“I came to Samaritan House a year ago. I got clothing, food and started taking classes. After getting to know staff, they brought up my self-esteem. I didn’t think I had accomplished anything. I guess you don’t always see it, but others do. They’ve actually taught me a lot of skills—dealing with myself and being independent. I’ve had some amazing case managers.
I used to live in a big home in Northglenn. All my children and grandchildren had grown up and moved out. My marriage got really hard. I left my husband – it was a verbally abusive relationship and I was codependent. I packed my bags and came to downtown Denver.
Now I work in hospitality and just got promoted to manager. I’m looking forward to working days and not nights. I have children but don’t want to get involved in their domestic life. I was also overcoming substance abuse. Samaritan House helped me with that, too. They offered classes for finding housing and applying for jobs.
The biggest thing is the people I’ve met. The staff is amazing. All of them. I’ve got to thank Catholic Charities for all the stuff you’ve done for me. I would like to get into a place of my own and start to enjoy my grandkids again. If you’re going to go anywhere for help, this is the place.”