Single-mother finds safety at Marisol Homes after attempted kidnapping

“It was in that moment, that everything changed for me.” said Dianna. If you watch enough of the news, you can see that it is no secret that human trafficking in Colorado is on the rise. For marginalized communities including those experiencing homelessness, there is an exponentially higher risk of facing a trafficking situation, according … Read more

Chardi is offered strength during second pregnancy

Ever so delicately, Chardi clings onto her 10-day old baby’s feet. With a smirk she says, “she gets these long toes from her daddy.” When Chardi reached the third trimester in her pregnancy, she moved from Atlanta back to Denver to be around family for support. She stayed with her older sister, Jasmine, until it … Read more

Teenager starts small business for good cause

When Avery Newland didn’t make the basketball team this past fall, she knew God had a different plan for her free time after school. Combined with a passion for crafts and the Divine Mercy, Avery started her own business at 15 years old. The business? Prayer in the form of gemstone rosaries. Prayer has always … Read more

Marisol Homes alumna Tara looks to help others

In November of 2010, Tara and two of her children started a trek to regain independence, gathering what little they had for a stay at Marisol Homes (then known as the Father Ed Judy House), a temporary home for single women and children run by Catholic Charities of Denver. At the time, she had been … Read more

New mom finds help, hope in recovery at Marisol Homes

Jennifer found out she was 10 weeks pregnant in August of 2020. During this time, she was addicted to heroin and methamphetamine and was unsure what her next steps would look like. At 12 weeks pregnant, Jennifer was admitted to a treatment center in Denver.  After 60 days in treatment, she was referred and later … Read more

Michelle and daughter Felicity say Marisol Homes is like family

Michelle says singing is a form of worship for her. “I sing all the time,” said the 39-year-old mother. “I sing when I need to drown out my sorrows. God has got me through a lot of things. [He] is my main man.” Michelle is a participant at Marisol Homes, a long-term home and program … 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 you get off your feet.” Jessica, 25, was frightened when she first came to Denver … Read more