MISSION STATEMENT: The Douglas/Elbert Task Force is a 501(c) (3) human service organization whose mission is to meet the immediate needs of residents of Douglas and Elbert counties who are in financial distress and/or at risk of becoming homeless, to help them work through troublesome times with dignity.
In 1984, Castle Rock churches joined forces to create a centralized location to send people in need, and to encourage volunteerism by providing opportunities for their congregations to become directly involved with their community. Mrs. Mela Rudolph, the organization's founder, began by setting up an emergency assistance center in her garage. As the community grew, the agency expanded to begin serving residents of Douglas County, and later Elbert County. For 32 years, the Douglas/Elbert Task Force has worked to provide and expand services to community residents who are most in need.
"If it wasn't for the Task Force, we wouldn't be where we are today. We have so much to be grateful for thanks to the Task Force." ~ Johnny Enz