Castle Rock Office – Serving Douglas, Elbert & Park Counties


Poverty is in Our Community

In the United States, a family of four is considered to be below the poverty threshold when their household income is at or below $23,834.

According to the 2015 United States Census, 43.1 million people were living in poverty in the United States, the highest level since the U.S. Census Bureau began to collect data over 50 years ago. This number includes over 700,000 Coloradans.

Douglas County Facts:

2,344 families live in poverty

3,614 children under 18 live in poverty

951  seniors (65+) live in poverty

553 of people with disabilities live in poverty.

910 children were reported as homeless in the 2014-2015 school year.

Source: U.S. Census, Kids Count in Colorado

Click here for a detailed report of the Douglas County Demographic Profile for the the At-Risk Population.

Catholic Charities of Central Colorado – Castle Rock Office

Providing help and creating hope.

Catholic Charities of Central Colorado Castle Rock Office serves nearly 80 households per month with various programs including utility and food assistance as well as ESL classes and counseling. Staff continues to work with local area providers to determine gaps of service, where additional services are needed, and how Catholic Charities can help. 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.

The office primarily serves Douglas, Park and Elbert counties.

Services Offered:

Emergency Assistance

We are able to meet with clients Mondays through Fridays from 9:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. at our Catholic Charities office in Castle Rock. We assist with emergency food boxes, gas cards, furniture, and – depending on availability of funds – with utility bills and emergency hotel stays. Clients must go through the application process and meet with a staff member who will assess their needs.  We are also a referral source for those who need assistance from the Naturalization and Immigration Services offered in the Colorado Springs office.

  • Case Management
  • Food
  • Utilities
  • Temporary Shelter
  • Gasoline Cards
  • Furniture

Douglas County Winter Shelter Network

On November 1st, the first Winter Shelter Network opened in Douglas County. The network provides overnight shelter 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, where 8 local churches will host the shelter on a rotating basis.
Catholic Charities (CC) will also serve as a Coordinated Point of Entry for mom’s entering into the shelter.  This gives CC case managers, who have relied on limited funds for emergency hotel stays,  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

English as a Second Language Classes

Mondays and Thursdays 6:30 p.m. -8:00 p.m.
St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church, 2746 E. 5th Street, Castle Rock
September through May with breaks following the Douglas County school calendar


Individual and Family

Seasonal Assistance

Douglas County Cares

Referral Source & Facilitator

Parish Ambassadors Program

This program is being extended to the parishes of the Northern Deanery, which includes Douglas, Elbert, and Park Counties, to enhance the working relationship between the parish and Catholic Charities of the Northern Deanery.

Contact Information

Catholic Charities of Central Colorado – Castle Rock Office
210 Fifth Street, Suite 100, Castle Rock, CO 80104
Phone: 720-215-4521

Hours of Operation:

Monday – Friday

9 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Paul Narduzzo – Castle Rock Regional Office Director

Kathy Bullen – Community Case Manager

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