Emergency/Essential Services

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Emergency/Essential Services2018-02-06T11:08:58+00:00

man eating food at marian house soup kitchen

With access to basic needs, the most vulnerable members of our community can redirect energy and resources towards achieving a higher standard of living.

Marian House Soup Kitchen

Hot, nutritious meals are served at the Marian House Soup Kitchen, 365 days a year, at 14 West Bijou Street, Colorado Springs, CO 80903.

Hours of Operation:

Monday – Saturday: 10:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Sunday: 8:45 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.

 Clothing & Necessities

Catholic Charities operates two clothing closets — one for adults and one for children with a limited amount of maternity clothing.

A variety of adult seasonal clothing including sleeping bags, blankets, and necessities are available for adults.  Hygiene products are also available.

Maternity and children’s clothing, in addition to formula, diapers, etc., are distributed through Catholic Charities’ Family Services.

The Adult Clothing Closet is open on Tuesday and Thursday from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

The Family Clothing Closet is open Monday through Friday from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Shelter Referrals

Emergency and temporary shelter referrals are made to a number of local partner agencies. Motel vouchers are provided when available to those who qualify.

Food Boxes

Emergency and holiday food boxes are available for those who cannot access onsite services.

Phone, Mail and Identification Services

Guests at Catholic Charities can use the telephone, access mail services, receive replacement ID or birth certificates.

New Home Starter Kit

For individuals who have worked with a case manager, New Home Starter Kits are available for transitioning from temporary to permanent shelter.  Kits include food, linens, housewares, and other necessities.

Utilities Assistance

A limited number of funds from COPE and Catholic Charities are available for emergency utilities assistance. Emergency gas cards are also available. Appointments are required.

A Client and Volunteer getting food at Marian House Soup Kitchen Photo by Michael Ciaglo

“It’s not just a Soup Kitchen. They don’t just feed people and put them back on the street.”

Walk-in to Access Services

Monday – Friday

10:30 a.m – 1 p.m.


Call for appointments.


14 West Bijou Street

Colorado Springs, CO 80904

Contact Info

228 North Cascade Ave, Colorado Springs, CO 80903

Phone: (719) 636-2345

Fax: (719) 636-1216