The Suicide Prevention Collaborative of El Paso County Call to Action: Where We Have Been, Where We Are and Where We Are Going
A lot has happened since 2020 and there is more to come! Join the community, stakeholders and those with lived experiences for the Call to Action 2021 during Suicide Prevention Awareness Month.
We will provide an overview of the action the Collaborative has taken, the outcomes, the current programs and the future plans to reduce the rate of suicide in El Paso County. This will be an opportunity to join the efforts as small or large as your capacity allows.
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On August 24th, Evan Caster, Manager of Homelessness Initiatives, CHP, and Shawna Kemppainen, Executive Director of The Place, addressed issues of equity, housing, and services under the responsibility of the Council. Click on the image above to watch the recording.
On Thursday, June 22, the Suicide Prevention Collaborative of El Paso County held an Executive Leadership Summit on Military and Veteran Suicide to bring area leaders together to discuss solutions to this issue. Click on the image above to watch the recording.
Announcement of $500,000 Investment for Colorado Springs Housing and Homeless Fund
April 29, 2021
Kaiser Permanente, joined by the City of Colorado Springs and CHP, announced a $500,000 contribution to establish the city’s first Housing and Homeless Services Fund. Directed by CHP, on behalf of the Pikes Peak Continuum of Care, the Fund will be used to strengthen the city’s homeless response system and enhance services to connect residents to permanent housing. This contribution represents Kaiser Permanente’s largest-ever community health investment in Colorado Springs.
For a video of the annoucement, click here
CSBJ's Community Conversation on Homelessness
Watch Beth Roalstad of Homeward Pikes Peak and Evan Caster, Manager of Homeless Initiatives at CHP discuss our community’s collaborative approach to addressing homelessness in the Pikes Peak region. To access a recording of the event, click here.