About Posada of Pueblo
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 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 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.
Posada Staff Members
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