PANHANDLING RESOURCES

Panhandling, vagrancy, and homelessness are not the same issue, although then can often overlap. Some people feel intimidated or don't know the best way to help. The following information is provided as a general guide. For chronic issues or concerns, please contact your city council representative and/or the Colorado Springs Police Department.

How to deal with panhandlers. Download a flyer here to share with your staff, tenants, and customers.

What is and is not allowed in the City of Colorado Springs:

Asking for money or food, or seeking a donation with signage is allowed throughout the City. Aggressive behavior is not allowed, whether from a panhandler or other person. Please call the Colorado Springs Police Department at 444-7000 to report aggressive behavior such as:

  • Unwanted physical contact
  • Following or obstructing pedestrians
  • Use of profane or abusive language, exhibiting violent behavior or making threats
  • Soliciting on private property that displays a "No Soliciting"sign

Downtown-area organizations that assist those in need:

Ecumenical Social Ministries
201 North Weber Street, 80903
719-636-1916
www.ecusocmin.org

Springs Rescue Mission
5 W. Las Vegas St., 80903
719-632-1822
www.springsrescuemission.org

Marian House
14 West Bijou Street, 80903
719-475-7314
www.ccharitiescc.org

Family Day Center
14 W. Bijou Street, 80903
719-329-1244

Salvation Army
910 Yuma Street, 80909
719-884-1047
M-F 9-5pm
www.tsacs.org

RMHS Veteran Assistance
1-855-VETS-HAV
(1-855-838-7428)
www.rmhumanservices.org

Urban Peak
423 East Cucharras Street, 80903
719-630-3223
M-F 9-5 pm
off hours phone 719-205-7129
www.urbanpeak.org

Peak Vista Community Homeless Health Center
117 W. Rio Grande St., 80903
719-471-2789
www.peakvista.org

Westside CARES
1930 West Colorado Avenue, 80904
389-0759
M-Th 9:30 -12:30 pm, Th 4:30-6:30pm
www.westsidecares.org

 

 

To contact the Colorado Springs Police Department Homeless Outreach Team (HOT): call 719-444-7666 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .