August 19, 2016
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Press Release: Sam’s Supper fundraiser to tribute Samaritan House’s 30 years of service to homeless

Cardinal J. Francis Stafford to attend reception featuring shelter residents’ art work To mark the 30th anniversary of Samaritan House shelter and its vital service to the poor in Denver, Catholic Charities is inviting the community to its inaugural Sam’s Supper event, a benefit to support those facing homelessness. When Samaritan House opened its doors in November 1986, it made history as the first building in […]
August 17, 2016
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Denver Catholic: Introducing Marisol Health

The following story was published by the Denver Catholic in the Aug. 13, 2016 edition.   Connecting women to healthcare for life By Karna Swanson/Denver Catholic When a woman finds herself in a crisis pregnancy, she needs more than a free test and a referral; she needs a connection to a wide network of support that can help her navigate this life-changing event. This is the […]
August 3, 2016
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Press Release: Charities’ School Supply Drive is back to bridge gap between tight budgets and costly supplies

As the new school year approaches, the National Retail Federation estimated families will spend an average of $674 on needed back-to-school supplies and clothing—an amount many low-income families can’t afford. Catholic Charities’ annual School Supply Drive is back to help bridge the gap between what families can afford and what students need. Donations go a long way in helping 1,100 children experiencing homelessness and poverty in […]
July 26, 2016
DENVER, CO - APRIL 2: Prayer in the Square event on the west steps of the Colorado State Capitol on April 2, 2016, in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Daniel Petty/Denver Catholic)

Respect Life Office director appears on EWTN

Director Lynn Grandon talks about building a culture of life in Denver   Lynn Grandon, director of the Respect Life Office of the Archdiocese of Denver, appeared on “At Home with Jim and Joy” on the EWTN network. Grandon spoke on the show that aired July 28 and July 31 to share the exciting work done through her office of the Archdiocese of Denver. During the show, Grandon gave insights on fostering […]
June 30, 2016
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Gabriel House gives children new reason to smile

Gabriel House in Denver offered children another reason to smile: clean teeth and new toothbrushes. Some 40 children received free preventative dental care and teeth cleaning supplies at Gabriel House in Denver. Gabriel House, a ministry of Catholic Charities that provides clothing, baby supplies and other items to mothers in need, offered dental exams in April. Anastasia Petkova, DDS, of Happy Teeth in Denver, provided the […]
June 24, 2016
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Denver Catholic: 30 years of hope

The following is a story about Samaritan House’s 30th anniversary published in the Denver Catholic June 25, 2016.   Historic Samaritan House invites public to anniversary events By Roxanne King There’s the 26-year-old college graduate who moved to Denver from St. Louis at his father’s invitation. Unfortunately, his dad’s landlord told him he couldn’t stay more than two weeks. With nowhere else to go, Orlandis Barge […]
June 20, 2016
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Denver Post: A rider gets a second chance to finish as Ride The Rockies finishes its 31st tour

The following is a story about Team Samaritan House published by the Denver Post online and in the print edition June 18, 2016.   The leader of Team Samaritan House puts a near-fatal injury suffered on last year’s tour behind him By Joe Murphy/Denver Post FORT COLLINS — Three hundred sixty-three days ago, 200 yards from the finish line, Tom Schwein hit a divot in the road. […]
June 19, 2016

A Father’s Day encouragement: what your children need most

  Because of our work at Samaritan House, Father Ed Judy House and many other ministries, I’m reminded of how many children are missing a father. So, to all fathers, please know how important your presence is in the life of your children. Children are yearning to hear from their fathers: to be loved, hugged and wrestled with; to learn how to be sons and daughters, […]
June 15, 2016
Larry Smith, Catholic Charities president and CEO, talks with Graciela Harris at one of its newest Gabriel House locations in Summit County.

CEO makes pit stop at Gabriel House in Summit County

By Nissa LaPoint/The Alliance While Team Samaritan House riders cycled past Dillon Reservoir Wednesday morning to raise awareness of people in need, team member Larry Smith visited one of Catholic Charities’ newest service locations in the area. Since Smith became president and CEO of Catholic Charities, the charitable organization serving northern Colorado expanded its services, most recently its women’s, child care and immigration services to Summit […]
June 7, 2016
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News Alert: Denver Press Club to host Team Samaritan House send off event

Team dedicates Ride the Rockies tour to helping homeless during 30-year anniversary A group of more than 30 volunteer cyclists will receive support and encouragement before their grueling 403-mile Ride the Rockies tour, all dedicated to make a difference in the lives of Colorado’s homeless. The Denver Press Club, at 1330 Glenarm Place, will host the Team Samaritan House send-off event and fundraiser starting 5:30 p.m. […]
June 3, 2016
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Denver Catholic: Ride the Rockies cyclist dedicates tour to homeless

The following story was published by the Denver Catholic online June 1, 2016. By Nissa LaPoint/The Alliance Some avid cyclists pass the time with their favorite tunes or by chatting with fellow riders. During the Ride the Rockies Bicycle Tour, Leslie Prevish brings prayer intentions and her rosary. “It helps to be able to focus on praying for someone else instead of on my own pain,” […]
May 25, 2016
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Larry Smith: Riding to help those in need

The following is a column by Larry Smith, president and CEO of Catholic Charities of Denver, that published in the Denver Catholic May 28, 2016.   By Larry Smith Charity begins in the heart, with putting others before yourself. Our priests, nuns and religious live out that charity by devoting their lives to spreading the gospel of Jesus Christ in word and deed. How can the rest of […]