Faces of Hope

Faces of Hope

Supporting neighbors. Transforming lives.

As you can imagine, every day at Catholic Charities we meet people who walk through our doors with the most amazing stories. Stories of hardship and challenge, tenacity and persistence. Many of these courageous Coloradans are willing to share their stories. We call them FACES OF HOPE. We hope their stories will encourage you, delight you and inspire you to get involved, learn more and — above all — find the hope in your own life.

Faces of Hope: Liliana

Liliana said her greatest hope is keeping her family together. She participated in Catholic Charities’ Early Head Start prenatal program and felt she had the help she needed. “I think that in my personal experience, finding the possibility of belonging … Read more

Faces of Hope: Debra

Coats donated to Samaritan House   Debra finally found the one—a long tan trench coat among stacks of clean coats donated to Samaritan House.  Hundreds of coats provided through the Coats for Colorado partnership with Dependable Cleaners gave women facing … Read more

New mom finds help, hope in recovery at Marisol Homes

Jennifer found out she was 10 weeks pregnant in August of 2020. During this time, she was addicted to heroin and methamphetamine and was unsure what her next steps would look like. At 12 weeks pregnant, Jennifer was admitted to … Read more

Michelle and daughter Felicity say Marisol Homes is like family

Michelle says singing is a form of worship for her. “I sing all the time,” said the 39-year-old mother. “I sing when I need to drown out my sorrows. God has got me through a lot of things. [He] is … Read more

Faces of Hope: Mariana

Mariana came to Samaritan House 48th for support after another Denver shelter referred her to us. She’s experienced homelessness since a teenager and recently had gallbladder surgery. She is looking for a job and is hoping to someday get married … Read more

Mom overcomes fear, high-risk pregnancy with Marisol at her side

Nicolle felt scared and ashamed. She was unexpectedly pregnant, and a doctor said she had a high-risk pregnancy. “We both drank a lot,” said the 28-year-old about her and her boyfriend, Ashton, 27. “We didn’t find out until four and … Read more