Welcome

“The strongest thing we offer is we care, we love them,” Ms. Eddie, Executive Director, Community Outreach Service Center, says of their years of work helping people in the community they love.

Along the way, “we learned to capitalize on our strengths, recognize where our weaknesses are, and work together.”

BUILD A BETTER COMMUNITY!

You can help us build a better community with COSC’s first Supportive Housing program !

Learn how here

Community Outreach Service Center, www.coscdenver.org,  are people working together for a better community and since 1988 have proudly served the homeless, returning, and marginalized citizens in the Denver Metro Area with employment, housing, peer support, basic needs, and community wealth building to build a better community.  

Five Pillars of The Community Outreach Service Center 

Employment  

Employment Workshops  

Obstacles and Barriers to Employment, Elevator Pitch, How to Talk About Your Background  

Employment Services  

Job Coach assist each client clients who are ready for employment with Job Leads, Job Search, Referrals, Resume Assistance and Job Retention no matter background or ability 

Vocation Training  

The People’s Pickles, www.peoplespickles.comCommunity Outreach Service Center flagship social enterprise, 30-day transitional job training program for marginalized individuals who want to learn how to run a business, upskill, and receive permanent employment upon completion.  

The People’s Pickles offers up sweet dill for marginalized citizens (thedenverchannel.com) 

48 Hours – Monthly $100 Stipend, Re-Entry Workshop to include Forklift Certification, 8 hours work experience, digital literacy, refurbished laptop and direct employment offer upon completion.  

Denver nonprofits host job workshop for formerly incarcerated jobseekers (thedenverchannel.com) 

CDOT (Colorado Department of Transportation) Flagger Certifications and Forklift Certifications 

Digital Literacy Training  with Refurbish Computer

Housing  

Charity’s House Apartments – COSC’s first Supportive Housing program is located at 3022 Welton Street that will house 36 formerly homeless, incarcerated individuals with permanent, supportive housing.  

The opening is currently set for May 2023.  

Five Points is getting an affordable housing complex, fulfilling a vision by a couple behind Agape church – Denverite, the Denver site! 

Charity’s House Transitional Housing – COSC is currently taking applications for our Men’s Transitional Housing program. We provide rooms for rent that are safe and clean with Case Management and Peer Services.    

COSC Housing Navigator provides help with housing referrals, rental assistance, resources, assist with Viscidity. Metro Denver Homeless Initiative Member.  

Peer Support  

Crawl, Walk, Run, Fly – Philosophy of Service  

Peer Navigators – assist marginalized individuals with one on one/group mentoring and help accessing mental health/treatment options, community referrals via network then build long term relationships. 

Family Reunification   

Basic Needs  

Clothing Bank 

Food Pantry Referral  

State ID’s 

Birth Certificates  

Haircuts  

Phone  

Hygiene Kits  

Assistance with Navigating DHS/Peak System  

Community Based Referrals  

Digital Literacy  

Dental, Legal and Tax Assistance  

Community Wealth Building  

Entrepreneur– How To Start A Business Training  

Homebuyers Class 

Financial Literacy for Adults  

Education Programs  

Project Manager Training  

Youth Programs  

HOW CAN YOU HELP?

Our services have ramped up considerably since the pandemic hit in 2020 and a post- pandemic future means people will need more community-based services where they live. We specialize working with marginalized individuals who have high needs at COSC and have witnessed major growth and changes to which we have met the ever changing challenges but has also seen, major wear and tear on our building and resources.

Our ask of the Denver Metro Area community is to help us raise needed funds for our projects and services, refer people to us who need help or offer In Kind Donations that make a difference for those we serve.

Your families old, extra gently worn clothes and needed household items can be dropped off at 2515 California Street, Mon – Fri 9am – 5pm.

If you would like to help us build community and support the work of COSC with a generous donation, please donate here:

Charity’s House Apartments Breaks Ground

January 2022:
We broke Ground! We were joined by amazing community members and leaders to break ground on Charity’s House!

The New Charity’s House Apartments will provide thirty-six one-bedroom affordable apartments for people who have been homeless, are disabled, or have been in prison and whose household income is no more than thirty percent of area median income. Supportive services will be available for all residents.

Upon the launch of our permanent supportive services, COSC will continue developing and partnering with transitional housing opportunities, connecting people released from incarceration to temporary locations that will assist with their release to the community.

Our Community

Contact A Peer Navigator TODAY

Community Outreach Service Center
2515 California Street, Denver
(303) 295 6180
info@coscdenver.org