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
Larry Smith shakes hands with residents during a Thanksgiving Day dinner.

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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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
Leslie Prevish during a Ride the Rockies Colorado Bicycle tour.

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 […]
May 12, 2016
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Ride the Rockies cyclist survives crash, returns to raise funds for homeless

Bicyclist Tom Schwein saw the finish line ahead. He could taste victory after an exhilarating yet grueling six-day, 400-mile tour last year during Ride the Rockies—until his bike came to a sudden stop. A divot in the pavement pole vaulted Schwein over his handlebars and on the ground face first at 30 mph. Few cyclists like Schwein escaped permanent brain injury, or death, after a similar […]
May 11, 2016
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Archbishop, cardinal visit moms during Mother’s Day dinner at archdiocese

Over a delicious dinner and charming table settings, Archbishop Samuel Aquila spent time with families during a Mother’s Day dinner May 8 at the Archdiocese of Denver. Single mothers and their children assisted through Catholic Charities’ Father Ed Judy House—a long term shelter to help women from homelessness to stability—were the honored guests at the dinner. The archbishop talked with the mothers about their families and […]
May 3, 2016

Knitting group warms hands, hearts of Little Flower Assistance Center clients

Charitable endeavors rarely endure without the generous contributions of volunteers. Like those of the women’s knitting group known as the “Meadowood Handicrafters,” who give clothing and quilts to help those in need. Catholic Charities’ Little Flower Assistance Center—a food, clothing and assistance center in Aurora for those facing crises—receives the hand-crafted items from the volunteer group. The talented women of Meadowood Handicrafters regularly donate lovely knitted […]
April 27, 2016
The next Prayer in the Square gathering is 10 a.m. May 7 at locations across the Front Range.

In honor of Mary, join Prayer in the Square May 7

The day before Mother’s Day, the community can join together in prayer to honor Mary and offer a rosary for the sanctity of all human life. Prayer in the Square, a lay movement of public prayer offered as a witness to the world, continues 10 a.m. May 7 at locations along the Front Range. Hundreds of faithful have participated to declare that God cannot and will […]