ACT II brings literature to life through the magic of theatre with wholesome, educational, high-quality productions for local schools and the community. School children read the book, then watch it unfold on stage. We subsidize ticket prices so that all schools, including low-income schools, can enjoy this life-changing art. We also provide young actors with a safe environment where they can grow in their character and talent.
All Breed Rescue & Training saves dogs from Colorado shelters who have no options left, providing foster homes, rehabilitation, and training services (available to the public) to give dogs the chance they deserve. We promote scientifically sound, relationship based, positive reinforcement training methods. As advocates for responsible pet ownership, we give out over $20k in free and reduced classes yearly.
Angels of America’s Fallen empowers children of our fallen military, police, fire, and EMS heroes by engaging them in positive activities throughout their entire childhood. We support them not just one time, but with a commitment to see them positively involved in healthy activities such as sports, music, and arts all year, every year, and all the way through 18 years old without having to reapply.
Art on the Streets celebrates the power of art in public places. It is the only nonprofit program in our region bringing professionally curated sculptures and murals to the city center for the enjoyment of all. Beloved works like the Humpty Dumpty eggmen, the giant Octo-Maid and colorful murals show that our community is an inspiring, creative, well-cared-for and unique place for people from all walks of life.
Ascending to Health is the only facility in the Pikes Peak region offering homeless individuals a safe place to recuperate after a hospital stay. Our respite services assist with meds management, benefits enrollment, connections to primary care and supportive housing options. We partner with hospitals to provide a vital safety net to our community's most vulnerable, because no one should have to recover on the street.
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Colorado provides youth facing adversity with strong, enduring, professionally supported one-to-one mentoring relationships. Adult community volunteers are paired with youth to be a Big Brother or Big Sister — and through simply giving the invaluable gift of friendship, these match relationships change lives for the better, forever.
CASA's Milton Foster Children's Fund provides unduplicated resources for foster children, ages 0-21, to give them a sense of normalcy in a situation that is anything but normal. Resources may include financial support for unmet needs and activities, life-skills workshops such as budgeting, self-care, and nutrition, and access to free clothing and accessories through The Hanger, a project within Milton Foster.
Numerous studies show that youth grades K-12 benefit physically, emotionally, and academically from environmental education. We believe that these benefits should be accessible to all, regardless of socioeconomic status. We strive to offer our state-recognized programs to all youth. Through outdoor science adventures, students gain skills in making a difference as well as the sense of self-confidence that they can.
Children's Hospital Colorado, Colorado Springs opened in 2019 to provide comprehensive health care to kids in the Pikes Peak region. It features the only pediatric emergency department, behavioral health emergency program, surgery center, sleep study center and epilepsy monitoring unit in the region for kids.
Citizens Project fights for equality, diversity, and separation of church and state. We believe that a vibrant democracy requires the voice and power of all people which is why we work to empower all, particularly those most marginalized in our community. We provide nonpartisan voter education resources and work to increase voter turnout. For 27 years, Citizens Project has been a fearless advocate and an engaging voice that educates, mobilizes, and empowers our entire community to embrace these values.
Immigrants in deportation proceedings are not entitled to legal representation at the expense of the state. An immigrant’s chances of winning are much higher when represented. We link immigrants who are in deportation proceedings with our highly qualified member attorneys who can take their cases at pro-bono or low-bono rates. By securing legal counsel for these individuals, we help keep families together.
We train youth to be responsible, productive citizens who give back to their community, and use the universal language of music to break down barriers within and among generations, ethnicities and cultures. We sing and serve at home, across the nation and around the world as ambassadors of the Pikes Peak region. CSCC creates a safe place for young people to express themselves and connect with others.
The heroic sacrifices of the D-Day Invasion on June 6, 1944 must never be forgotten, and the Colorado Springs Chorale will represent our great city and the United States as it travels to Normandy, France, as the exclusive choir of the 76th D-Day ceremonies to sing in honor of those who made the ultimate sacrifice for freedom.
We’re putting down roots and developing 3.5 acres of vacant land in Southeast Colorado Springs into the Hillside Hub, a neighborhood food center! The Hub will be a space for urban farming, compost production, micro-enterprise development, educational workshops, & fresh grocery distribution. We're bringing neighbors together to grow, cook, learn about, access, gain employment, & advocate for fresh food.
CSPM builds a lasting connection to the Pikes Peak region by preserving and sharing our cultural history. Through innovative exhibits, educational outreach and programming, preservation of objects and collections, we connect more than 100,000 visitors annually to important stories about our community. We encourage visitors to discover the past, make sense of the present and shape the region's future.
Colorado Springs Therapeutic Riding Center carries on the legacy of horses in Palmer Park. Using riding instructors and specially trained horses, riders with special needs receive lasting benefits such as improved muscle tone, and improved emotional well-being. Volunteers of all ages help us by supporting our riders and horses, our learning environment, and our commitment to serving the community.
The CSYSA provides for the artistic and educational development of young people (ages 6-18) in the Pikes Peak area by offering high-quality, diverse musical experiences. We believe that any child who wants to learn a symphonic instrument should be able to do so. We not only stress musical growth and excellence, but also personal development and citizenship. Students gain confidence through lessons, responsibility and leadership.
Concrete Couch works with kids and community groups to create public art, to build community, and to create environments and experiences that humanize our world. For over 15 years, we have worked with some of our community's most underserved populations: military families and veterans, Title One schools, adjudicated teens, senior citizens, developmentally differently-abled people, and those earning service hours.
Converge Lecture Series operates three programs (large scale lectures featuring nationally acclaimed authors; community lectures; and a high school fellowship program with Harrison School District 2) intended to prompt dialogue centered on the following questions: who are we? what are we doing? what should we do? Dorothy Day, journalist and social activist, wrote “we can, to a certain extent, change the world; we can.”
COSILoveYou orchestrates annual days of service that launch thousands of volunteers to serve and work across our community: parks, schools, community centers, non-profits, and under-resourced neighborhoods. Additionally, we are working to establish supportive school partnerships that bring businesses, churches, and organizations around local schools so that families, students, and teachers can thrive.
Neighborhoods are the core of our community. But great neighborhoods are not great by coincidence. They are great because they are safe and offer opportunities for creativity, diversity and mobility. Council of Neighbors & Organizations (CONO) empowers neighborhoods through education, connection and action – providing the tools for neighborhoods to have a voice in building a better community.
Court Care provides free childcare for anyone who needs to be in court in our region. The program welcomes children into a nurturing, safe space away from contentious courtroom proceedings (e.g. domestic violence, divorce, rape, child custody, etc.). We enable parents or caregivers to fully participate in legal matters with dignity and without distraction, helping our court system operate more efﬁciently.
Caregivers are dedicated and caring but they are also exhausted! Because of this, respite for a full or half day or just a few hours can make all the difference - it can even prevent a premature longterm care placement. DayBreak affords caregivers the opportunity to regroup, refresh, and recharge while providing meaningful activity and social interaction for their loved one in our "home away from home" setting.
Diakonia (Greek for service) serves families to enable children to reach their full potential. It combines a holistic education approach, community-center locations, and affordable fee structure to operate three high-impact early education facilities throughout Colorado Springs – all with the ultimate goal that every child becomes a productive member of their communities.
Discover Goodwill launched the Possibilities program in 2012; now one of the largest adult day program centers in the state. The program was created to ensure the unique needs of individuals in our community with intellectual and physical disabilities are met by encouraging personal choice and promoting independence in a simulated small-town environment.
Since 1982, ESM has been offering hope and restoring dignity to our neighbors experiencing the effects of poverty. Now we serve 131,000 people every year with private showers, personal hygiene items, laundry facilities, a clothing bank, and transportation vouchers, food, and a nurse three days a week.
As a non-profit construction company, we support families in need every day through energy efficient measures. These are free services to families who qualify which saves them an average of 25% on utility bills. Our work also conserves energy. According to Colorado State University, if every American household used 30% less energy in their homes, 450 power plants in the country would not be needed!
Finding Our Voices empowers survivors of sexual assault to thrive by offering creative activities and healing events. Our programs tap into the innate creativity that survivors have within themselves to assist in revealing underlying emotions and thoughts which can be expressed in supportive, safe environments.
Foster Family Assist asks foster parents what they need in order to be able to commit to their foster children until they are returned home, placed in kinship care, or adopted. We provide support and services by lifting some of the financial weight. Services might include paying for parent coaching to help with difficult behaviors or providing reimbursement for a night off to take a breath and carry on.
We create an extended family of volunteers and community partners who serve as “aunts, uncles and grandparents” for foster families & youth who “age out” of care at 18. Through meaningful relationships & removal of practical barriers, we help heal past wounds of trauma so these kids can become healthy, productive citizens. This approach helps youth re-establish trust & a sense of self-worth needed to succeed.
Our all-volunteer group protects and preserves our City’s “Central Park” for you. We repair the Park’s unique & historic stone entryways, overlooks, walls & bridges. We care for its vegetation, carrying on Gen. Palmer’s vision of a natural park for people to enjoy. We organize free musical concerts, guided bird, tree & wildflower walks and clean-ups that provide beneficial and educational activities in our Park.
Funky is a group of artists that are striving to bridge the gap between professional and community theater. We encourage all experience levels in an inclusive and safe environment. Theater for everyone!
Greccio is committed to leading the charge in meeting the needs of our community through the revitalization and development of affordable multifamily properties. Greccio was founded on the belief that each person has value and is deserving of a safe, stable and affordable place to live. It is with our mission in mind that Greccio is moving forward with expanding our portfolio and improving the lives of our residents.
Guardian Service Dogs provides an alternative disability mitigation option for medical conditions with the use of a Service Dog performing medically necessary tasks and enhancing the quality of life by providing Quality Service Animal Training. Disabilities include but are not limited to: Traumatic Brain Injury, Seizures, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Paralysis, Dissassociative Disorders, MST
Hands are for Holding was developed to improve the social and emotional wellbeing of middle and high school students. This interactive school assembly program uses dance performance, gesture, and dialogue to explore bullying, healthy and unhealthy relationships, social isolation, boundaries, consent, and technological abuse. This program will create a new generation of healthy, positive relationships!
Thousands of cats & kittens go homeless in the Pikes Peak Region every year, from those surrendered by heartbroken guardians to those abandoned outside, desperate to survive. We help solve all aspects of feline homelessness, by rescuing & finding homes for companion cats as well as preventing reproduction in both inside and outside cats. We work hard to help all cats & everyone in our community who cares for them.
Harley’s Hope is Colorado’s only multi-program safety net charity focused on providing services to help pets remain in their homes. We work with low-income pet parents who may struggle to afford life-saving veterinary care for their companions or need help caring for their pets when temporarily incapacitated due to their own illness, temporary homelessness, or domestic violence.
Haseya Advocate Program provides Native specific advocacy for survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault, & stalking in El Paso County. We provide safety planning, court accompaniment, civil & criminal justice advocacy, culturally specific events & educational groups, transitional housing, referrals for community resources, & intensive one-on-one support by striving to create a Sister Space for our program participants.
Hear Here Poetry encourages intergenerational and diverse audiences to actively listen, write, and share by providing high-quality access points to writing and performance poetry education. With our workshops, events, and competitions, we annually coach the city’s top youth voices to an international stage. More than time with microphone or pen, we exist to foster brave, inclusive, and life-sharing community networks.
At Hillside Connection, we provide pathways to opportunities for 1st through 6th grade boys in Southern Colorado Springs. We offer field trips and enrichment activities to reinforce the importance of education and civic engagement. We also offer basketball clinics because we believe that the skills necessary to succeed - drive, commitment, resilience - can be learned through sport.
HPP believes everyone can recover from addictions and learn to manage severe mental illness. Through five housing programs with intense case management services and access to an outpatient treatment clinic, HPP restores hope, dignity, and self-reliance. Clients move from dependency and poverty to wellness and independence. HPP works closely with other agencies to bridge between shelter and permanent housing.
We make imagination part of everyday learning by awakening creativity, curiosity and courage in children and adults. We inspire a love of learning through creative engagement via our What IF…Festival of Innovation and Imagination, Imagination Space, School Theater, Kaleidoscope Dance, Dragon Theatre, Portals project connecting us to the world, and CACTUS program for active military, veterans and their families.
At Ithaka, we believe everyone deserves a home. We walk alongside our residents as they work toward personal recovery and independence goals in our two transitional programs for the homeless and low-income families. Through individualized case management, we work to create and maintain responsive relationships between staff and residents to support our residents on their journey from homeless to homebound.
We work alongside community partners to make bicycling accessible to kids and families, regardless of income, all year long. We operate the Pedal Station whereby bicycles, equipment, and energy all come together in order to create innovative and fun programs for kids. We passionately address the barriers to bicycling so that everyone, especially kids, feel empowered to take ownership of their own health.
We provide Advocacy, Education, Case Management and Mentorship for under-served individuals, families and youth who have been impacted by various forms of Trauma. In our Project Right Direction Program and our “My Brothers’ & Sisters’ Keeper” Domestic Violence Program.
We help special cats at the first shelter in Colorado Springs for cats exclusively. We accept medically needy cats for rehab, treatment and adoption. Cats that need more time to become adoptable and that may be at-risk of euthanasia come from Colorado homes, rescue groups and other shelters.
Lutheran Family Services walks with the vulnerable through services that heal, strengthen, and provide hope. We strive to partner with local communities to meet the existing needs of Colorado Springs. We support foster youth through safe placement and support services, work to prevent child abuse and neglect with a free respite child care center, and help refugees and asylees successfully resettle into the community.
Celebrating thirty-one years in the Pikes Peak region, the Manitou Art Center has a lot to share with the community. We support hundreds of people and organizations monthly. Over one hundred artists have 24/7 access to our printmaking, screenprinting, papermaking, clay, fiber, design (3D printers and laser cutters), wood, metal, glass and darkroom equipment. Join us in our skill, space & tool-sharing fun!
We are primarily a mountain bike trail building organization. We advocate for, design, build and maintain multi-use trails throughout the Pikes Peak Region. We consistently build partnerships with land managers, Friends groups, businesses and orgs in our community. If you hike, bike, run or ride your horse in our region's parks, open spaces and forests you have enjoyed the fruits of our work. Let's continue this!
The Millibo Art Theatre was named after two wonderful performers - Millie Harrison and Bo Frese – Millie and Bo. They exemplified the passion, dedication, and sense of play that we bring to all of our programs at the Millibo. We create “New Theatre” for children and adults that brings together the best of the performing arts. We build the audiences and the artists for tomorrow.
Mission Medical saves taxpayers millions of dollars a year in uncompensated care by diverting non-trauma medical cases away from local emergency rooms. MMC provides FREE health care to the low-income, uninsured & under-insured people of the area. Services include Medical, Dental, Vision & Behavioral Health.
Mt. Carmel provides comprehensive support to veterans, military and their families. We collaborate to bridge gaps in community services without repeating existing programs. Our approach includes: Employment &Transition Programs, Behavioral Health Counseling, Veterans Climb (incarcerated veterans), Supportive Case Management & Resource Navigation. We provide advocacy, mentorship & support to ensure positive outcomes.
NAMI educates, supports and advocates for local people and families affected by mental illness. We provide free classes, support groups and education programs for those living with mental health conditions, and for their loved ones, educators, care providers, law enforcement officers and others. By focusing on early education, identification and prevention, NAMI works to improve lifelong outcomes.
We've been rescued by music! Our lives improved through playing our instruments and interacting with other musicians. Our adult ensembles rehearse and perform 30+ concerts for the community. NHBCOS has become an integral part of our lives and we love it! Help us rescue more adults - donate to our NHBCOS cause.
ONWT is a comprehensive resource & referral agency, providing a broad range of culturally appropriate programs, services & crisis interventions for Native Americans-the most underserved & misrepresented group in the U.S. Indigenous people experience higher levels of poverty, hunger, homelessness & unemployment than any other demographic. We transition individuals & families out of crisis & into sustainable situations.
Our House Inc. provides services for adults with disabilities to empower their independence and build personal relationships so as to better help, teach, and grow according to their own potential through the support of life skills, vocational training, and giving back to their community. We provide residential and day program services to help people be more self-sufficient and live the life they desire.
The land – it’s why we live here. Palmer Land Trust is committed to conserving the iconic and beloved lands that make southern Colorado home. From expanding recreational opportunities with parks and open spaces, to preserving working farms and ranches, to safeguarding the amazing views we all love, Palmer is dedicated to a community united around land as essential to our identity, economy, and quality of life.
Paws N Hooves Rescue is the only all-animal, all-volunteer rescue and rehab group in Southern Colorado. We are dedicated to help animals that are abused, abandoned, neglected, or no longer wanted by their current owners. While they are at our farm or a foster home, we provide care and training while finding a suitable permanent home. We literally put lipstick on a pig.
Creating connections between underprivileged children and underserved animals, we are the driver for placing deserving shelter animals with amazing foster kids. Our program allows for the presence of the human-animal bond in the lives of those who wouldn’t otherwise experience the love and joy that comes with our gift. We live by the phrase: “Save a Dog, Save a Child”.
Pikes Peak Justice and Peace Commission is continuing social justice action and increasing capacity in the Pikes Peak Region to be a more just place. We have Peace Camp each year, so that students learn about Peace with Self! Peace with Planet! Peace with Community! We have also created L.E.A.D. Excellence Academy to assist youth with intersections of the juvenile justice system and expulsion to ensure success!
PPLD is a vital force for individual & community transformation. PPLD empowers individuals and families while providing them the opportunity to gain new skill sets and access a wealth of information and resources without regard to economic status, ethnicity, lifestyle, or religion. These resources and opportunities change individual lives and build community throughout the Pikes Peak region.
We are volunteer musicians committed to developing our individual musicianship so that we can provide high quality, low cost classical symphony orchestra concerts to our community. We share our love of music by creating programs that include both the familiar and the adventurous, with tools to make them accessible and enjoyable, such as pre-concert discussions, audience engagement, and innovative themes.
Pikes Peak Suicide Prevention Partnership is here to unite the community in addressing suicide in the Pikes Peak Region. We believe we can reduce the number of suicides in our community through connectedness, education and awareness, and postvention strategies. We offer free programs and services to address each of these prevention strategies.
Pikes Peak Urban Gardens creates spaces where people meet to grow fresh food, healthy communities, and local food system resiliency. We do this through building and managing community gardens, offering gardening education programs, and advocating for more growing spaces in the region. Growing food is empowering! We partner with other organizations to increase access to garden produce, growing spaces, & education.
Project Angel Heart improves health and well-being for Coloradans with life-threatening illnesses through the power of food as medicine. Our professional chefs prepare tasty, nourishing meals from scratch and tailor them to meet clients’ medical needs. Each week, volunteers deliver them to 250 Colorado Springs neighbors (and another 950 in other areas) coping with illnesses like cancer, kidney disease, and HIV/AIDS.
Helping veterans through the healing power of water. Our program combines our volunteers’ passion for fly fishing with the rivers, streams and lakes of Colorado to enable physical and emotional healing for disabled veterans in the Pikes Peak region. With over 550 participants supported by more than 325 volunteers, we are making a difference for disabled veterans in the Pikes Peak region.
We are the nonprofit stewards of public land in Southern Colorado. We actively educate and engage thousands of community volunteers every year through the completion of hands-on trail and restoration projects that help to conserve and protect our region’s treasured public natural landscapes. From recreational trail work to watershed protection and fire rehabilitation, our work keeps Colorado’s great outdoors great.
Through collaborative partnerships Rocky Mountain Highway creates passionate support for and awareness of live music. We engage funders, sponsors and volunteers to support artists and their music. We provide performance opportunities, workshops and industry forums. Programs empower talented artists to advance their professional careers. Our festivals and resources showcase emerging artists and national talent.
Our mission at Rocky Mountain PACE (Program of All-inclusive Care for the Elderly) is Improving Lives, Optimizing Wellness, Promoting Independence. At Rocky Mountain PACE, our goal is to help seniors maintain the highest level of independence possible, by offering a coordinated, holistic suite of services to meet their health care needs.
Safe Passage helps child victims of abuse tell their story and begin their journey toward hope and recovery. We coordinate the responses of partners in the law enforcement, medical, mental health, social services, and legal fields in one child-sensitive location. These efforts ensure child victims and their non-offending caregivers achieve justice, hope, and recovery.
We serve terminally ill people in El Paso and Teller counties by finding forever homes for their beloved pets. We honor our clients and their wishes by placing their beloved pets in only the most loving, life-long homes. We also offer a Wellness Program that provides in-home pet care services to owners facing a terminal illness. Our focus is to provide peace of mind to owners and pets in a time of need.
We offer free services aimed at stopping the spread of HIV in our community. A person taking medication for HIV not only has the same life expectancy as someone without HIV, but these medications ensure that they will not spread the virus to anyone else. For those that are HIV negative they can add an additional level of protection by taking one pill a day that will keep them from getting HIV.
SRC is the region’s “Welcome Center to Recovery.” Using innovative approaches unavailable anywhere else in our area, SRC offers fresh hope to individuals and families struggling with substance use disorders. Recovery Support Services are provided by trained adults sharing their personal life experience of addiction and recovery. At SRC, there are no fees, no forms, no criteria to be met, no insurance required.
We are an all-encompassing human services organization that helps individuals experiencing homelessness, poverty and addiction find a pathway to recovery. We provide shelter beds, meals, showers, work opportunities and access to partner agencies to help people recover their independence. We rely on support from neighbors like you who want to help their neighbors find housing, health and employment.
First Responders can see more trauma in a day than some of us see in a lifetime. Status: Code 4, Inc. provides counseling, mental wellness and resiliency classes and other mental health resources to local First Responders and their family members. Community support allows us to serve these men and women at no or low cost, helping them stay healthy, happy and committed to this crucial work.
The Sue DiNapoli Ovarian Cancer Society's mission is to support gynecologic cancer patients in need throughout Southern Colorado through the Sue’s Gift Financial Assistance Program and to educate the community about ovarian cancer symptoms and risk factors. Since its inception in 2015, the Sue’s Gift Financial Aid program has helped 67 local women and their families during their cancer journey.
Our small shelter in Divide gives every animal that enters our doors the love, time and medical care they need to be ready for their new home. Each pet is microchipped, fully vaccinated and spayed or neutered. Our guests stay with us until they find the right family, no matter how long it takes and even if it takes a few tries. Our guests are part of our family until they find one of their own.
The Teller Senior Coalition provides services to Teller County seniors. We provide transportation, case management counseling, respite for caregivers, home delivered meals to home bound seniors, safety related handyman services and homemaker services. We provide transportation to low income, disabled residents and the general public. These services support our client’s desires to be independent and live with dignity.
TESSA provides comprehensive healing services for victims of DV/SA throughout the Pikes Peak region. Services include our safehouse program, 24/7 safe line, confidential advocacy, counseling services, and childrens’ programs as well as community outreach and educational programming. Through these programs and services, TESSA strives to realize our vision of a community free of violence.
Our mission is to sustain the traditions and skills of all forms of textile arts and honor the earth by bringing the conversation about textile sustainability to the community. We believe that a community that embraces creativity and making, and honors self-expression is a much stronger, more connected and tolerant community. Textiles are a unique art form because they are more accessible, less intimidating to learn.
Since 2011, The Justice Center has been working in the Pikes Peak region to decrease the gap in access to justice and legal services. We do this primarily through providing free legal clinics, participating in community access-to-justice events, and providing connections to pro bono and low bono (reduced cost) representation.
The Phoenix is a unique and effective approach to recovery from substance use disorder. By pairing the transformative power of physical fitness with the intrinsic healing properties of a peer community, individuals break free of stigma and find hope in recovery. Rock climbing, yoga, hiking, strength training, and other activities provide the framework of our inclusive and accessible recovery community.
The Place provides the roofs, resources and relationships that help youth exit homelessness. We work with youth ages 15 to 24, creating a safe environment of support, encouragement and hope. We are the only nonprofit organization in Colorado Springs that offers a full convergence of trauma-informed, developmentally appropriate and strength-based services for youth in homelessness.
We are re-imagining Parkinson’s through communal creative engagement and improving quality of life for those living with Parkinson’s, along with their care partners, friends, and family. Our Creativity Labs provide an outlet for imagination and uniqueness. Drawing, painting, printmaking, and bookbinding allow us to feed the soul, work on fine motor skills, and create an intentional community of positivity.
Everyone deserves easy access to the outdoors, because the outdoors connect us to ourselves and to each other. This guides everything we do at the Trails and Open Space Coalition. Preserving open space, connecting trails, championing our Friends Groups; we exist to protect those public spaces you care about. We strive to be your eyes, ears and voice for trails, parks and open spaces.
The Aging Center is the only mental health clinic in the Pikes Peak region exclusively devoted to serving older adults and their families, particularly those with few resources. We help seniors navigate late-life challenges by assessing and treating problems with memory, depression, anxiety, and many other difficulties that make it harder to age well.
We believe that everyone can grow from the physical and mental benefits that come from enjoying healthy outdoor activities. Our programs are open to ALL individuals in the Colorado Springs community. We are a membership fee-free organization with no prerequisites, and we provide all of the knowledge, gear, and inspiration needed to enjoy all of the outdoor recreation opportunities that the region has to offer.
The mission of Victory Service Dogs is to improve the quality of life, and, in some cases, save the life, of Colorado veterans w/ PTSD or other mental or mobility issues through the partnership with a loving service dog, so they can achieve a more fulfilling life of increased independence, purpose & dignity. Our program is unique because we train the dog AND the veteran together, advancing their teamwork from day one.
Westside CARES is neighbors helping neighbors. It affirms human dignity by ameliorating the conditions of poverty and preventing homelessness through food, clothing, laundry, health-care, ID cards, mail, utilities or rent, and creates a community that values all of its members. Each year the nearly 22,000 neighbors we serve can rely on a safe, welcoming space to access the services they need to fill the gaps.
This veteran founded cat rescue is dedicated to saving the precious lives of at-risk kitties other organizations don’t have the time or resources to help – those who are abandoned, abused, neglected, injured, sickly, displaced or surrendered. We strive to find them permanent homes or provide lifetime sanctuary or foster care.
We save Central Colorado's wild places by defending wildlands that provide refuge for wildlife and biodiversity as the climate changes. We influence decision-making about public lands bringing protection to hundreds of thousands of acres. We ensure that future generations can enjoy wildlife and natural wonders in our region. We lead hikes that teach about our public lands and how everyone can protect those lands.
YDA trains under-represented youth how to make professional-quality documentary films. Through intensive mentorship, students learn to appreciate and amplify their voice, their story, and their ideas. Topics include suicide/mental health, race/self-image, and immigration, among others. When complete, YDA teaches our youth how to use their films in the community to spark dialogue and inspire change.