Tri-Lakes Cares

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Life Can Be a Rollercoaster

It's Okay to Say You are Not Okay

From a lost job to an unexpected medical bill, life can throw us all a curveball. Life happens, and tough choices impact lives. Whether it’s affording rent, securing nourishing meals, or obtaining essential medications, we are here to help secure basic life necessities for our neighbors.

What We Offer

Helping you avoid crises

At TLC, we are dedicated to providing basic necessities during challenging times. We also help individuals navigate their life circumstances, empowering them to create a plan for a brighter future. 

Enrollment Requirements and Other Helpful FAQs

We provide food to anyone and focus on financial assistance for residents of northern El Paso County in the following zip codes:

  • Monument (80132)
  • Palmer Lake (80133)
  • Gleneagle/Northern Colorado Springs (80921)
  • Air Force Academy (80840)
  • Portions of Black Forest (80908)

Eligibility for financial assistance is based on household income. If your income is within the guidelines, you may be eligible for financial assistance. We use a variety of funding sources and assistance may vary based on these guidelines.

Assistance made varies by individual and/or family unit, based on circumstances. Need and eligibility is assessed on a case-by-case basis by Case Managers.


Proof of residence: Lease/rental agreement, mortgage statement, and/or utility bill in your name or name of someone living in your household.

Proof of identification: For everyone living in your household – Photo ID for all adults, 18 or older.

As of 1/1/2024: For children ages 0-17, a birth certificate is required. If parent or caregiver cannot provide birth certificate, than alternate documents may be provided such as proof of school enrollment, passport, written note from child’s physician,  Power of Attorney or proof of guardianship. Please contact your Case Manager if you have questions.

Proof of income: (for all wage earners in the household, age 18 or older): This may include most recent paycheck stubs (past 30 days), proof of unemployment, Social Security award letters, child support verification, and any additional documents.

We are located in the heart of downtown Monument, Colorado. Our address is 235 N. Jefferson Street.

Our client service hours are Monday and Thursday 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 4 to 6 p.m. You can also contact us for an appointment at 719-481-4864.

Food for All

Come Shop the Market at No Cost

Once registered, shop once a week for produce, breads, dairy, meat, grains, and households supplies to supplement your needs! Start your registration and our team will be happy to walk you through the process during Market hours on Tuesdays and Thursdays, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 4 to 6 p.m. 

Hear from our Clients



Andrew Tompkins

Andrew Tompkins Jr

Rachel Collins

Rachael Collins

Current Clients, Last Name A – I
(719) 370-1310

Jessica Garrison

Jessica Garrison

Current Clients, Last Name J – Z
(719) 370-1323

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