Catholic Charities of Denver

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Catholic Charities of Denver shelters, feeds, houses, educates, counsels and provides emergency assistance and critical services to tens of thousands of neighbors across Northern Colorado each year. As the charitable arm of the Archdiocese of Denver, Catholic Charities — in partnership with volunteers, churches, local businesses, nonprofit organizations, government agencies, medical facilities and educational institutions — provides life-changing support to Coloradans at 76 locations across the Front Range as they work to improve their lives. The list of what Catholic Charities does is remarkably diverse: Samaritan House, Marisol Services, Catholic Charities Housing, Early Childhood Education, Immigration, Emergency and Food Assistance ... the list goes on and on. For 97 years, Catholic Charities has supported neighbors and transformed lives ... and we look forward to serving our community into our second century and beyond.

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Our Mission Statement

As the charitable arm of the Archdiocese of Denver, and inspired by God’s love and compassion, Catholic Charities extends the healing ministry of Jesus Christ to the poor and those in need.

Our Mission Statement

As the charitable arm of the Archdiocese of Denver, and inspired by God’s love and compassion, Catholic Charities extends the healing ministry of Jesus Christ to the poor and those in need.

FACES OF HOPE

Prayer Gives Life

Saving lives one baby at a time 40 Days for Life is an internationally coordinated 40-day campaign that aims to end abortion locally through prayer and fasting, community outreach and a peaceful all-day vigil in front of abortion businesses. Along the Front Range, seven communities gather twice a year for 40-day campaigns and some even … Read more

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From Samaritan House to ECE, Diega and her family embark on a new chapter

In 2019, Diega and her family arrived in Denver from Honduras. The adjustment to a new city, new language and new culture had been challenging, but thanks to the support of Samaritan House, they had been able to find stability and a place to call home. It was at Samaritan House where Diega first heard … Read more

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Valentine’s Day Spotlight on Service

Thomas and Anita have been married for more than 20 years. They spend their Thursday afternoons volunteering together at Marisol Family St. Bernadette’s in Lakewood. Thomas and Anita have two children of their own. They chose to volunteer together at Marisol Family because they wanted to give their time to a ministry that helps young … Read more

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St. Valentine’s Apartments in Loveland: A Light at the End of the Tunnel

St. Valentine’s Apartments, the latest housing project from Catholic Charities Housing, is providing a light at the end of the tunnel for individuals struggling with homelessness in Loveland, Colorado. The project, which began five years ago in partnership with the City of Loveland, began accepting residents in late December 2023, with full occupancy expected in … Read more

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At 92, Marie is still on her daily mission to “make someone happy”

At the age of 92, Marie Saavedra has spent the last 29 years working at the Samaritan House warehouse in downtown Denver, continuing her days offering her warm heart to those seeking it. Marie always believed that compassion was the key to a happy life. “Every day, I wake up excited to go to work. … Read more

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Catholic Charities Hires Key Leaders for Marisol Health Northern Colorado and Provides Updates on New Clinic’s Progress

Catholic Charities is excited to announce the hiring of exceptional individuals who will lead the operations at the new Marisol Health Northern Colorado clinic, set to open its doors in Spring 2024. Sharon Keck has been named clinic director, and Lisa Gesterling has joined as the certified nurse midwife. These additions to the team, along … Read more

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Rallying Hearts: Christ the King Church’s Remarkable Response to Urgent Donation Needs

“For I was hungry, and you gave me food, I was thirsty, and you gave me drink, a stranger and you welcomed me, naked and you clothed me, ill and you cared for me, in prison and you visited me.” Matthew 25: 35-36 In response to the increasing number of people in need throughout Colorado, … Read more

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Las Posadas celebration with families at Samaritan House 

Last December, Samaritan House transformed conference rooms and common areas into places of shelter and safety for dozens of migrants who had just arrived in Denver. Since the influx fell around Christmastime, staff did their best to adapt to what the holidays may have felt like in their respective countries. To commemorate, they put together … Read more

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Home for the holidays

Moving into a new home can be an overwhelming experience, especially when you’re on a fixed income. For the residents of the St. Valentine supportive housing complex in Loveland, Colorado, those “little” things that add up were taken care of. Thanks to the tireless efforts of building coordinator Rob, all 54 units at St. Valentine’s … Read more

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25th Anniversary of Adopt-A-Family matches over 4000 individuals in Denver

Over 4000 individuals will have gifts under their Christmas tree this year. The 25th anniversary of Adopt-A-Family was hugely successful, matching thousands of donors with families seeking assistance this holiday season. Thank you for your overwhelming generosity. The joy and relief you have provided these families is invaluable. “It has become a tradition for us … Read more

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Eucharistic Revival alive in form of charity at Notre Dame school

Eighth graders at Notre Dame Catholic School stepped up big this holiday season by extending the warmth of Jesus Christ to neighbors experiencing homelessness. When the school’s coat drive began last month, theology teacher Laura Gillette encouraged the students to connect with the Eucharistic Revival, a movement in the Catholic Church that is restoring the … Read more

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St. John the Evangelist in Loveland rallies around Catholic Charities Housing

Loveland – the town, not the ski area – is known as the Sweetheart City with a long history of helping neighbors and welcoming strangers. The Catholic Church at the center of that tradition is St. John the Evangelist and parishioners there are turning the city’s reputation into reality for residents of Catholic Charities Housing’s … Read more

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You are never too young to give back

Henry and William Gosbeth, two young brothers from Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic School, recently spent their evening volunteering at Cathedral Plaza Apartments, a Catholic Charities Housing complex in Denver. Despite the fact they are only three and five years old, they were eager to help and spent time after school helping to prepare and … Read more

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Is it the most wonderful time of the year?

“It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year,” is the timeless Christmas song by Andy Williams. It creates a beautiful picture of the perfect holiday season, where everyone is caroling and roasting marshmallows, where hearts are glowing. Everyone is telling you to be of good cheer! Doesn’t that sound lovely? This is the lyrical version … Read more

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Beyond Shelter: Veterans Program Paves the way to Personal Freedom

The Catholic Charities Veterans Program at Samaritan House extends far beyond the conventional concept of shelter, offering a comprehensive array of services, including counseling, job resources and support for those who have served our nation. Meet Ricky. A U.S. Air Force veteran navigating the challenging transition to affordable housing, Ricky is a great example of … Read more

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INSPIRING CHANGE

Volunteer and Donor Impact

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Suzie and Curt give back, drawing on the hardships Suzie experienced as a child. "We think the mission of Catholic Charities is amazing."

Suzie and Curt

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John turned tragedy into philanthropy, 50 years after a life-changing experience. "I'm glad I'm here to be able to participate."

John

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Joan came to Catholic Charities when her shelves were running empty and now gives back in gratitude. "I just wanted to come and give back."

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Avery launched collection drives to gather blankets to keep people warm, honoring something her mom always told her: "Giving back is one of the most important things in life."

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Mark donates to Catholic Charities monthly because he believes we should support neighbors in all seasons. “The need to help people doesn’t just happen around Christmas.”

Mark

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Ken prayed about how to help people beyond his lifetime and his legacy gift is supporting five Catholic ministries, including two with Catholic Charities. “His gift will change lives for years to come.”

Ken

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