We are committed to loving our neighbors in Colorado Springs; by preventing homelessness, helping people out of poverty, and more. We provide most of the services on this page on a daily or weekly basis. For our seasonal programs like the health fair and VITA tax, see our seasonal services page. Mercy’s Gate serves our neighbors in the following ZIP codes: 80907, 08, 09, 15, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 27, 38, 51 with rent, Project COPE, gas and bus vouchers, food, medical needs, legal advice, and clothing. Mercy’s Gate serves all El Paso County with non-CSU utilities, USDA commodities, VITA tax return preparation, and Heart Training Center services.
Spiritual, Medical, and Other Assistance
Prayer is at the heart of everything we do at Mercy’s Gate, because all healing starts with prayer. We would love to pray for you! Online prayer requests can be sent through Ministry@MercysGateCS.org.
Heart Training Center
Ministering to the whole person, spirit, soul, and body through teaching, training, and prayer. Contact us.
We have an attorney available for legal advice (call for an appointment). Contact us.
For legal, nurse, clothing vouchers, or non-CSU utilities appointments, please call 719-277-7470, ext. 124 during our normal hours. Contact us.
Financial help is provided through rental, utility, prescription assistance, medical co-pays, financial advice (including free budget classes), and gas and bus tokens for medical and job-related transportation. While we help everyone who comes to us each day, we may not always be able to provide financial assistance to everyone.
Monday afternoons at 4 pm sharp (if you have any questions, please call ahead). Bring your current lease and ID. You must be current on rent, and have not received assistance from us for rent within the last 12 months. Contact us.
Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday at 9 am sharp (if you have any questions, please call ahead).
For Colorado Springs Utilities* assistance, please bring your red disconnect notice and a current ID.* Please call 719-277-7470 x. 105 if you use another utilities provider.
If you have received COPE assistance from any agency other than LEAP in the last 12 months, you must return to that agency for assistance. Please contact us if you have questions.
November 1 through April 30 is LEAP season. If you are qualified for LEAP, you much apply for and be either approved for LEAP before accessing other utility assistance. For a LEAP application, call 1-866-HEAT HELP (1-866-498-8495). If you do not qualify for LEAP or you have questions regarding receiving utility assistance after you have received LEAP assistance , call 277-7470 ext. 124 during open hours.
Faith Community Nurse*
A registered nurse is available to assess health care needs, provide prescription assistance, and to link our clients with community resources. Appointments can and should be made by calling during our open hours. Contact us.
We have volunteer counselors available throughout the week for budgeting help. Contact us.
Families receive a four day emergency supply of food up to three times each year. Available during all open hours: Monday 4-7 pm, Wednesday 9-noon, Thursday 9-noon & 1-4 pm, Friday 9-noon. You do not need to arrive early but arriving later in the shift may mean an emergency box of food (no choices) instead of visiting the food pantry. Contact us. (Click here for how to donate food.)
USDA Commodities Program
In partnership with The Emergency Food Assistance Program, Mercy’s Gate helps supplement the diets of low-income families by providing a monthly food package. Monday, 9am-Noon. Must be there by 11:30am to sign up for first time or to renew. Located at Fellowship Bible Church, 5590 N. Nevada Ave. Bring a Colorado ID or proof of El Paso County residency (lease, utility bill, phone bill, etc.) to apply. Contact us.