Paso County

Must apply for LEAP

Income is up to 80% of area median income

1-866-432-8435

Low-income Energy Assistance Program (LEAP)

  • Assist costs for winter heating costs, equipment repair/replacement

  • November to April

  • Open 8am to 5pm M-F 

Income is up to 60% of median income level

* Gross Income

1 – under $2,619 monthly

2 – under $3,425 monthly

3 – under $4,231 monthly

111 S Cascade Ave

1-866-432-8435

855-469-4328 

Mercy’s Gate

  • Rent/Mortgage Assistance 

  • Utility Assistance/Project Cope; EOC 

  • Medical, clothing and household assistance 

  • Gas/bus assistance

Must make appointment online at

https://mercysgatecs.org/

1 week before a session 

4360 Montebello Drive, #300 

719-277-7470 

Transportation

Name

Information

Requirements

Location & Phone #

IntelliRide

  • Book 24/7 non-emergency medical transportation

Schedule ride 2 business days before 

Must have Medicaid

719-766-4660

Silver Key Reserve & Ride

  • ADA accessible transportation for medical appointments, and more

  • $3.50. No one will be denied services if unable to pay

  • Reserve 7:30am-4:30pm M-F

60 years or older residing in Colorado Springs, Manitou Springs

1625 S. Murray Blvd

719-884-2300

info@silverkey.org

Mountain Community Senior Services 

  • Free transportation to social gatherings as well as medical and other necessary areas

  • Open 8am-5pm M-F

60 years or older residing in El Paso County

Must be registered 

719-488-0076

Employment

Name

Information

Requirements

Location & Phone #

A Better Balance Work-Family Legal Helpline

  • Work-family free legal helpline struggling with sick leave, family/medical leave, pregnancy discrimination, parent/caregiving discrimination, fair scheduling, equal pay

  • Available 8am-5pm EST M-F

N/A

833-633-3222

Colorado Department of Labor and Employment

  • COVID-19 Unemployment benefits

  • Available jobs hiring 

  • Open 8am-4pm M-Thu and 7:30am-11:30am Fri

Must be available to accept/start working

Must be actively seeking work

Lost job through no fault of your own

303-813-2800

Discover Goodwill of Southern & Western CO

  • Job training and other services to help people with disabilities or disadvantages achieve individual success

  • Open 9am-9pm M-Sat 

Must be a resident of El Paso County

2007 S. Circle Dr

719-635-1215

LatinoJustice Legal Assistance Hotline

  • Legal assistance hotline to report and/or seek assistance on civil rights violations

  • Provides information on immigrant rights

  • Available 9am-6pm EST M-F

N/A

800-328-2322

The Independence Center

  • Employment Skills Classes 

  • Help find work & learn about workplace rights

  • Open 8am-5pm M-F

Must self-identify as having a disability

Must be a resident of El Paso County

729 South Tejon St

719-471-8181

U.S. Department of Labor

  • Information services about employment, unemployment, wages, workplace safety and health, pension and health benefits, workplace injuries

  • Open 8:30am-5pm ET M-F

 

1-866-487-2365

1-877-889-5627 (hearing impaired)

Medical

Name

Information

Requirements

Location & Phone #

AspenPointe

  • Free COVID-19 crisis support & counseling

  • Immediate crisis walk-in services -Open 24/7

N/A

115 S. Parkside Dr 

719-572-6100

CovidResponse@aspenpointe.org

Child Health Plan Plus (CHP+)

  • Low-cost health insurance program

  • For families earn too much to qualify for Medicaid, but cannot afford private insurance

Household income under 260% of the Federal Poverty Level 

1675 Garden of the Gods Rd

719-636-0000

Colorado Crisis Program

  • A free, confidential text or phone line with trained counselors, 24/7

N/A

1-844-493-8255

Text “TALK” to 38255

HCP Care Coordination

  • Provides information, resources, and referrals for children/youth with special health care needs

Birth to age 21 with special health care needs

1675 Garden of the Gods Rd 

719-578-3200

Peak Vista Community Health Center

  • Health Coverage Enrollment Assistance to enroll and apply for financial assistance to lower health care costs

  • Open 8am-5pm M-Sat and 12am-12pm Sun

N/A

2828 International Cir, Suite 120 

719-344-6559

SET Family Medical Clinics 

  • Discounted sliding fee schedule for those with limited financial resources

  • Homeless clinic

  • Open 8am-5pm M-F

Uninsured, underinsured, homeless or on Medicaid

2864 South Circle Dr

719-776-8850

 

14 West Bijou St

(homeless clinic)

Servicios De La Raza

  • Mental health counseling for individuals impacted by COVID-19

  • Available 8am-6pm every day

N/A

719-410-7108

Women Infant & Children 

Nurse Family Partnership 

  • Benefits on EBT card for nutritious foods each month

  • Home visits and specialty nurse support

  • Open 7:30am-4:14 M-F

Pregnant, new mothers, infants, and children up to age 5

proof of residency within Colorado

1675 Garden of the Gods Rd 

719-578-3199

Free COVID-19 Community Testing

*All Sites Have Spanish Speaking Staff

The following provides information on COVID-19 testing availability in El Paso County. This is not intended to promote any institution over another, but to promote access to healthcare for members of our community

Name

Location & Hours

Hours

Notes

Fountain

6436 US Highway 85-87, Colorado Springs, CO 80911 (Previously Beckett Event Center)

Monday – Friday 

8am – 4pm

*No Requirements*

Falcon/

Peyton

Rock Island Regional Trailhead, 7281 McLaughlin Road, Falcon, CO 80831

Tuesday and Thursday 9am – 2 pm

*No Requirements*

Monument

Rock Island Regional Trailhead

25 Jefferson St, Monument, CO 80132 

In the southwest parking lot at the corner of Lincoln Avenue and N. Jefferson Street in the church rectory

Monday, Wednesday, Friday 9am – 2pm

*No Requirements*

Citadel Mall

Citadel Mall parking lot just south of JCPenney 

750 Citadel Dr. E, Colorado Springs


• For results, text MAKO to 66349 

Monday – Saturday

8am – 5pm

First responders, health care workers, critical infrastructure employees and individuals who work in group settings and must have symptoms

UCHealth at Parkside

COVID-19 & antibody testing site

2050 Kidskare Point

Colorado Springs, CO 80910

Monday – Friday

8am – 4pm

Saturday 8am-12pm

Appointment highly encouraged

Testing is only available to those with symptoms via the UC Health App

Peak Vista Walk-Through Site

3205 North Academy, Colorado Springs, CO

Monday – Friday

10am – 2pm

Walk-through only 

12 years + and with symptoms

719-632-5700