The Executive Director
In addition to the activities mentioned throughout this report, the Executive Director makes himself available to any homeless service organization for pro bono consulting services. He serves on the boards of directors of three homeless service agencies and the Colorado Springs Philharmonic Orchestra and the Colorado Springs Downtown Rotary. He is a member of the Safe Downtown Committee sponsored by the Downtown Partnership. He is the immediate past-president of the Rotary Board and is a member of the Executive Committee of the CSPO Board and serves as its chief negotiator.
The Executive Director presents programs to local organizations and interested groups to educate them on the topic of homelessness. He offers in-classroom programs on homelessness to audiences from elementary school to post-graduate university level.
He works closely with the Colorado Springs Police Department and their Homeless Outreach Team to coordinate services and to foster better understanding of the homeless population.
The Executive Director continues to work with several homeless individuals in a personal street outreach. The philosophy of Homeward Pikes Peak is that we will follow our original mission of coordinating homeless services in the Pikes Peak Region and managing the Continuum of Care for these services, but we will also take on tasks related to serving the homeless that other agencies either cannot or will not undertake, including emergency situations, stabilizing foundering programs, and developing needed programs.
The bottom line is that the Executive Director strives to be a community asset in the area of homelessness and has never said "no" to a request for service from any agency or interested group.