Charity Works publication

From to Grieving to Giving: Meet one of our favorite ESL volunteers at Samaritan House

“Volunteering at Catholic Charities has been incredibly rewarding for me.” At Catholic Charities, our volunteers are the quiet heroes, weaving their unique skills, life experiences and kindness into the fabric of our mission. With humility … Read more

Healing Through Creativity

“Twenty years ago, while studying art in New York, I volunteered at a family shelter. That experience planted a seed within me,” Theo recalls. “It led me to pursue a career in education, teaching art … Read more

Empowering Women Through Employment: Catholic Charities Employment Navigation Program Success

Across the Front Range, Catholic Charities is making a significant impact on the lives of women experiencing homelessness through our innovative Women’s Employment Navigation Program, housed at Samaritan House in downtown Denver. This program is … Read more

From Blanket to Blessing: Women Find New Beginnings in Upgraded Shelter Pods

Clark grabs the pink butterfly blanket her daughter gave her and carries it across Samaritan House 48th. Excitedly, she makes her way to the Rose neighborhood, a new section of semi-private cubes called “pods” within … Read more

From Samaritan House to Early Childhood Education, 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 was challenging, but thanks to the support from the Samaritan House team, they … Read more

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 … Read more

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. … Read more

“Jesus walks through these doors.”

The block that houses Samaritan House in downtown Denver is always humming with activity. From morning until night, volunteers hustle upstairs to help the Catholic Charities team serve meals; generous donors swing by the warehouse … Read more

Samaritan House Transforms Lives Through Essential Services: One Haircut at a Time

One Tuesday each month, Samaritan House residents are treated to a service that most of us take for granted. A group of cosmetology students from Emily Griffith Technical College heads to Samaritan House to provide … Read more

Recognizing Child Abuse Awareness Month Agency-Wide

As we wrap up Child Abuse Awareness month, Catholic Charities wants to recognize the importance of the month agency wide. By placing focus on collaboration and prevention services within all our ministries, we can help … Read more

In the News

School Supply Drive
Shelves may be full, but back-to-school shoppers face sticker shock; August 10, 2022

Afghan Legal Services Project
Denverite: Hundreds of Colorado volunteers race against the clock to help Afghan refugees stay here; July 5, 2022

U.S. Supreme Court decision on Roe v. Wade
Denver7: Hundreds of Denver metro students participate in walkout to protest Roe vs. Wade SCOTUS, May 12, 2022

AM 630 KHOW: Lynn Grandon, Respect Life Denver offers help for struggling pregnant women, May 10, 2022

CBS4 Denver: Leaked Roe v. Wade Opinion Reverberates Through Colorado, May 4, 2022


Denver7:  'We're in uncharted waters': Many questions linger after unprecedented leak of Roe v. Wade draft opinion: May 2, 2022

Fox31: Colorado leaders, groups react to Roe v. Wade news, May 2, 2022


House Bill22-1279
9News: Colorado lawmakers spend more than 24 hours debating bill that would make abortion a right, March 12, 2022

CBS4Denver: Reproductive Health Equity Act Passes Colorado’s House Of Representatives 7-4, March 12, 2022

Dan Caplis 630 KHOW: Sharry Halpin, Marisol volunteer shares personal story of abortion regret, March 11, 2022

Denver Catholic: Catholic community opposes radical abortion bill proposed in Colorado, March 10, 2022

Denver7: Bill that would codify abortion access faces first committee test, March 8, 2022

Pro-lifers invited to public rally opposing radical abortion bill this Saturday, March 12; March 8, 2022


Winter weather coverage

Denver7: Getting ready for the freeze: Temperatures take a nosedive as the cold weather moves in, Feb. 21, 2022

CBS4 Denver: Northern Colorado Emergency Shelters Open As Temperatures Drop Like A Rock, Feb. 21, 2022

Telemundo Denver: Refugios en Denver se llenan debido al frío extremo (Denver shelters filling up due to extreme cold), Feb. 23, 2022

Marshall Fire
Denver Catholic: Marshall Fire victims find aid in Archdiocesan Fire and Disaster Relief Fund, Feb. 17, 2022


Respect Life Denver
Denver Catholic: Read the winning essay from this year’s Celebrate Life student essay contest, Jan. 25, 2022

9News: Large crowd gathers for Celebrate Life Rally, Jan. 17, 2022

Colorado Politics & The Gazette: Thousands of anti-abortion activists gather for 'Celebrate Life Rally' at Colorado State Capitol, Jan. 17, 2022

Colorado Springs Gazette: Photos: Celebrate Life Rally and March in Denver, Jan. 16, 2022

Dan Caplis Show 630 KHOW: McGarrity family celebrates life, adoption every day with their 8 children, Jan. 13, 2021

The Gazette: Colorado Springs abortion opponents gear up for potential overturning of Roe v. Wade during upcoming events, Jan. 13, 2021

Denver Catholic: ‘Bring Your Joy’ to historic Celebrate Life Rally and March Jan. 15, Dec. 31, 2021

 

National Catholic Register: Inflation Spike Adds Another Burden to Families Struggling Economically, Dec. 17, 2021

Marisol Health
Denver Catholic: Parishes and Marisol Health team up to help moms in need, Dec. 13, 2021

Thanksgiving- Samaritan House 48th
9News: Samaritan House 48th seen by some as a saving grace, Nov. 25, 2021

 

Respect Life Denver
Telemundo Denver (Spanish): Colorado también ofrece opciones de vida donde alientan a las embarazadas a no interrumpir la gestación (Colorado offers life options where pregnant women are encouraged not to terminate their pregnancies), Nov. 18, 2021

Samaritan House 48th
Fox31/CW2: Help Coats for Colorado keep more people warm this winter, check your closet, Nov. 10, 2021

 

 

Respect Life Denver
Catholic News Agency: Denver pro-life Eucharistic procession circles state's largest abortion clinic, Oct. 6, 2021

9News: A Denver Planned Parenthood has seen a 520% increase in patients from Texas, Oct. 5, 2021

 

School Supply Drive
Denver Post: Experts warn Colorado families not to wait for the last bell to buy school supplies, Aug. 7, 2021


Samaritan House 48th

Denver 7: Colorado nonprofits prepare to step up with federal freeze on evictions slated to end, July 15, 2021

Yahoo! News/CBS4: New Samaritan House Opens To Serve Women Experiencing Homelessness, June 30, 2021

9News: Denver to acquire motels to shelter those experiencing homelessness, June 30, 2021

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