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  • 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:
    Maintenance skills
    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.

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  • Posada's History

    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

    1987

    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.

    1988

    Continued housing homeless, single men at the D street facility, and developed support services to help clients end the cycle of homelessness.

    1990

    Added off-site emergency shelter for women and families with children in a local motel.

    1992

    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.

    1993

    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.

    1995

    Purchased property at 1008 N. Grand Ave. to provide supportive services and house administrative offices.

    1997

    Completed new construction of 10 affordable homes (less than $70,000) around Pueblo.

    1998

    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.

    1999

    Converted transitional housing on 4th St. to Single Room Occupancy to provide permanent housing to homeless individuals who are employed or in school.

    2001

    Completed a four-plex for low-income permanent housing on 5th St.

    2008

    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.

    2010

    Put more than half a million dollars back into the local economy through stimulus funds for homeless prevention including rent and utility assistance.

    2012

    Purchased property at 225 Colorado Avenue to provide supportive services and house administrative offices.

    2013

    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.

    2014

    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.

    2015

    Posada purchased a new property at 2105 Norman Lane. The property will be used as transitional housing for homeless youth in Pueblo.

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225 Colorado Avenue
Pueblo, CO 81004
Phone: (719) 545-8776
Fax: (719) 544-6006

Service Hours:
Monday – Friday from 12:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.
Youth Drop-in Center Hours
Monday - Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.