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REACH Pikes Peak plans move to Helen Hunt Elementary campus
Colorado Springs Independent, story by Faith Miller
REACH Pikes Peak, a local nonprofit serving low-income individuals and families throughout El Paso County, announced a big move Feb. 26.
The nonprofit — which served more than 9,000 families and individuals in 2018 — will transfer its downtown Colorado Springs office to the former Helen Hunt Elementary School, now a nonprofit campus in the Hillside neighborhood, Executive Director and CEO Patrice Ravenscroft says.
The announcement came at a press conference Feb. 26 at The Broadmoor, where REACH Pikes Peak also hoped to drum up support for its existing services. Ravenscroft highlighted a key aspect of the nonprofit's work: the Emergency Solutions Grant funding it uses for family stabilization services.
The program offers one-time assistance with emergency needs such as rent or mortgage (rural El Paso County only), utilities, food, medical prescriptions, housing rehabilitation, transportation and budget counseling, according to REACH Pikes Peak's website.