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: Stephanie

“Samaritan House had a moving out party for us. They gave me and my daughter this wall art for our new home. My case manager got us a place at Joshua Station transitional housing. They only picked like three people … Read more

Faces of Hope: Adela

Adela and her 16-year-old son are refugees. Originally escaping the violence and poverty in Rwanda, they migrated to the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). The DRC is one of the poorest countries in the world, with no opportunities for them. … Read more

Mom welcomes newborn while at Samaritan House shelter

Two weeks before Jessica, 25, delivered her baby girl, she prepared a crib in her room at Samaritan House shelter. “I don’t know what I’d do without Samaritan House,” she said. “It’s a very calm environment. They really do help … Read more

Family reunites during stay at Samaritan House Fort Collins

Couple finds second chance and stable home after pursuing help at Fort Collins shelter   After successfully completing the family shelter program at Samaritan House Fort Collins, Andrew can’t wait to give back. “It was a good program. We’re very … Read more

Behind the seams, “sewing lady” creates cloth masks to donate to Catholic Charities

Hundreds of masks created by volunteers provide protection amid COVID-19 At the Samaritan House homeless shelter, Claudia became known as the “sewing lady.” More than teaching a new skill to residents, she became their companion, offering a friendly face and … Read more

Faces of Hope: The Grisbys

Family finds quality education, support amid trauma “We are a family of eight with 4 boys and 2 girls. At first, we were very cautious about enrolling all our kids (in public schools) with all the negative stuff happening. We … Read more