As the only comprehensive human services organization and pantry located in and providing services to economically disadvantaged households in northern El Paso County, we provide emergency, relief, and self-sufficiency programs to those need. We help resolve difficult choices for families between paying the rent, putting food on the table, getting a needed prescription and so much more.
Pay the rent or feed the children? Get the car repaired or pay for a needed prescription? These are the difficult questions which underprivileged individuals, senior citizens, and families must answer in an area considered affluent and a high cost of living. Without Tri-Lakes Cares many would go without help and face job loss, homelessness, medical emergencies, or hunger. We are their safety-net and source of hope.
Photography and video services, shelving for pantry, freezer, web development services, non-perishable food, hygiene items and household cleaning products for pantry
48% of the households served by Tri-Lakes Cares in 2020 live below the Federal Poverty Line, which is $26,200 for a family of four.
“Tri -Lakes Cares is a fantastic organization filled with many wonderful and caring people. We are so grateful for their support and everything they have done for our family. If every city had a TLC, we'd see a much different nation.” — Anonymous client who received services in 2020.