719-539-2068
406 W Hwy 50, Salida, CO 81201

Caring & Sharing

220 W. 4th
Salida, CO 81201

phone: 719-539-3686

website: www.salidacaringsharing.org
email: salidacs@gmail.com

Non-profit, donation center, non-profit benevolence organization, free items for those in need. Donations appreciated. Volunteers needed!

Current Hours of Operation:

Thrift Store: Monday through Saturday 10 am to 5 pm.

Thrift Store Donations: Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday (at the dock in the rear of the building – alley between 3rd and 4th Streets.) 10 am to 2 pm.

Resource and Assistance Center: Monday through Friday 10 am to 1 pm.

Sanctuary Soup Kitchen: Hot meal served Tuesday through Friday 11 am to 1 pm.

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Center for Independence

211 East 3rd St
Salida, CO 81201

phone: 719-207-4573

email: TThurman@cfigj.org
website: cfigj.org

The Center for Independence (CFI) is a 501c (3) non-profit operating under a government mandate going back to 1978. We were started in Grand Junction in 1982 by 3 blind women who wanted to know how to live independently with their vision loss. Fast forward to today and we provide case management and training services for people with disabilities across 12 counties of the Western Slope. Our home office is in Grand Junction with satellite offices in Montrose, Glenwood Springs and Salida.

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Central Colorado Mountain Riders

website: www.centralcoloradomountainriders.com
email: CentralColoradoMountainRiders@gmail.com

CCMR is an all-volunteer nonprofit motorcycle club and partners with local land managers to keep surrounding trails clear of downed and hazard trees, maintain existing trails, and advocate for new multiuse trails. We have formally adopted 8 singletrack trail segments in Chaffee, Fremont, and Saguache counties. Our trailhead kiosks are designed to educate and help prevent user conflict in order to create a positive recreation experience for all users.

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Chaffee County Community Foundation

Email: Michaelhannigan7@gmail.com
Website: www.chaffeecommunity.org/

The new Chaffee County Community Foundation (CCCF) is one of the top priority projects to emerge from the Envision Chaffee County process earlier this year.

The Community Foundation has a unique opportunity to build on Envision momentum. CCCF will be able to engage diverse stakeholders to develop innovative solutions to challenges common across the intermountain west.

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Chaffee County Crime Stoppers

448 E 1st Street Suite 274
Salida, CO 81201

(Touber Building)

phone: 719-207-0502

email: chaffeecountycrimestoppers@gmail.com
website: www.facebook.com/CCCrimeStoppers

Crime Stoppers is a national Crime Stoppers organization that spans the United States to create a network of local programs that work together to prevent and solve crimes in communities and schools across the nation. Our vision is to establish Crime Stoppers as the premier community-based crime solving program.

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Chaffee County Economic Development Corp.

123 G Street
PO Box 1011
Salida, CO 81201

phone: 719-539-2018
website: www.chaffeecountyedc.com
email: info@chaffeecountyedc.com

The mission of the Chaffee County Economic Development Corporation (CCEDC) is to assure that Chaffee County is Open for Business and to retain, expand, and create jobs in Chaffee County. The CCEDC is comprised of a working board of successful local business people that are deeply rooted and representative of the community and have experience with a wide range of issues.

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Chaffee County Fair Board

10165 County Road 120
Salida, CO 81201

phone: 719-539-6151

Non-profit organization. The Chaffee County Fair occurs annually, the end of July to the first part of August. The Fairgrounds offer many amenities, including a 6,000-foot exhibit hall, meeting room with demonstration kitchen, commercial kitchen, a 10,000-foot event center, open-air livestock pavilion, two outdoor arenas, paved and unpaved parking, RV park with electricity and livestock and horse stalls. The Fairgrounds can handle many events. Past events include motorcycle rallies, state horse show and rodeo events, RV group rendezvous, 4×4 rallies, estate and antique auctions, music concerts and many others.

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Collegiate Peaks Forum Series

phone: 719-395-8059

website: www.collegiatepeaksforum.org

The Collegiate Peaks Forum Series sponsors free lectures featuring nationally recognized persons schooled in Philosophy, Religion/Spirituality and Science. Lectures feature a 45 to 60 minute presentation by the speaker followed by 30-40 minutes of lively Q&A with the lecturer. The Collegiate Peaks Forum, Inc. is a Colorado non-profit corporation and all donations are tax-deductible to the full extent of the law.

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Colorado Farm To Table

website: https://www.coloradofarmtotable.org/
email: info@coloradofarmtotable.org
phone: 719-207-2209

Colorado Farm To Table is a 501 (c) 3 Non-Profit organization that grows nutritious vegetables for donation to those in need of healthy food throughout Colorado.
We grow, harvest, and donate fresh, healthy, sustainably grown produce, at no cost, specifically to organizations feeding food-insecure Colorado families struggling to put food on the table.
CFTT  engages youth and people of all ages in volunteer farming experiences to grow high quality, nutritious produce for hungry families in Colorado. People from all walks of life work together at Colorado Farm To Table.  Volunteers are encouraged and welcome.  Working side-by-side is a great way to soak up some sunshine, get in some high-altitude exercise and make new friends while helping those in need. We think you’ll find it to be a rewarding, hands-on experience.

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Colorado Headwaters

6573 Ridge Road
Salida, CO 81201

phone: 719-221-3307
email: jmallett541@gmail.com
website: coloradoheadwaters.org

Protecting our water at the source: Colorado Headwaters is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. We focus on public land and water conservation on the public lands and ranches. Colorado Headwaters is dedicated to protecting the Colorado and other headwaters rivers at their source. Threatened headwaters ecosystems are crucial to Colorado’s prosperity and well-being. We must act now to protect vital resources.

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Colorado TINTS

phone: 719-239-4500

website: www.coloradotints.com
email: coloradotints@gmail.com
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Colorado TINTS is Salida’s most original theater company. Standing for “theater in non-traditional spaces, TINTS was established in Dec 2017 to bring original, under-reported/unknown stories to the public through theater. TINTS is committed to making theater shows accessible to audiences by utilizing non-traditional theater spaces such as community centers, restaurants, schools, etc. TINTS is comprised of a team of writers, directors, actors, producers and filmmakers who partner with community groups and individuals to create original, socially relevant work.

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Elizabeth Anne’s Haven

phone: 719-395-6938
website: eahaven.org

The vision of Elizabeth Ann’s Haven is to make available a safe community for women who are survivors of human trafficking: a community that works together to build hope-filled futures.
The mission of Elizabeth Anne’s Haven is to offer a safe sanctuary and to provide tools for women residents who are survivors of human trafficking, enabling rehabilitation of their body, mind and spirit.

We are currently fundraising to build a home in Chaffee County to house 6 women. It will use a two-year free residential program incorporating intensive outpatient programs, 12-step meetings, school and or job readiness classes, employment, financial planning, fiscal stability and finally a transition plan to move out of the home.

Click HERE to Donate or Volunteer!

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FIBARK Community Paddling Center

240 N F Street
Salida, CO 81201

email: fibark.colorado@gmail.com
website: Fibark.com

FIBArk Community Paddling Center is a nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting community members to discover white water paddle sports through yearly events and programs. They work to provide local youth with the opportunity to safely engage in whitewater paddle sports and learn river safety and etiquette and offering a space where community members can learn about whitewater paddle sports, the history of the Arkansas River and the history of the FIBArk organization.

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Foodshed Alliance

phone: 719-398-0301

email: Info@FoodshedAlliance.com
website: FoodshedAlliance.com

The Foodshed Alliance is a grassroots, cooperative nonprofit. Our mission is to facilitate a thriving local food economy by strengthening relationships between local producers and the community. We manage the farmers markets in Buena Vista and Salida as well as host ShedFest, a hyper-local, end-of-season celebration of the region’s talents and bounty.

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Full Circle Restorative Justice (FCRJ)

104 Crestone Avenue
Box 699
Salida, CO 81201

phone: 719-530-5597

email: director@fullcirclerj.org
website: www.fullcirclerj.org

FCRJ is a non-profit 501c3 organization that promotes the safety of our community by

  • providing restorative justice diversion for juveniles and adults,
  • empowering victims of all ages through facilitated dialogue with those who have caused harm,
  • serving schools with restorative practices programs and facilitated intervention,
  • offering restorative facilitation training to the community.

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Good Business Colorado

PO Box 1964
Wheat Ridge, CO 80034

phone: 720-917-4900

email: Debra@GoodBusinessCo.org
website: https://goodbusinesscolorado.org/

Good Business Colorado is a grassroots organization of values-driven business owners challenging the lines of partisanship and advocating for a prosperous economy, equitable communities, and a sustainable environment.  Our members believe that business success cannot be measured by profit alone and that business plays a key role in ensuring our planet, communities, and bottom lines are all thriving.

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Greater Arkansas River Nature Association

209 E 3rd Street
Salida, CO 81201

phone: 719-539-5106

website: www.garna.org
emai: info@garna.org

A nonprofit membership-driven organization whose mission is to foster stewardship of the resources of the Arkansas River region through education, volunteerism and experiences. We accomplish our mission through formal partnerships with natural resource agencies and work with local, like-minded organizations, development awareness of and appreciation for the resources of the Greater Arkansas River Area through educational activities, volunteer projects, community involvement and partnerships.

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Habitat for Humanity/Chaffee County

Office Address
27951 CR 319
Buena Vista, CO 81211

Office Phone: 719-395-0482
ReStore Phone: 719-966-6004

website: www.chaffeehabitat.org
email: info@chaffeehabitat.org
email: Jenny@chaffeehabitat.org

Chaffee County Habitat for Humanity is a nonprofit ecumenical Christian housing ministry founded on the conviction that every man, woman and child is entitled to a simple, decent, affordable place to dwell in dignity and safety. Our focus is not simply the construction of a house or houses, but also the empowerment of the residents in our community. Chaffee County Habitat, an affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International, was founded in January, 2000.

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League of Women Voters of Chaffee County

email: info@LWVChaffeeCounty.org
website: www.lwvchaffeecounty.org

The League of Women Voters of Chaffee County (LWVCC) is a nonpartisan political organization open to all men and women of voting age, members of all political parties and unaffiliated voters. The Chaffee County League was formed in 2003 and today has more than 100 members — including women and men of all ages from Buena Vista, Poncha Springs, Salida, and elsewhere in the county. The League encourages informed and active participation in government; works to increase understanding of major public policy issues; influences public policy through education and advocacy; and holds public meetings to present and discuss local issues. Monthly programs are open to the public and cover a wide range of issues important to the county and state.

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Monarch Mavericks Square Dance Club

Mobile Dance Group

website: www.monarchmavericks.wordpress.com
email: monarch.mavericks@yahoo.com

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   The Monarch Mavericks is an SSD / Plus / Rounds square dance club that dances every 2nd and 4th Saturday afternoons of the month at the American Legion Hut, 10th & H, in Salida, Colorado.  Square dancing is from 1:30-4:00 with rounds between tips.  Pre-rounds for round dancers is 12:45-1:15.  Professional callers from Colorado and surrounding states always deliver a fun, high-spirited dance experience.  The Mavericks are high energy, all-inclusive, singles and couples of all genders are welcome, and novice dancers are especially encouraged.

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NAMI Chaffee County CO

phone: 970-823-4751

email: info@namichaffee.org
website: www.namichaffee.org

The mission of NAMI Chaffee County, CO is to build a community of recovery and hope by educating, supporting, and advocating for individual and families affected by mental illness. NAMI Chaffee County, CO is organized and operated exclusively for educational and charitable purposes within the meaning of Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue code.

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Peak to Peak Pickleball

website: www.peaktopeakpickleball.com
email: Pickleball Ambassador, Cheryl Piderit Piderit2@live.com

Peak to Peak Pickleball Club, as a volunteer and non-profit organization, is dedicated to promoting and facilitating the sport of Pickleball in Chaffee County and the surrounding area, thereby:

  • Providing collegial, social interaction with people of all ages and abilities
  • Encouraging the physical, mental, and social benefits of an active lifestyle
  • Providing opportunities for the continued development of all players in a collegial and sportsmanlike environment
  • Working to build permanent courts in southern Chaffee County, for our growing membership of 300, through fundraising efforts

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Realtors of Central Colorado, Inc.

145 Sabeta Avenue (Office)
P.O. BOX 129 (Mail)
Poncha Springs, CO 81242

phone: 719-539-3381
fax: 888-869-9066
cell: 719-207-0307
cell 2: 719-850-2078

website: rocc.realtor
email: rocc-ceo@rocc.realtor

As a chartered local association through the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR), REALTORS® of Central Colorado (ROCC) brings the power of NAR and the Colorado Association of REALTORS® (CAR) to the local REALTOR® and affiliate members. After merging with the San Luis Valley Board of REALTORS® in 2015, ROCC provides services, including MLS, to its members in Salida, Buena Vista, Leadville, Fairplay, Westcliffe, Alamosa, Monte Vista, and South Fork. The Upper Arkansas and San Luis Valleys are home to ROCC and our members.

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Salida Bridge Club

phone: 303-641-3534
email: 20091112SB@gmail.com

The Salida Bridge Club is a non-profit organization with a three fold mission: to promote the game of contract bridge with a duplicate format, to create a fun and exciting  activity open to beginning, intermediate, advanced and expert players, and to foster great programming through our fundraising for the Salida School District. Join us every Thursday from 11am to 3pm. Lessons, light lunch, and game provided. Reservations: Sue and Randy 303-641-3534.

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Salida Circus Outreach Foundation

Jennifer Dempsey
140 North C Street
Salida, CO 81201

phone: 719-239-4500

website: thesalidacircus.com
www.socialcircuscolorado.org
email: info@salidacircus.com

The Salida Circus Outreach Foundation (SCOF) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization founded in September 2007 to provide circus training to children and adults in Chaffee County a personal development and community-building tool. Tutors offer weekly workshops and three annual camps to teach acrobatics, stiltwalking, juggling, trapeze, unicycling, plate-spinning, clowning and more. Participants have the opportunity to participating in more than 20 shows per year at senior centers, nursing homes, festivals, fundraisers, parades and other community events.

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Salida Concerts, Inc.

phone: 719-207-4456

website: www.salidaaspenconcerts.org

Salida Aspen Concerts is a nonprofit, community-funded partnership with the Aspen Music Festival and School that has brought world-renowned classical musicians to Salida and Buena Vista for more than 40 years. Always appreciative, our enthusiastic audiences bring performers, like Joyce Yang, William Hagen and Orli Shaham, back to Salida year after year.

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Salida Mountain Trails

website: www.salidamountaintrails.org
email:  salidamountaintrails@gmail.com

Salida Mountain Trails (SMT) is an all-volunteer 501c3 organization dedicated to planning, building, and maintaining non-motorized multi-use recreational trails near the City of Salida.  We were founded in 2004 to address the need for developing legal, environmentally responsible trails to replace a network of user-created unsustainable trails.  We have built over 23 miles of trails near Salida – creating both the Arkansas Hills Trail System and the Methodist Mountain Trail System. SMT has established strong effective relationships with the BLM, Forest Service, City of Salida, Chaffee County, and local professional trail builders.

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Salida Pregnancy Resource Center

215 E. 3rd St.
Salida, CO 81201

phone: 719-539-7436

email: administrator@salidapregnancycenter.com
website: www.salidapregnancycenter.com

The mission of the Salida Pregnancy Resource Center is to support our community through life affirming action. We fulfill that mission through providing services to families and women with unplanned pregnancies as well as families with planned pregnancies. We offer pregnancy tests, limited ultrasounds, STD testing, pregnancy information, parenting classes, birth control information, adoption and abortion information, classes for dads, material support through our Baby Boutique. We are connected with many organizations that serve pregnant women and their young children such as Baby and Me; Tobacco Free, Nurturing Parenting classes, Nurse Family Partnership, Chaffee County Early Childhood Council, and Early Head Start. We were established in 1989 to provide support to women choosing to carry an unplanned pregnancy to term. In 2016 we have served over 125 families in and around Salida.

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Salida Rotary Club

website: www.clubrunner.ca/salida

“Service above Self.” Rotary is an international service organization. In Salida, Rotary is the largest service organization with 60 active members – known locally for the Band Shell in Riverside Park, scholarships given annually to deserving high-school students, for the annual Memorial Day Bluegrass Festival, 4th of July Beer Garden, and for the many contributions given annually to needy community organizations.

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Salida Workforce Center

448 E First Street, Suite #201
Salida CO, 81201

phone: 719-530-5980

website: www.connectingcolorado.com
email: Debbie.Jordan@state.co.us

Workforce Centers provide a variety of free services to assist employers and job seekers alike.
These include:

Workforce Center “Career Counselors” can connect workers and Job Seekers with local employment, training, and educational opportunities, as well as any available funding; they can also help clients improve their interviewing skills and résumé.

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School to Work Alliance Program- Mtn. BOCES

27900 County Road 319
Buena Vista, CO 81211

phone: 719-398-3530
email: tortega@mtnboces.org
website: mtnboces.org

The purpose of SWAP is to assist young adults in making the transition from school to employment, provide successful employment outcomes, increase community linkages, and new patterns of service for young adults. SWAP is intended to provide employment-related assistance to young adults with disabilities, who are experiencing mild to moderate barriers to employment.

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Silver Cliff Ranch

Silver Cliff Ranch (SCR) is a nonprofit rental facility that combines an awe-inspiring natural setting with a culture of service to create a welcoming place for youth and families to heal, learn, and joyfully explore through positive, outdoor experiences and authentic interactions. With rustic, cabin lodging and dining services for over 200 people alongside amenities including a hot-springs fed swimming pool, full-size gymnasium, and historic Opera House meeting space, SCR is an affordable, year-round destination for church youth groups, nonprofits serving underserved youth, and families with minor children.

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Synergy in the Service Industry

phone: 518-598-3440
website: sitsi.org
email: synergyinserviceindustry@gmail.com

Synergy in the Service Industry is a new 501[C][3] non-profit in Chaffee County. Synergy’s vision is to support and normalize access to mental health and wellness in the Chaffee County food and beverage service industry. Synergy removes barriers to accessing affordable mental health and substance use treatment by covering the cost of mental health care sessions. Any current service industry worker who is interested in obtaining free mental health care sessions can email Synergyinserviceindustry@gmail.com to start the process. Through mental health support, county wide training and awareness, Synergy aims to foster the creation of health workplaces.

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The Learning Source Mountain Programs

email: lindsay@thelearningsource.org
website: https://www.thelearningsource.org/
phone: 303-957-2883

ABOUT
The Learning Source is a non-profit organization based in Denver that promotes and provides educational opportunities through collaborative partnerships for adults and families to support their future achievements. We are happy to continue our English as a Second Language (ESL) and High School Equivalency (HSE/GED) programing in the mountain region of Colorado.

EMPLOYER PROGRAM- Helping Businesses Succeed
Our employer program provides FREE on-site English as a Second Language (ESL) classes
for employees. The classes are designed to meet the needs of the employer AND improve job performance and work relationships for the participating employees. We work closely with the employer to determine class goals and outcomes. We also work with local workforce centers to connect students to resources and training opportunities.

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Trout Unlimited/Collegiate Peaks Chapter

website: www.collegiatepeakstu.org

Non-profit organization whose goal is to conserve, protect and restore North America’s cold water fisheries and their watersheds. Activities include habitat restoration projects, stream enhancement, educational classes for all ages (fly casting, fly tying, water quality, entomology, etc), fishing outings, clean-ups, informative programs, etc. Meetings alternate between Salida and Buena Vista on the second Wednesday of the month. Check website.

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Upper Arkansas Area Council of Governments (UAACOG)

3224-A Independence Road
Canon City, CO 81212

phone: 719.275.7408

website: www.uaacog.com
email: victoria.casey@cwfc.net

UAACOG was formed in 1974 under Federal Legislation and State Executive Order allowing the formation of “regional councils.” There are 14 planning and management regions in Colorado. The purpose of the organization is to provide community services on a regional basis that are not practical or efficient to provide on an individual county or municipal basis. Services have evolved over the years, but the benefits are more important than ever.

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Walden Chamber Music Society

phone: 603-960-2090

website: www.waldenchambermusic.org
email: Jgkriebel47@gmail.com

Walden Chamber Music Society is a non-profit organization which presents classical chamber music concerts to our mountain community. Walden Chamber Music Society also makes generous donations to local schools to assist with their music programs, and to help students gain an appreciation of classical music. Their concerts are free for students K-12. In 2023, they are entering into their 21st season of presenting concerts.

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