Greeley homeless to lose hub

GREELEY (AP) – Every morning, Chris Llamas leaves his blue tent on the bank of the Poudre River and walks about a mile south to the Lincoln Park Library in downtown Greeley. He likes to get there...

DATE: March 19, 2016 | CATEGORY: Regional News

La Plata County program offers hand-up from homelessness

Durango mothers Katie Gould and Alicia Thompson know firsthand the pitfalls to homelessness. It is a missed paycheck, a late rent payment, an arrest for drug use or an unexpected episode of...

DATE: March 19, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Southwest Colorado homeless program receives HUD grant

Housing Solutions for the Southwest has received a $139,910 grant to help homeless families find housing. The grant supports the Southwest Colorado Transitional Housing Program, which assists 10 to...

DATE: March 8, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango City Council considers long-term housing for homeless

Long-term housing for homeless people in Durango could help them put their lives back together and lower the strain on public health care and other social services. “If you take care of housing...

DATE: Feb. 9, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Director of shelter, veterans program wants to expand services

The new director for the Southwest Safehouse, the Durango Community Shelter and the Veterans Transitional Housing Program wants to introduce new services and longer stays for homeless guests....

DATE: Jan. 28, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango teen uses holiday break to launch sock charity

On the bike ride down Main Avenue en route to school, 15-year-old Alix Gillen noticed homeless people everywhere. It was just before Christmas, and a philanthropic Gillen thought the holidays might...

DATE: Jan. 13, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Festive spirit on display at Manna Soup Kitchen in Durango

Durangoans shoveled, scraped off their cars, checked road conditions, canceled travel plans, unwrapped presents, skied on fresh powder, sledded, made a quick trip to the grocery store for some...

DATE: Dec. 25, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Leavenworth leaving Volunteers of America

Sarada Leavenworth, the division director of Volunteers of America, will be leaving the organization in early January for a new job at Axis Health System. Leavenworth announced her departure from...

DATE: Nov. 30, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

‘Ms. Karen’ peppers homeless with love, support

GLENWOOD SPRINGS (AP) – It doesn’t take long during a visit to the Feed My Sheep day center for the homeless in downtown Glenwood Springs to feel the sense of respect shown for longtime director...

DATE: Nov. 28, 2015 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Coats and blankets to benefit Durango Community Shelter, Southwest Safehouse

Advantage Physical Therapy is collecting blankets and coats from now until the end of December for the Durango Community Shelter and Southwest Safehouse as temperatures turn cold this winter. With...

DATE: Nov. 25, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Rotary clubs give shelter residents good zzz’s

People who are working to turn their lives around need a good night’s sleep. So the Volunteers of America’s Durango Community Shelter and Southwest Safehouse will be getting new mattresses on all...

DATE: Nov. 24, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Panel in La Plata County: Physical, mental health care need to be integrated

For all the improvements we’ve made in mental health care in La Plata County, we still have a way to go. That was the opinion of five panelists working in the field in some way at a League of Women...

DATE: Nov. 19, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

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