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Amnet helps businesses, homeless, kids

Amnet helps businesses, homeless, kids

Sit down and talk with Trevor Dierdorff about his business, and he’s likely to bend your ear about his passion — helping kids. As the owner/operator of Amnet, he has the time to help children and nonprofit organizations. But first, business. Amnet wants to be the information technology department for each business it helps. As… Continue Reading Amnet helps businesses, homeless, kids

Let’s get our terminology right

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Those of us who work in downtown Colorado Springs know what it’s like to walk the streets on a typical day, especially around most corners on Tejon. We see a lot of less-fortunate folks, most of whom have nowhere else to go. So they sit wherever they can find an available space, on ledges of… Continue Reading Let’s get our terminology right

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SRM launches three-year expansion plan

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The Springs Rescue Mission is beginning the first steps to expand its mission and role in the community. The nonprofit focuses on helping the poor and homeless in the Pikes Peak area, and its new plan will help people move into more stable lives, said CEO Joe Vazquez. The first phase includes the Supportive Family… Continue Reading SRM launches three-year expansion plan

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City homeless program gets reprieve

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A Colorado Springs program for the homeless in danger of shutting down due to lack of funding has bought a little more time. The Resource Advocacy Program serves homeless people suffering from substance abuse and mental health problems. It was preparing to shut down Friday if it couldn’t come up with enough money. But The… Continue Reading City homeless program gets reprieve

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It’s nearly 200 pages long and chock-full of well-intentioned ideas on how to tackle one of our most intractable problems. Adopted in early 2009, the “10-Year Blueprint to Serve Every Homeless Citizen in the Pike’s Peak Region” reflects the sort of thinking that leaves you believing something good is right around the corner. The economic… Continue Reading Much remains missing from homeless strategy

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Colorado Springs, as a community, is currently grappling with the problem of chronic homelessness, as evidenced by the “campers” in our parks and wetlands. The Marian House is hosting a pair of evening meetings for all to discuss the issue and put forth ideas. My puzzlement is why has not our community seized on an… Continue Reading Why not give homeless people ID cards, like other cities have

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Is the City Council of Colorado Springs in denial regarding the tent camps? We have a crises, it’s a real problem that is not going away. We simply cannot refuse to talk about it as a community any longer. Let’s not allow this problem to have an on-going affect on our community, tourism, business trade… Continue Reading Do we really want tent camps that will thrive for years?

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