Homelessness Prevention and Response Coordinator, Andrew Phelps Calendar

Monday, August 2, 2021 - 5:04pm
"As the Homelessness Response Coordinator, I have often heard from people who live in Colorado Springs and downtown business owners about negative experiences in the downtown area. A year and a half ago, I met with City leadership and community leaders about the issues occurring downtown.
Thursday, August 13, 2020 - 11:19am
Lori went three years without a job. In that time, she has lived in the women’s shelter at Springs Rescue Mission and struggled with her sense of self worth. But through the City of Colorado Springs‘ new WorkCOS program, she’s now working, smiling and dreaming big.
large room with rows cots spaced out
Monday, April 6, 2020 - 11:20am
The City of Colorado Springs together with El Paso County, El Paso County Public Health and 12 members of the Pikes Peak Area Continuum of Care successfully opened a community isolation shelter to serve those individuals infected with COVID-19 who are currently experiencing homelessness. 
large room with rows cots spaced out
Wednesday, April 1, 2020 - 2:15pm
The City is partnering with the Springs Rescue Mission and other Continuum of Care providers to set up an isolation shelter for people who are experiencing homelessness and show symptoms of COVID-19. It will be located at the City Auditorium in downtown Colorado Springs.
American Flag
Friday, February 21, 2020 - 1:44pm
In collaboration with Rocky Mountain Human Services - Homes for All Veterans and Peak Military Care Network, the City has developed The Pikes Peak Veteran Housing Fund, a privately funded initiative that incentivizes landlords to house military veterans experiencing homelessness in our community.
My City Project volunteers wearing bright work vests and holding trash pickup tools.
Tuesday, February 4, 2020 - 8:48am
Nineteen people staying at the Springs Rescue Mission picked up 600 pounds of trash from the Mill Street Neighborhood as part of the HelpCOS My City Project.
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Thursday, December 5, 2019 - 12:22pm
With increased shelter beds, a new work program, Landlord Incentive Plan and more, City meets goals set by 2019 Homeless Initiative
HelpCOS logo
Tuesday, December 3, 2019 - 7:30am
Homelessness is a complex issue. What organizations and agencies does the city work with on this issue and what progress is being made? How can you donate and where does the money go? These are answers everyone needs to know.
Downtown View of Colorado Springs
Tuesday, December 3, 2019 - 7:00am
In a re-launch of its community-wide giving case, the City of Colorado Springs has joined forces with the Springs Rescue Mission in a Work Engagement program. The HelpCOS My City Project will be supported by donations to the HelpCOS fund.
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Thursday, November 7, 2019 - 1:17pm
The City of Colorado Springs is working hand-in-hand with local non-profits and service providers to make a positive impact on homelessness-related issues in the city.
"Municipal Court Warrant Removal Day"
Wednesday, October 9, 2019 - 12:41pm
The City's Outreach Court program will hold its second Warrant Removal Day November 7. This program brings nonprofit case workers alongside the Municipal Court to work collaboratively to address the needs of each person, and marshal resources to both reduce homelessness and reduce the strain on... Read more
Tuesday, August 20, 2019 - 1:41pm
The City of Colorado Springs, in conjunction with the Springs Rescue Mission, began cleanup efforts along Mill Street near the Springs Rescue Mission campus. This event was the first of four annual cleanup efforts in the area to protect the character of the Mill Street Neighborhood.