Worth Every Second
Kansans experience a conversion volunteering at Samaritan House Despite fear of the unknown, a group of faithful Kansans came to the big city to help the needy. “This was the first time doing this from our community,” said Rick Binder, a farmer from Hays, Kan., 340 miles east of Denver, about the volunteer group.…Read More
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Bicyclist Tom Schwein saw the finish line ahead. He could taste victory after an exhilarating yet grueling six-day, 400-mile tour last year during Ride the Rockies—until his bike came to a sudden stop. A divot in the pavement pole vaulted Schwein over his handlebars and on the ground face first at 30 mph. Few cyclists…Read More
Over a delicious dinner and charming table settings, Archbishop Samuel Aquila spent time with families during a Mother’s Day dinner May 8 at the Archdiocese of Denver. Single mothers and their children assisted through Catholic Charities’ Father Ed Judy House—a long term shelter to help women from homelessness to stability—were the honored guests at the…Read More
The anticipation of a permanent supportive housing project underway in Greeley has some homeless families calling the future apartment site their ‘field of dreams.’ Guadalupe Apartments is a dream come true for homeless shelter residents like Blaise Miller, who lived in the adjacent Guadalupe Community Center shelter for five months before he found an affordable…Read More
The following is a story about Samaritan House published in the Feb. 27, 2016 edition of the Denver Catholic. By Aaron Lambert/Denver Catholic Jessica Gillard comforted her six-week-old son Cassius, not in the comfortable confines of her own home, but in a common area at the Samaritan House homeless shelter.Gillard is one of many who…Read More
Catholic Charities, Mennonites rebuild flood destroyed homes in Jamestown Two victims of the 2013 Colorado flood fought back tears as they joined friends and volunteers of disaster relief services for a blessing ceremony over the houses they could finally call “home.” It took more than two years, a flock of volunteers and a partnership between…Read More