2018 Form 990 will be filed for our first year in operation (NOTE: CCO started as a church program in January 2017 and has evolved into a more effective organization since our nonprofit status was determined).
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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 (count is seriously lower than actual)
73% were ages over 24
45% were victims of domestic violence
These numbers do not account for couch-surfers, people hiding in difficult to reach spaces, those sleeping in vehicles, etcetera.
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
CCO's Three-Point Commitment
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.
HHI Essential Homes - 480-520 sq.ft. with shared resources and common facility to support village with one, two, three and four bedroom units for more than 60 homeless households.
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.