What We Do
Catholic Charities of Central Colorado offers over 75 programs and services within a 10 county area out of two offices: Colorado Springs and Castle Rock. Our services are designed to help families successfully move out of Crisis, build Resiliency, and achieve Stability.
The majority of our services fall into 4 categories: Family Services, Paths to Opportunity, Emergency & Essential Services, and Health & Well-Being. Click here for a complete list of Programs & Services offered by Catholic Charities.
Catholic Charities has always helped anyone in need with an emphasis on families in poverty. In the past year, we have expanded and developed programs to serve families in crisis better. On September 1, 2015, we opened a Family Day Center with a lounge and child watch area to give families a place of respite and support, allowing parents to access case management and numerous services to help them build resiliency and gain stability. On July 1, 2016, the Family Mentor Alliance moved to Catholic Charities. This program helps families who qualify, move out of homelessness. The program has a 90+% success rate. In October 2015, our Computer Lab was transformed to a Life Skills and Career Development Center, providing life skills and job readiness training along with on-site job fairs and interviews with employers. In the first year, almost 100 clients became employed.
Our services in Douglas County continue to grow to meet the need and Catholic Charities is a collaborator in many of the services in the area . On November 1st, the Winter Shelter Network – a collaboration of 8 churches – will open to provide overnight shelter for up to 40 women and children. This is particularly important as there are no shelters available in this community for those experiencing poverty and homelessness. For more information regarding services provided out of the Castle Rock office and office hours, please click in the Dig Deeper box to the right.
Our most widely recognized program is the Marian House, which is comprised of two facilities: The Soup Kitchen and the Hanifen Center for Self Sufficiency.
The Soup Kitchen provides meals 365 days a year to anyone who comes to our door. In just the past year, the number of meals served has increased 19% over the same time last year. Even more staggering is the fact that the number of meals has increased 40% versus just two years ago. Furthermore, the number of meals served to children has doubled in the past two years. Businesses, groups, individuals and more are welcome to Sponsor-A-Day at the Marian House. Click Here to learn more about this amazing opportunity.
The Hanifen Center brings all Catholic Charities Emergency & Essential Services and together to meet the immediate basic needs of individuals and families. It is home to the Marian House Client Services, Community Outreach, Life Support Services, Family Day Center, Family Mentor Alliance and Life Skills & Career Development Center programs. The facility is also home to numerous other social service providers who offer services in eight core areas: housing, employment/income, life skills, education, mental health, medical/physical health, transportation, and childcare referrals.
Our longest running program is Life Connection, a licensed, non-profit child placement agency providing pregnancy, cradle care and adoption services.
- Pregnancy Counseling
- Domestic Adoptions
- Adoption Search and Reunion
- International Adoptions
- Prenatal Nurturing Education
- Infant Massage
- Birth and Labor Class
- Relinquishment Counseling
- Post Abortion Counseling
- Project Rachel
Welcoming the Stranger is a basic tenet of Catholic Social Teaching and our Family Immigration Services program welcomes the stranger every day, providing a variety of compassionate and essential services to help newcomers integrate into our community.
- ESL Classes
- Naturalization & Immigration Services
Our Community and Parish Engagement department works with the community and our local churches and parishes to further the mission of Catholic Charities. Tours, community presentations, fairs, and collaborations are the heart of the work of CPE. They also serve as the link to :
- Catholic Relief Services
- Legislative Advocacy
- Parish Social Ministry
Catholic Charities qualifies for special tax credits in addition to the typical charitable deductions available on a Federal and State basis. Click here for Tax Credit information.