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FACES OF HOPE

Former teacher, veteran at Samaritan House looks forward to housing

Howard is a Colorado native, proud Vietnam veteran and advocate of good children’s books. “I was a first-grade teacher,” Howard said outside Samaritan House downtown. “When I got out of Vietnam, I decided to become a teacher and so I went back to school.”  Howard said he served in the ...
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Ashley and Jordan's journey
When the couple lost their daughter to protective services, Ashley and Jordan were devastated. They went to Samaritan House for help to achieve sobriety, regain stability and start anew. Watch this video about their story.

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Denver Post: A rider gets a second chance to finish as Ride The Rockies finishes its 31st tour

The following is a story about Team Samaritan House published by the Denver Post online and in the print edition June 18, 2016.   The leader of Team Samaritan House puts a near-fatal injury suffered on last year’s tour behind him By Joe Murphy/Denver Post FORT COLLINS — Three hundred ...

Denver Catholic: Ride the Rockies cyclist dedicates tour to homeless

The following story was published by the Denver Catholic online June 1, 2016. By Nissa LaPoint/Catholic Charities of Denver Some avid cyclists pass the time with their favorite tunes or by chatting with fellow riders. During the Ride the Rockies Bicycle Tour, Leslie Prevish brings prayer intentions and her rosary. ...

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

https://ccdenver.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/Wedding-Party.mp3 Learn about how Layne and Patrick dedicated a day to helping at Father Ed Judy house less than 24 hours before their wedding.

Tom: “God was calling me to do more.”

Bicyclist Tom Schwein saw the finish line ahead. He could taste victory after an exhilarating yet grueling six-day, 400-mile tour last year during Ride the Rockies—until his bike came to a sudden stop. A divot in the pavement landed Schwein face first on the ground at 30 mph, breaking eight ...
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 ...

Ride the Rockies cyclist survives crash, returns to raise funds for homeless

Bicyclist Tom Schwein saw the finish line ahead. He could taste victory after an exhilarating yet grueling six-day, 400-mile tour last year during Ride the Rockies—until his bike came to a sudden stop. A divot in the pavement pole vaulted Schwein over his handlebars and on the ground face first ...

Archbishop, cardinal visit moms during Mother’s Day dinner at archdiocese

Archbishop Aquila visits with mothers assisted by Father Ed Judy House, a long-term shelter operated by Catholic Charities. Photo by Nissa LaPoint/Catholic Charities of Denver Over a delicious dinner and charming table settings, Archbishop Samuel Aquila spent time with families during a Mother's Day dinner May 8 at the Archdiocese ...

Blessing of Annunciation’s Marisol Family

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.

Knitting group warms hands, hearts of Little Flower Assistance Center clients

Charitable endeavors rarely endure without the generous contributions of volunteers, like the Meadowood Handicrafters, a women's knitting group that donates clothing and quilts to help those in need. Catholic Charities’ Little Flower Assistance Center—a food, clothing and assistance center in Aurora for those facing crises—receives the hand-crafted items from the volunteer group. The ...

In honor of Mary, join Prayer in the Square May 7

The day before Mother's Day, the community can join together in prayer to honor Mary and offer a rosary for the sanctity of all human life. Archbishop Samuel Aquila leads prayer during a Prayer in the Square gathering April 2 in Denver. Photo by Andrew Wright/Denver Catholic Prayer in the Square, ...

Greeley-area homeless calling site of future supportive housing complex a ‘field of dreams’

The anticipation of a permanent supportive housing project underway in Greeley has some homeless families calling the future apartment site their ‘field of dreams.’ Guadalupe Apartments is a dream come true for homeless shelter residents like Blaise Miller, who lived in the adjacent Guadalupe Community Center shelter for five months ...

News Alert: Samaritan House crowded after blizzard hits Denver

Downtown shelter seeks donations to warm the hands, hearts of the homeless   Denver, CO-Catholic Charities’ Samaritan House shelter is asking for a little help to warm the hands and the hearts of the homeless today after a major spring storm forced hundreds to seek shelter from the blustery conditions. ...

Denver Catholic: Rosary rallies promote prayer in the public square

The following is a story the Prayer in the Square rosary rallies published in the Feb. 27, 2016 edition of the Denver Catholic. By Melissa Keating/Denver Catholic A rosary crusader and Catholic Charities are teaming up to bring rosary rallies back to Denver. Sam Perry, a member of the board of trustees for the ...

CNA: Pro-woman health clinic in Colorado expands services

The following story was published by Catholic News Agency on Feb. 3, 2016 about the partnership between Bella Natural Women's Care and Catholic Charities' women's services. Since its publication, Real Choices Pregnancy Resource Center was renamed to Marisol Health. Denver, Colo., Feb. 3, 2016 / 12:01 am (CNA/EWTN News).- More women along Colorado's ...

A new life after Marisol Homes

Catholic Charities shelter gives single mothers hand up By Nissa LaPoint/Catholic Charities of Denver Father Ed Judy House serves as a life transforming shelter for homeless women with children—offering support and compassion to mothers long after they’ve moved on. Like Carmen, 38, who found a fresh start in life after ...

A story of hope: Former Cover Girl model to share conversion at Beacon of Hope gala

Model and actress journeys from hidden pain to life in Christ By Nissa LaPoint/Catholic Charities of Denver Cover Girl model Jennifer O’Neill made a splash on magazine covers and ads as a teenager. The model soon became a household name in the 70s when she hit the big screen, catapulting ...

Volunteers, shelter staff light up holidays for homeless with food, encouragement

Every turkey Jerry Burton cooks at Samaritan House is basted with savory flavors and sprinkled with love. “I’m thankful to be here at Catholic Charities cooking,” said 53-year-old Burton, a cook at the downtown shelter for the homeless. “They love my cooking, and I do it for them." Burton, an ...

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