The faith-base Neighbors In Need Alliance (NINA) is comprised of representatives from various local congregations. Three groups are responsible for planning a day shelter, night shelter and developing relationships with people experiencing homelessness. If your faith-base group has not yet joined, please contact us here and we will connect you. Community Compassion Outreach is represented.
Durango-La Plata County Planning and Action Team on Homelessness (PATH) is led by the contractor Athena Group to deliver a strategy sometime later in Y2019 to our community. We are represented because Community Compassion Outreach is serving the homeless with various programs and gaps in services. More importantly, CCO is building its capacity to develop The Village of Hope for permanent affordable, low-income, supportive and low-barrier small houses. CCO believes in evidence-based Housing First model with an added criteria: Fostering Community. Permanent housing with wrap around services is the best practice method toward ending homelessness.
CCO needs your support to carryout its programs (see top menu) and to fund the development of the Village of Hope. We have networked with service providers who will be partners when people begin to move-in.
PHASE PRE-DEVELOPMENT -- Search for acreage near to services is ongoing. Funding from private investors and contributors are needed to get title for property we identify as having water, waste management and the Yes-In-My-Neighborhood (YIMBY) attributes. Donations of property are tax deductible under Federal I.D. 82-5001338 and 501(c)(3) Public Charity Status under IRC 170(b)(1)(A)(vi).