Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Harbor House grant will help

Posted By on Wed, Jun 30, 2010 at 12:16 PM

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Good news for community members that struggle with addiction: Harbor House, a local treatment and counseling center, has just received a $50,000 grant from the Daniels Fund.

The economic downturn has been hard on nonprofits, which have often seen demand for their services grow. With the community attempting to move the homeless off the streets and into homes of their own, Harbor House has played an especially important role, by helping homeless people overcome addiction. Drug and alcohol abuse often helps cause homelessness in the first place. And a homeless person with an overwhelming addiction problem will have a hard time getting off the streets.

This new grant will allow Harbor House to continue to serve the homeless and the poor, who have little or no ability to pay.

Here are the details:


Colorado Springs, CO — Harbor House Collaborative announced today that it has received a $50,000 Daniels Fund grant to support the Harbor House, a supportive housing program, and the Harbor House Clinic, a community drug and alcohol counseling center.

The Harbor House Collaborative provides safe places for individuals to work towards sobriety, healthier living and self-sufficiency. The Harbor House program works with the chronic homeless with chronic substance use, by providing a safe, sober living environment, intensive case management and counseling services. The Harbor House Clinic provides counseling for individuals and families suffering from alcohol and other drug addictions and have little or no ability to pay.

“This grant will enable our organization to continue to meet the Collaborative’s goal of assisting our clients and residents on their path towards self sufficiency, better health and personal dignity,” said Dr. Steven Kidd, Board President.

Bill Daniels, a pioneer in cable television known for his kindness and generosity to those in need, established the Daniels Fund to provide grants and scholarships in Colorado, New Mexico, Utah and Wyoming. For more information, please visit www.danielsfund.org.

“With the support of the Daniels Fund, we hope to be able to serve more of our community members in need and continue to build strong, results driven programs within our organization,” said Christine Burns, Executive Director.

For more information about the Harbor House Collaborative, call 719-473-5557 or visit www.harborhouseco.org

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