How you can help
Although monetary gifts and contributions to Posada are crucial in order to continue our mission, you are not limited to financial donations.
We welcome anyone willing to volunteer to help people at Posada to contact us, and we will help you complete the steps to giving your time and talent to charity. We are looking for organizations to adopt a room at the Elko Avenue Apartments that are used for emergency shelter for homeless families. For more information contact Christina Trujillo at 719-545-8776.
Posada is always looking for donations of people's time and skills.
We are in need of groups or individuals with:
Landscaping and property maintenance skills
Organizations can adopt a room at the Elko Emergency Family Shelter.
Volunteers are needed to assist with the daily activities of the Youth Drop-in Center.
Posada's evolution over the past 28 years reflects two key trends:
- Homeless populations have shifted from being predominantly single men to being mostly families with children.
- Posada has expanded from providing shelter to providing a whole sequence of services and housing that help homeless people toward full independence
Posada incorporated in February 1987 to address homelessness in Pueblo County, Colorado
By April, began providing emergency services in area churches and temporary location; by October, opened a shelter at 112 W. D Street.
Continued housing homeless, single men at the D street facility, and developed support services to help clients end the cycle of homelessness.
Added off-site emergency shelter for women and families with children in a local motel.
Reflecting shifts in the homeless population, Posada's board made the decision in October, 1992 to phase out services to single men and concentrate resources on homeless families with children.
D St. facility closed; central office for intake and outreach opened. Additional motel rooms for temporary housing secured. Property at 731 E. 4th St. purchased and rehabilitated into transitional housing for families and children.
Renovated 12-unit motel at Elko for families in transitional housing.
Purchased property at 1008 N. Grand Ave. to provide supportive services and house administrative offices.
Completed new construction of 10 affordable homes (less than $70,000) around Pueblo.
On-site medical treatment facility operated by Pueblo Community Health Center opened at 1008 N. Grand; rehabbed a home for less than $50,000 and sold it to a family with two disabled members.
Converted transitional housing on 4th St. to Single Room Occupancy to provide permanent housing to homeless individuals who are employed or in school.
Completed a four-plex for low-income permanent housing on 5th St.
Housing families and individuals in apartments and homes in a Tenant Based Rental Assistance Program (TBRA.)
Purchased Monterey Apartments - a 16-unit apartment complex to transition families out of homelessness and into permanent housing.
Put more than half a million dollars back into the local economy through stimulus funds for homeless prevention including rent and utility assistance.
Purchased property at 225 Colorado Avenue to provide supportive services and house administrative offices.
Posada opened a Youth Drop-in Center at its Supportive Services Center. The center establishes trusting relationships with homeless youth, maintains continuous outreach and work towards creating a comfortable place for youth to receive services and shelter.
The Monterey Apartments were renovated. New heating and cooling systems, windows, doors, insulation, landscaping, balconies, electrical and plumbing upgrades in addition to a connecting walkway were included in the extensive remodel.
Posada purchased a new property at 2105 Norman Lane. The property will be used as transitional housing for homeless youth in Pueblo.