Events & Opportunities at The Hanger

The Hanger is open 12-3 on Saturdays for shopping for teens and young adults ages 12-21 with an open D&N case through El Paso or Teller Counties OR has an open D&N case elsewhere but are placed in El Paso or Teller County. Closed major holiday weekends.

Through The Hanger and Milton Foster Children's Fund, CASA offers many opportunities for children and teens in foster care. Check out the ongoing opportunities in the blue box on this page or sign up for one of our events or classes listed in the Upcoming Events below. You can also bookmark this page for easy access, join our Facebook group for the latest event info, and make sure you are receiving our monthly Hanger Happenings enewsletter. Please email if you would like to sign up.

** Teen Workers needed for The Hanger. Please ask for an application when you shop. Interviews are only held on Saturdays during The Hanger hours. Teen Workers will receive a $15 Walmart gift card per shift. **


Please RSVP for events by emailing

Teen Events

Teen Events are open to youth ages 12-18 with an open D&N case through El Paso or Teller Counties or have an open D&N case elsewhere but are placed in El Paso or Teller County. 


The Hanger’s Teen Back-to-School Party
Saturday, July 20th, from 12-3 at The Hanger
Free backpacks, school supplies, activities, and more!


Origami and Open Art Class
August 3 from 12:30-2:30pm at The Hanger
Stop in to shop at The Hanger and complete an art project! Learn origami or use other materials.


Jill Montoya
Milton Foster Children’s Fund Manager and Special Events Planner
719.447.9898 x1026




Teen Workers Needed for The Hanger

If you have a teen in foster care who is interested in working at The Hanger, please pick up an application next time they are in to shop! Teens can work on Saturdays from 11:45 am to 3pm and will receive a $15 gift card for their time. Please note, teens MUST have transportation to and from The Hanger for their shift.

Need Furniture or Household Items for Independent Living?

Please email what you will need and when. We work with multiple agencies who have furniture, household items, and more to donate to youth who are or have been in the foster care system and need help furnishing their apartment.

Drivers Education

DHS is currently funding Drivers Ed for youth in foster care. Please contact your foster teen's caseworker to request funding.

College Prep

Do you have a 9th-12th grader on your case? Contact to get free professional help preparing for college, community college, technical schools, etc. It isn’t too early to start preparing for their future or too late to apply to college for the fall!

Senior Pictures

Free senior pictures are available for teens in foster care who would like photos to commemorate their senior year/receiving their GED. Please contact to set up your session today.

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