January 29, 2020 at 1 p.m. - 2 p.m. Domestic Violence and the Homeless Presented by Alternative Horizons Everyone invited, including survivors of domestic violence. This is a monthly training session for all advocates serving people experiencing homelessness & poverty.
December 21, 2019
Christmas with volunteers serving ~30 unhoused/unsheltered!
On Saturday 12/21/2019, we had 15 different dishes with desserts served to our brothers and sisters experiencing homelessness in Durango. At least six people responded to our announcement on the Four Corners radio and in the Durango Telegraph to help serve. A couple of private citizens gave rides to four Purple Cliffs camp residents. Most of the people we serve have no family and some with families here are food-insecure or low-income workers. A family of five children brought handmade gifts and delivered them personally to some of our guests. Those children celebrated joy and showed their concern. We are so proud that Durango has shown it’s heart today with the Durango Police Department was represented by an off-duty officer who joined our volunteer servers. We continue to serve every Saturday at 12:30pm to 2:30pm. Food runs out early, so we suggest arriving early!
April 2020 Forum ENDING HOMELESSNESS
Community Compassion Outreach will present the 2nd Forum Ending Homelessness on April 2020. Keynote Donald W. Burnes, PhD., will speak about his new book coauthored by Jamie Rife , Ed.D, entitled Journeys Out of Homelessness: The Voices of Lived Experience.
Wildfires are life-threatening for people experiencing homelessness when they set up makeshift camps in the forests surrounding Durango. Community Compassion Outreach, Inc., is proud to be sponsoring this special training. We believe in keeping our environment safe and clean! Everyone welcome!
Saturday, July 27, 2019 1:00pm - 2:00pm Schneider Park presented by Wildfire Adapted Partnership Come early to share our picnic with volunteers during Coffee & Conversations with the Homeless. Contact us here for further information.
How and When to Use Narcan for Opioid Overdose August 14, 2019, 11:30am to 12:30pm Location -- Manna Soup Kitchen, Durango, Colorado
Volunteers, advocates and anyone interested in learning how to use Narcan for an opioid overdose are invited to this training session with Volunteer Professionals Advocacy Service members of CCO. Where? Manna Soup Kitchen and Community Compassion Outreach are collaborating in monthly training sessions, facilitated by retired mental health professionals who are building relationships with individuals experiencing homelessness when they get meals at the soup kitchen.
National Day of Prayer, May 2, 2019 — Noon until 12:45 pm
LOCATION: Rotary Park, Durango, CO The Rotary Club parking lot will be reserved only for participants between Noon-12:45pm.
Saturday, February 23, 2019 Update: Thanks to our supporters, the Valentines Day Fundraiser at CJ's Diner was a success. Jerry Martinez and his manager Katarina did a fine job of decorating tables with black linen. We appreciate those who were able to attend in the snowstorm! Hopefully, everyone got home safely. Ten people couldn't make it, but 58 people came to both 5:30pm and 7:00pm dinner times.
RESULTS OF FUNDRAISER w/donations: Gross amount raised $1929.55 Expenses (meals & promotions) were ($772.49) Net amount raised $1,157.06 (incl. donations).
Three meals were donated for the homeless: MichaelC enjoyed a steak at 5:30pm; AmberD & two toddlers had take out Chicken Fried Steak & Deluxe Hamburger; and, one other individual was unable to attend. We will take DeliaA (72) to dine at CJ's on another day soon.
We are searching for land and will update on where we identify acreage.
Our goal is to raise a minimum of $200,000 to purchase land and meet predevelopment costs. Other events this year are planned to raise the balance of $7.5M fir Phase-! The Village of Hope financials reflect a budget for two vans or small buses to ensure transportation for tenants from the village to serve tenants going to medical appointments and shopping.
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