Pantry helps struggling family with food

Pantry helps struggling family with food

ELLIE COLE Karen was working at Wendy’s and was struggling to find enough food for herself and her family. A friend who also worked at Wendy’s was homeless and suggested trying Westside CARES, as the agency was helping him get back on his feet in a difficult time....

Urban Peak offers teen a safe place

ELLIE COLE There came a point when TK Hofmann was still living at home, that her mother said she had to leave. TK said she loves her mother greatly, but there was a negative atmosphere building between her and her family that made it a bad environment. Her mother...
PPCAA helps woman recover after divorce

PPCAA helps woman recover after divorce

ELLIE COLE Catherine was divorced at age 19 after being married for five years. She was left with no way to support herself as she had neither a job nor an education. She also had no place to live, so she went to the Salvation Army for help. People there suggested she...
Tri-Lakes Cares helps retiree make ends meet

Tri-Lakes Cares helps retiree make ends meet

ELLIE COLE Medical issues forced Suzi Huette to retire early. For 25 years she managed law firms and worked as a paralegal. Without that income, though, she had to sell her home. She moved from Colorado Springs to Monument and also sold other belongings to survive....
Pantry helps struggling family with food

Westside CARES changes lives

ELLIE COLE   Rejeana Sebek has been going to Westside CARES since she was 19, and she said it has helped her change in many positive ways.   Sebek, now 27, left her home at a young age because, she said, she had a drinking problem and was homeless for seven years. It...