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Faces of Hope
Faces of Hope

Meet our inspiring Faces of Hope.

Hear their stories of overcoming obstacles as they embark on a new path filled with dignity. Walk along with them as we partner to provide support, comfort and help at the most difficult moments in their lives.

Your support impacts lives!

With your gift today, you will feed the hungry, shelter the homeless, provide clothing, care and many other needs and services to poor and vulnerable people in crisis. Catholic Charities serves tens of thousands of men, women, children and seniors in need every year in northern Colorado.

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 out of 20 to get a place. That was kind of an honor for me. ...

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. In addition, it was equally dangerous for the family. They came to America with hopes ...

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 you get off your feet.” Jessica, 25, was frightened when she first came to Denver ...

Family reunites during stay at The Mission

Couple finds second chance and stable home after pursuing help at Fort Collins shelter   After successfully completing the family shelter program at The Mission, Andrew can’t wait to give back. “It was a good program. We’re very thankful for it,” he said of he and his wife Victoria’s experience at the shelter in Fort ...

Faces of Hope: Manny

“I’ll tell you one thing—the Samaritan House received me with open arms. I don’t know what they saw in me. All the personnel had a smile on their face and wanted to help. I came to their veteran’s program to get out of homelessness. What I have now is because of them. “At 17, I ...

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 instead decided to send them to Mariposa Childhood Center’s Head Start and Early Head Start ...

Faces of Hope: Carlos

"Samaritan House opened their door to us. It was a blessing. And all the people – they care about you. They are givers and they always leave you with a smile. I’m renting an apartment now with two other men who were also staying at Samaritan House. The timing worked perfectly. Our foundation is stronger ...

A helping hand with a newborn

After Sarah gave birth to her son, she reached out for help. She Googled “diaper bank” and discovered Gabriel House Project, a local diaper and clothing bank for expectant and new mothers and their families. “The first time you come here, they give you 10 times more than you expect,” said Sarah, 22. She left ...

Faces of Hope: Ramona

Meet Ramona
“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 ...

Sharla

“Kinship Services was my first contact. I told them about my story. The emotional support—that is the biggest thing for me now. Our situation is more unique than others. My grandson was six months old when I started caring for him. My daughter had no interest in parenting. Then she met another man and later ...

Margaret

“I was living in an apartment on the second floor with no elevator. It wasn’t working for me. I’m 63 years old and have arthritis. Three weeks ago, I moved into Holy Family Plaza in Denver (of Archdiocesan Housing Inc). Then I got connected to all this support. They told me about today’s event, the ...

Nehimiah

“The struggle is real. It’s a long story, but I wanted my son. I was going through a divorce, and she kicked me out. I went through a lot of hard work and then job terminations. Now my son and I are moving into a two-bedroom apartment. It’s so awesome. I’m cleaning our room at ...

Elijah

Elijah
Elijah “I love to play the violin. I learned to play the cello, guitar and sing, too, when I went to a performing arts school in Albuquerque. I once auditioned for talent shows but my life was a mess. I lived in a tent in the backyard of my mom’s boyfriend’s house. They hate me. ...

Aaron

I came to The Mission veteran program on January 4. I'm originally from the southeast, Georgia. I served in the Army from 2008 to 2011. I did maintenance on the whole patriot missile system. I kept everything in working order. It was definitely an experience. I loved it. Every day you learned something new. You’re ...

Molly

"I’m Molly and this is my family. My husband and three children and I have been staying here at Samaritan House shelter. But we had some cake today to celebrate—we’re moving out. We got housing through Salvation Army and we’re moving soon. It’s a three-bedroom, two-bath apartment. Samaritan House has been very helpful.  They made ...

Faces of Hope: women’s shelter

I'm 31 years old. I had a fiancé once, but he committed suicide. I also had a job at Good Times. Then my brother, who is mentally ill and schizophrenic, got my keys and took off with my car. My ID and wallet were in there. I lost it all. We had no other choice ...

Rick

I’m Rick and this is my daughter, Marie. She’s 7 years old. We’re moving in to our own apartment this week. We’ve been staying on the family floor at Samaritan House shelter until we could get back on our feet. I was kicked out of my Lakewood apartment and we ended up in a hotel. ...

Judy

My name is Judy, and I am 56 years old. I was working full time but then needed a total knee replacement. Since I was unable to work, after six weeks of not being able to pay my rent, I was kicked out. This began my journey of homelessness. I started out living in my ...

Sherrell and Tiffany

Today our family is moving out of Samaritan House shelter. We found an apartment! We’re used to paying $525 for rent. Now we’re paying $1,350. The apartment has a lot of pluses. The boys will go to a good school in our neighborhood. We left our hometown in Illinois to seek a better life for ...

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