About Posada of Pueblo

Posada - Bringing Pueblo Home

Our Mission

Posada’s mission is to provide housing and supportive services that empower homeless individuals and families in Pueblo County to become self-supporting members of the community.

  • Posada’s overall goal is for each of its clients to become self-sufficient and able to live independently in the community. The objectives that support this goal are:
  • Shelter 100 unduplicated families in our emergency shelter program.
  • House 7 families in Posada’s Transitional Housing Project.
  • House 7 families with disabilities through the Permanent Supportive Housing Project.
  • Provide rental assistance for 15 families through the Tenant Based Rental Assistance Program.
  • Provide housing for 16 homeless Veterans at the Monterey Apartments and 16 units at Hudson and Fourth Street.
  • Serve 3000 unduplicated individuals in Posada’s supportive services program.
  • Maintain 40 units of housing in Posada’s Rio Sacramento apartments and 4 additional low-income units.
  • Serve 200 unaccompanied youth in Pueblo County by providing outreach and supportive services.
  • Continue to participate in Pueblo’s Continuum of Care group which meets on a monthly basis.
  • Organize and sponsor the Petra McCulley Homeless Memorial and Community Picnic and Take Care Fair (1,200 people served) and the Homeless Veteran’s STAND DOWN (40 Homeless Veterans.)
  • Posada recognizes and works to enhance the inherent dignity and value of each human being.
  • Posada believes that each human being has a right to decent shelter, food and clothing.
  • Posada believes that homelessness can be reduced only if underlying causes are addressed, including the lack of affordable housing and the need for a continuum of services to help clients reach the stability needed for independent living.
  • Posada’s priority is to secure the services and housing that its clients need, whether provided by Posada or through the network of agencies available in Pueblo and the surrounding area.
  • Posada builds and rehabilitates housing for those in the lowest income brackets, housing that does not overlap with what private builders usually supply.

 

 

 

Frequently Asked Questions

Posada is providing Supportive Services and Case Management for Individuals, Young Adults, Veterans, and Homeless Families with Children at 501 Belmont Ave, Pueblo CO 81004, Monday through Friday 8 am through 12 pm.

Posada is open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

No, walk-ins are welcome from 8 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

• Housing Counseling • Emergency Shelter for families with children • Emergency shelter for young adults • Affordable Housing • Referrals to Local Agencies • Education & Employment Assistance • Life Skills • Legal Services • Transportation • Transitional Housing for Young Adults • Food Bags, Backpacks, Laundry, and Hygiene Bags for youth and young adults

Posada’s programs assist homeless families with children, young adults, veterans and individuals in Pueblo County. Everyone must meet the definition of “homeless” to receive services.

You may be homeless if you…

  • Are living in a car, park, abandoned building or on the streets.
  • Are living in housing without running water or electricity and have no way to afford other housing.
  • Are in an emergency shelter.
  • Are in transitional or supportive housing for homeless persons.
  • Are in a hospital or other institution up to 30 consecutive days but normally live in one of the above places.
  • Are being evicted within a week from a private dwelling and cannot afford other housing.
  • Are being discharged within a week from a mental health institution, substance abuse treatment facility, jail or prison that you have been at for 30 consecutive days and cannot afford any other housing.
  • Are fleeing a domestic violence housing situation and cannot afford any other housing.
  • Are in a place that you don’t feel safe because of the behaviors of a caretaker, friend or relative.
  • Are being threatened or harmed because of your documentation status.

Contact a Posada case manager at 719-545-8776 or have them visit the Supportive Services Center at 111 North Union Avenue between 8 a.m. and 12:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Case managers are able to provide referrals to other agencies within the community that can assist with services if Posada is unable to provide services.

Posada is open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m to 12:00 p.m.

Posada has a very small amount of funding to assist individuals with transportation. People must speak with a case manager to determine eligibility.

Posada is unable to pay for birth certificates, but if you are applying to the Department of Social Services for assistance, they can assist you with obtaining them. Cooperative Care Center has a program to reinstate ID’s and birth certificates.

Due to COVID-19 our office is temporarily closed and we are not directly distributing mail. For those previously receiving mail via the Posada office – please change your mailing address to: General Delivery, Pueblo CO 81003 (This change must be made with your sender first.) After you have completed a change of address, you will be able to receive your mail with a picture ID at Midtown Post Office.

We do not offer phone services.

Posada receives a small amount of funding to assist with utilities and rent. People are asked to contact a case manager to discuss eligibility.

Posada does not have food to distribute, but referrals are given to Cooperative Care, The Salvation Army, the Pueblo Community Soup Kitchen and we provide a listing of food resources that can be found by clicking the “Get Help Now” tab and selecting “Community Resources”. Posada Youth Services provides food assistance to youth clients ages 12-24 during program hours Monday to Friday 8am-12pm at 501 Belmont Ave, Pueblo CO 81004 or by appointment. Please call 719-369-2753.

Posada has a number of housing and rent assistance programs. We manage three apartment complexes that are open to the community for housing. Available apartments and rental costs can be found by clicking the “Get Help Now” tab and selecting “Available Apartments for Rent”. Posada has a Transitional Housing Program for homeless youth ages 18-24. Call 719-369-2753 to find out more.

Posada does not accept clothing donations at this time.

Posada does not accept donations of TV’s.

Donations can be dropped off Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 12 p.m. at 501 Belmont Ave, Pueblo CO 81004.

 

 

Posada Staff Members

Kim Bowman

Kim Bowman

Executive Director
Latanya Yarbrough

Harold Moore

Support Services and Case Mgr
Veronica Gold

Veronica Gold

Housing Stability Mgr
Katie Schilling

Katie Schilling

Leasing and Property Mgr
Charlotte Biefer

Charlotte Biefer

Youth Program Director
Lili Avalos

Lili Avalos

Development Director
Courtney Seder

Courtney Seder

Dir Bus Developmentand Strategic Partnerships

Posada's History

Posada’s evolution over the many 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
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.
Developed Support Services
Continued housing homeless, single men at the D street facility, and developed support services to help clients end the cycle of homelessness.
Off-Site Emergency Shelter
Added off-site emergency shelter for women and families with children in a local motel.
Concentrate Resources On Homeless Families
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.
Additional Temporary Housing
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
Purchased property at 1008 N. Grand Ave. to provide supportive services and house administrative offices.
10 New Affordable Homes
Completed new construction of 10 affordable homes (less than $70,000) around Pueblo.
On-Site Medical Treatment
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.
Permanent Housing
Converted transitional housing on 4th St. to Single Room Occupancy to provide permanent housing to homeless individuals who are employed or in school.
New Housing Completed
Completed a four-plex for low-income permanent housing on 5th St.
Tenant Based Rental Assistance Program
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.
Community Donation
Put more than half a million dollars back into the local economy through stimulus funds for homeless prevention including rent and utility assistance.
Colorado Ave Property Purchased
Purchased property at 225 Colorado Avenue to provide supportive services and house administrative offices.
Constructed a 40 unit Low Income Housing
Constructed a 40 unit Low Income Housing Tax Credit Development (LIHTC) to provide affordable housing to low-income individuals and families at 15 Calhoun Road.
Youth Drop-in Center
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.
Renovated Monterey Apartments
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.
New Property
Posada purchased a new property at 2105 Norman Lane. The property will be used as transitional housing for homeless youth in Pueblo.
Purchased property
Purchased property at 501 Belmont Avenue to utilize as Posada’s central services offices
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