Every January, the Community Health Partnership conducts a Point-In-Time (PIT) count in El Paso County. This is a way for the Community Health Partnership, El Paso County, tthe City of Colorado Springs, and local service providers to obtain clear data on how many people are experiencing... Read more
Colorado Springs is one of the most desirable places to live, but with all the buzz and growth comes challenges. One of those is affordable housing, including for those exiting homelessness. A local Navy veteran shares his personal story during this important conversation about how the city is... Read more
Congratulations to Andy Phelps, the City’s Homeless Prevention and Response Coordinator, for being named Colorado Early Social Worker of the Year by the National Association of Social Workers - Colorado Chapter (NASW-CO). In his role with the City, Andy’s goal is that homelessness in Colorado... Read more
The Pikes Peak Continuum of Care is seeking volunteers to assist with the 2022 Point in Time Count. We need support from anyone interested in ending homelessness in the Pikes Peak region. As a volunteer, you would sign up to survey individuals, youths, and families experiencing homelessness in the... Read more
The City serves our community in partnership with other organizations and individuals. Our thanks go out to all the partners who helped make Colorado Springs an amazing community to live, work, and play in 2021.
"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.
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.
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.