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Holmes searches for homeless solutions

Bob Holmes brings both patience and experience to his job as executive director of Homeward Pikes Peak. A nonprofit agency focused on finding jobs and housing for the homeless population, Holmes has worked for the group since 2003. He brings his experience and love of children as a school superintendent to the job — as… Continue Reading Holmes searches for homeless solutions

Back in 2010, Leif was one of the more than 600 people camping on the banks of Monument Creek. The military veteran had no job and no place to live. He did, however, own a moped. In an effort to keep it from being stolen, he fought for his possession and lost an eye in… Continue Reading Outreach program nets more than 200 jobs for homeless

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The sports industry could teach the nonprofit sector something about succession planning. Professional sports teams are in continual recruiting mode, teambuilding up to 10 years in advance. Nonprofits, however, are often left scrambling to find new leadership when an executive director moves on. Few young people, it seems, even consider careers in the nonprofit sector.… Continue Reading Springs nonprofits looking for leaders of tomorrow

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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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Two local nonprofits to receive El Pomar awards

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Two local organizations will receive awards during the El Pomar Foundation’s Awards for Excellence presentation Tuesday. Both nonprofits – Homeward Pikes Peak and the Myron Stratton Consortium –  are finalists and guaranteed to receive $7,500. Thirty-three organizations in Colorado will receive awards. During the ceremony, Nov. 9 at The Broadmoor, the winners in 11 categories will… Continue Reading Two local nonprofits to receive El Pomar awards

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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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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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