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Mother and son from Samaritan House Fort Collins find success post pandemic

*stock photo used to protect clients’ privacy. The best days at Samaritan House Fort Collins are when our team hears from a family who has been through our program and is thriving. Kendra Bornhoft, Director … Read more

Former teacher and veteran, Howard, seeks housing

Howard is a Colorado native, proud Vietnam veteran and advocate of good children’s books. “I was a first-grade teacher,” Howard said outside Samaritan House downtown. “When I got out of Vietnam, I decided to become … Read more

Fort Collins volunteer receives ‘He Comes to Serve’ award

If ever there is a more committed and valued volunteer, Skip Colyer is it in Larimer County. When the sunlight breaks over the morning sky, Skip is already at Samaritan House Fort Collins with staff … Read more

VIDEO: New beginnings for Jordan and Ashley

Jordan and Ashley came to Samaritan House Fort Collins desperately seeking safety from themselves, for their daughter. Without hesitation, staff served the small family dinner and began helping them on their journey to stability. Fast … 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, … Read more

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 … Read more

You can help care for women in need: Women’s Care Project launches

Maintaining dignity starts with the basics—fresh and clean undergarments. Catholic Charities has launched the Women’s Care Project to show the women we serve in our shelters and programs that we care. Among the most sought-after items … Read more

Mother of three Tinasia advocates her way to independence

Looking back, Tinasia describes her brief experience with homelessness as a blessing in disguise. If the pregnant mom of three did not face some of the challenges she faced, she wouldn’t have opened herself to … Read more

Shelter employee inspires hope in others

Sandra arranges a bed with fresh sheets to ensure the next woman to walk through the doors of Samaritan House 48th feels comfort from the smell of laundry detergent from the sheets when she lays … Read more

With Samaritan House, mom finds new start for her family

The mother stacks a folding stroller—her last belonging—in the trunk of her black Kia parked outside Samaritan House. “We’re going to go see our new apartment,” she exclaims to her young son. She straps her … 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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