Community Resources

Pikes Peak United Way 2-1-1 Call 211 OR (866)211-9966

Pikes Peak United Way 2-1-1 provides referrals for: food, housing, utilities, home repair, emergency shelter, clothing, transportation, military assistance, taxes, mental health, senior issues, substance abuse, medical care and more!  https://www.ppunitedway.org/2-1-1/

The Family Assistance Program – A helpline for parents and guardians for HSD2 students in need of support around emotional, behavioral, health, social, educational and household needs. 1-800-339-1025

Food / Clothing

Clothing for Immigrant Families – Call or text the Accompaniment Program at 719-257-1218 and describe to Hannah the kinds of items you want. Our collection includes shoes, coats, face
masks, purses, backpacks, hats, and neckties.
En cualquier momento en el futuro, puede solicitar más ropa. Simplemente llame o envíe un mensaje de texto al Programa de Acompañamiento al 719-257-1218 y describa a Hannah los tipos de artículos que desea. Nuestra colección incluye zapatos, abrigos, mascarillas, carteras, mochilas, sombreros y corbatas.

Food Pantry Info

The CommUNITY Food Pantry is open! In addition to our weekly food pick-ups, we will be distributing food every 2nd Friday of the month UNTIL WE RUN OUT.

Due to winter hours and for the safety of our staff and volunteers, we will be moving the drive-thru from the typical 4pm – 6pm to 3pm – 5pm. Thank you for understanding.

The drive-thru/walk-up event will take place in the back lot of our location, 3219 S. Academy Blvd. Colorado Springs, CO 80916. Please enter from Jet Wing Drive (behind the old King Soopers), and do not line up before 2:30pm. We do not want to impede traffic flow on Jet Wing, Academy or Hancock.

For more information on weekly food pantry services and volunteer opportunities, please visit: https://solidrockcdc.com/ 

Groceries Crossfire Ministries: (719)447-1806 2120 E. LaSalle St. Tue, Wed, Thru 11:00-3:00 https://www.crossfireministries.org/covid-19-measures-for-health-and-sa

Groceries Christian House of Prayer: (719)596-7469 4360 Bradley Rd. Every 1st and 3ed Saturday 11:00-1:00 http://www.chopcos.org

Groceries Southeast Baptist Church 3292 Airport Road (719)380-7060 Every Saturday https://southeastbaptistchurchcs.com

SNAP – Supplemental Food Assistance Program https://www.colorado.gov/pacific/cdhs/supplemental-nutrition-assistance-program-snap

Counseling / Behavioral Health

FOR IMMEDIATE 24/7 HELP  

24-hour walk-in crisis center: 115 S Parkside Dr. Colorado Springs 80910 or call (719)635-7000. 

  • Cedar Springs: (719)633-4114 / 1-800-888-1088 
  •             2135 Southgate Rd Colorado Springs, CO 80906  
  •             More information at: https://cedarspringsbhs.com/  

Peak View Behavioral Health: 888-235-9475  

            7353 Sisters Grove Colorado Springs, CO 80923  

            More information at: https://peakviewbh.com/  

            Children’s Hospital Emergency Department: (719)305-1234 

            4090 Briargate Parkway Colorado Springs, CO 80920 

Day Programs:

Cedar Springs Champions Program: (719)633-4114, 2135 Southgate Rd, Colorado Springs, 80906, More information at: https://cedarspringsbhs.com/ 

Half Day Program: Cedar Springs Hospital offers the Champions Program, a half-day partial hospitalization program for children (ages 4 to 11) and adolescents (ages 12 to 17). The goal of Champions is to elevate the child or adolescent to a safe level of functioning at home and in the community. This program aims to stabilize unhealthy behaviors before they require inpatient acute or residential psychiatric care. The program runs 20 hours a week, Monday – Friday, 4 hours a day.

Counseling 

  • The Family Assistance Program – A helpline for parents and guardians for HSD2 students in need of support around emotional, behavioral, health, social, educational and household needs. 1-800-339-1025
  • DLB Counseling & Consulting, LLC: (719)459-9928, 4905 N Union Blvd Suite #200 

            Colorado Springs, 80918, More information at: https://dlbcounseling.com/ 

  • The Patterson Center for Resiliency, LLC: (719)300-5735, 1870 Dublin Blvd Suite B, Colorado Springs, 80918, More information at: https://www.thepattersoncenter.org/ 
  • Overcomers Counseling: (719)345-2424, 5585 Erindale Dr. Suite 204 or 2175 Academy Cir Suite 200, More information at: https://overcomewithus.com/ 
  • Kristin Exton: (501)247-9702, 3755 Briargate Blvd, Suite 220, Colorado Springs, 80920 

            More information at: https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/therapists/medicaid/co/colorado-            springs/233213?          sid=5f2c8a7f4d842&spec=325&ref=9&rec_next=81&tr=ResultsName 

El Paso County Public Health HCP care coordinators, help examine services and resources that can be put into place to improve outcomes for children and families. HCP is staffed by a multi-disciplinary team consisting of a nurse, social worker, and community resource specialist. HCP care coordinators have the capacity to provide an extra level of support that is individualized to the unique goals and barriers that each family is facing. HCP care coordinators provide resources to empower the family to advocate for themselves and their child and can help walk families through the process of identifying and prioritizing goals. An important aspect of HCP is that we are not limited by insurance because our services are free and there is no eligibility requirement related to income or diagnosis. HCP is voluntary, does not provide direct services and is not a home visitation program.  

HCP Program: 

  • Provides information, support, resources and referrals for children and youth who have, or are at increased risk for a physical, developmental, behavioral, or emotional condition beyond that of typically developing children 
  • Serves children from birth to 21 years of age living in El Paso County 
  • Offers Information Only or on-going Care Coordination which provides an additional level of support 
  • Provides families the resources and knowledge to manage a wide range of questions, concerns, and services for their child 
  • Equips and empowers families to feel confident coordinating their child’s health care and navigating the complex medical care system 
  • Supports families with identifying school needs such as providing information for school advocacy, identifying appropriate contacts, and providing information regarding learning options 
  • Examines the medical, behavioral, and social factors that a child/family are facing 
  • Helps mitigate barriers to accessing necessary resources 
  • Assists with linkage to care, navigating referrals and finding specialty clinics  
  • Promotes communication among the care team and works with community partners to increase and strengthen supports for families 
  • Works with the family to advocate for the child, identify and prioritize needs, and develop a plan to achieve goals 

HCP can link families to resources for…Food, Transportation, Financial/Employment, Health Insurance, Rent/Housing/Utilities, Child Care/Respite, Primary and Behavioral Health Care, Medication, Medical Equipment, and Dental Care 

Medical / COVID-19 Updates

Need to get tested for COVID? Residents encouraged to visit free testing site 

El Paso County Public Health wants to remind citizens that there is access to free and convenient community testing sites across El Paso County.  Testing is critical in our efforts to contain and mitigate the spread of disease in our community.  

El Paso County testing locations and information can be found at https://www.elpasocountyhealth.org/covid-19-testing-information.

Testing is encouraged for people experiencing COVID-19 symptoms, first responders, health care workers, critical infrastructure employees, teachers, and individuals who work in congregate settings.

Important Testing Information:

  • Testing is FREE at the above-listed community testing sites
  • Testing is encouraged for individuals experiencing COVID-19 symptoms
  • Testing will be provided for anyone who feels the need to get tested for COVID-19 (2 years of age or older)
  • Individuals may wait 7 days after being exposed to get a COVID-19 test. In the meantime, visit our Isolation and Quarantine page for more information.
  • No insurance or referral is required
  • There are resources on site for our Spanish-speaking population
  • Pre-registration is recommended but not required
  • Registration link can be found here: www.elpasocountyhealth.org

Utility Bill Assistance
Rent/Housing
COVID-19 Resources

Diverus (Formerly AspenPointe) – Mental health provider of the FEMA Colorado Crisis
Program. Outreach counselors provide brief strengths-based support, stress and resilience education, and facilitate connections to mental health and other community resources https://www.elpasocountyhealth.org/sites/default/files/2020-09/Colorado%20Spirit%20Flyer%20%28004%29.pdf

Salvation Army – If you, or anyone you know, have lost wages or employment due to COVID-19 and need emergency assistance with mortgage/rent, utility bills, clothing, medication bills or other needs in order to keep families in their homes, please call 855-768-7977. This relief fund is only allocated for those who have been financially impacted by COVID-19.  They ask that you be able to provide a letter from your employer or previous employer stating that your hours have been reduced or a letter stating that you have been laid off due to COVID-19 to determine eligibility when calling.

Help for undocumented families: https://serviciosdelaraza.org

Holiday Help

Christmas drive-thru food, gift giveaway Dec 19- Donations also accepted

The Bob Telemosse Foundation Presents the Christmas Drive-thru Giveaway, Saturday, Dec. 19, 10 a.m. – 2p.m. while supplies last. Each family will receive a bag of food and each child in the vehicle will receive a gift card 

UCHealth Ballpark

Rocky Mountain Vibes Baseball parking lot

4385 Tutt Blvd.

Need More Resources?

Helping Hands El Paso County Community Resources – A-Z list of services in El Paso County https://research.ppld.org/c.php?g=527775&p=3608496