Shelter Services

Rider battles cancer and pedals for cause

Returning home from the hospital after battling breast cancer left Carolyn Milano deeply grateful, and reflective of others who don’t have a place to call home.  Shortly after a series of surgeries and treatments, Milano decided to join Team Samaritan House for a six-day bicycle tour to raise funds for individuals and families experiencing homelessness.  “Each time…

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Shelter youth told to ‘Look to the horizon’

“Look to the horizon,” said Captain James Zielinski (Captain Jim), as he coached Sabrina while sitting in the United Airlines Flight Simulator. That was the message sent to her and other young residents of Samaritan House shelter as they had the opportunity to soar to new places on March 4. The youth were among the…

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One donation, double the benefits

This year, donors have access to more tax credits when giving to Catholic Charities, so helping those in need can be a doubly rewarding experience. The new Samaritan House Women’s Shelter, which opened in September, and Marisol Homes, which opened a new location, qualify for tax credits in addition to other Catholic Charities shelters and…

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Truckload of turkeys to boost Thanksgiving turkey drive

More donations needed to help families and individuals facing homelessness   Right in time for the Thanksgiving holiday, Samaritan House shelter will receive a truckload of turkeys delivered from Utah to help feed the homeless—3,000 turkeys donated by the Mormon church on Friday morning. The load of frozen turkeys crossed state lines and will arrive…

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Catholic Charities opens Denver’s largest women’s-only shelter

Mayor Michael B. Hancock, Archbishop Samuel J. Aquila praise service to vulnerable population Denver, CO— Catholic Charities in the Archdiocese of Denver opened today Samaritan House Women’s Shelter in northeast Denver to serve vulnerable single women experiencing homelessness—making it the largest women’s-only shelter in Denver. With support from the City and County of Denver, Catholic…

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The Vulnerable Among Us

This is a special story on the issue of women and homelessness in Denver, a growing problem in recent years. Samaritan House Women’s Shelter is one of Denver’s leading advocates for helping women out of homelessness. The housing market is booming. Bad neighborhoods are becoming gentrified, cranes tower over downtown, and trendy restaurants are popping…

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Volunteering leads way for gratitude

Jerry Fitzgerald calls volunteering the sure way to grow in appreciation for life. “To see the struggles and, at times, the desperation and lack of hope in other people—you try to have a positive impact on them,” Jerry said. “It can’t help but improve your appreciation of your own life and the many blessings you…

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Truckload of turkeys to brighten holidays for the homeless and needy

Truck driver Dusty Craven had never seen so many turkeys—2,912 of them, to be exact, stacked in a 53-foot truck weighing in at some 39,000 lbs. But the best part of Craven’s Friday morning delivery to Samaritan House shelter in Denver is knowing the turkeys will feed thousands of hungry men, women and families this…

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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.  Serving Northern Colorado since 1927, we serve thousands of people each year, through the generosity of our donors and volunteers.


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