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Pueblo Cooperative Care Center

Pueblo Cooperative Care Center serves over 36,000 individuals, families and the homeless in Pueblo County with critical need resources that include food, clothing, medical prescription assistance, personal hygiene products, emergency inner-city transportation and voucher programs free to clients.

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Food Sack

Class

Food, Agriculture & Nutrition 

Beneficiaries

Aging, Elderly, Senior Citizens
Homeless
People/Families with of People with Disabilities
Poor, Economically Disadvantaged, Indigent
Unemployed, Underemployed

Description

Pueblo Cooperative Care Center is widely known for its Food Sack program which provides foods such as beans, rice, flour, sugar, meats, breads, cereals, canned goods and other items to clients. The contents of food sacks are carefully planned and prepared to ensure nutritional value.

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Evidence of Program's Success

Food distribution to clients in 2017 was valued at $1,517,685 and Pueblo Cooperative Care Center provided services to 19.6% of Pueblo County's population (U.S. Census: 165,123) by serving 32,351 individuals and reaching out to 25.2% of households (U.S. Census: 62,899). In 2017, the value of all services provided by the Center was over $2.1 million. In 2017, Pueblo Cooperative Care Center received over 205,000 pounds of food from the "Feeding 5,000" food drive. In 2018, the Center received 31,240 pounds of food from the NALC and U.S. Postal Service "Stamp Out Hunger" food drive. Year to date (2018) Pueblo Cooperative Care Center has identified increases of 5% in the number of new clients, 5% in the number of individuals served, 8% in the number of households served and 28% in the number of homeless served.

Clothing

Class

Human Services 

Beneficiaries

Aging, Elderly, Senior Citizens
Homeless
People/Families with of People with Disabilities
Poor, Economically Disadvantaged, Indigent
Unemployed, Underemployed

Description

Pueblo Cooperative Care Center provides gently used or new donated clothes to men, women and children residing in Pueblo County. Clothing is available for newborns through adults and we make it available Monday's through Friday's. Distribution hours align with our Food Sack Program for client ease. All clothing items are provided free to individuals who need clothing for day to day living, to report to a job interview or job, to go to court or just for daily survival.

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Evidence of Program's Success

Pueblo Cooperative Care Center is well known for having clothing available through our "Olive's Closet" free clothing store. Olive's Closet provides a comfortable place for people to find clothing they may be able to use, and select it in an atmosphere that provides hope and purpose. The value for clothing distributions in 2017 was $645,791 and Pueblo Cooperative Care Center provided services to 19.6% of Pueblo County's population (U.S. Census: 165,123) by serving 32,351 individuals and reaching out to 25.2% of households (U.S. Census: 62,899). In 2017, the value of all services provided by the Center was over $2.1 million. Year to date (2018) Pueblo Cooperative Care Center has identified increases of 5% in the number of new clients, 5% in the number of individuals served, 8% in the number of households served and 28% in the number of homeless served.

Medical Prescription Assistance

Class

Health Care 

Beneficiaries

Aging, Elderly, Senior Citizens
Homeless
People/Families with of People with Disabilities
Poor, Economically Disadvantaged, Indigent
Unemployed, Underemployed

Description

Households being served are allowed assistance with paying for medical prescriptions through the Medical Prescription Assistance program. This past year (2017) medical prescription assistance for clients was valued at $6,645 and the program is especially beneficial for senior citizens, veterans, disabled individuals and children who have difficulty meeting required co-payments. While this program continues to expand, in 2017 Pueblo Cooperative Care Center provided services to 19.6% of Pueblo County's population (U.S. Census: 165,123) by serving 32,351 individuals and reaching out to 25.2% of households (U.S. Census: 62,899). Year to date (2018) Pueblo Cooperative Care Center has identified an increase of 5% in the number of individuals served, an increase of 9% in the number of households served, and a 2% increase in the number of homeless served.

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Evidence of Program's Success

Every household is allowed assistance paying for medical prescriptions. This program is especially beneficial for senior citizens, veterans and children who have difficulty with a co-payment. The total medical prescription assistance in 2017 was valued at $6,645. Year to date (2018) Pueblo Cooperative Care Center has identified increases of 5% in the number of new clients, 5% in the number of individuals served, 8% in the number of households served and 28% in the number of homeless served.

Emergency Transportation

Class

Human Services 

Beneficiaries

Aging, Elderly, Senior Citizens
Homeless
People/Families with of People with Disabilities
Poor, Economically Disadvantaged, Indigent
Unemployed, Underemployed

Description

Pueblo Cooperative Care Center provides emergency transportation to clients in the form of inner-city bus passes. Clients must need transportation to see a doctor or to seek medical assistance, acquire medical prescriptions, attend a funeral for an immediate family member or go to a job interview. Each household is allowed assistance on an emergency basis only with these services being primarily utilized by senior citizens. The Emergency Transportation program does not provide services to all of Pueblo County at this time.

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Evidence of Program's Success

In 2017, the value of all emergency transportation services provided by Pueblo Cooperative Care Center was $3,000. Year to date (2018) Pueblo Cooperative Care Center has identified increases of 5% in the number of new clients, 5% in the number of individuals served, 8% in the number of households served and 28% in the number of homeless served.

Personal Hygiene

Class

Animal-Related 

Beneficiaries

Aging, Elderly, Senior Citizens
Homeless
People/Families with of People with Psychological Disabilities
Poor, Economically Disadvantaged, Indigent
Unemployed, Underemployed

Description

Pueblo Cooperative Care Center stresses good personal hygiene practices in an effort to help clients lead healthier lives. Every household is allowed assistance with personal hygiene products (toothbrush, toothpaste, body soaps, shampoo, cleaners) as these products become available for distribution.

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Evidence of Program's Success

Every household is allowed personal hygiene product assistance as available. This program is especially beneficial for the homeless, senior citizens and veterans. The personal hygiene product assistance in 2017 was valued over $7,500. Year to date (2018) Pueblo Cooperative Care Center has identified increases of 5% in the number of new clients, 5% in the number of individuals served, 8% in the number of households served and 28% in the number of homeless served.

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