The IC is working in Calhan through The Calhan Outreach Coalition. The Coalition is a member based organization that is working towards establishing the St. Paul Community Outreach Center (COC). Established in 2009, the COC will serve the surrounding communities of eastern El Paso County and has an opportunity to build on land adjacent to the St. Paul Lutheran Church. The COC will be a safe and supportive environment that will encourage and empower the entire community. The COC along with partnering agencies will be able to offer the following services to the community; outreach to seniors and youth, a computer lab, emergency assistance, information and referral, parenting and awareness classes and a community room.
Agencies like The IC will be able to use The COC as a satellite location in the community. The COC will serve as a vital resource for the communities of Calhan, Peyton, Ramah, Falcon, Ellicott, Hanover, Edison, Miami Yoder, Elbert, Elizabeth, Simla, Matheson, and Limon. The COC is currently negotiating with El Paso County to discuss utilizing the El Paso County fairgrounds as a satellite office until the Center is built.
Back in 2011 the Calhan Outreach Coalition collaborated on the Education and Health fair to provide information to the community and raise awareness of The COC. Besides writing grants, ongoing fundraisers including three golf tournaments, have taken place to raise funds for The St. Paul Community Out-reach Center. For more information on the St. Paul Community Outreach Center or becoming a member of the Calhan Outreach Coalition, please contact Calvin or Patty Jolly at firstname.lastname@example.org or 719-347-2662.