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.

Frequently Asked Questions

 501 Belmont Ave, Pueblo CO 81004

Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Case Managers available by phone Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. No walk in assistance available. 

• 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 Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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 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.

Posada does not offer mail services. 

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 719-545-8776 xtn 4.

Posada offers program specific food distribution, referrals are also provided through Cooperative Care, The Salvation Army, the Pueblo Community Soup Kitchen.

Posada has a number of housing and rent assistance programs. We manage four apartment complexes that are open to the community for housing. 

Posada does not accept clothing donations at this time.

Posada does not accept donations of TV’s.

 

Donation drop-off and pick-up can be coordinated by calling 719-545-8776 xtn 6.
 

Posada Staff Members

Kim Bowman

Kim Bowman

Executive Director
Latanya Yarbrough

LaTanya Yarbrough

Support Services and Case Mgr
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Veronica Gold

Housing Stability Mgr
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Katie Schilling

Leasing and Property Mgr
Charlotte Biefer

Charlotte Bieber

Youth Program Director
Lili Avalos

Lili Avalos

Development Director
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Melinda Lucero

Rental Assistance Case Mgr
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Josette Garcia

Program Manager
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Anne Weierbach

Case Manager
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Courtney Seder

Grant Manager
Laura McGowan

Laura McGowan

Senior Staff Accountant

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 Family Emergency Shelter 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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