Samaritan House turns schoolhouse after partnership paves way for online learning

When schools suspended in-person learning during COVID-19, Angelina felt unprepared to teach her teenage boy and 6-year-old son at the same time, especially while staying at a shelter. “They have totally different learning needs,” said Angelina, 40, from the Samaritan House shelter in Denver. “Having them both inside the room at one time was a … Read more

Samaritan House shelter braces for record-breaking storm

Women, families will not be turned away as snowstorm hits Denver; staff prepare meals and blankets Denver, CO—(March 13, 2021)—Samaritan House staff mobilized to collect blankets, prepare extra meals, and stock up on snow removal before a record-breaking storm is anticipated to send more women and families seeking safety and warmth inside its downtown shelter. … Read more

Inspiration takes shape inside women’s shelter

Local artist’s affirming artwork will lift and empower women A local Denver artist transformed the entryway of the women’s dorms inside Samaritan House shelter by painting welcoming and colorful murals, designed to inspire hope for women experiencing homelessness. The women’s dorms inside Samaritan House, a ministry operated by Catholic Charities of Denver that’s the largest … Read more

Samaritan House shelter prepares to shelter more women, assembles new beds

Volunteers to assemble furniture as part of renovations; shelters prepare for more women amid cold Denver, CO—Samaritan House shelter in Denver is gathering volunteers to prepare new warm beds, lockers and furniture today after renovations continue to shelter more single women experiencing homelessness. Meanwhile, as historic bitter cold temperatures hit Denver, preparations are made to ensure women have a safe … Read more

New facility will double capacity sheltering more women safely during pandemic

COVID-19 has changed the way everyone lives, works and helps others, not least of all for those at Catholic Charities responsible for sheltering and caring for women experiencing homelessness in metro Denver and Northern Colorado. That crisis, and what has followed from it, will result in Catholic Charities taking an even greater role in serving … Read more

Samaritan House opens doors for mom

Marcela and Michael were hit with devastating news while trying to support their three young children. Doctors diagnosed Michael with Lou Gehrig’s disease. “I was just trying to work and we fell behind, and then he had got diagnosed with Lou Gehrig’s disease,” Marcela said. “I felt depressed some time because my husband was struggling … Read more

Faces of Hope: Adela

Adela and her 16-year-old son are refugees. Originally escaping the violence and poverty in Rwanda, they migrated to the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). The DRC is one of the poorest countries in the world, with no opportunities for them. In addition, it was equally dangerous for the family. They came to America with hopes … Read more

Women’s organization to deliver 2,000 pairs of socks, masks to Denver shelter

Samaritan House recipient of CampExperience donation to help families experiencing homelessness Denver, CO—Thousands of Bombas socks, as well as 100 protective masks for children, will be delivered Friday to residents of the Samaritan House homeless shelter in Denver, via a colorfully-painted camper van traveling around the state. Samaritan House, a shelter for men, women and … Read more