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3 days ago

Last weekend, Dave Somers and Leslie Patterson of envida joined Laura Teachout of National Alliance on Mental Illness - Colorado Springs (NAMI - CS) for the "NAMIWalks Your Way Colorado Springs" event to focus on mental health for everyone. envida is a proud supporter of NAMI. We appreciate their mental health advocacy, education, support, and public awareness so that all individuals and families affected by mental illness can build better lives.#nami #coloradosprings #mentalhealth #NotAlone #namiwalks ... See MoreSee Less

2 weeks ago

This week, our CEO, Gail Nehls, attended MOVE America: Mobility Re-Imagined, a conference in Austin, TX, focused on using technology to drive the much-needed change in mobility. Exciting innovations are happening in transportation! Discussion topics included smart cities and infrastructure, electric vehicles, future fuels, traffic management, bus transit, and more. It was thought-provoking and fun to be around national and international thought leaders.#mobility #smartcities #EVS #infrastructure #cleanenergy #transportation ... See MoreSee Less

4 weeks 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

4 weeks 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

1 month 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
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.