Recently, Eric and Ivonne Bass, BIA Accredited Immigration Counselor spent one week in Dilley, TX providing pro-bono services to jailed immigrant families – mostly single mothers with children. This effort was a part of CARA Pro Bono Project, a collaboration between multiple groups across the nation to respond to the Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s expansion of family detention in Dilley. Eric and Ivonne helped to prepare women for Credible Fear Interviews in which the women have the o…
Colorado Wildfires Update
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Last Updated: July 12, 2016 10:30 am
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COLD SPRINGS FIRE UPDATE:
COVOAD (Colorado Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster) and 211 are monitoring the Cold Springs Fire near Nederland. BoCoVOAD is active and has representatives in the Boulder EOC. The state OEC remains activated to help support loca…
Catholic Charities of Central Colorado & the Knights of Columbus in the Diocese of Colorado Springs invite you to participate in a School Supplies Drive to serve children throughout the Diocese of Colorado Springs. Including our Castle Rock Office in Douglas County and Catholic Charities’ Community Outreach Services which supports organizations & food pantries throughout the 10 county diocesan area.
July 16- 24
Supplies can be delivered to the Marian House dock at 14 W. Bijou Stree…
When the Family Day Center opened on September 1, 2015, 40-60 families were expected to use the facility in the 12 month pilot program. However, from September 1, 2015 - April 31, 2016, 106 unduplicated families with a combined 320 children, have visited the center, seeking assistance. The majority of families were homeless - 56%, while 16% were at risk of becoming homeless.
The life challenges of these families range from someone in the family dealing with a substance abuse i…
Springs Rescue Mission and Catholic Charities of Central Colorado announced the Family Mentor Alliance will move to Catholic Charities and become part of the Family Resource Campus in downtown Colorado Springs, currently located in the Marian House. This move is an extension of the partnership between the two agencies to focus resources on specific populations in need. Springs Rescue Mission continues to expand its campus to increase services to the chronically homeless population while Cath…
Are you pregnant? Is your baby due soon? Do you have questions about labor and delivery? Would you like more information?
Catholic Charities Life Connections Program is offering a free 3-hour introductory childbirth class taught by a registered nurse.
Thursday, August 11, 2016 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Thursday, October 6, 2016 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Thursday, Decembr 8, 2016 1:00pm - 4:00pm
For more information and to register, call 866-6535.
Classes are held at Catholic Charit…
Last year, over 10,000 meals were served to children at the Marian House Soup Kitchen. Throughout the year, an average of 12 families visit the Soup Kitchen per day to receive a hot, nutritious meal. While children are out of school during the summer months, the number increases to an average of 24 families per day. Families can enjoy a hot, nutritious meal together in the Family Dining Room and sit for as long as they need as this is a safe place for families to not only share a m…
Catholic Charities of Central Colorado is offering a FREE 8-week Nurturing Program for Prenatal Families®. Parents learn ways 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. Upon course completion, you will receive a free diaper bag stocked with items for you and your newborn! Showers of Support - a free baby shower for first time mothers - are also available…
Sponsor-A-Day at the Marian House!
The Marian House Sponsor-A-Day Program enables businesses, churches, schools, fraternal organizations, boards 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 obviou…