Families with children in need of shelter are housed at Posada’s Elko Avenue Apartments in eleven units. This is Pueblo’s ONLY family shelter that keeps a family together in a single family setting to ensure their privacy as they work collectively with a Posada case worker to secure permanent housing and stable employment. Families are housed at Elko for up to two months as their basic needs of food, shelter and clothing are met. Families can apply to the Tenant Based Rental Assistance Program if they are able to obtain employment and adhere to the regulations of the program.
A Posada case worker provides referrals to homeless families with children for shelter, food, employment assistance, and reviews options for low-income housing, identifies community resources and programs to obtain self-sufficiency.
Posada will have case managers available from Monday – Friday, 8:00am to 12:00pm at our main office located at 501 Belmont Avenue, Pueblo CO 81004.
Posada can provide assistance with:
Education & Employment Assistance
Mental Health & Substance Abuse Counseling
Referrals to Local Agencies
Emergency Shelter for families with children and for young adults.
A limited Mail Service.
POSADA HOUSING PROGRAMS
The goal of the Rapid Re-Housing Program is to provide homeless families and individuals with adequate time, case management and support to acquire the personal resources necessary to live independently. Posada can assist with rental, medical, food and transportation expenses for one year. Participants are enrolled in mental health counseling and services, employment training courses, parenting classes, healthy nutrition courses, substance abuse counseling and other programs when necessary to address the underlying issues that lead to homelessness. Posada plans to continue to develop
In 1997, Posada received a Community Housing Development Organization (CHDO) designation from the City of Pueblo. Through this designation, Posada is capable of implementing strategic housing development plans to assess and address housing needs in Pueblo County. Posada completes its continuum of care by developing affordable low-income housing for the Pueblo community. Families, veterans and individuals are able to achieve final independence from homelessness. Posada has completed 117 new construction and rehabilitation projects in Pueblo since 1997 with donated labor and materials, using donated land and a homeowners’ sweat equity to reduce the costs of build or renovations.
Posada’s Permanent Housing Program addresses the need of permanent housing for homeless youth and individuals with disabilities. Clients are provided assistance with rent and the rental deposit to secure stable housing. Clients can also receive assistance with food, medical or transportation expenses.
Youth Services are located at 501 Belmont Ave, Pueblo, CO 81004 Monday – Friday from 8am to 12pm. *Currently our main office is closed due to COVID-19. Please call 719-369-2753 for assistance.
Do you know a youth (12-24 years old) who is:
Temporarily staying with friends or another family member?
Sleeping at a campground or in their car?
Living in a motel?
Moving around several times a year?
Call Posada’s Youth Services today at 719-369-2753.
Email us at Posada@PosadaPueblo.org
We can help with laundry, basic care products, haircuts, blankets, sleeping bags, warm clothing, snacks, backpacks, employment and education assistance, medical care and mental health counseling, case management, advocacy and referrals for other services. Call or come in today!
We offer a Transitional Housing Program for homeless youth ages 18-24. Please ask us about vacancies and applying for this program if you are interested.
As we grow and serve our community we are always grateful for financial resources, please support this program by donating.
PUEBLO, CO 81001-3928 | Tax-exempt since Sept. 1987
Classification (NTEE) Homeless, Temporary Shelter For (Housing, Shelter)
Nonprofit Tax Code Designation: 501(c)(3) Defined as: Organizations for any of the following purposes: religious, educational, charitable, scientific, literary, testing for public safety, fostering national or international amateur sports competition (as long as it doesn’t provide athletic facilities or equipment), or the prevention of cruelty to children or animals.
Donations to this organization are tax deductible.