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328 10th Street,
Calhan, Colorado, 80808
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October News…..

Penrose-StFrancisHealth Services



Penrose-St. Francis Health Services is excited to bring you the following FREE community events in the month of October.  Due to limited seating, registration is required for all programs. We hope you will join us!

Join Dr. Paul Stanton, orthopedic surgeon, for a FREE seminar and learn when it’s time to get spinal surgery and how to know if you’re a candidate for minimally invasive surgery. Includes refreshments.

Date – Tuesday, Oct. 22
Time – 6 – 8 p.m.
Location – St. Francis Medical Center auditorium located in the NorthCare Building, 6071 East Woodmen Road
Cost – Free!


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TESSA Job Opening

JOB TITLE:  Eastern El Paso County Rural Victim Advocate

REPORTS TO:  Manager of Advocacy Services

TIME REQUIREMENT:  40 hours a week

LOCATION:  Calhan, Colorado | Community Outreach Center


SYNOPSIS:    The person in this position is responsible for providing rural Domestic Violence victims (adults and children) with advocacy, information and referrals, and education. S/he is also responsible for implementing professional training and increasing community awareness on the issue of domestic violence, sexual assault, teen dating violence, and stalking.

*NOTE: This is a 3-Year Grant funded position.

To find out about the job responsibilities,  please CLICK HERE.

Community Coalition Meeting…..Wednesday, Sept 18th


 Wednesday, September 18th, 2013 – 1:30 pm
Swink Hall, El Paso County Fairgrounds

366 10th Street, Calhan, CO


I. Introductions

II. Recap on COC Health & Education Fair

III. Penrose Cancer Center, Outreach Coordinator – Carolyn Kalaskie

IV. El Paso County DHS, Family Services Team Supervisor – Sheryl Sablan

(re: Programs offered to Grandparents or caretaker relatives for the children
who are with them)

V. Update from agencies

VI. Save the Date reminders:
Michelle Milner, with PP United Way 211 invited our Coalition agencies to post activities on
their electronic calendar which located on the website. The events must
be health and human service related, ie: not fundraising events. Event information can be
emailed to Michelle at If you have any questions,
please feel free to call Michelle at 719-955-0732.

VII. Next Meeting – Wednesday, October 16, 2013
Location: Swink Hall – El Paso County Fairgrounds

Trinkets and Treasures…Oct 11th and 12th

Find Trinkets and Treasures

at The Salvation Army this weekend

The Salvation Army is hosting an event deemed Trinkets and Treasures October 11 and 12, 8:00am – 3:00pm at The Salvation Army Red Shield Community Center, 908 N. Yuma St. in Colorado Springs.

Come discover a variety of Trinkets and Treasure including Van Briggle pottery, silver items, antiques, purses, jewelry, home and holiday decor, linens and more.

A lunch selection will also be served from 11:00 – 1:00pm at a cost of $5, along with lots of freshly baked goodies.

All are welcome to this free event.  All proceeds will help children most in need in El Paso County and is sponsored by the local Salvation Army Women’s Auxiliary.  For more information, contact or call (719) 884-1038.

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THE SALVATION ARMY, an international movement, is an evangelical part of the universal Christian church. Its message is based on the Bible. Its ministry is motivated by the love of God. Its mission is to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ and to meet human needs in His name without discrimination.