Wellness consultants offer clinical services at Samaritan House

Some 92 percent of residents at Samaritan House report being a survivor of physical, emotional or psychological abuse, and 83 percent share they’ve received previous mental health treatment and a diagnosis. “We have a lot of our clients coming in who’ve experienced really severe trauma,” said Rachel Volmert, a licensed clinical social worker. “We’re asking … Read more

Former teacher and veteran, Howard, seeks 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 military from 1971-1974. Afterward, he … Read more

PHOTOS: Samaritan House recognizes Juneteenth

Samaritan House held an event for participants and staff in honor of Juneteenth, a federal holiday that commemorates the end of slavery in the U.S. Everyone enjoyed a barbecue lunch and ice cream, yard games, arts and crafts and a friendly visit by the Denver Police Department’s mounted patrol unit.

Mother of three Tinasia advocates her way to independence

Looking back, Tinasia describes her brief experience with homelessness as a blessing in disguise. If the pregnant mom of three did not face some of the challenges she faced, she wouldn’t have opened herself to the life-transforming help at Samaritan House. “I feel like things were able to work in my favor,” she shared from … Read more

With Samaritan House, mom finds new start for her family

The mother stacks a folding stroller—her last belonging—in the trunk of her black Kia parked outside Samaritan House. “We’re going to go see our new apartment,” she exclaims to her young son. She straps her daughter into a car seat as her son jumps inside the backseat. With their belongings in tow, she drives away … Read more

Faces of Hope: Lauree

You can find Lauree on the corner of 22nd and Larimer streets on most mornings steaming up espresso and talking to neighbors in the community. This is the same block where she learned to advocate for herself as a single mother experiencing homelessness and rediscover her independence.   On the morning of November 6, 2017, Lauree lost custody of … Read more

Samaritan House celebrates expanded spaces with ribbon cutting, blessing

Samaritan House in Denver celebrated the expansion of services for women seeking shelter, nutritious meals and support services with a blessing and ribbon-cutting by Auxiliary Bishop Jorge Rodríguez of the Archdiocese of Denver. “God, the provider of shelter and home, has brought us together for the dedication of the first floor at Samaritan House established … Read more

Samaritan House shelter expands capacity for women experiencing homelessness

Need in Denver has exploded during pandemic; Building blessing, ribbon cutting celebrates expanded space Denver, CO (May 14, 2021)— Samaritan House in Denver today celebrated the expansion of services for women seeking shelter, nutritious meals and support services with a blessing and ribbon-cutting by Auxiliary Bishop Jorge Rodríguez of the Archdiocese of Denver. “God, the … Read more

Terry Peltes: Join in the compassionate outreach at Samaritan House

“Some of the ladies we serve have been victims of domestic abuse or have mental health issues and some have just experienced the terrible misfortune that we all pray never comes to anyone we know or love. They are young, old and in-between and they are all scared, sad, completely vulnerable, desperate, and living on … Read more

Finding the shoe that fits

Volunteers are integral to the success of Samaritan House. We wouldn’t be able to open our doors to our neighbors without tremendous community support. A great example of answering the call is the Peltes family, who began volunteering at Samaritan House with Saturday morning meal service and expanded their efforts in many directions.   Terry Peltes is now on a mission … Read more