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“Being here, is like a second chance.” Samaritan House resident Donald heals while serving other veterans

With pride beaming on his face, Donald shares exciting news – his 32nd great-grandchild was born earlier that week. He displays a photo of his newborn great-granddaughter on his phone to those he has grown close with at Samaritan House.   It’s not uncommon to find Donald in the early hours of the day in the … Read more



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.


Staff spotlight: Carmen serves as customer service representative for God

The receptionist team at Catholic Charities of Denver are essential in bringing the works of charity into the hands of those who need it. For the last 17 years, Carmen Spielman has served as one of the customer service representatives for God as the first line of aid when someone calls in need of emergency … Read more

Walking Toward a Brighter Day Thanks to Catholic Charities’ Partner Wholly Kicks

When volunteers from Wholly Kicks set up shop at Catholic Charities, the women who call Samaritan House 48th home, if only temporarily, were thrilled. Within an hour, over 220 guests had new shoes. As they waited in line, they sounded like friends who were shoe shopping, chatting about what kind of new shoes they wanted … Read more

“Thank you for all the gifts I’ve received…” A Letter of Gratitude from a Marian Plaza  Resident

“I can’t begin to tell you how thankful and grateful I am for all the gifts I received,” said Mary Onosco, a resident of Marian Plaza, in a thank you letter she sent to Catholic Charities of Denver.   Mary, who is 89 years strong, found herself in need of assistance. A rough divorce partnered with … Read more

Faces of Hope: Stefanie

Stefanie struggled to re-enter the job market after surviving a period of homelessness triggered by the fleeing of an abusive relationship with her former husband who held the housing voucher for the apartment where they lived. “I’ve struggled with alcohol and drug addiction since I was about eighteen. I’m doing a lot better now. I … Read more

Volunteer finds joy offering ESL classes to migrants at Samaritan House

Patrick is a substitute teacher for Denver Public Schools who dedicates his Tuesday afternoons to bringing the art of the English language to migrants at Samaritan House. Since November of 2022, the influx of migrants from Spanish- speaking countries to Denver has brought about challenges. Patrick started the English as a Second Language classes at … Read more

Knights of Columbus and St. Thomas More parish give record-breaking number of coats during record-breaking winter

The state of Colorado experienced record-breaking temperatures from December 2022 to January 2023. Months prior, Tony Cenedella and the rest of the Knights of Columbus Council 10205 at St. Thomas More Catholic Parish in Centennial were busy collecting coats and other miscellaneous items in preparation for the cold snaps predicted by the Farmer’s Almanac. The … Read more

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