The CHP Blog

New program helping local families avoid evictions (KOAA)

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The Fundamental Power of Advocacy

Blog When it comes to fixing broken systems, CHP believes there are few skills more fundamental than advocacy. Used effectively, advocacy gives individuals and coalitions the power to address policy, resource flows, practices, relationships, power dynamics, and mental models – all of which are necessary …

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Transforming Community, One Neighbor at a Time

Blog When you think of mental health care and suicide prevention, what comes to mind? Therapists? Medication? Crisis hotlines? Most likely, connection wasn’t on the list. Studies show that strong, meaningful connections are powerful protective factors in preventing suicide and bolstering mental health. This holds …

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Idea to Impact: The Housing Navigator Network

Blog Systems change can be daunting. Complex, clunky, and inherently flawed, systems require enormous time, effort, and resources for real change. It’s no wonder people can feel overwhelmed and defeated by the mere thought of it. But what if there was another way? What if, …

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Transformative Change Requires a New Kind of Leadership

Blog When the El Paso County Coroner’s Office released its annual report last year, it was a wake-up call to anyone who cares about the health and well-being of our community. Homelessness deaths rose by 55%, fentanyl deaths increased by 16%, suicide rates are beginning …

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Homelessness Falls 10 Percent in Colorado Springs

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