About Ithaka

Ithaka has been housing low-income members of our community for 40 years.

We are committed to providing support and community to all our residents so that they can achieve a self-determined vision for their own lives.

We provide safe, affordable, and supportive transitional housing services for approximately 100 residents; including seniors, immigrants, families in housing crisis, those leaving incarceration and those exiting homelessness. 

We believe that everyone deserves a home and seek to house those with the highest barriers who need more time and support than most transitional housing programs can provide. Our programs provide a pathway for people out of poverty and crisis and into permanent housing.

Mission | VIsion | Values


Mission

Our mission is to house our city’s most vulnerable.

Vision

We envision a Colorado Springs where all individuals and families are housed in a supportive environment and are connected with resources to assist with their growth in the community.

Values

Human Dignity – Respect – Integrity – Personal Growth & Stability – Sustainability – Diversity & Inclusion

History

Founded by social activists in 1981, Ithaka has always been dedicated to supporting the most vulnerable members of our community. Our founders began Ithaka as a refuge for immigrants, the poor, and homeless members of our city – providing shelter, food, and support for those who needed it most. 

Today, Ithaka works to honor that legacy with programs that not only provide housing, but also provide a pathway out of poverty. Our transitional housing programs provide support, security, and time for people to heal and recover from the trauma of homelessness. Like our founders, we seek to do this through relationships and community – honoring the dignity of every person – and working toward housing justice in our city.