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Saturday, June 12, 2021

Saturday
June 12, 2021

6:00 p.m.

MUNCHIES, MIXERS & MUSIC

7:00 p.m.

MEAL & MISSION

6:00 p.m.

MUNCHIES, MIXERS & MUSIC

7:00 p.m.

MEAL & MISSION

Change of Venue

Anheuser-Busch Biergarten
2351 Busch Drive
Fort Collins, CO

With special guest: Archbishop Samuel J. Aquila
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HE COMES TO SERVE AWARD

The He Comes to Serve Award
recognizes those in our community
who partner with Catholic Charities in
leading the way to serve those most
vulnerable and in great need.

Mike & Beth Hurn

HONOREES

MIKE & BETH HURN

HE COMES TO SERVE AWARD

The He Comes to Serve Award recognizes those in our community who partner with Catholic Charities in leading the way to serve those most vulnerable and in great need.

Mike & Beth Hurn

HONOREES

MIKE & BETH HURN

A Letter from Director Joe Domko

Joe Domko

Dear friends and family of the Mission,

The past year has been a profound lesson in adjusting expectations, cultivating resiliency and living with contradiction. It has been a year of challenges, frustrations, setbacks and triumphs. Sojourning with people on the margins of our society is never an easy task. To do so during a global pandemic is a unique privilege indeed.

Simply put, this was not the year we had hoped for.

We had excitedly anticipated and looked forward to hosting our second annual Mission Gala event last spring – that did not happen.

We had hoped to make considerable gains in our community-wide discussion on increased, more comprehensive services for people experiencing homelessness – instead, we were preoccupied with responding to a global pandemic and maintaining vital services in a time of social distancing, quarantine and health protocols.

We had planned on building on our momentum from late 2019 with the creation of a local advisory team, the establishment of community ambassadors and the development of a calendar of events catered to share our story and build our brand – all fell as collateral damage of COVID-19.

Yet, while it was not the year we had hoped for, it was a year of profound creativity, providence and blessings.

In March, we anchored a community-wide effort to maintain a large congregate shelter with adequate social distancing, health screening and three meals a day, collaborating with community partners and making a powerful stand for public health.
In August, we launched our community’s first ever non-congregate shelter at a local hotel, providing a life-saving alternative for those most vulnerable to COVID-19 to self-quarantine in safety and dignity.

In October, we erected a 2,000 square-foot auxiliary heated shelter on our campus, creating much needed flex-space due to social distancing requirements and allowing for expanded sleeping areas within our main building.

With each successive challenge, we have been provided with resources and answers with which to respond. Now with the promise of widely distributed vaccines on the horizon, we once again look ahead and, thus, this letter reaches its main objective.

This June, we are planning a party. We are going to celebrate the amazing and inspiring accomplishments of this incredible Catholic Charities team here in Larimer County. We are going to lift up and acknowledge the heroic efforts of our volunteers and benefactors. We are going to look ahead at what this ministry has in store for us. We are going to raise money to support this most essential work, and we are going to do so with soul and substance.

We know, beyond a shadow of a doubt, that the needs of our sisters and brothers will only grow as the true impacts of this pandemic are better understood and quantified. We are committed to being that open door, that safe harbor and that last refuge for those needing assistance for body, mind and spirit.

We hope you will join us on June 12 as we celebrate the unprecedented efforts of this past year even as we prepare ourselves for the work yet to be done. The meaning of the word liturgy translates to work of the people. In this sense, the work of Catholic Charities is indeed liturgical. It is the work of the people, by the people, for the people… in response to His work and love for us.

Pax et bonum,

Joe Domko

A Letter from Director Joe Domko

Joe Domko, Regional Director, The Mission

 

Dear friends and family of the Mission,

The past year has been a profound lesson in adjusting expectations, cultivating resiliency and living with contradiction. It has been a year of challenges, frustrations, setbacks and triumphs. Sojourning with people on the margins of our society is never an easy task. To do so during a global pandemic is a unique privilege indeed.

Simply put, this was not the year we had hoped for.

We had excitedly anticipated and looked forward to hosting our second annual Mission Gala event last spring – that did not happen.

We had hoped to make considerable gains in our community-wide discussion on increased, more comprehensive services for people experiencing homelessness – instead, we were preoccupied with responding to a global pandemic and maintaining vital services in a time of social distancing, quarantine and health protocols.

We had planned on building on our momentum from late 2019 with the creation of a local advisory team, the establishment of community ambassadors and the development of a calendar of events catered to share our story and build our brand – all fell as collateral damage of COVID-19.

Yet, while it was not the year we had hoped for, it was a year of profound creativity, providence and blessings.

In March, we anchored a community-wide effort to maintain a large congregate shelter with adequate social distancing, health screening and three meals a day, collaborating with community partners and making a powerful stand for public health.
In August, we launched our community’s first ever non-congregate shelter at a local hotel, providing a life-saving alternative for those most vulnerable to COVID-19 to self-quarantine in safety and dignity.

In October, we erected a 2,000 square-foot auxiliary heated shelter on our campus, creating much needed flex-space due to social distancing requirements and allowing for expanded sleeping areas within our main building.

With each successive challenge, we have been provided with resources and answers with which to respond. Now with the promise of widely distributed vaccines on the horizon, we once again look ahead and, thus, this letter reaches its main objective.

This June, we are planning a party. We are going to celebrate the amazing and inspiring accomplishments of this incredible Catholic Charities team here in Larimer County. We are going to lift up and acknowledge the heroic efforts of our volunteers and benefactors. We are going to look ahead at what this ministry has in store for us. We are going to raise money to support this most essential work, and we are going to do so with soul and substance.

We know, beyond a shadow of a doubt, that the needs of our sisters and brothers will only grow as the true impacts of this pandemic are better understood and quantified. We are committed to being that open door, that safe harbor and that last refuge for those needing assistance for body, mind and spirit.

We hope you will join us on June 12 as we celebrate the unprecedented efforts of this past year even as we prepare ourselves for the work yet to be done. The meaning of the word liturgy translates to work of the people. In this sense, the work of Catholic Charities is indeed liturgical. It is the work of the people, by the people, for the people… in response to His work and love for us.

Pax et bonum,

Joe Domko

THE MISSION IN FT. COLLINS

The Mission extended-stay programs include 30 beds for men, 6 beds for women and 4 family rooms; with up to an additional 44 beds for men, 36 beds for women and 10 beds for families each night in our emergency overnight shelter.

  • 49,141 meals prepared by our Ft. Collins shelter
  • 12,509 nights of shelter provided to men, women and families in our extended-stay shelter programs and 24,847 estimated nights of emergency shelter provided to men, women and families in our overnight shelter
  • 190 unduplicated men, women and families served in The Mission extended-stay programs
  • 81% men and women residents discharged with income
  • 59% family residents discharged with income
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James & Lisa Clay

Gerald & Janet Hraban
Mike & Tricia Jansen

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For tickets, sponsorships or more information, please contact:
Shelly Saeman at 720-799-9289 or ssaeman@ccdenver.org

For tickets, sponsorships or more information, please contact: Shelly Saeman at 720-799-9289 or ssaeman@ccdenver.org

CONTACT US

CONTACT US

Catholic Charities Denver
6240 Smith Road
Denver, CO 80216
303-742-0828

Larimer County Services
Summit County Services
Weld County Services
Western Slope Services

Catholic Charities Denver
6240 Smith Road
Denver, CO 80216
303-742-0828

Larimer County Services
Summit County Services
Weld County Services
Western Slope Services

MAKE A DONATION

MAKE A DONATION

Mail Donations to:
6240 Smith Road
Denver, CO 80216
303-742-0828

Donation support :
donorrelations@ccdenver.org
720-799-9311

Catholic Charities of Denver is a 501(c)(3) Organization
EIN: 84-0686679

Mail Donations to:
6240 Smith Road
Denver, CO 80216
303-742-0828

Donation support :
donorrelations@ccdenver.org
720-799-9311

Catholic Charities of Denver is a 501(c)(3) Organization
EIN: 84-0686679

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