For Douglas County residents enduring hard times, a free hot meal and an introduction to more than 30 local organizations with a desire to help awaits.
The eighth biannual Strive to Thrive Resource and Service Fair, hosted by Douglas County’s Community of Care Network, is scheduled for Jan. 26 in Castle Rock.
The free event will take place from 4-6 p.m. Jan. 26 at Calvary Chapel, 1100 Caprice Drive in Castle Rock and helps to teach attendees how to take advantage of free food and clothing, medical assistance and more, while giving them the opportunity to receive many of those benefits on site in a one-stop shop setting.
Attendees will be able to walk away with new warm clothes as well as food provided by one of the food banks that will be present. They will also be able to learn about employment opportunities, how to apply for food stamps, get a haircut, a dental check-up, receive a free stress test or wellness check as well as many other supportive services.
“Strive to Thrive exemplifies the public-private partnerships we assemble that we hope will help return individuals and families to self-sufficiency,” said Douglas County Commissioner David Weaver. “This event provides members of our community with the opportunity to connect with multiple service providers in one convenient location.”
For more information on the fair or about Douglas County’s Community of Care Network, please visit www.CommunityOfCareNetwork.org or call Community of Care Network Navigator Rand Clark at 303-660-7460. No appointment or registration is required to attend the fair. For free transportation to and from the event, please contact Douglas County First Call at 303-660-7519 by Jan. 19.
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