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The Mission 2020 Online Event
The Mission 2020 Online Event

The Mission Celebrates 31 Years of Providing Hope!

COVID Statement

As our partner serving those in need, you already know that keeping people safe and healthy is at the heart of everything that we do at The Mission. Because of you, the lives of so many have been materially, emotionally and spiritually changed forever.

Help us reach our goal of $75,000!

We need your help to continue to serve those in need during these unprecedented times!

  • $50 could provide 25 meals
  • $100 could provide 2 nights of shelter
  • $250 could provide 50-N95 masks
  • $500 could provide blankets and linens to 20 people
  • $1000 could provide case management for 2 participants in the 120–day program
  • $5000 could provide complete care for a participant to graduate the program

Help us reach our goal of $75,000!

We need your help to continue to serve those in need during these unprecedented times!

  • $50 could provide 25 meals
  • $100 could provide 2 nights of shelter
  • $250 could provide 50-N95 masks
  • $500 could provide blankets and linens to 20 people
  • $1000 could provide case management for 2 participants in the 120–day program
  • $5000 could provide complete care for a participant to graduate the program
When is the online event?

Now through Saturday, May 9

Where is the online event?

Online from the comfort of your home! No need to book a babysitter or get new boots!

What is an online event?

Providing safety and security to the victimized and forsaken, health and wholeness to the broken and sick, love and companionship to the lost and abandoned and a place where strength and dignity are reborn!

Be part of the community supporting The Mission!

Click a red button to help the cause.

We'll report back to you next week how close we are to meeting our fundraising goal.

Thank you

THE MISSION: A PLACE FOR HEALING AND HOPE!

MESSAGE FROM JOE DOMKO

Joe Domko

Joe Domko
Regional Director
The Mission

CC Larimer is distinguished by its mission to serve the most vulnerable and marginalized members of our community, and often that mission is most exemplified by the shelter and services we offer to families (with children) experiencing homelessness. While we strive to make a family’s stay at The Mission as holistic and constructive as possible, we are always looking for opportunities to enrich the program especially for the children facing homelessness. It is essential that the children receive love and attention they so desperately deserve and are entitled to.

Carron Silva, as an innovative educator and active volunteer, recognized a need for an after–school program and developed a plan to serve the children at the shelter. When the children would return to The Mission after school, she provided an alternative to TV or computer games and increased isolation. Carron recruited a dedicated team of four additional volunteers, and together they created MAST.

The Mission After School Team (MAST) exemplifies everything Catholic Charities is and aspires to be. It is a response by faith filled volunteers to meet a need to address the dignity of these young human lives.

It is a ministry of solidarity and accompaniment. These volunteers show up each and every day after school…NO EXCEPTIONS., They COMMIT to stay for two hours, REGARDLESS of whether or not a child shows up because it is their belief that they hold that sacred space and that it benefits the children to know they are there, whether or not anyone shows up to participate.

One of the most amazing things I personally have witnessed is the changes in the parents themselves. So often the parents are operating from an adolescent mindset themselves, they are in many respects, kids raising kids. Watching these parents watch Carron and her team is incredible. They may very well be learning more from these interactions than the children themselves, as many have not had any good role modeling in their own lives as children.

MAST has been a key contributor in our efforts to heal generational poverty within families. And as it is entirely volunteer led, directed, operated and funded, we feel they are only scraping the tip of the iceberg when it comes to their potential impact.

Joe Domko
Regional Director
Catholic Charities of Larimer County,
Home of The Mission

 

HE COMES TO SERVE
AWARD RECIPIENTS

The He Comes to Serve Award recognizes those in our community who partner with Catholic Charities in leading the way in serving the vulnerable and those in the greatest need. They serve in numerous ways.

Carron Silva

HONOREE

CARRON SILVA

Diane Cannon

HONOREE

DIANE CANNON

Joan Golubski

HONOREE

JOAN GOLUBSKI

Jim & Pat Grieve

HONOREES

JIM & PAT GRIEVE

If you can’t feed 100 people, then feed just one.
— Saint Teresa of Calcutta

 

The Mission & Larimer County Services

Who We Are

For more than 30 years, Catholic Charities of Denver has offered an array of services for women, men, veterans and families in need in Larimer County. From preventative services to emergency assistance, Larimer County Services operates with a “hand up” rather than a “hand out” approach, fostering long-term goals that encourage independence for those experiencing homelessness and other emergency circumstances. With compassionate support, we identify the root causes and work with each client’s unique situation, connecting them to any additional resources they may need.

Larimer County Services Include

The Mission Shelter — The Mission operates both an emergency overnight shelter and an extended-stay 120-day levels program for men, women, veterans and families to meet both the immediate shelter, food and clothing needs, as well as provide case management, life skills classes (such as housing, money management and employment assistance), support groups and collaborative relationships with community resources. The Mission also offers day shelter and daily hot lunches to anyone in the community who is in need. The Mission operates multiple supportive programs under one roof:

  • Client Services Program for individuals experiencing homelessness (extended-stay)
  • Family Services Program for families experiencing homelessness (extended-stay)
  • Emergency Overnight Shelter provides overnight and extended-stay shelter services for men, women, veterans and families experiencing homelessness with an additional 24 beds for men, 20 beds for women, and 2 rooms for families. During the winter months this expands to up to 70 beds for men, 32 beds for women, and 4 rooms for families.
  • Veteran Services Program for single men and women experiencing homelessness (extended-stay)
  • Emergency Assistance—Utility assistance, Colorado birth certificates, bus passes, and rental assistance (limited to veterans)
  • Senior Services—Case management, home visits and benefits referrals for seniors to remain independently housed for as long as possible

What Sets Us Apart

Extensive Support to Veterans and Families: The Mission provides a separate housing facility for veteran residents. We work collaboratively with the VA to meet the physical and mental health needs of our veteran residents and connect them to income and supportive housing resources.

Adult & Senior Services: In addition to shelter services, The Mission helps with seniors—both in the shelter and in the community—in need of assistance with paperwork, obtaining and maintaining housing, budgeting, and guidance with local resources. Last fiscal year we helped over 400 seniors remain in their homes.

meal

42,403

meals prepared by our Ft. Collins shelter

Shelter Services

12,188

nights of shelter provided to men, women and families in our extended-stay shelter programs and 20,737 estimated nights of emergency shelter provided to men, women and families in our overnight shelter

Family Services

213

unduplicated men, women and families served in The Mission extended-stay programs

The Mission extended-stay programs include 30 beds for men, 6 beds for women and 4 family rooms; with up to an additional 24 beds for men, 20 beds for women, and 2 rooms for families each night in our emergency overnight shelter

During the winter months this expands to up to 70 beds for men, 32 beds for women, and 4 rooms for families

 

The McAllister Family

"Thank you for reading my story and remember, we as the homeless just want to be treated like anyone else — with dignity and respect. Our road to success has been a long one. My husband was injured on the job, and our extreme loss of income caused us to lose our home.

We stayed with a friend and that did not work out well. Next, we lived in a camper for 5 months. This brought some great and not so great moments. We then stayed with family and that didn’t work out either. Next, we rented cabins at the local reservoir, or rented hotel rooms. As you can imagine, you can’t save money when you are paying to stay places.

Finally, we were told about a program at Catholic Charities that helps families with a warm place to stay, three meals a day, and resources. We immediately signed up for the program and were fortunate enough to be selected. We were given ample time and resources to get where we needed to be. Our family followed the program of saving and housing resources, and now we are moving into our new home.

We were truly blessed to have Catholic Charities in our lives. They were the ‘stepping stones’ that made our journey complete."

— The McAllister Family

 

The McAllister Family

"Thank you for reading my story and remember, we as the homeless just want to be treated like anyone else — with dignity and respect. Our road to success has been a long one. My husband was injured on the job, and our extreme loss of income caused us to lose our home.

We stayed with a friend and that did not work out well. Next, we lived in a camper for 5 months. This brought some great and not so great moments. We then stayed with family and that didn’t work out either. Next, we rented cabins at the local reservoir, or rented hotel rooms. As you can imagine, you can’t save money when you are paying to stay places.

Finally, we were told about a program at Catholic Charities that helps families with a warm place to stay, three meals a day, and resources. We immediately signed up for the program and were fortunate enough to be selected. We were given ample time and resources to get where we needed to be. Our family followed the program of saving and housing resources, and now we are moving into our new home.

We were truly blessed to have Catholic Charities in our lives. They were the ‘stepping stones’ that made our journey complete."

— The McAllister Family

Be part of the community supporting The Mission!

Click a red button to help the cause.

For donations and additional information please contact Shelly Saeman at ssaeman@ccdenver.org or 720-799-9289

Thank you

Madelaine Asbury
Doug & Michelle Baldwin
John & Mary Baur
Robert Benz
Bill Blubaugh
Patrick & Robyn Brady
Mark Breidenbach
Bernadette Bylina
Tom & Monica Cavanagh
Sharon Chilson
James & Lisa Clay
Dennis Coleman
Daniel Dean
Carolyn Dekkers
Douglas Donahue
Mary Anne Florence
Hank & Sherry Gardner
Louis & Rebecca Gerken
Gerard Gordon
Ronald Grassi
Anna Grzegorzewicz
Sally Guthart
Kathryn Haas
Robert & Mary Hawkins
Charles Heller
Patrick Hempstead
Matthew & Jeanmarie Hilt
Steven & Mary Henry
Mark Hoffmann

Jerry & Janet Hraban
Donna Ireland
Mike & Tricia Jansen
Ted Johnson
Maria Karr
Richard Kuenzer
Christine Lum Lung
Jennifer Madrick
Norman Mause
Bruce Meneghin
Robert & Christi Michel
Leone Person
Arnold Price
Dennis & Cindy Roerty
Anne Rumery
Craig & Shelly Saeman
Daniel Schroeder
Stephen & Carron Silva
Julie Sommer
Maureen Taulbee
Mike Teska
Patricia Tollkarges
Pat & Theresa Travis
Victor Valdez
Dianne Wacker
Sharon Ward
Bob Winans
Laura Young

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MANY MINISTRIES, ONE PURPOSE

TO SERVE ALL PEOPLE

PARTNERING WITH YOU TO SERVE THOSE IN NEED

Craig Saeman

Craig Saeman
Chief Development Officer
720–799–9222
CSaeman@ccdenver.org

Tim Urban

Tim Urban
Philanthropic Advisor
720–799–9258
TUrban@ccdenver.org

John Neal

John Neal
Philanthropic Advisor
720–799–9251
JNeal@ccdenver.org

Kate Crisham

Kate Crisham
Philanthropic Advisor
720–799–9296
KCrisham@ccdenver.org

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