Community of Caring
Aspen Mine Center
166 E. Bennett Ave. Cripple Creek, CO.
Mailing address: PO Box 1587
Phone: (719) 689-3584
Fax: (719) 689-5711
8 AM - 5 PM
In 2002, the Community of Caring Foundation, a Colorado tax-exempt nonprofit incorporated in 1998, opened the doors of the Aspen Mine Center in a former casino building graciously donated by its owners, to provide a “one-stop resource shop” for residents of Southern Teller County and the surrounding area. The Aspen Mine Center now houses some two dozen nonprofit service organizations, full or part time, along with another dozen agencies who pop in from time to time, often on Commodities Day, the last Friday of each month, when the place is really jumping with people and activities. This is collaboration and cooperation at its best.
The Aspen Mine Center/Community of Caring Foundation has a small but talented and dedicated staff, which includes Community of Caring founder and board chairman Mary Bielz, executive director Ted Borden, executive assistant Veldean Petri, client services coordinator Diana Baker, senior advocate Angie Trelstad, and employment specialist Hank Nelson (Diana, Ted, Veldean pictured). Receptionist Erin Patterson, and several faithful volunteers round out the staff.
The reception area on the main floor is staffed by Aspen Mine Center personnel and provides a play area, public phone, and small library. The second floor houses a Pikes Peak Workforce Center facility, our senior advocate, the Golden Circle Nutrition program and Aspen Mine Senior Club, and a large conference/class room.