Family Resources

While this list is not comprehensive, it is a helpful starting place for families.

To talk to someone about ALL of the resources available to you in El Paso County, please consider calling the 2-1-1 hotline first.



Academy School District 20 – District-wide services

  • Website:
  • Phone: 719-234-1200
  • Address: 1110 Chapel Hills Drive, Colorado Springs, CO 80920

Children’s Literacy Center – Literacy program that helps the struggling reader become a successful

Colorado Springs School District 11 – District-wide services

CPCD…giving children a head start – Educational, physical and behavioral health, and nutritional services for children 3 – 5 yrs

Get Set Preschool 

Harrison School District 2 – District-wide services

Lewis Palmer District 38 – District-wide services

PEAK Parent Center – Supporting children with disabilities

Pikes Peak Library District – Reading/art programs & after school programs

School District 49 – District-wide education services

  • Website:
  • Phone: 719.495.1100
  • Address: 10850 East Woodmen Road, Peyton, CO 80831

Widefield School District 3 – District-wide education services

  • Website:
  • Phone: 719-391-3000
  • Addresses: 1820 Main Street
    Colorado Springs, CO  80911

Food Insecurity

Catholic Charities

Christian House of Prayer Food Pantry

CommUNITY Food Pantry


Care & Share

Fresh Start Center 

Mercy’s Gate

Salvation Army El Paso County

Sanctuary Church Food Pantry

Silver Key Senior Services

Tri-Lakes Cares


Catholic Charities – Employment Center, case management

Family Life Services – Families in crisis, housing

  • Website:
  • Phone: 719-632-4661
  • Address: 1880 S Cascade Ave, Colorado Springs, CO 80905

Family Promise – families in crisis, shelter, housing

Freedom Springs – veteran housing

  • Phone: (719) 559-5990
  • Address: 734 Western Dr, Colorado Springs, CO 80915

Greccio Housing – affordable housing

Ithaka – transitional housing

Marian House – hot meals

Salvation Army – RJ Montgomery Shelter – Family shelter & services

Springs Rescue Mission – Adult, low barrier, shelter & services

The Place – Shelter for young adults/youth

Working Fusion – A tiny home community, housing for young adults


Job & Career Support

Catholic Charities – Employment Center & Coaching

Colorado Employment First – Employment Education & Training for SNAP Recipients

Goodwill Career Development Center

Home Front Military Network

Pikes Peak Workforce Center

  • Website:
  • Phone: 719-667-3700
  • Address: 1675 Garden of the Gods Road, Colorado Springs, CO 80907

Senior Community Service Employment Program

Medical/Health Services

Colorado Community Health Alliance – Connecting Medicaid members to needed providers

Dream Centers Women’s Clinic – Exists to provide free medical care to women in Colorado Springs.

Eye Love Care – Free eye exams & glasses

El Paso County Health – Public health support & COVID vaccine details

Mission Medical –Treats low-income adults who are without any form of health insurance

Peak Vista Community Health 

UCHealth Colorado


Mental Health Resources

Colorado Crisis Services – Crisis Hotline

Diversus Health – Crisis support/Mental Health Resources

Family Resource Network – Family Counseling Center

I Matter Colorado – Provides up to 6 confidential counseling sessions for youth in Colorado

Mayfield Counseling Centers – Variety of Counseling services

National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) – Peer-taught education programs and support groups.

Pikes Peak Suicide Prevention – Adult and youth peer support for individuals impacted by suicide.

Rental/Utilities Assistance

CARE Center – Help Finding Rental Assistance


Colorado Springs Utilities – Flexible Payment Plans for Utilities

COPE Project – Utilities Assistance

Crossfire Ministries –Utilities Assistance

Home Front Military Network – Resource for service members, veterans, and families

Mercy’s Gate – Rent and mortgage assistance

Tri-Lakes Cares

Silver Key Senior Services – Utilities & Property Tax Aid 

The Salvation Army El Paso County

Youth & Family Services

Catholic Charities of Central CO Family Connections – Emergency Services, Family Immigration Services & Family Solutions

Centro De La Familia – Counseling and advocacy services

Family Life Services – Families in crisis, housing

  • Website:
  • Phone: 719-632-4661
  • Address: 1880 S Cascade Ave, Colorado Springs, CO 80905

 Friends of the Children – Child mentors

Get Set Preschool

Girl Scouts of Colorado

Hillside Community Center

Inside Out Youth Services – Serves LGBTQ+ young people

  • Website:
  • Phone: 719-328-1056
  • Address: 223 N Wahsatch Ave Suite 101, Colorado Springs, CO 80903

Kids on Bikes – Bicycling education & access to bikes

Kingdom Builders – Trainings in violence prevention, victims’ advocacy, and trauma-informed care

  • Website:
  • Phone: (719) 247-8190
  • Address: 411 Lakewood Cir suite c-206-b, Colorado Springs, CO 80910

Lutheran Family Services – Adoption, foster care & refugee services

Pikes Peak Library District – Reading programs & after school activities

  • Website:
  • Phone: 719-531-6333 
  • Address: Many locations across city

Special Kids Special Families, Inc. – Supports families raising children and adults with disabilities

The Salvation Army El Paso County – Youth Group & Family Services

Widefield Parks and Recreation – Family recreation activities

YMCA of the Pikes Peak Region – Classes, recreation activities

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