“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.”
Please help us
BUILD A BETTER COMMUNITY!
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
Obstacles and Barriers to Employment, Elevator Pitch, How to Talk About Your Background
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
The People’s Pickles, www.thepeoplespickles.com – Community 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.
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.
CDOT (Colorado Department of Transportation) Flagger Certifications and Forklift Certifications
Digital Literacy Training with Refurbish Computer
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.
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 VISPiDAT. Metro Denver Homeless Initiative Member.
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.
Food Pantry Referral
Assistance with Navigating DHS/Peak System
Community Based Referrals
Dental, Legal and Tax Assistance
Community Wealth Building
Entrepreneur– How To Start A Business Training
Financial Literacy for Adults
Project Manager Training
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 genrous donation, please donate here:
Charity’s House Apartments Breaks Ground
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.
Contact A Peer Navigator TODAY
Community Outreach Service Center
2515 California Street, Denver
(303) 295 6180