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Uniting for Change: Community Champions Empowering Homeless Support for Older Adults in Colorado Springs

Uniting for Change: Community Champions Empowering Homeless Support for Older Adults in Colorado Springs

Springs Rescue Mission is committed to serving men and women struggling with homelessness, poverty and addiction in Colorado Springs. But our work wouldn't be possible without the support of so many generous donors, businesses and organizations.

They are our “Community Champions.”

In this blog, we'll shed light on the remarkable ways in which four notable Community Champions — Colorado Springs Utilities, NextFifty Initiative, El Paso County and the Myron Stratton Foundation — are coming together to provide grant funding that specifically supports the Mission in serving older adults experiencing homelessness.

Colorado Springs Utilities: Illuminating Lives and Paths

Colorado Springs Utilities, beyond its role in providing essential services, is a powerful ally for the Springs Rescue Mission. Through grant funding, this community champion helps ensure that adults over age 50 without homes have access to clean water, warmth, and the comforts of modern living. With their support, the Mission can offer showers, laundry facilities, and a welcoming space where seniors can regain a sense of normalcy and dignity.

NextFifty Initiative: Pioneering Senior-Centric Support

The NextFifty Initiative recognizes the unique challenges that older adults facing homelessness encounter. Their support enables the Springs Rescue Mission to offer tailored programs that address the physical, emotional, and psychological needs of this vulnerable population. From specialized healthcare to counseling services, NextFifty empowers the Mission to provide comprehensive care that helps homeless adults over age 50 rebuild their lives with purpose and resilience.

El Paso County: Strengthening the Safety Net

El Paso County plays a pivotal role in the collaborative efforts to combat homelessness among older adults. Grant funding, through its Community Investment Program, bolsters the Mission's outreach and engagement initiatives, allowing them to identify seniors in need and connect them to essential resources. By working together, the Mission and the county create a safety net that prevents vulnerable seniors from slipping through the cracks, ensuring that they receive the support they deserve.

Myron Stratton Foundation: Building Foundations for a Better Future

The Myron Stratton Foundation's commitment to improving the lives of seniors aligns seamlessly with the Springs Rescue Mission's mission. Through grant funding, this foundation empowers the Mission to offer long-term solutions to senior homelessness. With access to stable housing, vocational training, and educational opportunities, homeless seniors can break the cycle of homelessness and build a brighter future for themselves.

Fostering Hope through Collaboration

In Colorado Springs, the Springs Rescue Mission is more than just a shelter—it's a haven of compassion and transformation for adults experiencing homelessness. This transformative work is only possible due to the unwavering support of community champions like Colorado Springs Utilities, NextFifty Initiative, El Paso County, and the Myron Stratton Foundation. Through their grant funding and shared dedication, these organizations are reshaping the narrative for older adults facing homelessness, proving that a united community can create a brighter, more dignified future for all. As they join hands with the Mission, they demonstrate that by standing together, we can uplift those who need it the most and pave the way for a stronger, more inclusive society.

Visit springsrescuemission.org/gss to learn more.

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