Family Life Gate

About Our Heritage and Mission

Our Heritage

With a rich tradition of helping the needs of changing families, Family Life Services has its’ roots in a history serving Colorado Springs. Originally named The Christian Home for Children, the 2.5 acre property, donated to John and Nan Walden, became home to 34 orphaned children in 1942 before ultimately refining its’ mission in the 80’s to focus on rebuilding the lives of single moms and their children. Today we help keep children out of the foster care system by keeping them with their moms when at all possible.

Single-Parent Programs

We have a two-year transitional housing program on our campus (located at 1880 S. Cascade, Colorado Springs), that includes nine apartments for families headed by single mothers. Women of Courage merged with Family Life Services in 2012 to reach further into a community of need, working with families living elsewhere in El Paso County. The combined effort delivers even greater continuum of care, which includes encouraging healing and self-sufficiency by providing low-fee, onsite living quarters, mentoring, crisis assistance and life skills development. With a shared mission to afford each mom a safe, structured environment in which to rebuild their families, our programs are dedicated to expanding their networks and resources in order to make an even greater difference. These moms have very real needs; we help them find real, workable answers.

We work with single moms to help their children succeed by helping them discover who they are (identity and purpose), what they are best at (natural abilities and spiritual gifting), and where they want to go (goals and aspirations).

We help these families discover the freedom to find meaning and purpose. Our staff and volunteers help them to experience Christ’s love first-hand. As a result, many have found their identity in Christ. Through Christ, they learn to love with wisdom, mercy and grace.

Our Mission Statement

Family Life Services facilitates life transformation of struggling single Moms and their children through faith-based community. We accomplish this through a resident program and a community outreach program.