Assisting persons to survive and to exit homelessness.
Who we are
Community Compassion Outreach is made up of concerned individuals, faith & nonprofit groups, and local/state/national organizations working together to craft permanent & real solutions to end homelessness.
HUD Balance of State, 2017 Homeless Point-in-Time Survey in La Plata County indicates 91 homeless with 35 unsheltered.
66/91 were households
73% were ages over 24
45% were victims of domestic violence
April 2018, according to law enforcement, there were 38 campsites with 50 homeless persons
An additional 20 more campsites were dispersed in the woods and other uninhabitable spaces
Housing Solutions for the Southwest assessed 69 individuals for housing, with 10 placed across three counties (not including La Plata County) — leaving 59 persons on the wait-list
Advancing self-sufficiency and human dignity CCO is committed to fostering personal responsibility, independence, self-governance, and the life skills necessary for people to move out of unstable living situations and into brighter futures.
Safe, stable small homes in a village setting Homes provided through CCO will be compact, safe, durable and functional. Residents will be involved in the operation and maintenance of the community with oversight and support provided by CCO. For those who need them most CCO will serve those with very low incomes that are currently unable to access affordable housing.
SMALL HOMES - 10 or more individual homes of 480 square feet orlarger. Shared resources and facility to support village.
SELF-GOVERNANCE - Involvement of residents in decision-making and management.
VILLAGE MEETING - Residents meet as a community at least twice a week, based upon evidence-based policy.
COMMUNITY AGREEMENT - A basic code of conduct by which residents would abide.