We help to resolve the difficult choices economically disadvantaged households face in northern El Paso County by providing emergency, relief, and self-sufficiency services. Under one roof, those in need can find help with food, rental or mortgage assistance, utility payments, medical assistance and referrals, case management, programs focused on a pathway out of poverty and so much more.
No heat. Hunger. Fear of eviction. Choosing between food on the table or a much needed prescription. These are difficult choices which threaten the stability of economically disadvantaged families in an area considered affluent. Tri-Lakes Cares helps to resolve these choices with food, help with utilities and rent payments, prescription and medical needs, school supplies, Getting Ahead, and so much more.
Non-perishable food items; toilet paper; laundry soap; hygiene items; photography/video services.
Nearly 43% of households in Tri-Lakes Cares’ service area are cost burdened meaning housing costs exceed 30% of total income.
“Tri-Lakes Cares was there to help me when no one else would! They helped me stay in my house and get us back on our feet so that we could be self-sufficient again. Without them, my family and I would have been on the streets.” — Anonymous client who received services