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1 year 11 months ago

CC to hold panel discussion on downtown homeless

COLORADO SPRINGS - The issue of panhandling in downtown Colorado Springs is back in the news because the panhandlers themselves are back. Following a failed attempt to completely ban soliciting downtown, Colorado College will host a series of Community Conversations to find better solutions to help the chronically homeless and...

3 years 3 weeks ago

Mayor visits Springs Rescue Mission

Mayor Steve Bach took a tour of the Springs Rescue Mission Thursday morning to see first hand the work the non-profit agency does in helping the homeless and working poor in our community. The Mission is currently undergoing a million dollar expansion to their facilities that will allow them to...

3 years 8 months ago

Springs Rescue Mission to touch many lives

Springs Rescue Mission is on its way to help many more in the Springs community. The mission recently revealed its three-year plan, which targets three groups: adult men, families and the chronically homeless. "We're the only recovery program in town now...and we have a waiting list for our recovery program,"...

4 years 5 months ago

Food fight for hunger

In 2005, the Springs Rescue Mission served 100 turkeys for the holiday meals. This year, they anticipate serving 10,000 turkeys. "Those are mothers and fathers with children who a year, two years ago were doing fine," explains Lyn Harwell, chief operations officer for Springs Rescue Mission. "They've lost jobs....

4 years 7 months ago

The helpers need some help

It may be warm this time of year, but cold weather isn't far away. So homeless advocates are doing extra work to get ready for the winter, but this year they may be a little short on help. Colorado Springs Police say of the 100 to 150 homeless still...

5 years 5 months ago

Area charities in need of turkeys

With a little less than two weeks until Thanksgiving, several local charities are in need of turkey donations to help feed families in our community. For example, you won't find many turkeys inside the freezer at the Springs Rescue Mission. Director of Programs Lyn Harwell says during the last...

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