Homelessness News

Homelessness News

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.
large piles of trash in an illegal camp
Monday, January 27, 2020 - 10:25am
More than one million pounds of trash. That’s how much garbage our Quality of Life Team removed as they cleaned up 843 illegal camps last year. That’s enough garbage to fill the back of 1,607 Ford F150 pickup trucks. Not bad for a crew of eight people. 
photo of downtown colorado springs
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.
HelpCOS logo
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.
Jacob's parents, Jacob, Richard Skorman and Andy Phelps pose for the camera. Everyone is smiling
Friday, May 31, 2019 - 12:50pm
You may recognize the man standing second from the left in this photo. His name is Jacob. He is the guy with the homemade “SMILE” sign with a cut-out for his smiling face. He frequents the area around Acacia Park downtown.