2021 Impact Report highlights stories of hope and transformation - Springs Rescue Mission 2021 Impact Report highlights stories of hope and transformation - Springs Rescue Mission LUCKY ORANGE TRACKER BELOW



Last year, Springs Rescue Mission celebrated its 25th year serving the homeless and hungry in Colorado Springs. It was also an incredibly significant year in terms of physical and programmatic growth.


At the bottom of this page, you’ll find the Mission’s 2021 Impact Report — an annual document featuring highlights, accomplishments, outcomes and guest stories from the last fiscal year (June 2020 to May 2021). If you’re curious about the impact you make as a supporter of Springs Rescue Mission, we encourage you to take a look!


Here is an overview of what you’ll find in the 2021 Impact Report.




Last year, Springs Rescue Mission celebrated its 25th year as a homeless services organization in Colorado Springs. 

In 1996, Paul and Marilyn Vyzourek began serving sandwiches to homeless men and women in parks and under bridges throughout the city. 

Over the years, the nonprofit gradually grew into what it is today: a sprawling campus of resources and services designed to get neighbors in need healthy, working and in permanent housing. 

“Look how many people it’s helping,” she said. “It just brings tears to my eyes when I see what God has done. 

What started with a meal, became a movement. 




The opening of a new Welcome Center marked the completion of SRM’s six-year, $18-million-dollar Community of Hope capital campaign to create a homeless resource campus.

The creation of a single point of entry makes for a safer and more secure campus — one conducive to healing and recovery. It also lets us better know our guests and protect them from drugs, alcohol, weapons and communicable diseases like COVID-19.

“This place of healing and transformation fulfills a God-given dream to create an extensive homeless resource campus in our city,” said President & CEO Jack Briggs.





This campus is filled with life, love and the pursuit of dreams. People are healing, letting go and finding new direction in life. They are getting healthy, finding jobs and moving into homes of their own. They are finding their true purpose in life.

Here are a few 2021 outcomes to demonstrate the incredible transformation we’re seeing:



130+ guests

engaged in addiction recovery programs each week


167 clients

transitioned into permanent housing in 2021


146 guests

found employment or engaged in work programs this year



men and women sheltered in 2021



nutritious meals for hungry neighbors



Read the 2021 Impact Report







Consistently provide nutritious meals, a bed and compassionate care for neighbors in need by becoming a Good Samaritan Sponsor today! For just $25 a month, you’ll help transform the life of a homeless man or woman in Colorado Springs.
Visit springsrescuemission.org/gss to learn more.


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About the Author - Cameron Moix

Cameron Moix is the Content Marketing Manager for Springs Rescue Mission. Originally from central Arkansas, he holds a BA in mass communications (print journalism emphasis) from the University of Arkansas - Little Rock. Most of his career has been spent in print journalism, including four years as a reporter for the Colorado Springs Business Journal.