In 1996, our founders began providing sandwiches to homeless people in Colorado Springs in parks and under bridges. At the same time, they began inviting young homeless couples to stay in their home to give them a head start on life-change. Soon after, they opened a food pantry in one room of a small building. These humble beginnings rapidly grew into a wide range of programs intended to serve the 27,000 households living below the poverty line in the Pikes Peak region.
Today, we maintain a Four Star “Exceptional Charity” rating with Charity Navigator and have received awards for excellence from the El Pomar Foundation in its human services category, an award for collaboration from Pikes Peak United Way in 2015, recognition for invaluable community contributions in the House of Representatives from Congressman Doug Lamborn, and endorsements from three Colorado Springs Mayors, Springs Rescue Mission’s unique offering of relief and rehabilitation programs is a recognized and invaluable part of the Colorado Springs community.
Springs Rescue Mission uses the Nicene Creed as its statement of faith.