What is CarePortal?
CarePortal is a electronic site that allows churches in Teller County to shake hands with the Department of Human Services. It allows us to work together to meet various family needs. To learn more and become a resource, contact Dianne Buchholz at firstname.lastname@example.org
A team of volunteers from Our Lady of the Woods forms a substitute “extended family” to assist and support foster parents in Teller County in their task of caring for foster children. Any ability, talent or gift a person has can be utilized in a foster family. Volunteers step in and help with the practical needs the foster families have such as child care, occasionally providing a meal on foster parent’s busy days, driving children to appointments (counseling, visits with biological parents and trips to the dentist) and tutoring; the list goes on and on with ways that folks can make an impact on the foster family, while at the same time giving emotional and practical support to the foster parents. They befriend the foster parents, giving them a safe outlet to be themselves and a chance to feel less isolated.
With trust on both sides, the relationship grows and the children in foster care see and feel differences of calm, stability and nurturing within the household. They see adults modeling caring behavior with each other, something they may not have seen in their families of origin.
If you are interested in joining the Fostering Hope team, please contact:
For more information:
Fostering Hope Foundation | The Need – Colorado Springs | Fostering Hope Brochure
St. Martin Food Pantry
The St. Martin Food Pantry helps those who are unemployed or underemployed, that need help getting to the first of the month.
Shelf stable food is available in the parish center every first and third Sunday of the month from 10:30a.m. – 12:00p.m.
Donations to the center are always needed. You may donate grocery gift cards or donate items to the pantry, please click here for a list of staples the Pantry needs to keep in constant supply.
Donations can be dropped off at the office during business hours: Tue., Thurs., & Fri – 9a.m. -2 Wed., 12p.m.- 5 or in the Church after the weekend Masses.
Emergency Unexpired Items Needed for this Month:
Whole Canned/Packaged Meals– Spaghetti O’s, Ravioli, Stew, Chili, Soups
Canned Meats- Tuna, Spam, Sausages, Chicken
Packaged Milk (Juice box size)
Water/ Juice Bottles/Boxes
Cereal – big boxes and individual
Granola bars, fruit bars, cereal bars
Packaged/Canned Beans, Lentils, Rice
Toilet Paper / Cleansing Wipes