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The Douglas Elbert Task Force provides food, clothing, temporary shelter, counseling, and much more. We support this group by attending their fundraising events, and donating clothing and food to Treasures, their thrift shop and food donation location.

They accept donations at their building at 1638 Park Street (2 blocks north of Wolfsenberger Rd, west of I25) in Castle Rock, 9:00am - 3:00pm Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday. They are interested in serviceable clothing (including very, very nice clothing they sell at their fun Sassy Soiree event), new toiletries, and non perishable food.



Douglas County Task Force "Help and Hope"


Click HERE for a description of how to volunteer at the Task Force.

Click HERE for a volunteer application.


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 County who are in serious economic need, at risk of homelessness, or in a similar crisis. They address immediate needs by consistently providing counseling, food and other necessities for homeless, low income and the working poor people in our community.

They concentrate on the causes of hunger by actively working on issues that affect the newly underemployed, the unemployed and those on fixed incomes, disabled and the elderly. They meet these challenges with over 150 volunteers, two full-time and nine part-time staff.

Each client receives one-on-one counseling. They provide quality screening, service delivery and meaningful referrals for clients. Task Force client walk-in client service hours are 9 am-12 pm, M-F.

In 2012, they served 15,684 people. About half the people they served are children!

People who are in crisis operate under incredible stress. Having a calm, warm, quiet place to come, and being greeted and made welcome by a smiling volunteer immediately diffuses some of that stress. For the kids, they provide an airy, quiet space with room for them to play safely. Having the opportunity to be listened to and to be heard by staff who not only understand but who can often make a difference that day is an incredible relief, particularly for clients with children. They go through many, many boxes of tissues, and hugs are given liberally at the Task Force.