Marian House Life Support

1. What does the Life Support  do?

We provide basic needs for families with small children.  Clients can receive diapers, formula, clothing for children and maternity wear. We also have a  birthday buddy program. Information and Referral and Case Management services are also provided.

2. Who provides these services?

Trained advocates and case managers and a licensed safety specialist address needs in this area.

3. How often can clients get supplies or clothing from your agency?

Emergency services, such as diapers and formula are available on an emergency basis.  Clients may visit our clothing closet 1 time per season.

4. Where are you located?

We are located in the Cascade Square building at 228 North Cascade Ave. The building is on the southwest corner of Cascade and Boulder Crescent (Platte Ave) intersection. You may park on the west side of the building in the parking spaces marked for visitors.

5. Do you provide pregnancy tests?

Life Support does not provide pregnancy tests, but they are offered through Catholic Charities Life Connections Program, free of charge. They are done by appointment only. Please call our office for further information or to schedule an appointment.  719.866.6535.  People are also referred to the El Paso Count Health Department for testing.

6. What are your hours?

Our clothing closet and emergency services are available Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday 9:00 am – 1:00 pm.  We distribute emergency items only (diapers, formula and baby food only) from 1:00 to 2:00 pm.   On Tuesdays, we are open from 10 am – 3:30 pm.  And distribution of emergency items is from 3:30 pm – 4:00 pm.

Donation hours are Monday through Friday 9:00 am – 2:00 pm.

7. What types of donations do you accept?

We accept donations of infant formula, diapers, clothing for children, maternity wear, and new toys for children. We also accept donations of new items for our birthday buddy program for children ages 1-17 and our layette program, including items for a new baby such as quilts, sleepers, onesies, and other new infant clothing.  Unfortunately, since all the toy recalls, we are not able to accept used toys.

8. What are the eligibility requirements to use your services?

If you are in need of services from our organization please come in with picture identification and we will discuss your needs with you.

9. Do you provide rent assistance or housing?

We provide limited help monetarily with rental assistance.  However, we can refer you to a variety of agencies in the city that may be of assistance to you. Please contact us for further information.

10. Do you supply breast pumps?

Yes, through our Penrose Community Nurse.Contact Jeannine Kidwell at 719-866-6432.  If you are a client receiving WIC, you can contact them regarding their program.  Hand breast pumps can be bought through a variety of drug stores at a nominal fee. You may also contact the Le Leche League.

Marian House Community Outreach

1. Who qualifies for Community Outreach deliveries?

We provide deliveries of household goods and food to anyone in need in Colorado Springs and the surrounding area.

2. What types of things does Community Outreach deliver?

The Community Outreach Truck regularly delivers and picks up donations of furniture, appliances, small household goods, clothing and food.

3. How often can clients get supplies or clothing from your agency?

Clients can either stop by the Marian House, speak with a Case Manager, visit our clothing closet, or call James at 719.229.9942 (to schedule a delivery) if they are unable to access the on-site services.

Marian House Client Services

1. What does Marian House Client Services do?

Emergency Services
Emergency services include help with getting ID’s, Information and Referral, and bus passes.  A clothing, and other material goods, closet is available for people in need.

Self-Sufficiency and Prevention
A Social Worker is on site to help assist individuals move toward greater self-sufficiency using a strength based model of case management.

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