Castle Rock Office

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folks loading a truck full of furniture Castle Rock Office Outreach

The Castle Rock office of Catholic Charities of Central Colorado provides emergency and essential services to approximately 80 households per month. 

Catholic Charities of Central Colorado Castle Rock Office offers services to help individuals and families move toward self-sufficiency, including ESL classes, counseling, family immigration services and a variety of outreach programs.

Catholic Charities is also a member of the Douglas County Community of Care Network, a network of agencies working together to address poverty and homelessness in Douglas County, and the Douglas County Cares program, a multi-agency collaborative that provides opportunities for vulnerable residents in Douglas County.  The office primarily serves Douglas, Park, and Elbert counties.

Shirley King Client Castle Rock

“I would not be sitting in this chair talking to you without Catholic Charities. I wouldn’t.”

Shirley, Castle Rock Client

Services

For families or individuals experiencing crisis, case management is the next step to building resiliency and ultimately, achieving stability.  Catholic Charities is a partner agency to the Douglas County Cares program, providing approved participants with assistance in defining their desired future and working together with them to overcome barriers to achieving their goals.

The Castle Rock office also hosts fully accredited professionals from Catholic Charities’ Family Immigration Services who provide affordable immigration legal services to low-income families and individuals.  Several other family services are available by referral, including adoption services, pregnancy counseling & support, and post-abortion healing.

Paths to Opportunity describe services that provide families and individuals with the tools to pursue opportunities for personal and professional development.

English as a Second Language (ESL) Classes are offered to immigrants and refugees at a low cost of $50/year.  ESL classes focus on basic language skills and practical instruction on topics such as health, shopping, housing, jobs, emergencies, community services, and many other issues dealing with everyday living.  Classes are held on Mondays and Thursdays from 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church, 2746 E. Fifth Street in Castle Rock.  The ESL school year runs from mid-August through early May, with breaks following the Douglas County school calendar.

Clients looking for help with life skills and career development can also receive individualized assistance in areas from job search to basic computer skills.

To take advantage of either of these opportunities, call the Castle Rock office at 720-215-4521.

We are a community resource for emergency food boxes, gas cards, furniture, baby needs and – depending on availability of funds – with utility bills and emergency hotel stays.  We also conduct several outreach programs throughout the year to help individuals and families with school supplies, winter coats, Thanksgiving turkeys and Christmas gifts for children.  Clients meet with a staff member who assesses their needs and helps with the application process.  To help clients identify and arrange additional support that may be needed, we are also a referral source to several area agencies that provide other forms of assistance.

Individual, family, couples, and faith-based counseling is available on a sliding fee scale.  For more about the Catholic Charities counseling program in Castle Rock, call our office at 720-215-4521 or to speak directly with a counselor, call 303-472-4962.

The Castle Rock office also provides overall case management for clients struggling with health and well-being concerns, with several other services available by referral, including mental and medical health agencies and assistance with enrollment for benefits such as SNAP and Medicaid.  Call for an appointment with a Case Manager by calling 720-215-4521.

Catholic Charities is a founding member of the Douglas County Winter Shelter Network.  First established in the winter of 2016 – 2017, it provides overnight shelter in several area churches for up to 40 women and children during the coldest months of winter.  Catholic Charities Castle Rock played an important role in the development of the network and continues to serve as a Coordinated Point of Entry for guests entering into the shelter.  This gives Catholic Charities case managers another tool in providing emergency sheltering in Douglas County.
If you live in Douglas County and are experiencing homelessness, contact us at 720-215-4521 or visit https://www.wintershelternetwork.org/

Our Counselors

Marica Frank, a South African, moved to the US nearly 18 years ago with her American husband, a Russian Catholic priest, and their 3 sons.    She has a PhD in Classics and taught New Testament Greek and Latin at St. John Vianney Theological Seminary in Denver for 15 years until 2015.  During the latter part of this period, she completed an M.A. in Clinical Mental Health and worked part-time as a psychotherapist at Catholic Charities in Denver.    In 2015, she resigned from the seminary and moved into full-time work at Catholic Charities, where she also served as the coordinator for Project Rachel in the Archdiocese of Denver.  Marica became licensed as a Professional Counselor in Colorado in 2016.   In January 2017, she joined Kelley Sheftall (see below) in private practice.  She works professionally with late adolescents, adults, and couples.  Most of her clients are Catholic.  Marica integrates psychology with her clients’ religious faith to the extent that this is helpful and meaningful to them, and where their faith can serve as a resource to promote emotional healing.  Marica offers appointments in Castle Rock on Thursdays from 8:00 AM – 2:00 PM

Dr. Kelley Sheftall is a clinical psychologist.  Her first career and bachelor’s degree were in music, after which she spent fifteen years working domestically and abroad in an international Catholic non-profit organization.  She recognizes the uniqueness of each person and draws on a breadth of knowledge and experience to tailor a treatment plan for each client.  Dr. Sheftall works with adults, couples, and adolescents. She also performs psychological evaluations for children and adults. Her areas of particular interest are trauma and dissociation, attachment, physiological foundations of behavior, communication skills, and repair of relationships.  Her doctoral dissertation is entitled, John Gottman, Attachment Theory, and Christian Anthropology: An Integrative Discussion of Marriage. Kelley offers appointments on Mondays, Tuesdays and Fridays from 9:00 – 11:00 AM and on Wednesdays from 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM.

If you would like to talk directly with either Marica or Kelley, feel free to leave a message for either of them on 303-472-4962 and they will return your call.

Call to schedule an appointment

Monday – Friday

9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.


210 Fifth Street, Suite 100

Castle Rock, CO 80104


720-215-4521