The new computer lab is fully operational. Marco Clark, a Community Outreach Services Assistant, is leading the lab activities. Since opening the doors on the lab on June 24th, the lab has shown the impact technology has on self-sufficiency. The computer lab curriculum is designed to help increase independence through technology. Clients are able to sign up twice a week for training or assistance on topics from Computer/Email Basics to Career Planning/Resume Building.
Catholic Charities (CC) is leading the launch of the Diocese of Colorado Springs disaster planning effort and are creating plans that will enable the diocese to respond to emergencies and disaster situations throughout the 10-county region. Meetings have already taken place to help facilitate disaster plans Cheyenne, Kit Carson, and El Paso counties to plan and prepare for disaster. In June, CC staff members met with local service providers and County Commissioners in Kit Carson county. Disas…
Catholic Charities is offering a FREE 8-Week Nurturing Program for Prenatal Families. Parents will learn how to bond with their baby, review ages and stages of infant development, and much more. The course is designed for both singles and couples who are pregnant and preparing for parenthood. Families will receive a diaper bag stocked with baby items for you and your newborn at course completion.
Classes are offered every Thursday from 2:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. beginning September 23rd through N…
Life Support Services serves hundreds of children each month, providing basic needs like baby food, diapers, children's clothing, and school supplies. We are currently in need of the following items:
Baby Food (All Stages)
Parents' Choice Formula (or any brand): Soy, Premium, and Gentle
All donations can be dropped off at 14 West Bijou Street, west side of the building at the dock between the hours of 8:00 am – 2:00 pm, Monday – Saturday. Thank you for your generosity and support!…
Marian House has partnered with Colorado Springs Food Rescue (CSFR) since it began in the Fall of 2013. CSFR was originally founded by Colorado College students concerned with food waste. The concept is to redistribute perfectly good food such as day-old bread, blemished produce and unserved food normally thrown away by restaurants, grocers, cafeterias, etc., and deliver it to organizations such as the Marian House Soup Kitchen to be used in meals to feed those in our community who are hungry…
Are you pregnant and ready to deliver soon? Do you have questions about labor and delivery? Catholic Charities Life Connections Program is now offering a free 3-hour introductory childbirth class taught by a registered nurse.
Thursday, August 28 1-4 p.m
Thursday, October 23 1-4 p.m
Thursday, December 18 1-4 p.m
Classes are held at 228 North Cascade Avenue, Colorado Springs, CO 80903. For questions or to register for a class, call 719-866-6535.
The Marian House has hosted Financial Literacy classes for several years. Anyone can sign up for a class. Classes are held monthly at the Marian House from 2:00 - 3:30. The Marian House is located at 228 North Cascade Avenue. Classes focus on basic budgeting and understanding credit.
The next class will be Budget 101 and will focus on the basics of budgeting personal finances for all levels of income. A cash only budgeting challenge is also included as a tool for spending awareness. Mate…
Jennifer Kleinschmidt has been named Interim CEO of Catholic Charities of Central Colorado until a new President & CEO is hired.
Ms. Kleinschmidt has been with Catholic Charities since December 2012 as the Chief of Organizational Excellence. In this role, she guided the agency through a COA reaccreditation process receiving an expedited Pre-Commission Review Report as a result of a perfect compliance rating, which is extremely rare. As a member of the Catholic Charities Management Team sh…
Marian House Soup Kitchen, which serves more than 600 meals most days, is experiencing an on-going shortage of ground beef. Ground beef is the most popular and easiest to work with meat used at the soup kitchen. Ninety pounds is used on any given day, mixed with pasta or beans in casseroles to serve those who comes to Catholic Charities’ Marian House for a hot meal. Anything you could contribute would be greatly appreciated, however the 5 or 10 pound tubes of ground beef are preferred for sto…
The Marian House Sponsor a Day Program (MSP) enables businesses, churches, schools, fraternal organizations, board of directors, groups, families, and individuals to sponsor the meals served at the Marian House Soup Kitchen for a specific day. The day can be sponsored or designated in honor of an entity such as an individual, organization, business, etc., by pairing the sponsorship with a meaningful day or anniversary.
The benefits to Marian House are obvious: generate revenue to cover meal…
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