News & Events
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Alano House Secures New Sober Living Home for Women
05/01/2013 - This week, Alano House secured another sober living home for women, the Las Animas House. The organization's other sober living home for women, the Platte House, has been full and on a waiting list for almost two full years. The Colorado Springs community desperately needs more safe and sober living for women who are recovering from substance abuse, and Alano House is doing its best to fill that need.
In order to open the home as soon as possible, Alano House is asking its supporters and friends to help offset the costs of starting a new sober living home. Many of the residents come to the program homeless and indigent, and some with just the clothes on their backs. The new home can make excellent use of beds (twins preferably), bedding, furniture, dishes, and various home amenities. And of course, financial support is always welcome - any amount helps and is appreciated. Donations can be made on the Alano House Paypal Page.
Alano House is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, and all donations are tax deductible.
Alano House Re-branding Event Scheduled for April 6, 2012
04/09/2012 - Last week, we announced that 8th Street Alano, Inc., has been renamed Alano House as part of a major rebranding campaign to give residents of the Pikes Peak area a better understanding of the varied services we offer. Thank you to everyone who helped make our rebranding a real success!
It was an exciting afternoon in which we recognized our new organizational structure and focus, and celebrated being part of a dynamic and supportive community here in Colorado Springs. Our friends at Famous Dave's BBQ donated great food and the event included speakers and silent auction items. Sponsors included:
- Structures Massage
- Salon 21
- Personal Touch Maid Service
- Famous Dave's BBQ
- Olive Branch
- The Navigators
- Garden Ranch Baptist Church
- Tri-Lakes Printing
- Glenn's Jewelers
Thank you to everyone who helped make the event such a great success!
8th Street Alano and Local Family Receive A Helping Hand By a Colorado Springs Company
02/10/2012 - Old World Roofing, a local Colorado Springs company, selected 8th Street Alano, along with a local family in need, as winners in a contest to pick a deserving family or organization and put on a new roof. Originally intending to select just one lucky recipient, Old World Roofing selected two! On their Web site, Old World says about selecting Alano House, "Choosing one free roof was a difficult task, with so many in need, so we also chose to replace the roof on the 8th Street Alano House. They have been helping alcoholics and addicts since 1995 in the Pikes Peak region, and we would have fizzled out long ago if it weren't for the generosity of individuals and organizations like Old World Roofing. They offer treatments, classes and counseling. The home that houses their patients in treatment is in dire need of a new roof and proper insulation." The contest was highlighted in a news story by Eric Singer of KRDO. You can watch the video on KRDO.com. Thank you, Old World Roofing!
8th Street Alano's Sober Social Activity Highlighted in The Gazette's FreshInk
01/29/2012 - One of the many tools Alano House uses to help create sober, healthy lifestyles for those in recovery is to support sober social activities. Earlier this month, we had a wonderful opportunity to invite 8th Street Alano's (our former name) clients and friends to an afternoon of art, dance, fun and fellowship with "Paint the Town," a locally owned small business right here in Colorado Springs. The venue offers "Paint Your Own Canvas", a place to be creative. And boy, were we! Our time at "Paint the Town" was highlighted in a FreshInk article by the Gazette. Click here to read the entire story.
8th Street Alano Receives Home Depot Grant
October 2010 - This month's Alano Angels were the wonderful people at The Home Depot. Our Platte House for women was The Home Depot Foundation - Team Depot grant recipient for our area. The emphasis for the project was "Women in Leadership", and approximately forty female Home Depot associates (along with a few males) donated their time and expertise to repairing and beautifying our women's home which has helped so many alcoholics and addicts over the years. Not only did they spend two full days working about twelve hours each day, but they also gave us $10,000 worth of materials.
We are so humbled by their decision to help us, and so grateful for their dedication to the local community. It really restores your faith in humanity when you witness a group of people who are as giving and unselfish as The Home Depot has proven to be. The associates who donated their time came from Home Depot stores all over Colorado, including stores in Colorado Springs, Pueblo, Parker, Monument, and more. We ask our friends and family to please take the time to thank them for their generosity the next time you are in The Home Depot. Other organizations who helped make this happen are Starbucks, Chipotle, Boriello Brothers, and Bestway Disposal.