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La Puente, Inc.

La Puente is our community’s response to address the effects of poverty by providing a safety net of services, where individuals and families get what they need to stabilize, heal, strengthen, and ultimately thrive.

www.lapuentehome.org Tax ID 74-2224631

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La Puente has been fighting to alleviate the effects of poverty for decades. Today, La Puente is on the frontlines during the COVID-19 pandemic.  Now more than ever, La Puente's essential services are needed by a growing number in our community. 


We cannot continue operating without your help!  PLEASE consider donating to one of our campaigns, located below, to help us purchase much-needed food and supplies.    


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Our Story:

Colorado’s San Luis Valley is a vast, isolated, geographic expanse that experiences national-high rates of poverty.  Poverty begets hunger, homelessness and other crises that destabilize families.  La Puente is our community’s response to address the effects of poverty by providing a safety net of services, where individuals and families get what they need to stabilize, heal, strengthen, and ultimately thrive.


Annually over 10,000 individuals and family members receive at least one of our services, including emergency shelter, nutritious food from one of our 15 pantries, housing with support services, after school youth-stabilization services, (educational gardens), homeless prevention resources, soup kitchen meals, home outreach visits, and more.   With the objective of meeting the needs of the homeless and community members in crisis, La Puente’s services both restore and strengthen people’s lives, so that they can live independently, with dignity.


Each day, La Puente depends on the generosity of those who support our mission.  With thousands of hours of volunteerism from youth and adults; donations to, and patronage of our Rainbow’s End Thrift Stores and Milagros Coffeehouse; and financial support from individuals, businesses, and churches, we are able to provide both hope and the services when families need it the most.   Please consider partnering with us to cultivate a compassionate community.