Shorty champions fatherhood with Marisol Health’s help

  Shorty Zeferino is a proud father with wife, Yenifer. The dad of three, who goes by “Shorty,” took his 5-year-old son to T-ball practice and watched him take his first swing. “I never had that,” Shorty said about his own father who wasn’t active in his life. “My son said, ‘I’m going to be … Read more

St. Raphael Counseling: Children, families and seasons of change

By Mark Sanders, MA St. Raphael Counseling Those of us who are blessed to be parents constantly face challenges while raising a family — and the necessity to adjust our expectations, tactics and attitudes. As a father, I have found that this is one of the biggest opportunities for healthy growth. There may also be … Read more

Joe Sarr named Regional Director of Catholic Charities of Larimer County

Longtime Larimer County leader elevated to Regional Director role    Fort Collins, CO—Joe Sarr has been promoted to Regional Director of all Catholic Charities operations in Larimer County, including oversight of Samaritan House Fort Collins. Joe has served as Director of Operations and been a critical part of the leadership team since April 2019 and played … Read more

PHOTOS: Samaritan House recognizes Juneteenth

Samaritan House held an event for participants and staff in honor of Juneteenth, a federal holiday that commemorates the end of slavery in the U.S. Everyone enjoyed a barbecue lunch and ice cream, yard games, arts and crafts and a friendly visit by the Denver Police Department’s mounted patrol unit.

PHOTOS: Samaritan Cycling rides 400 miles to raise funds for Samaritan House

Samaritan Cycling finished the six-day Ride the Rockies bicycle tour in June, trekking more than 430 miles. The cyclists dedicate their rides to raising funds for Samaritan House shelters. Learn more about Team Samaritan and its cycling, running and walking teams at https://teamsamaritan.org.  

Nicholas and Andrea are surprised with a welcoming gift into the country

For the first time since they’ve arrived in the United States, Nicholas and Andrea felt relief.   A few short weeks ago, the couple and their 6-year-old daughter fled their home in Venezuela. With food insecurity looming in the country and violence on the rise, the couple made the brave leap that many immigrants do when … Read more

Monthly donors talk about joining the TLC

Catholic Charities’ Transforming Lives Club (TLC) makes giving easy. A monthly gift of any amount helps support neighbors and transform lives through our many services, including Samaritan House, Marisol Services, Little Flower Assistance Center and more across Northern Colorado. Two local donors share why they joined the club. Paula says, “My family and I choose … Read more

Monthly donors talk about joining the TLC

Catholic Charities’ Transforming Lives Club (TLC) makes giving easy. A monthly gift of any amount helps support neighbors and transform lives through our many services, including Samaritan House, Marisol Services, Little Flower Assistance Center and more across Northern Colorado. Two local donors share why they joined the club. Paula says, “My family and I choose … Read more

At Archdiocesan Housing, a place to flourish for Sarah

Shelly and her husband found everything they could have hoped for their daughter at Archdiocesan Housing, a ministry of Catholic Charities of Denver. Their 23-year-old daughter Sarah (pictured above, right) happily lives in a one-bedroom apartment at Villa Sierra Madre, a secure and remodeled complex in Silverthorne. Although Sarah was born with cognitive delays, with … Read more

Local author to share wildfire recovery, healing process

Catholic Charities to host free event to support residents impacted by Marshall Fire Lafayette, CO—Local author and wildfire survivor Fran Rutherford will share her experience of recovery, rebuilding and healing in support of recent victims of the Marshall Fire that destroyed homes in Louisville and Superior, Colo. Catholic Charities of Denver is hosting an evening … Read more