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CALL 2-1-1

Let us navigate the complex and ever-growing maze of health and human service providers to find the help you need.

2-1-1 is the free, confidential and multilingual phone number that serves residents of 12 counties (Alamosa, Conejos, Costilla, Chaffee, Cheyenne, El Paso, Lincoln, Mineral, Park, Rio Grande, Saguache, and Teller), helping those in need navigate the complex and ever-growing maze of health and human service providers in their community.

At present, trained information specialists staff the hotline from 8am to 5pm Monday through Friday utilizing a comprehensive database of thousands of resources including federal, state, and local government agencies, private non-profits, as well as faith and community-based organizations.

ATTEND A MOBILE FOOD PANTRY

Receive hearty and fresh food for your whole family.

Come get food for you and your whole family at this drive-up style food pantry! Thank you to Care and Share Food Bank for partnering with us.

Please note, the food distribution has changed locations to Mitchell High School at 1205 Potter Dr, Colorado Springs, CO 80909. If you are in need of food please call 2-1-1 or visit: careandshare.org/findfood

Location: Mitchell High School, 1205 Potter Dr.

Dates: Every first and third Thursday of the month. 2/1, 2/15, 3/7, 3/21


Time: 11:00 am until food runs out.

Sunny Side Market

SHOP AT SUNNY SIDE MARKET!

Now open at the Family Success Center! Thank you to Care and Share Food Bank for partnering with us.

We are excited to welcome you to Sunny Side Market! Make sure you enroll online first. That way when you arrive at the market you can simply grab a cart and start picking out the good food you want to take home.

Hours: Mondays and Thursdays, 2:00pm-5:45pm

Location: Family Success Center, 1520 Verde Dr. Colorado Springs, CO 80910

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Once you hit submit, you are registered.

VITA Tax Prep Help

GET YOUR TAXES FILED FOR FREE

Call 2-1-1 to schedule a VITA appointment. Starting mid-January you can schedule your appointment.

VITA provides free tax preparation to individuals and families who have a household income of less than $60,000

What to bring to VITA site:

  • A photo ID – Required
  • Social Security cards (or ITINs) for all family members. Proof of Foreign status if applying for an ITIN. – Required
  • All W-2s, 1099s and any other income related documents.
  • Proof of mortgage interest, property taxes, daycare payments, charitable contributions and all other tax deductible expenses.
  • A copy of last year’s return, if available.
  • Bank account number and routing number to direct deposit your refund (these numbers can be found on your printed checks). With direct deposit, most refunds take just 10-14 days!

SITES IN COLORADO SPRINGS, MONUMENT, CALHAN, AND PEYTON. CALL 2-1-1 TO SCHEDULE A VITA APPOINTMENT. STARTING MID-JANUARY YOU CAN SCHEDULE YOUR APPOINTMENT. 

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Local home FOOD delivery program

Ride United deliveries are powered by DoorDash

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Need help getting the rent paid?

Assistance available for rent through the Colorado Emergency Rental Assistance Program.

Need help with rent? Colorado’s Emergency Rental Assistance Program has been extended and morning appointments are now available. Call 2-1-1 today to schedule your appointment!

The Emergency Rental Assistance Program helps property owners and tenants who have been unable to pay rent due to financial hardship. Applicants can apply for up to six months in back rent and three months of current rent, and then continue to apply for three-month blocks for up to 15 months of rental assistance.

Call 2-1-1 today to schedule your appointment!

Let Us Help you get back to work

We partnered with CDHE’s COSI program to get you Back to Work.

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Connecting Colorado is connecting talent with opportunity.

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The Peak Progress (QLI) Report is a community effort to look at and evaluate different components of quality of life in the Pikes Peak Region. This project convenes volunteers, community members, and leaders from across the region (Vision Councils) to gather and evaluate data and create goals (referred to as “priority areas”) in various categories.

This report originated in 2007 after Howard Brooks and Jerry Smith recognized the need for benchmarking information and gathered the necessary community support and resources to publish the first edition. The 2019/2020 report seeks to move the report forward by not only focusing on indicators, but also looking for ways to take these findings and create actionable change and improve the quality of life in the Pikes Peak Region. To do this, we followed the original process of creating benchmarks by comparing the Pikes Peak Region to other regions in order to see how we are doing compared to other places in the United States, as well as looking at data over time.

This report is for anyone from a general citizen to an elected representative. Based on the foundation of community groups, networks, and resources that were assembled to develop it, this highly beneficial tool provides reliable and easy to understand data with the potential and proposed steps for actionable change.  

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