Resource Advocate Program seeks donations to stay afloat

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A Colorado Springs nonprofit might have to close its doors due to a lack of money.

The Resource Advocate Program serves as a link between homeless people and community resources.

Money for the group is expected to run out Sept. 30, so the Springs Rescue Mission, where the agency was housed last year, is asking for donations to continue operating the RAP clinic.

The rescue mission and the local police department both have seen the benefit of the group’s work.

“When we encounter a homeless individual, our very first question is ‘have you ever heard of or been to the RAP clinic?’ … We always, without fail, refer them there for services. It would be safe to say we refer about 90 percent of homeless to the clinic,” said M.J. Thomson, head of the homeless outreach team of the Colorado Springs Police Department.