POSADA of Pueblo Services
Posada’s Elko Shelter
Families with children in need of shelter are housed at Posada’s Elko Avenue Apartments in eleven units. This is Pueblo’s ONLY family shelter that keeps a family together in a single family setting to ensure their privacy as they work collectively with a Posada case worker to secure permanent housing and stable employment. Families are housed at Elko for up to two months as their basic needs of food, shelter and clothing are met. Families can apply to the Tenant Based Rental Assistance Program if they are able to obtain employment and adhere to the regulations of the program.
A Posada case worker provides referrals to homeless families with children for shelter, food, employment assistance, and reviews options for low-income housing, identifies community resources and programs to obtain self-sufficiency.
Posada will have case managers available from Monday – Friday, 8:00am to 12:00pm at our main office located at 501 Belmont Avenue, Pueblo CO 81004.
Posada can provide assistance with:
- Housing Counseling
- Life Skills
- Education & Employment Assistance
- Legal Services
- Mental Health & Substance Abuse Counseling
- Referrals to Local Agencies
- Affordable Housing
- Emergency Shelter for families with children and for young adults.
- A limited Mail Service.
POSADA HOUSING PROGRAMS
The goal of the Rapid Re-Housing Program is to provide homeless families and individuals with adequate time, case management and support to acquire the personal resources necessary to live independently. Posada can assist with rental, medical, food and transportation expenses for one year. Participants are enrolled in mental health counseling and services, employment training courses, parenting classes, healthy nutrition courses, substance abuse counseling and other programs when necessary to address the underlying issues that lead to homelessness. Posada plans to continue to develop
In 1997, Posada received a Community Housing Development Organization (CHDO) designation from the City of Pueblo. Through this designation, Posada is capable of implementing strategic housing development plans to assess and address housing needs in Pueblo County. Posada completes its continuum of care by developing affordable low-income housing for the Pueblo community. Families, veterans and individuals are able to achieve final independence from homelessness. Posada has completed 117 new construction and rehabilitation projects in Pueblo since 1997 with donated labor and materials, using donated land and a homeowners’ sweat equity to reduce the costs of build or renovations.
Posada’s Permanent Housing Program addresses the need of permanent housing for homeless youth and individuals with disabilities. Clients are provided assistance with rent and the rental deposit to secure stable housing. Clients can also receive assistance with food, medical or transportation expenses.
Families with children in need of emergency shelter after Posada’s working hours and on weekends can contact the Pueblo Police Department at 719-553-2502 or stop by the Pueblo Municipal Justice Center at 200 S. Main Street. Families are asked to contact Posada staff on the next business day.
Women in an active domestic violence situation can go to the YWCA located at 801 N. Santa Fe Drive or contact them directly at 719-542-6904.
Youth Services are located at 501 Belmont Ave, Pueblo, CO 81004 Monday – Friday from 8am to 12pm. *Currently our main office is closed due to COVID-19. Please call 719-369-2753 for assistance.
Do you know a youth (12-24 years old) who is:
- Temporarily staying with friends or another family member?
- Sleeping at a campground or in their car?
- Living in a motel?
- Moving around several times a year?
Call Posada’s Youth Services today at 719-369-2753.
Email us at Posada@PosadaPueblo.org
We can help with laundry, basic care products, haircuts, blankets, sleeping bags, warm clothing, snacks, backpacks, employment and education assistance, medical care and mental health counseling, case management, advocacy and referrals for other services. Call or come in today!
We offer a Transitional Housing Program for homeless youth ages 18-24. Please ask us about vacancies and applying for this program if you are interested.
As we grow and serve our community we are always grateful for financial resources, please support this program by donating.
MOVING TO PUEBLO?
Please read if you are attempting to relocate from outside Pueblo!
Posada has been experiencing unprecedented increases in people in need of services. Many families and individuals are relocating to Pueblo for legal marijuana, benefit acquisition (as Colorado is a Medicaid Expansion State) and the perceived affordability of housing. Families in need are referred when there is space to Posada’s Elko Shelter (an emergency shelter with 11 units.) The demand far exceeds the vacancy rate and families are being housed in local motels for short periods when funding is available.
Public transportation in Pueblo is limited as is employment. Also note that to work directly in the Marijuana Industry there are many provisions. For many jobs you have to have Colorado Residency for up to one year, and pass an extensive background check and drug tests. Marijuana is a legal drug for those over 21 in Colorado, yet it is illegal by Federal Standards and all of Posada’s housing and supportive service programs follow Federal Guidelines. Please note that most local employers for entry level positions conduct drug tests.
The Rescue Mission offers a shelter for single individuals on a first-come-first served basis. This shelter is located at 728 W 4th St, Pueblo, CO 81003, and opens from 7pm-7am. Call 719-924-8413 for more information.
Women in an active domestic violence situation with an intimate partner can go to the YWCA located at 801 N. Santa Fe Drive or contact them directly at 719-542-6904.
With the increasing number of people relocating to Pueblo and accessing Posada for services, resources are stretched thin. Please reconsider moving to Pueblo if you do not have:
*identification documents in hand (ID, SS Card, Birth Certificate, Passport etc…)
*Full time employment
*First and last month’s rent
*Three months of a deposit and
*At least $500 for an electric utility deposit
Pueblo Community Resources
***May be subject to change due to COVID-19 cancellations and hours changes.