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If you or anyone you know needs help with shelter, food, clothing or mental support here is a list of

Chaffee County resources.

 

Food 

First Presbyterian Church

7 Poncha Blvd—719-539-6422

Stone Soup Café Lunch—Monday, 12:00-1:00 p.m.

Food Pantry—Thursday, 1:30-3:30 p.m.

 

Federal food assistance program for Seniors 

SNAP, sometimes also called Food Stamps, is available to low-income households to encourage healthy food choices. We have developed a new guide aimed at educating senior citizens about the

benefits of this great program,

Food Stamps for Seniors-  Click here to be direct to the web page.

Meals on Wheels- Click her to be directed to the web page.

The Grainery

1349 E Street—719-530-9050

Food Pantry—Monday 10 a.m.- 4 p.m., Friday 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

 

Community Resource Center

220 West 4th Street—719-539-4849

Food Pantry—Monday-Friday, 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

 

The Lighthouse

220 West 4th Street—719-539-4849

Lunch— Tuesday-Saturday, 12:00-2:00 p.m.

 

Chaffee County Department of Human Services

448 East 1st Street—719-530-2500 (in Salida) 

114 Linderman Avenue—719-395-0344 (in Buena Vista)

Food assistance—Monday-Friday, 9:00 a.m-5:00 p.m.

 

Arkansas Valley Christian Mission

122 Cottonwood Avenue, Buena Vista—719-395-9321

Food Pantry—Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, 11:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.

 

Creekside Gathering Place

203 Cedar Street, Buena Vista—719-221-6124

Food pantry—Monday and Thursday, 6:00 p.m.

Dinner—Monday and Thursday, 6:00 p.m.

 

Ark-Valley Humane Society

701 Gregg Drive, Buena Vista— 719-395-2737

Pet food pantry, emergency pet boarding, animal sheltering, and spay/neuter services free to all of

Chaffee County. 

 

SHELTER

Code Blue Emergency Winter Shelter

220 West 4th Street—719-539-4849

Open during winter months

(November-March)—6:00 p.m.-8:00 a.m.

 

First Presbyterian Church

7 Poncha Blvd—719-539-6422

SOS Emergency Assistance—Thursdays,

1:30-3:30 p.m. by appointment only

 

Community Resource Center

220 West 4th Street—719-539-4849

Monday-Friday, 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

 

Chaffee County Department of Human Services

448 East 1st Street—719-530-2500 (in Salida)

114 Linderman Avenue—719-395-0344 (in Buena Vista)

Temporary Aid to Needy Families—Monday-Friday, 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

 

 

SHOWERS

First Presbyterian Church

7 Poncha Blvd—719-539-6422

Fridays, 1:30 – 3:30 p.m.—Showers at the church

 

Community Resource Center

220 West 4th Street—719-539-4849

Shower voucher for Salida Hot Springs Pool—Monday-Friday, 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

 

 

TRANSPORTATION

GASOLINE VOUCHERS, BUS TICKETS

First Presbyterian Church

7 Poncha Blvd—719-539-6422

SOS Emergency Assistance—Thursdays, 1:30-3:30 p.m.—by appointment only

 

Community Resource Center

220 West 4th Street—719-539-4849

Monday-Friday, 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

 

Bustang Bus Service

54 Jones Avenue—719-530-8980

Daily bus service to Alamosa, Gunnison and Denver, $29, Departs at 7:45 a.m.

Daily bus service to Canon City and Pueblo, $29, Departs at 7:45 a.m.

 

Chaffee Shuttle

54 Jones Avenue—719-530-8980

Daily service around Salida, Suggested donation: $2 – $5

 

 

CLOTHING AND MISC ITEMS

Caring and Sharing

220 West 4th Street—719-539-3686

Clothing, blankets, sleeping bags and other thrift store type items

Monday-Saturday, 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

 

Arkansas Valley Christian Mission

122 Cottonwood Avenue, Buena Vista—719-395-9321

Clothing, blankets, sleeping bags and other thrift store type items Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday,

11:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.

 

New Bees Thrift Store

624 Main Street, Buena Vista—719-395-6295

Tuesday-Saturday, 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

  

 

UTILITIES:

FIREWOOD, PROPANE, ELECTRIC, NATURAL GAS

First Presbyterian Church

7 Poncha Blvd—719-539-6422

Energy Outreach Colorado—Thursdays, 1:30-3:30 p.m.—by appointment only

 

 

“Spirituality is recognizing and celebrating that we are all inextricably connected to each other by a power greater than all of us, and that our connection to that power and to one another is grounded in love and compassion. Practicing spirituality brings a sense of perspective, meaning and purpose to our lives.” 

                                                                                                    -Brene Brown

OUR BELIEFS

 

~We believe in the power of community to affect positive change.​

~We encourage individual spiritual growth and a search for truth and meaning.

~We believe in the inherent worth and dignity of every person.

~We believe in spiritual diversity.

SUSTAINING MEMBERSHIP

 

There are several ways to support A Church and it's mission to promote connection and provide an open space for nonprofits, civic groups and individuals working for positive change.

Becoming a monthly sponsor will defer costs for these programs and events.

Click here to donate monthly.

We offer a safe and affordable space for groups such as

the Community Equity Coalition, Area of Aging, TINTS, Dia de los Muertos Salida, Latinos Unidos, Salida Regional Library, Aspen Concert, For Youth Initiatives, Partnership for Community Action, Full Circle Restorative Justice, GARNA, GuidStone, Americorps and substance free social events.

 

If you have a community support group that is looking for a space please

contact Andrea at 719-221-1114 or email us at achurchsalida@gmail.com

 

We nurture diverse programs and offer a safe space for families, friends and

teens to participate in happy and healthy community events.

Click here for a list of upcoming events.

Click here to subscribe to our e-news updates.

Thank you for your participation towards our endeavor to create a loving community

that promotes safety for all.

 

TESTIMONIALS

"My husband and I had our wedding reception at A Church this past September, and everything about it was perfect! The space is already beautifully decorated with local art, antique furniture, and holds a wonderful and warm atmosphere. The owners were incredibly easy to work with and helped make the planning process go smoothly.  We were able to push the pews aside which created a spacious dance floor which we filled when the band we hired started playing. Our guests were able to mingle throughout the rooms inside as well as out on their patio. It never felt too crowded but also had a great intimate feel.  We would highly recommend this space for any party, especially for a wedding reception!"

Chenoa K.

"Great event space. Great location in downtown Salida. Teen night and movie night are wonderful!"

Brad M.

MEDICAL

Buena Vista Health Clinic (HRRMC) Drop-In Clinic

28375 CR 317, Buena Vista—719-395-9048

Clinic open Monday-Friday 1:00-5:30 p.m. and

Saturday-Sunday 9:00 a.m.- 1:00 p.m.

 

Chaffee County Department of Human Services

448 East 1st Street—719-530-2500 (in Salida)

114 Linderman Avenue—719-395-0344 (in Buena Vista)

Some medical assistance

 

Chaffee County Public Health

448 East 1st Street, Suite 137—719-539-4510

Immunizations—providing adult, adolescent and pediatric vaccines

Oral Health—assistance with dental services

Healthy Communities—assistance with Medicaid, CHP+, and healthcare resources

Connect for Health Colorado—assistance with health insurance

 

 

Mental Health

Solvista Health

111 Vesta Road—719-539-6502 (in Salida)

28374 CR 317—719-539-6502 (in Buena Vista)

Offers a full range of mental health services. Medicaid and sliding scale.  No one turned away for financial reasons.

 

 

Women’s Health

Salida Pregnancy Resource Center

215 East 3rd Street—719-539-7436

Planned Parenthood

233 Ease 2nd street--719-539-7291

The Alliance

Emergency services for domestic and sexual violence

24-Hour Crisis Line: 719-539-7347

 

 

Churches that can often help with various things. 

Call for open hours

First Presbyterian Church—7 Poncha Blvd.—719-539-6422

Joseph Catholic Church—320 5th Street—719-539-6419

United Methodist Church—228 East 4th Street—719-539-2755

Vineyard Christian Fellowship—1201 Hwy 50—719-539-3359

Ascension Episcopal Church—4th and E Street—719-539-4562

First Lutheran Church—1237 F Street—719-539-4311

Upper Room Church of God—1140 I Street—719-539-3388

A Church Salida--415 D Street-312-607-6916

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If you would like to make a donation by check, please send to:

A Church - 419 Dst Street, Salida, CO 81201

All donations are taxed deductible.

A Church, Inc is governed by a Minister and board of directors, which helps to manage the organization and set the church’s direction.

MINISTER

Sheree Beddingfield is the minister of A Church.  She became ordained in 2017 and functions as a guide for the church and congregation.  Sheree encourages exploration of life’s questions, conscious community involvement and fulfillment of spirit by living out one’s values. 

BOARD of DIRECTORS

Erin Oliver

Di Porter

Jennifer Swan

Beth Sather

Sheree Beddingfield

Rick White

Joyce Lavine

Carrie McBride

Event Manager is Andrea Mossman

With the help of sustaining members and

A Church's Nonprofit support below is a list of those we have cared for in 2022.

Community Equity Coalition, ECE
Game Day for older adults with Upper Arkansas Area of Aging and Embracing Aging Chaffee
Latinos Unidos of Chaffee County and Family Youth Initiatives
Full Circle Restorative Justice  Teen Yoga
Colorado TINTS
South West Conservation Corps
Ark Valley Helping Hands
The Alliance educational sessions
Salida's Next Last Waltz
Salida Aspen Concert Fundraiser
Salida Public Library Meet the Author 
Lady Leaders of Salida babysitting fundraiser
Salida Moth a Khen and A church FUNDraiser

The Glorious Business Sponsors that have donated in 2022

Salida Dermitology

Full Circle Real Estate- Cathrine Fisher

Pizza Rio/Boathouse Cantina

Oveja Negra

Sara Whittington Arcitecture

River Boat Works

TINTS and The Salida Circus

Salida Mountain Sports

Monarch Manufacturing

Antero Hot Springs

Outstanding Monthly Donors

Di Porter

Jane Hayes

Christopher and Jen Swan

Cindy Sasso

Lara Wheeler

Brandi Tauer

Brad, Angie and Camden Morrison

Jonas and Darcy Harlow

Anne Oliver

Joe Lyford

Dan Shore

The Justice family

Beddingfield Family

Anonymous donor

 

 

We are proud to be affiliated with Salida Chamber of Commerce, Business that Cares for Salida and Heart of the Rockies Wedding Association!

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This honor is presented in recognition of this business’ responsible use and protection of our environment through conservation and sustainable business practices. Their continued recognition is based on an observed commitment to sustainable and waste free business practices. Their actions meet the needs of today without threatening the needs of future generations. This was presented to us by the Salida Business Alliance, Sustainable Salida, UAACOG and Salida Chamber of Commerce. 

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A Church is a proud member of the Salida Chamber of Commerce. The Chamber serves the entire Arkansas River Valley. Helping local businesses grow their customer base and helping visitors to our beautiful town get the most out of their experience.

We were nominated Business of the month in January for our dedication to non profit programs and our civic outreach.

 

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We are a proud member of the Heart of the Rockies Wedding Association. A local collaboration of wildly talented wedding vendors located in some of the most incredible places in Colorado. Our mission is to provide couples with the utmost professionalism and

world class wedding vendors.

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