The grand re-opening of The Hanger, a store exclusively for teens in foster care, is being held in its new downtown location on Saturday, April 18th from 1:00 – 4:00pm. Thanks to the generosity of property owners Gary Feffer and Chuck Murphy, The Hanger will now occupy donated retail space at 214 N. Tejon Street (next door to CJ Kard).
Originally located at 110 E Boulder Street, The Hanger recently lost the donated property to a new business occupant.
A project of CASA, The Hanger was created to fulfill the need for clothing and personal items for local teens who are victims of abuse, neglect or domestic violence living in the foster care system. Teens also benefit from the opportunity to help operate the store, providing them with valuable work experience. Many foster teens have no job experience, making it very difficult to find employment when they turn 18 and age out of the system. While working in the store, teens are mentored and coached by adult volunteers and go through a complete hiring and training process.
CASA also partners with local organizations to provide life skills workshops and other opportunities for personal and professional growth for teens. The goal is to help teens transition from foster care to becoming independent, self-sufficient and productive adults in the community.
In its first two years, The Hanger—operated by CASA volunteers—has provided resources and services to over 600 foster teens.
The Hanger Grand Re-Opening Celebration:
- Saturday, April 18th
- 1:00pm to 4:00pm
- 214 N. Tejon St., Colorado Springs
Note: The John Suthers campaign office is also sharing this location through the May 19 mayoral runoff.
- Donations of new or gently used clothes and accessories for kids age 12-21 gratefully accepted.
- The parking garage located at 215 N. Cascade is directly behind The Hanger – $1.00 all day parking.
The Hanger is a project of CASA’s Milton Foster Children’s Fund committee. Learn more here.