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Vagrancy progress unclear

Vagrancy progress unclear

Since the city has emphasized more police presence downtown, the vagrancy issues have moved, police report. Some business owners in downtown Colorado Springs said the vagrancy problem has not changed, and others claimed the problem has gotten better in the past three months. For eight years, Tim O’Donnell has lived downtown in a Tejon Street… Continue Reading Vagrancy progress unclear

Married, middle aged, employed and living in a three-bedroom house, Shelly and Daryl Gottier never imagined they’d end up homeless — much less living along Monument Creek in a tent during winter. But that’s what happened. After a death in the family and losing their jobs in the midst of the economic downturn, they were… Continue Reading El Pomar serves up annual awards to local nonprofits

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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… Continue Reading Resource Advocate Program seeks donations to stay afloat

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Homeward Pikes Peak lands its 100th job

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Homeward Pikes Peak has something to celebrate. This week the homeless outreach program is celebrating because its 100th client recently got a job.  The client was formerly a homeless tent camper. Executive Director Bob Holmes said this amounts to securing one job a day for clients since the effort to place homeless tent campers in… Continue Reading Homeward Pikes Peak lands its 100th job

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In need of a homeless blueprint

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A few months ago, the issue of homeless camps dominated conversation and headlines in Colorado Springs. Since then, it has taken a few twists and turns and a few Band-Aids have been applied. But how much closer is the city to a real solution to the problem? How much have the mayor and City Council… Continue Reading In need of a homeless blueprint

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About 200 people have been removed from homeless camps along Monument Creek. Nearly 125 have been placed in shelters and homes, said Homeward Pikes Peak Executive Director Bob Holmes. Holmes will hold a press conference this afternoon to discuss the process of moving people from the camps and introduce programs aimed at addressing homelessness in… Continue Reading Holmes to discuss progress with homeless camps

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