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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 ...
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Kisha tells the story of how she discovered she was pregnant and came to Marisol Health to find "all the strength she never knew she had." This video was shared at the Beacon of Hope Gala 2020, a benefit for Marisol Women's Services. Learn more about Marisol Health at


Deacon Geoff Bennett

Deacon Geoff Bennett — Vice President, Parish and Community Relations

Geoff Bennett graduated from The Ohio State University with a bachelor’s degree in Production & Operations Management. He worked as an energy trader in Houston, Texas, for 12 years before leaving the private sector in 2000 to work for Catholic Charities in Houston. There, he spent time doing case management ...

Lynn Grandon — Director of Respect Life Denver Office

Lynn Grandon is the Director of the Respect Life Denver office at Catholic Charities in the Archdiocese of Denver. She is also the Liaison for Healthcare to the Archbishop. Lynn was the Founding Executive Director for the Women’s Choice Center in Bettendorf, Iowa, as well as Lighthouse Women’s Center in ...

Denver duo lend hand in Louisiana flood recovery

Denver disaster relief managers travel to devastated area, urge support for victims   Two experienced disaster case managers traveled to Baton Rouge, La., from Catholic Charities in the Archdiocese of Denver to assist with flood disaster recovery efforts. Chip Leckway of Highlands Ranch—a former supervisor of disaster recovery case managers—and ...

Meet the new head of family and children’s services

After about two years at Catholic Charities, Alison Keough took the helm as vice president of family and children's services. Following her appointment, Charity Works spoke with Keough about the ministries she oversees, what makes them unique and her experience before joining the organization. Charity Works: Tell us about Catholic ...

One mother’s story—from fear to instant love

Lulu Morais won’t forget Aug. 15, 2015—the day her world came crashing down. A grocery store pregnancy test confirmed what the 18-year-old Brazilian native and her boyfriend had feared the most. “I was crying for like two hours straight,” said Lulu, now 19 and living in Littleton. “I felt like ...

Salon owner gives time, receives more in return

Without deep pockets, it may seem like Danielle Mendoza has little to give others. Nothing is further from the truth, said the 35-year-old hair salon owner, who volunteered to give something precious to Samaritan House residents for seven years—herself. Danielle Mendoza cuts hair at her salon in Denver. “I still don’t ...

30 Years of Mercy: Samaritan House shelter alters lives of homeless

Catholic Charities invites community to anniversary events Every day for 30 years, Samaritan House shelter has given those walking in its doors a new story—one of renewed hope, restored dignity and a chance to rebuild their lives. Operated by Catholic Charities of Denver, Samaritan House is recognizing its 30-year history ...

Barbara: “God put me here for a reason.”

“I came to Denver because I was told Fitzsimons hospital could provide me the best care for my medical problems. I’ve been in the hospital, but I need to go back to get my appendix taken out. I’m sick of my stomach being puffy. I’ve had troubles with my insurance ...

Latisha: “It’s been a rocky road.”

“I began to experience severe headaches. Doctors found out it was caused by brain aneurysms. I have had two on the left side of my brain and two on the right. It’s putting a lot of pressure on my kids. When my head starts hurting, I have to stop and ...

Orlandis: “Now I try to help others who are homeless.”

 “I turned down a $21 an hour job in St. Louis just to move to Denver—I think it was a mistake. My dad invited me to stay with him here. Turns out I couldn’t stay for long. His landlord told me I had two weeks to move out. I had ...

Volunteer Spotlight: Wedding party volunteers at shelter Learn about how Layne and Patrick dedicated a day to helping at Father Ed Judy house less than 24 hours before their wedding.
First Anniversary Samaritan House

Mary: “Caring is done the same way you raise family.”

The first house parents of Samaritan House share their remarkable story and journey... We first met Dusty when he was about a year old. It was 1987, and we were serving as the first “house parents”  at Samaritan House. I was a school teacher and Bob worked as a building ...

Blessing of Annunciation Gabriel House

Please join us for Mass and blessing by Fr. Charles Polifka as we open our Annunciation Gabriel House - 3621 Humboldt St. Denver, CO 80205. Mass will be on Wednesday May 11, 2016 at 8:30 AM at Annunciation. Blessing of Annunciation Gabriel House will be immediately following Mass.

40 Days for Life

Take a stand for life From February 10 to March 20, our community will take part in 40 Days for Life.

Have A Heart

Little Flower Assistance Center says: "Make a difference for a family in need. In February, fill your heart with Acts of Love."

Gabriel Project Angel Training

Angel Training for Gabriel House Volunteers •         Saturday, January 30: 9am-4pm •         Catholic Charities Offices at 4045 Pecos Street, Cabrini Room •         This training is for any new volunteer who would like to work with the clients of the Gabriel House Project. The Gabriel House Project is committed to helping ...

Pro-life supporters invited to join Catholic Charities CEO on Nov. 9

Larry Smith, the president and CEO of Catholic Charities in the Archdiocese of Denver, is scheduled to give testimony on Monday afternoon, Nov. 9, to the Republican Study Committee of Colorado. The public is encouraged to attend. For more information on Monday's hearing, go to The committee's informational hearing ...

Donate to Catholic Charities

To donate to Catholic Charities, visit or write a check to "Catholic Charities Archdiocese of Denver" and mail to: Catholic Charities 6240 Smith Road Denver, CO 80216 To learn more about available tax credits, visit All tax-deductible donations must be postmarked by December 31, 2015, in order to ...

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March for Life Colorado – Jan. 17, 2015

[vc_row][vc_column width="1/2"][vc_column_text] JOIN THE MARCH FOR LIFE COLORADO Bring your family and friends to march with thousands of others for life at every stage and every age on Saturday, Jan. 17, 2015 in Denver! Mass will be celebrated by Archbishop Samuel J. Aquila at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception ...

A Beacon of Hope

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A need to give, a need to receive

(Larry's column appeared in the Dec. 17 edition of the Denver Catholic Register) Our mission at Catholic Charities is to serve Jesus Christ by serving those with the greatest needs: our brothers and sisters who may be hungry, homeless and suffering. But it’s probably those with a need to give ...

Celebrating 25 Years of Hope, Growth and Gratitude

The community is invited to a reception celebrating Catholic Charities’ 25 years of providing services to Larimer County and the surrounding region. This silver anniversary reception will be held November 18, 2014 from 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. at St. Elizabeth Ann Seaton Parish Hall, 5450 South Lemay Avenue in ...

CBS Denver: Catholic Charities Diaper Bank helps supply need for Colorado families

Kathy Walsh, of CBS Denver, visited the Gabriel House on Sept. 10, reporting a story on Catholic Charities 100,000 Diaper Drive. For more information about our diaper drive and how to donate, visit: To read the full article, click here, and see the full video, below.

Call to Charity: A Marian month for mothers

(This edition of Call to Charity appeared in the April 23, 2014 edition of the Denver Catholic Register.) Mother's Day falls on May 11 this year and it is the 100th anniversary of this occasion in the U.S. Look back much further, nearly two millennia, to when the Blessed Virgin ...

Catholic Charities in Denver: Saving and changing lives

"Our goal is not to ask who are you, but what do you need?" said Larry Smith, the president and CEO of Catholic Charities in the Archdiocese of Denver, describing the work of Lighthouse & Women's Services during the Beacon of Hope Gala, held March 8, 2014 in Denver. See ...

Larry Smith radio interview: a Catholic Charities mission of love, mercy, joy and hope

Hear Larry Smith, president and CEO of Catholic Charities in the Archdiocese of Denver, interviewed on the ICOSA radio show, which aired on 710 KNUS on Jan. 22, 2014.

Call to Charity: Our charities begin at home

(Larry's column appeared in the Feb. 18 edition of the Denver Catholic Register.) How can I help? That is a beautiful question. And those who answer it by serving the hungry and the homeless are performing acts of mercy. Yet, charity is something each of us can do in every ...

Denver Mayor Hancock describes Catholic Charities as “valuable partner”

After a visit to Mi Segunda Casa Head Start, Denver Mayor Michael Hancock spoke with Larry Smith, the president and CEO of Catholic Charities, about continuing a partnership of service. "Catholic Charities has perennially been a partner in the city, throughout the region, quite frankly, in helping us to develop ...

Call to Charity: A beacon of hope in women's services

(Larry's column appeared in the Jan. 22, 2014, edition of the Denver Catholic Register.) Something remarkable is happening in the Archdiocese of Denver. We are participating in, and witnessing, an evolution in women's services, including prenatal care, counseling and provision of basic necessities. It's happening here because Catholic Charities includes ...

Three things to know about Catholic Charities of Denver

Larry Smith, president and CEO of Catholic Charities in the Archdiocese of Denver, explains its mission of mercy and love in this video. It is faithful to the teachings of the Catholic Church. In providing services, these are the only questions asked: Are you hungry, are you cold, are you ...

Call to Charity: The joy of giving

(Larry's column appeared in the Dec. 20, 2013, edition of the Denver Catholic Register.) A mother with developmentally disabled children was flooded out of her mobile home in northern Colorado during the September floods. Thousands of dollars were raised from a variety of sources to purchase a used mobile home ...

Call to Charity: Many reasons for thanksgiving at Samaritan House

(Larry's column appeared in the Nov. 27, 2013, edition of the Denver Catholic Register.) Before helping serve a dinner recently for military veterans at Samaritan House in Denver, I sat with a table of men to learn about their lives. “I'm happy in my apartment out in Aurora now, I've ...

A Need to Give – A Need to Receive

"With you, we can move mountains. Without you, we can achieve nothing." Larry Smith began his tenure as Catholic Charities' new president and CEO in May 2013. In this video, he describes the mission of Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Denver - and how YOU can play a key ...

After the Floods: A Letter of Appreciation

(This letter from Larry appeared in the Oct. 16, 2013, edition of the Denver Catholic Register.) At Catholic Charities, we serve those with a need to receive and those with a need to give. That relationship in Christ was dramatically evident in the disaster relief efforts that followed the September ...

Meeting the need for housing in Colorado's flood zone

Catholic Charities is "working with interfaith communities and partnerships to figure out long-term housing solutions" in the areas of Colorado devastated by the September floods, said Larry Smith, president and CEO of Catholic Charities in the Archdiocese of Denver. "We have to really hunker down and figure out how we're ...

A Message from Larry Smith

Dear Friends in Christ, I want to take this opportunity to introduce myself to you as Catholic Charities’ new Chief Executive Officer and President. I am humbled and at the same time very excited by this opportunity. I am blessed with the opportunity to lead our community in a renewed ...


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Mail Donations to:
6240 Smith Road
Denver, CO 80216

Donation support :

Catholic Charities of Denver is a 501(c)(3) Organization
EIN: 84-0686679



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