About Us | Why We Serve

Catholic Charities of Central Colorado, Inc. is the social service arm of the Diocese of Colorado Springs. It was incorporated as a 501(c)(3) human service organization in 1968. It is currently one of over 1,600 Catholic Charities USA social service agencies in the United States.

Catholic Charities Provides Help and Creates Hope for people who are poor and vulnerable in our area through the efforts of a wide range of programs and services. While most services are provided in Colorado Springs, Castle Rock, El Paso and Douglas Counties, Catholic Charities serves a 10-county area in the center of Colorado.

Catholic Charities serves anyone in need regardless of religion, race, gender, age, disability, sexual orientation, socioeconomic level, or background.

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Our Mission,
Vision & Values

In response to Jesus Christ’s call to affirm the value and dignity of each human life, to build solidarity within the community, and to advocate for justice for the poor and vulnerable, Catholic Charities of Central Colorado humbly engages in the ministry of charity for those in both economic and spiritual poverty so that all – staff, volunteers, and clients – may fully achieve their God-given potential.

We transform lives through relationships that build individual resiliency and thriving communities.
Values: Trust, Love, Service, Solidarity, Boldness, Grit

CEO Andy Barton Explains What We Do And Why…

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Andy Barton, President & CEO of Catholic Charities of Central Colorado, explains what Catholic Charities does, but more importantly, why we do what we do.

Our Agency is guided by two leadership bodies: the Board of Directors, who represent the diversity of our community and play an integral role in strategic guidance, and our Leadership Team, who manage and guide the strategic vision of the Catholic Charities.

Not Just a Job…

There has never been a better time to join Catholic Charities of Central Colorado. You will grow, innovate, and help change our community for the better.

A Little About Us

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Financial & Legal Documents

Catholic Charities of Central Colorado has been a registered 501 (c) 3 since 1968. View our Annual Reports, Financial Statements, and Legal Documents here

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Services by Location

Catholic Charities provides more than 70 programs and services from four locations for the convenience of those we serve.

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History – Our Story

In 1968, Monsignor Don Dunn was given the mission of establishing a Catholic Charities office in Colorado Springs, and in October of that year, Denver Archbishop James Casey officially signed the articles of incorporation for Colorado Springs Catholic Social Services. Although the name has changed several times, Catholic Charities of Central Colorado has always had the mission to help those in need.

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Strategy and Evaluation

At Catholic Charities, we strive to offer the highest quality services to the individuals and families we serve to facilitate the greatest possible impact on their lives. Evaluation helps us accomplish this by ensuring we not only collect data to prove our impact, but we analyze it in a meaningful way to continuously learn and improve that impact.

Have a question for us?

We can be contacted in a variety of ways: phone, email, web form

What Our Clients Say:

Catholic Charities is honored to work with families as they plan and set goals for the future.  It is a privilege to walk with them on their journey.

“It’s my children that keep me going; they are my motivation to succeed.”
“I could live in a cardboard box, but I needed stability for my kids.”
“Without Catholic Charities, my son would not have the future he has now.”
“I feel way more confident in myself and my ability to be a mom.”
“I’m committed to success and stability for my family.”
“Without Catholic Charities we wouldn’t have our daughter right now.”