Marian House Community Outreach
The Marian House Community Outreach Program reaches out to people in need, serving families and individuals who live in apartments, motels, local shelters, halfway houses, tent camps and on the streets. Community Outreach’s intent is to cushion the impact of poverty on children, families and individuals by providing essential living items and the basic skills needed to keep themselves and their children healthy and safe. Since its inception in 2002, the program has expanded from helping a handful of people one day per week to a five-day-per-week program which encompasses all of El Paso County.
Working-poor and homeless families and individuals may have limited access to transportation, and/or may be poorly educated and fail to have a good understanding of the community resources that might be available to them. Catholic Charities picks up donations and delivers those donated items directly to people in need, shifting the onus from those in need to those who can help. Program staff does more than simply distribute emergency supplies, they link patrons to other community services, striving to bring each person or family to a higher level of self-sufficiency.
Throughout the Pikes Peak region, the Outreach truck brings goods such as groceries, baby supplies, clothing and household items such as furniture and appliances to people’s homes or where ever they are living.
Community Outreach staff also provides referrals as well as case management.
For information about the Marian House Community Outreach services, or to make a donation or have one picked up please call 719-229-9942.
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