Family Connections engages with families experiencing poverty, social isolation, and housing instability in a strength-based relational model to help them with their unique needs and goals. We walk with clients from crisis and vulnerability to safe, stable, and thriving families.
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Family Connections Services
Our mission is to make a lasting impact on the lives of families facing vulnerable circumstances. We believe that by walking alongside these families and providing unwavering support and essential tools, we can help them achieve not just stability, but a future filled with possibilities.
Completing this Initial Needs Assessment helps us address your needs more effectively.
Navigators help families navigate the space and services available at Family Connections.
FLC helps families on their path from crisis to stability. Coaches use a variety of programs that focus on mentoring, homeless prevention, support services, and more.
Education programs are available for children & parents to learn essential skills needed to set families up for success. These include Great Kids, Playgroup, Circle of Parents, and more.
Family Navigators assist clients who need support in our Family Resource Center, a space where families can rest and regroup while accessing services. For families who are in crisis, experiencing poverty, or who are experiencing homelessness or on the verge of homelessness, this family-friendly space provides access to a number of services in one location. Staff encourages families to partner with a Family Life Coach to develop goals and a plan for future well-being.
While at the Family Resource Center, families can access:
- Assistance with Food Benefits – SNAP Enrollment and Marketplace Pantry referrals
- Clothing Closet
- Diapers, wipes, and other essential baby needs
- Employment and Child Care Resources
- Laundry/Showers/Computer Access
- Bus Passes
- Gas Cards
- Limited Financial Assistance
Call 719.578.1222 to schedule an appointment
Volunteer with Family Services
There are many opportunities to help families with your volunteer service. From maintaining the Children’s Clothing Closet to assisting families with laundry, showers, and computers, there is a special job waiting just for you. Hear why Cathy and Phoebe volunteer.
Josh said, “I was homeless and on the streets for almost a year. Without Catholic Charities, I wouldn’t have my daughter right now.”
Moving to a new state as a single mother was challenging, but with help, Thonda now has a stable job and a home for her family.
After working with a Family Connections Life Coach, Sarah says, “I feel way more confident in myself…and my ability to be a mom.”
Stacy moved to Colorado after surviving a hurricane. She said, “Never in a million years did I think I would be homeless.”
“The program has helped me achieve the goals that I have set.”
Family Connections at Helen Hunt Campus
917 East Moreno Avenue, Colorado Springs, CO 80903
601 South Institute, Colorado Springs, CO 80903 (Family Learning Center – 2-story building)
Appointments are required: 719-578-1222
General Hours of Operation – Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Specialty Service Hours
Children’s Closet – M, W, Th, F 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Utility Assistance – T 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Family Navigation – T, W, F 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Life Coaching – By Appointment Only
“The Marian House is invaluable because it feeds people. They keep people’s stomachs full and the food is good.”
“Never in a million years did I think I would be homeless.”
“When a person is truly ready to change, Catholic Charities will provide everything you need to change your life.”
“Some days it is just so hard to be homeless.”
“I feel way more confident in myself and my ability to be a mom.”
“Catholic Charities offered me a hand up and that made all the difference.”
“It felt like freedom…finally!”
“It seemed like there was no hope.”
“Every day we are thankful for Catholic Charities.”
“Seeing the help they gave to those in need really impressed me.”
“I am making the changes to get the life I have dreamed of.”
“If I didn’t have Catholic Charities, I don’t know where we would be. I am so grateful.”