Pueblo experiencing aggressive homeless population

Published: Jun. 27, 2017 at 1:38 PM MDT
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A local nonprofit that helps homeless people is changing the way it does business because some the homeless people are getting too aggressive.

"And so much so that it has really changed the way we do business and provide services to the homeless population," said Posada Executive Director Anne Stattelman.

Stattelman says Posada will still be providing services to the homeless but with a more targeted approach.

Posada’s service delivery and case management will be delivered in scattered sites throughout the city of Pueblo.

Stattelman says there are more homeless people on the streets of Pueblo right now, and people are getting desperate.

"There is no shelter available for single people right now so there are a lot more people that are camping outside and that are desperate and their attitudes aren't great," Stattelman said.

Shonna McCreery recently saw first hand how some of the homeless population can get aggressive.

McCreery says she was driving on Highway 50 and Troy coming from the Sonic when a homeless man standing on the median asked her for change.

McCreery was in the driver's seat of her car with the window rolled down.

When she nodded her head no and said sorry, the man threw change at her through the window of her vehicle.

"I'm trying to understand why they are becoming so violent, and it's just some of them are unpredictable and this stuff needs to stop," McCreery said.

McCreery says she doesn't understand why someone who is asking for change would throw what change he had at her.

"That doesn't make any sense," she told 11 News.

POSADA Services Going Forward as of July 2017

➢ Posada’s service delivery and case management will be delivered in scattered sites throughout the City of Pueblo.

➢ Our phone number will remain the same, 719-545-8776 and case managers will continue to be available to those who depend on our services for housing and prevention services.

➢ Posada’s mail and administrative address will be 827 East 4th Street, Pueblo, CO 81001

➢ Case management and outreach to the chronically homeless and homeless families will be provided Monday through Friday at the Department of Social Services at their 805 Desert Flower Blvd Location from 8am to 12pm.

➢ Mail will be given out at 614 West 13th Street from 3 to 4pm Monday through Friday.

➢ The one stop for Veteran’s services will continue to be held on Wednesday afternoons. The location for these services is at the Veteran’s Community Center at 111 North Union Avenue, Pueblo CO 81003 from 12 to 3pm.

➢ Youth outreach and services will continue to be provided at 225 Colorado Avenue from 8am to 12pm, Monday through Friday until further notice.

➢ Monetary DONATIONS can be mailed to 827 East 4th Street, Pueblo, CO 81001 or physically delivered to 225 Colorado Avenue, Pueblo CO 81004 Monday through Friday 8am to 12pm. For a list of donations that Posada accepts, please call our main number or go to this link from our webpage. http://www.posadapueblo.org/want-to-help