BY ROCHELLE SCHLORTT
As we highlighted in last month’s Catholic Charities electronic newsletter, the city of Colorado Springs announced the 2018-19 Homelessness Response Action Plan, outlining eight points addressing the growing homeless population in Colorado Springs. However, the initial plan ignored a very important but invisible population: families.
Over the past month, Catholic Charities and Partners in Housing, Family Promise, The Salvation Army, and Colorado Health Partners developed a white paper that included a recommended ninth point focused on family homelessness.
We are pleased to report the city has adopted the proposal and has added a ninth point which adds emergency shelter and transitional housing units for families experiencing homelessness.
Thank you to everyone who attended a town hall and spoke on behalf of struggling families in our community.
Get all the details about the 9th point of this plan here.
Rochelle Schlortt is the Chief Communications Officer at Catholic Charities of Central Colorado.