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for their generous category sponsorship! The Colorado Springs Business Journal is the business source in this region, bearing witness to the business environment in a fair, accurate and responsible manner, and acting as an ardent supporter of local nonprofits.
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.
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.
For over 25 years, CP has helped families and the community with services in parenting, early childhood and adult education, financial coaching, healthy living, GED testing, and more! Programs at CP not only provide a safety-net for families but also a support system and a place to build on natural strengths. By empowering our community, we build a brighter future.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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 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 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.
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.