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Alano House Recovery

520-1732

alanorecoveryhomes.org

Total beds: 48 (16 for women, the rest for men)

Average available beds: One or two

Program description: This is a recovery program for men and women that are addicted to drugs and/or alcohol.

This program won't accept: Children, pets, violent felons, sex offenders, the mentally ill.

Rules: Rent is $400 a month, and there is a $50 intake fee. Visitors are only allowed in limited areas. Zero tolerance for drug and alcohol use, violence, threats of violence, intimidation or curfew violations.


C-C Boarding House

635-7159

Total beds: 600

Average available beds: This is a new program that is gradually attracting participants; hundreds of spaces are likely available.

Program description: Short-term housing for homeless families, couples and singles. Can stay a few months, if progressing. Participants share a hotel room with up to two roommates.

This program won't accept: Drug users, pets. Sex offenders and felons on a case-by-case basis.

Rules: Must work with a case manager and look for a job. No drug use.


Crawford House

744-1639

cvrc-crawfordhouse.org

Total beds: 15

Average available beds: None

Program description: Free program for honorably or generally discharged veterans. People can stay 90 days or more on a case-by-case basis. (The Crawford House also has five or six rooms for transitional housing where people can stay up to two years with low rent. It's usually full. Crawford also has vouchers that provide housing indefinitely for some, though none are available, and program leaders are not sure when more might come in.)

This program won't accept: Violent felons, sex offenders, children, pets.

Rules: Must look for a job or pursue other options, such as filing for disability. Required to save 75 percent of income. No theft or violence. Must stay clean and sober.


El Paso County Community Detox Facility

520-7122

Total beds: 40

Average available beds: 20

Program description: Emergency shelter for homeless men and women who are intoxicated with drugs or alcohol, or experiencing active withdrawals.

This program won't accept: Children, pets, clean and sober people, those needing extreme medical attention.

Rules: This a night-by-night free shelter. There are no checks for warrants or a criminal record at this shelter.


Family Life Services

632-4661

flscs.org

Total beds: Enough for eight families (with two to eight members)

Average available beds: None

Program description: This two-year program is for single women over age 18 and their children (ages 17 or younger).

This program won't accept: Men, sex offenders, pets, or drug and alcohol users. Administrators are not sure about felons or lesbian/transgender.

Rules: Rent starts at $185 a month for mother and one child. Each additional child costs $40 extra per month. Must go through counseling and spiritual mentoring. Must have custody of children. No drug or alcohol use or violence. No men allowed on the property. No overnight guests.


Greccio Housing

475-1422

greccio.org

Total beds: 10

Average available beds: four

Program description: Provides apartments for verifiably homeless with mental instability. For single men and women. Participants can stay as long as they are progressing.

This program won't accept: Children, pets, sex offenders, violent felons.

Rules: Must work with case manager. Program is free until there is a source of income.


Harbor House

473-5557

Total beds: 24

Average available beds: 12

Program description: For men and women who are verifiably chronically homeless, meaning they have either lived on the streets for one full year or have had four episodes of homelessness in the last four years. There is a minimum 90-day commitment required.

This program won't accept: Pets, children, violent sex offenders. Felons are accepted on a case-by-case basis.

Rules: No alcohol or drug use or violence. Must get along well with the community, show motivation, and actively seek employment. Once a client has a source of income, they will contribute 30 percent to the program (for a maximum of $400 a month in rent).


Housing First Pikes Peak

955-0731

homewardpikespeak.org

Total beds: 32

Average available beds: None

Program description: This program places single men and women in apartments. It is only for verifiably chronically homeless people with both a mental illness and an addiction problem (drugs or alcohol). Once accepted, a person can stay in the program indefinitely.

This program won't accept: Children, violent felons. Sex offenders on a case-by-case basis.

Rules: Must abide by the terms and conditions of the lease. Must work with intensive case management.


Interfaith Hospitality Network

329-1244

ihn-cos.org

Total beds: Room for four families, 16 beds

Average available beds: None

Program description: Provides shelter for families with children, who can stay for about three months.

This program won't accept: Pets, sex offenders. Openly gay or lesbian couples. Felons on a case-by-case basis.

Rules: Parents are expected to save money, get a job, secure affordable housing, and follow program guidelines. No drug or alcohol use. Parents must prove they have custody of their children.


Liza's Place

635-3643

gospel-home-cs.org

Total beds: 20

Average available beds: One or two

Program description: This program is for women who are homeless or coming out of jail or prison. Women can stay for six to eight months.

This program won't accept: Men, children, pets, transgendered. Sex offenders on a case-by-case basis.

Rules: Must find and maintain full-time employment, become active in a self-help group, and work on financial and social skills. No drug or alcohol use. After three incidents (example: drinking, fighting, stealing), a client will be asked to leave.


Maternity of Mary

683-4831

maternityofmary.org

Total beds: Eight

Average available beds: One or two

Program description: This program is for pregnant women, but sometimes takes mothers and their children.

This program won't accept: Violent felons, sex offenders, pets, active drug and alcohol users (must be clean and sober for 30 days).

Rules: No drug or alcohol use or violence. Once mother has a source of income, she must pay 30 percent to program.


Partners in Housing

473-8890

partnersinhousing.org

Total beds: 70 units with room for approximately 200 people

Average available beds: None

Program description: The program provides up to two years of transitional housing for verifiably homeless families, couples and singles.

This program won't accept: Drug or alcohol users, sex offenders, those convicted of violent crimes.

Rules: Must participate in intensive support services, work toward meeting individualized goals, get a job, or improve job marketability. No violence or drug and alcohol use.


Pikes Peak Behavioral Health

572-6100

Total beds: 66 housing vouchers

Average available beds: None

Program description: This program is for chronically homeless people with mental illness and addiction problems (drugs or alcohol). Vouchers give people housing indefinitely. Some family housing is available.

This program won't accept: Those who do not fit the above description.

Rules: Must quit drugs and alcohol, go through programs. Must not commit a violent crime or a crime involving manufacturing drugs while in the program.


Pikes Peak Sober Living

649-2227 or 201-2669

pikespeakrecovery.com

Total beds: 42 total beds within four homes

Average available beds: None

Program description: Alcoholics Anonymous 12-step based program for men and women. Program usually lasts six to 18 months.

This program won't accept: Children, pets, sex offenders.

Rules: Must get a job and stay clean and sober. Must go to meetings, get a sponsor, go through "the steps," stay on curfew. No violence or weapons.


Salvation Army R.J. Montgomery New Hope Center

578-9190

tsacs.org

Total beds: 200 (100 for men, 100 for women and children)

Average available beds: 30 for women, 0 to 15 for men. Full on cold nights.

Program description: Free emergency and short-term shelter. Men are separated from women and children. Includes a special children's space and child care for parents looking for a job.

This program won't accept: Sex offenders, pets, active alcohol and drug users.

Rules: No drugs and alcohol or violence, must follow basic shelter guidelines. If you do not make progress within 14 days, or if you break any rules, you will be expelled from the program for three months (though people are let in without question on extremely cold nights).


Salvation Army Transitional Family Housing "Fresh Start"

636-3891

tsacs.org

Total beds: 13 apartment units with space for up to 57 people

Average available beds: Few, if any

Program description: For families, either a single parent with children, or a married couple with children. This is a two-year program.

This program won't accept: Unmarried couples, active drug and alcohol users, sex offenders, pets. Not sure about married gay or lesbian couples.

Rules: Clients must find employment within 60 days, then pay 30 percent of their gross income into the program monthly, as well as pay their own utilities bill. Clients are also required to contribute to a savings account. Weapons, violence, threats of violence, drug and alcohol use, and bringing people onto the grounds without permission is not allowed. Clients must meet their curfew.


Salvation Army Transitional Family Housing "Hope House"

636-3891

tsacs.org

Total beds: Five

Average available beds: None

Program description: This program is for single, homeless men. It is a two-year program.

This program won't accept: Women, active drug and alcohol users, sex offenders, pets, children.

Rules: Clients must find employment within 60 days, then pay 30 percent of their gross income into the program monthly, as well as pay their own utilities bill. Clients are also required to contribute to a savings account. Weapons, violence, threats of violence, drug and alcohol use, and bringing people onto the grounds without permission is not allowed. Clients must meet their curfew.


Salvation Army Transitional Family Housing "New Beginnings"

636-3891

tsacs.org

Total beds: 15

Average available beds: Female spaces are usually full, one or two male spaces are often available

Program description: This program is for homeless, single men and women without children. Often, clients are coming out of prison or jail. It is a two-year program.

This program won't accept: Active drug and alcohol users, sex offenders, pets, children.

Rules: Clients must find employment within 60 days, then pay 30 percent of their gross income into the program monthly, as well as pay their own utilities bill. Clients are also required to contribute to a savings account. Weapons, violence, threats of violence, drug and alcohol use, and bringing people onto the grounds without permission is not allowed. Clients must meet their curfew.


Springs Rescue Mission

632-1822

mysrm.org

Total beds: 50

Average available beds: Zero to five

Program description: This is a 12- to 18-month program for homeless men, especially those suffering from drug and alcohol addiction.

This program won't accept: Women, children, pets, sex offenders. Felons on a case-by-case basis.

Rules: Must stay clean and sober, attend classes and work with a case manager.


Stephen Handen's houses

578-1181

Total beds: 18

Average available beds: None

Program description: Program is for homeless men. They can stay "as long as it's working."

This program won't accept: Women, children pets, alcohol or drug users. Not wheelchair-accessible.

Rules: Must fit in with the other housemates, stay clean and sober, do chores, look for work if you can. Target rent of $350 a month for room and board.


TESSA

633-1462

tessacs.org

Total beds: 32 beds, including four cribs

Average available beds: None

Program description: For women and children who need safe housing due to domestic violence. Can stay up to six weeks.

This program won't accept: Men, pets (though they may be able to arrange "foster care"), sex offenders. Felons on a case-by-case basis.

Rules: Must be clean and sober when entering the program. No violent or aggressive behavior.


Urban Peak

630-3223

urbanpeak.org

Total beds: 20

Average available beds: 10

Program description: This free program is for youth ages 15 to 21. (Those who need more permanent shelter may be able to stay in one of eight single-occupancy apartments. They must pay rent, though the money is returned at the end of the stay. This program is usually full.)

This program won't accept: Children under 15, pets, adults over 21, sex offenders, anyone who is drunk or high.

Rules: No drinking or using drugs while staying at the shelter. Minors must have a guardian's permission to stay.

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