15 episodes

The Pikes Peak region’s podcast about housing, homelessness, resiliency, and recovery. A Place for everyone is brought to you by Homeward Pikes Peak. Our mission is to support individuals to achieve their full potential in recovery from substance abuse and to exit homelessness and move towards permanent housing.

a Place for everyone Beth Hall Roalstad at Homeward Pikes Peak

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The Pikes Peak region’s podcast about housing, homelessness, resiliency, and recovery. A Place for everyone is brought to you by Homeward Pikes Peak. Our mission is to support individuals to achieve their full potential in recovery from substance abuse and to exit homelessness and move towards permanent housing.

    15 Greccio: A Solution Focused Housing Organization

    15 Greccio: A Solution Focused Housing Organization

    Learn about valuable housing resources for working families provided by Greccio Housing. Homeward Pikes Peak Executive Director Beth Roalstad sits down for this conversation with Lee Patke, Executive Director of Greccio Housing. Greccio's mission is to provide stable, safe, and affordable housing, to offer resources for residents to achieve stability, and to promote solutions to the affordable housing needs of our community. 
    Greccio currently serves over 1,000 residents per year through properties across Colorado Springs. Beyond providing affordable housing to lower their cost of living, they offer access to a variety of services, guidance, community events, educational workshops, and ongoing assistance that helps on their path toward self-sufficiency and financial independence.
    Greccio Housing
    https://www.greccio.org/

    Homeward Pikes Peak
    https://www.homewardpikespeak.org
    719-473-5557

    a Place for everyone, and Studio 809 Podcasts, appreciate the generous support of Gold Hill Mesa
    https://www.goldhillmesa.com/


    Homeward Pikes Peak brings you a Place for everyone with interviews on different dimensions of substance abuse, homelessness, and housing.

    • 42 min
    Intersection of Housing and a Vibrant Downtown

    Intersection of Housing and a Vibrant Downtown

    Why a surge in downtown housing isn’t causing costs to drop, plus the story behind a new affordable live/work space for artists. Host Beth Roalstad discusses these issues with Susan Edmondson, President and CEO of Downtown Partnership.
    Susan explains the structure and activities of the Downtown Partnership, and she provides details about an exciting project to break ground in early 2023 – Artspace, an affordable live/work space for artists with rent priced for artisans earning up to 60% of average median income.
    Downtown Partnership
    https://downtowncs.com/
    Downtown Ventures
    https://downtowncs.com/ventures/
    Artspace
    https://www.artspace.org/
     
    a Place for everyone, and Studio 809 Podcasts, appreciate the generous support of Gold Hill Mesa
    https://www.goldhillmesa.com/


    Homeward Pikes Peak brings you a Place for everyone with interviews on different dimensions of substance abuse, homelessness, and housing.
    Homeward Pikes Peak
    https://www.homewardpikespeak.org
    719-473-5557

    • 37 min
    Filling a Gap in Healthcare and Housing: Dream Centers of Colorado Springs

    Filling a Gap in Healthcare and Housing: Dream Centers of Colorado Springs

    Matthew Ayres, CEO of Dream Centers, joins host Beth Roalstad to share how the Dream Centers and Mary’s Home serve women of low income in our community and provides women and families with services ranging from health care to housing.  They also discuss resources for men, and the longtime collaboration between Dream Center and Homeward Pikes Peak.
     
    LINKS:
    Dream Centers
    https://www.dreamcenters.com/
     

    • 36 min
    Springs Recovery Connection: A Local Solution Based on National Model

    Springs Recovery Connection: A Local Solution Based on National Model

    Learn how Springs Recovery Connection is helping individuals enter recovery and build skills to stay sober, thrive as adults and be active in our community. Trudy Hodges, CEO of Springs Recovery Connection, discusses the growth of her organization, its dreams for the community and how important being involved with others in Recovery contributes to  lifelong  sobriety. Trudy and host Beth Roalstad (executive director of Homeward Pikes Peak) compare notes on this vital work that engages both organizations.
    Recovery community organizations (RCOs) are the heart and soul of the recovery movement. In the last ten years, RCOs have proliferated throughout the US. They are demonstrating leadership in their towns, cities and states as well as on the national landscape. They have become major hubs for recovery-focused policy advocacy activities, carrying out recovery-focused community education and outreach programs, and becoming players in systems change initiatives. Many are also providing peer-based recovery support services. RCOs share a recovery vision, authenticity of voice and are independent, serving as a bridge between diverse communities of recovery, the addiction treatment community, governmental agencies, the criminal justice system, the larger network of health and human services providers and systems and the broader recovery support resources of the extended community. 
     
    MORE INFO:
    Springs Recovery Connection
    https://srchope.org/   
    (719) 465-2295.  
    New Recovery Community
    985 W. Fillmore St.
    Faces & Voices of Recovery
    https://www.facesandvoicesofrecovery.org/

     a Place for everyone, and Studio 809 Podcasts, appreciate the generous support of Gold Hill Mesa
    https://www.goldhillmesa.com/

    Homeward Pikes Peak brings you a Place for Everyone with interviews on different dimensions of substance abuse, homelessness, and housing. Homeward Pikes Peak provides re-entry housing for men and women who have had a history of substance abuse and are at risk of becoming homeless. Learn more at our website.
    https://homewardpp.org/

    • 31 min
    Child Abuse Prevention Month

    Child Abuse Prevention Month

    Help for children experiencing abuse is discussed, since April is child abuse prevention month. Host Beth Roalstad notes there’s an intersection between families facing multiple barriers or facing homelessness, and child abuse. Stacie Kwitek Russell, executive director of El Paso County’s Department of Human Service discusses the issues with Beth. 
    They are joined by El Paso County Public Information Specialist Kristina Iodice. 
    LINKS:
    DHS helped to create Family Treatment Drug Court: https://www.courts.state.co.us/Administration/Custom.cfm?Unit=prbsolcrt&Page_ID=448
    El Paso County Department of Human Services
    https://humanservices.elpasoco.com/
    Additional resources to receive training on the prevention of child abuse and neglect.
    https://www.peacefulhouseholds.org/
    Homeward Pikes Peak
    https://www.homewardpikespeak.org
    719-473-5557

    a Place for everyone, and Studio 809 Podcasts, appreciate the generous support of Gold Hill Mesa
    https://www.goldhillmesa.com/
    and the support of the MeadowGrass Music Festival 2022, coming up this Memorial Day weekend.
    https://rockymountainhighway.org/index.php/information/
     
    Homeward Pikes Peak brings you a Place for Everyone with interviews on different dimensions of substance abuse, homelessness, and housing.

    • 23 min
    Prison Re-Entry: How to Ease a Rough Transition

    Prison Re-Entry: How to Ease a Rough Transition

    We speak with a dynamic leader who not only knows how hard the transition is from prison to community at a community level, he knows it from a personal level. too. After serving 20 years in a Colorado prison for what was deemed a “hate crime,” Howie Close is now a leader in a movement to improve the pathway for men and women as they exit prison and return to our communities.
    Howie leads the Woodmen Valley Chapel Prison Ministry https://woodmenvalley.org/prison.
    This is a dynamic team of over 160 volunteers who work inside and outside of prisons around the state of Colorado. It is part of a statewide and national movement. Not only does it bring spiritual support to inmates, but it also assists in building life skills, setting up employment success and locating housing when these folks return to our cities and towns across the state.
    More information about how organizations can become involved with the Colorado Dept. of Corrections:
    https://cdoc.colorado.gov/about/community-engagement
    Homeward Pikes Peak provides re-entry housing for men and women who have had a history of substance abuse and are at risk of becoming homeless. Learn more at https://www.homewardpp.org
    Homeward Pikes Peak brings you a Place for Everyone with interviews on different dimensions of substance abuse, homelessness, and housing.

    • 46 min

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