Top Reasons to Buy Local, Eat Local, Go Local

BUILD COMMUNITY! – The casual encounters you enjoy at neighborhood–scale businesses and the public spaces around them build relationships and community cohesiveness. STRENGTHEN YOUR LOCAL ECONOMY! – Each dollar you spend at independent businesses returns 3 times more money to your local economy than one spent at a chain (almost 50 times more than buying from an…

Douglas Elbert Task Force

The Douglas/Elbert Task Force is a 501(c)3 non-profit human service organization dedicated to providing assistance to people in Douglas and Elbert counties who are in serious economic need, at risk of homelessness, or in a similar crisis. We address immediate needs by consistently providing food and other necessities for homeless, low income and the working…

Parent Resources, Special Education

Our community has many resources that support individuals and families with disabilities. Arapahoe/Douglas Mental Health Network Providing professional, culturally inclusive mental health and substance abuse services. Arapahoe/Douglas Mental Health Network offers outpatient services such as individual, family, marital and group counseling therapies – plus a full range of group and inpatient programs. Arc of Colorado…

Castle Rock Senior Center

The Castle Rock Senior Center, Inc., was first started by a small group of people in Douglas County as a Senior Citizen Club in late 1971. We have evolved into a non-profit 501(C)3 organization with a present membership of 900+. We moved to the Castle Rock Community Recreation Center in the spring of 1997. We…

Douglas County Veteran’s Services

The Office of Veterans Affairs provides access to special programs and services for veterans and their families. As advocates for veterans, staff provides timely information on services, events and activities affecting veterans. This includes coordination with the Colorado Division of Veterans Affairs and the United Veterans Committee (UVC) of Colorado. The Veterans Affairs staff also…

Food Assistance

A person or family can apply anytime for Food Assistance. Your income from employment, self-employment, child support, unemployment, Pensions, Social Security, Social Security Disability, Supplemental Security income, or rental income all count toward being eligible to receive assistance. Basic eligibility is calculated on the gross monthly income received, before taxes have been deducted. All individuals…