Our Mission:

To promote and stabilize positive human growth through respect, responsibility, trust, caring, and community. Collaborative partnerships are pursued to provide education and promote self-sufficiency.

We serve as a “hub” for services and resources that sustain a strong, vibrant, healthy community on the rural plains of eastern El Paso County.

Serving the residents of: Falcon, Calhan, Peyton, Ramah, Simla, Matheson, Limon, Ellicott, Rush, Yoder, Edison, Hanover, Elbert, Elizabeth, and Kiowa,

Please know that Envida transit is still operating for essential rides and services. This includes taking people to necessary medical and behavioral health appointments, and we will deliver food and prescriptions for those who are vulnerable and should not/cannot get out. In fact, if someone still needs to get to work, we can help with those rides too. While we are not running our regularly scheduled route, we will make arrangements to handle these requests. Please call us at 719-633-4677.

Envida recognizes that Eastern El Paso County needs to stay connected to critical services, and we are here to help. Envida cares.

Please feel free to forward this email to friends and neighbors.

Thank you.

Free AARP tax preparation update:

As in the past there are no membership or age requirements to have AARP prepare your taxes at N/C.  The factor is the complexity of the return.  They do not prepare farm income returns, returns for businesses or returns from other states (COLO only).

Tax-Aide volunteers are located nationwide, and are trained and IRS-certified every year to make sure they know about and understand the latest changes and additions to the tax code. Tax help is provided in safe environments using a variety of methods based on a number of factors, including where you are located, COVID-19 spread, and volunteer availability.

This webpage will be updated in early February with new features to make it easier for taxpayers to request tax help.


The phone number to call to get on their list for appointments is:  719-235-6757

You will most likely need to leave a message.  They will explain the protocol when your phone call is returned.


The Center

building There are over 20 agencies that meet monthly as part of a "Coalition" and are willing to provide services to our communities.

The Community Outreach Center (COC) board leased a modular office building located at 328 10th Street on the El Paso County Fairgrounds in Calhan, Colorado so that Coalition members can occupy office space to meet with residents and provide education and assistance as they offer services.

Click here for agency hours

Our Staff

Patty Jolly

Phone: 719-347-7638

Email: pattyjolly@coccenter.org

Calvin Jolly

Phone: 719-347-7638

Email: spcoc09@gmail.com

Deb Drew

Phone: 719-347-3122

Email: dkdrew@gmail.com