Nonprofits

Meeting to explore needs, recruit volunteers for homeless services

The gaps and strengths in Durango’s social safety net for homeless residents will be explored Saturday at a meeting. Community Compassion Outreach, a Durango nonprofit, is hosting the meeting that...

DATE: Jan. 17, 2019 | UPDATED: 4 days 21 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Southwest Safehouse had increase in demand in 2017

Durango’s domestic violence shelter, the Volunteers of America Southwest Safehouse, experienced a steep increase in the number of people served in 2017. The Safehouse is a secure, hidden shelter...

DATE: Jan. 5, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Homeless shelter extends stays to help clients find housing

Nakeia and James Muñoz spent a month living in their Subaru with their 11-year-old daughter sharing a blanket and pillow before they moved into the Volunteers of America Durango Community Shelter....

DATE: Jan. 5, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango Boy Scout Troop 501 turns 80, despite rocky time for scouting

Nationally, it is a turbulent time for the Boy Scouts of America, but scouts are staying committed to Durango’s Troop 501, now in its 80th year. This month, The Wall Street Journal broke the news ...

DATE: Dec. 30, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Charities count on residents’ Christmas spirit

Up to 80 percent of all individual donations to nonprofits and charitable organizations can be made in December, said one local nonprofit executive. While holiday giving is appreciated, it can be...

DATE: Dec. 30, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Volunteers laid foundation for successful homeless shelter in Cortez

Thirteen years ago, a small group of volunteers in Cortez vowed to do something about homeless people dying in their community during the winter, so they opened an emergency shelter. “People didn’t...

DATE: Dec. 22, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

San Juan Mountain Association breaks fundraising record

The San Juan Mountain Association raised a record amount of money this year selling Christmas trees, collecting about $30,000 in a month, volunteers say. More than 100 people volunteered with the...

DATE: Dec. 21, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Housing needed to solve homelessness, advocate says

Housing is the answer to homelessness, not laws criminalizing it. That was the message Tristia Bauman, staff attorney for the National Law Center on Homelessness and Poverty , delivered to more...

DATE: Dec. 12, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango Natural Foods in cash crunch

Durango Natural Foods is facing a cash crunch and is conducting a fundraising campaign to raise $150,000, most of which would be used to pay past-due invoices from vendors. Jamie Matthews, a board...

DATE: Dec. 12, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Experts to host community dinner to discuss homelessness

The criminalization of homelessness, hunger and housing will be among some of the big topics of community discussion at a dinner Wednesday that will feature a talk by a senior lawyer from the...

DATE: Dec. 10, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Donations spike on Colorado Gives Day in Southwest Colorado

Donors gave more to nonprofits in Southwest Colorado than they did last year for Colorado Gives Day. Across a five-county region, 67 nonprofits received $231,471 from a total of 1,457 donations,...

DATE: Dec. 10, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Photos: Festival of Trees begins today

DATE: Dec. 7, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

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