Homeless Prevention and Recovery


Transitional Living Center

Families sheltered at the Roots & Wings transitional living center are homeless for a variety of reasons. Some are survivors of domestic violence. Features of the Roots & Wings living center include:

  • Six apartment-style living quarters intended to keep the family together while homeless single-parent families with three or more children recover from homelessness
  • Referrals received from other community homeless shelters
  • Referrals wait-listed if necessary 
  • Individualized family case management and homelessness recovery services for up to 24 months
  • Referrals by Roots & Wings case managers to Project Vida programs and services, and to other community resources as needed for all family members

Roots & Wings Transitional Living Center Apartment

Rapid Re-Housing

Short-term deposit, rent, and utility assistance for homeless families and individuals in El Paso County to help them move to permanent housing and prevent longer-term homelessness


Short-term rent and/or utility assistance for families at risk of facing eviction or disconnection of utilities, in order to stabilize the living situation, keep families in their residence, and prevent homelessness. 


  • Engagement of families and persons living on the streets through repeated contacts and delivery of basic services
  • Individualized case management 
  • Stabilization of services and placement in temporary or transitional housing