Partners in Housing was founded in 1989 as a branch of Catholic Charities to serve the unique needs of mothers experiencing homelessness in Colorado Springs, CO. As the demand for services continued to grow, Partners in Housing was spun off as a separate 501(c)(3) non-profit in 1991, and transitioned to helping families experiencing homelessness.
The mission of Partners in Housing is to guide families in housing crisis from insecurity to stability, self-reliance, and prosperity.
Partners in Housing currently operates 68 transitional housing units, ranging from efficiency apartments at the Colorado House and Resource Center to scattered-site single-family homes. Partners in Housing also owns or co-owns 119 units of affordable housing with Greccio Housing and Rocky Mountain Community Land Trust. Partners in Housing is the largest and longest-running family homeless program in the Pikes Peak Region.
In 2007, The Myron Stratton Home selected Partners in Housing as one of three human service agencies to become part of the Myron Stratton Consortium. Together with TESSA, Peak Vista, and The Myron Stratton Home, we are providing a community of support for people in need.
All applicants for the Partners in Housing program are considered equally without discrimination on the basis of sex, race, color, national or ethnic origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, physical ability, military or veteran status, or any other characteristic protected under federal, state, or local law.
In-Kind Donations during FY 2022-2023
of Families Improved Self-Sufficiency
Volunteer Hours during FY 2022-2023
Over the past 30 years, Partners in Housing has been committed to providing the most effective services to support the Partner families in our program. We not only assess outcomes for reporting, but use the measurements for internal evaluation to ensure we continue to evolve in our service delivery. We use many methods of tracking Partners’ hard work and progress and are pleased to share these core outcomes with you!
What it all means:
Improved Housing- % of families that successfully moved on to their own stable housing after exiting our one-year Family Self-Sufficiency Program. (The national average for transitional housing is around 65%)
Improved Self-Sufficiency- % of families that improved their overall self-sufficiency showing increased confidence, accountability, and the application of new life skills.
Improved Job Preparedness- % of adults that are more employable after attending our one-on-one Work It! Sessions. In these sessions, clients work on their resume, participate in mock job interviews, take career assessments, and work on building other skills that increase their likelihood of securing that next job opportunity.
Improved Income- % of families that have a higher income exiting our program than when they entered.
Improved Employment- % of families that improved their employment situation. This could be a higher wage, more benefits, and opportunity for advancement.
Improved Education- % of families that improved their formal education. This can range from getting their GED to receiving a college degree. This measure varies based on the families’ needs and ability to start a formal education program.
Partners in Collaboration
Started as a program of Catholic Charities and then spun off in 1991, Partners in Housing continues to be supported by the Diocese of Colorado Springs financially and with in-kind services. To learn more about the Diocese of Colorado Springs and how they support individuals and families in the Pikes Peak Region, visit here.
The Empty Stocking Fund provides resources for local health and human service agencies in the Pikes Peak region on the front lines of helping people in crisis and assisting others in attaining self-sufficiency. Partners in Housing as been a proud Partner Agency of The Empty Stocking Fund since 2011. Partners in Housing as been a proud Partner Agency of The Empty Stocking Fund since 2011.
Thanks to their contributions, 100% of the funds raised go directly to the agencies to support our neighbors in need. Every dollar donated to the Empty Stocking Fund grows up to 45.3 percent through matching grants.