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The community of Care Network is a collaborative group of organizations, agencies, and individuals seeking to provide an opportunity for everyone in Douglas County to thrive.  Together, we educate our community, advocate on behalf of our clients and serve our most vulnerable residents.

Meeting times and locations

The Community of Care Network meets on the third Wednesday of each month from 9 – 11  a.m. in the Philip S. Miller County Administration Building. Agencies, organizations, and concerned residents serving our vulnerable residents are welcome to attend Network meetings.  For more information or to be placed on the Network email list please contact Rand Clark, Community of Care Navigator.

Strive to Thrive

Strive to Thrive is a bi-annual event hosted by the Community of Care Network. Each year in January and July over 25 agencies and organizations come together to offer a one-stop-shop resource fair for vulnerable residents in Douglas County.  Participating agencies provide on-site services to those in attendance. In the past, the event offers access to job listings, housing information and assistance, food, clothes, household supplies, medical care, dental screenings, haircuts, a free meal and much more.  Details for each event will be posted on this website and on social media.

July 28 – Strive to Thrive “Drive-Thru” Event

The Strive to Thrive Resource Fair will be held on Tuesday, July 28 from 3-6 p.m. at Southeast Christian Church, 9650 Jordan Rd. in Parker. Due to COVID-19, and for the safety of everyone involved, this will be a “drive-thru” style event.

Douglas County families in need of school supplies for the 2020-2021 School year may register no later than Monday, July 13 by completing the form at https://bit.ly/2YMarwU  School supply packs are based on Douglas County School District’s suggestion for basic supplies at each grade level and may not match the specific request of individual classroom teachers. We will do our best to fill every request but are limited to the supplies donated. This form may be submitted online, or downloaded and returned by mail to: The Foundation for Douglas County Schools, 620 Wilcox St., Castle Rock, CO 80104.

If you have questions or concerns, please call Diane Kilian at 303-387-0502. PLEASE NOTE: Registrations will close on Monday, July 13, 2020 at midnight.

Winter Weather Care

Winter Weather Care is a coordinated intake and assessment developed in Douglas County to assist in identifying shelter options for homeless residents in Dwwc-system-map-finalouglas County during the winter months.  Women and children may obtain shelter through the Winter Shelter Network offered by local churches.   A limited number of hotel vouchers are also available to those who qualify.  Residents experiencing homelessness can apply for shelter at one of the following agencies.