Family Day Center


Hanifen Center at the Marian House

14 West Bijou Street,
Colorado Springs, CO 80903

Hours of Operation:
Monday through Friday
9 a.m. – 4 p.m.


The Family Day Center (FDC) provides services for families experiencing poverty, who are homeless, or on the verge of homelessness.  The FDC offers families a safe haven with opportunities to participate in adult and child enrichment activities throughout the day, receive services on-site, and referrals to other agencies as needed.

The FDC is the only day center in the Colorado Springs area exclusively addressing the needs of families experiencing homelessness and poverty.  During the pilot project, between 40 – 60 families were expected to visit the FDC, however by the end of the 8-month period, 123 families had used the facility.  Clearly, there was a need for such a center in the community.

The ultimate vision of the FDC is to equip families to build resiliency and access life-changing support.

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Enrichment Activities

  • Educational Classes
    • Arts & Crafts
    • Computer Skills
    • Financial Literacy
    • Parenting with Love & Logic
    • Early Literacy Activities
    • Nutrition
    • Cooking
  • Family Movies
  • Indoor & Outdoor Play Areas
  • YMCA Monthly Memberships

Onsite Services

  • Adult & Children’s Clothing
  • Case Management
  • Child Watch
  • COPE Utility Assistance
  • Daily hot meal in Family Dining Room
  • Family Room/Lounge
  • Food Box Assistance
  • Legal Clinic (bi-monthly)
  • Legal Assistance ( Tuesday and by appointment)
  • Marian House Life Support Services (children’s needs)
  • Transportation Assistance: Bus Vouchers & Gas Cards
  • VITA (Assistance with Income Tax Preparation)


Are you a service agency that wants to refer your clients to the Family Day Center? Click here for the referral form.

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