Funds Will Give Families Housing, Food Assistance and More in a Difficult Time
Colorado Springs, CO, October 29, 2020 – Julota, a software platform used by emergency responders, clinicians, and caseworkers to coordinate care in local communities, has made a donation to Mercy’s Gate in Colorado Springs that will provide basic assistance to 180 Colorado Springs families.
“We are grateful for Julota’s partnership and compassion for those in our community who are struggling in crisis,” said Jason Dilger, Executive Director of Mercy’s Gate. “Without these funds, we wouldn’t be able to meet the needs and offer hope to a family whose main provider has been laid off indefinitely or a single parent who is struggling to juggle all the responsibilities.”
The donation will provide funds to help about 25 households avoid eviction and give utility assistance for other families. The funds will also go to other households for food assistance, household and clothing expenses, help with medical bills and medications, and transportation assistance to help families pay for gas to get to work, school and job interviews.
Scott Cravens, CEO of Julota, believes that the company has a responsibility to respond to the needs of the community during this time when so many are struggling: “Our platform exists to make communities safer and healthier by multiplying the impact of limited community resources and connecting at-risk individuals to vital support partners such as Mercy’s Gate. We therefore wanted to give to a charity that is aligned with those goals but is also making a proven difference in our hometown.”
Mercy’s Gate is a faith-based organization whose mission is to “bridge the gap from crisis to hope for our neighbors in need.” Its services are in great demand now as Colorado Springs feels the effects of the health and economic fallout of COVID-19.
“Every one of our neighbors is precious. Every one of them matters,” said Jason Dilger. “It means so much that Julota believes that, too.”
About Mercy’s Gate
Mercy’s Gate has been serving El Paso County since 1982 by providing life-affirming direct services support, ongoing resources and education, and a growing network of community referrals and partnerships to individuals and families facing crisis. For more information about their work and how to support them, go to https://mercysgatecs.org/.
Julota is a software platform designed to increase the collaboration among agencies and staff within the care community to more effectively address the basic living, medical, and mental health needs of vulnerable populations. Our goal is to improve public health outcomes and to expand the impact of limited local resources. Go to https://julota.com for more information.