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10 hours ago

Farewell and fare thee well, Phill! Phill Van Horn (center), transit manager, is leaving envida for new opportunities after more than two years of leadership during a period of rapid growth and change. We thank him for his contribution, and we wish him great success in his future career.Phill joined the envida transit team in June 2019. He managed transit staff and drivers through the formation of an innovative collaboration with Silver Key Senior Services and Fountain Valley Senior Center; route expansion into Eastern and Northern El Paso County as well as Teller County; COVID-19 and support of the homeless isolation center; adoption of a vaccination hotline for transit; and changing market dynamics with increasing demand from healthcare and behavioral health for transportation support. We cannot thank Phill enough for his dedication, passion, and character. Our drivers and transit team, in particular, will miss his ability to troubleshoot and resolve sensitive transit issues quickly and reliably. Please join us in congratulating Phill and wishing him the best of luck in the future. You will be missed, Phill!#elpasocountyco #tellercountyco #transit #covidsupport #nonprofits #farewells ... See MoreSee Less

3 days ago

On Saturday, envida's staff were proud to attend and support the Alzheimer's Association in their 2021 "Walk to End Alzheimers" in Pueblo, Colorado. Alzheimer's Disease is a leading brain disorder requiring in-home care, and we're happy to support those who support our homecare clients. Thank you to everyone who attended!#ENDALZ #Walk2EndAlz #alzheimers #pueblo #colorado #homecare #envida ... See MoreSee Less

2 weeks ago

We are hiring! Do you have a passion for helping others and truly making a difference in people's lives? envida is hiring caregiver positions in El Paso County, Teller County, and Pueblo County! We have full-time and part-time positions available, and no CNA license is required. Come join a team of passionate people who care about their communities and serve in the rewarding field of social services. Fill out an application here: bit.ly/3l55n0j Also, tag a friend you know who might be interested!#jobs #werehiring #jobopenings #elpasoco #tellerco #puebloco #healthcarejobs #woodlandpark #coloradosprings #pueblo #fulltime #parttime #Benefits #TellAFriend ... See MoreSee Less

3 weeks ago

This week, many citizens and several agencies in Colorado Springs came together to raise awareness for the leading cause of accidental deaths in El Paso County as of last year: drug overdoses. Every pair of shoes placed on the steps of City Hall represents one person lost to an overdose. This is a painfully sad reality, and envida fully supports programs addressing substance misuse and overdose. Let's work together to #breakthestigma and #EndOverdose. ... See MoreSee Less

1 month ago

Earlier this week, Silver Key Senior Services celebrated half a century of service at their 50th Anniversary Gala. Our CEO, Gail Nehls, attended the event, representing envida as a bronze sponsor of the evening. We are a proud partner of Silver Key and want to wish them congratulations for 50 years of serving seniors in Colorado Springs! 🎉 🥂 👏 ... See MoreSee Less

2 months ago

We want to welcome a new member to the envida team! Tina Pilonetti is our new Home Care Coordinator. In her role, she spends time working in the office and also goes out into the field to meet with clients. Tina is multi-talented and has a background that includes being a professional dancer, a teacher of ballet and modern dance, and a Certified Nurse Assistant (CNA). After watching one of her own family members go through hospice and end-of-life care in the early 2000s, she was inspired to get involved in helping people professionally as a caregiver. She spent 10 years working in hospice care and has now come to us to help people in a slightly different setting. By empowering people to keep living their lives, in their own homes, as normally as possible, she helps accomplish envida's mission of providing independent living with dignity."For me, it's dealing with the clients that I love very much," she says. "Even when they're upset or going through a hard time: people in healthcare often don't feel well, but that's why we're here—to help them out. That's the place I like to meet people at."Welcome, Tina! ... See MoreSee Less
SAFE TO RIDE: A letter from our Executive Director

The COVID-19 virus has impacted everyone. Here at envida, we have remained open as an essential transportation and homecare business, supporting our governor’s “stay at home” order and now “safer at home.” As restrictions begin to lift, we are taking every precaution to ensure our clients and riders are safe. Most importantly, we want to communicate to our riders that it is SAFE to RIDE.

Our drivers wear gloves and masks, and we request that riders have masks or scarves. We have installed antimicrobial film on interior bus surfaces that require a high degree of hygiene. We disinfect vehicles after each rider, and we will open windows for fresh air, weather permitting. We have expanded service hours to meet riders’ needs: We are open from 5 a.m. to 7 p.m. Our rural routes along U.S. Highway 24 and S.H. 94 have re-opened; the Calhan route operates Monday through Thursday, and the Ellicott/Yoder route operates Wednesdays and Fridays. We have also begun serving Teller County to help those with medical and behavioral health needs access healthcare providers in Colorado Springs.

For information about our transportation services, questions, or updates, please visit our transportation pages at www.envidacares.org or call our transit line at 719-633-4677.

Additionally, for our home care clients, we offer telehealth visits and our homecare attendants have been well versed on how to keep themselves and clients safe. For more information on telehealth visits, please call 719-301-6870.

We are closely monitoring the COVID-19 situation and will continue to take actions necessary to keep our clients, riders, staff and community safe and healthy. Any further updates will be posted here or you can call us at 719-633-4601. envida cares.