Mentoring Matters

There’s no magic formula to mentoring. Each person in our program is here for a reason, but those reasons are very different—depression, foreclosure, addiction, family issues. During these difficult times, our mentors are challenged to build their mentee up, exploring what gives the participant value and acknowledging their worth. Mentoring begins with matching our Change […]

“Homeless People” Are People First

It was a Tuesday, I remember because I meant to go on a Monday during my lunch break, but a meeting went longer than planned; so, I decided to put off my trip to the DMV another day. I was waiting in line to renew my vehicle’s registration, and that’s when I saw him. Just […]

Storage and Why It’s Vital for Denver’s Homeless

Many people who experience homelessness have possessions—a coffee cup, a utensil or two, toothpaste, deodorant, a toothbrush, a water bottle, a jacket, work attire, boots, construction gloves, extra socks and a change of clothes. They have personal items they carry as well—birth certificates, marriage licenses, I.D. cards and pictures of loved ones, to name a […]

Holly Center Making Immediate Impact on Denver’s Homeless Population

They asked us to grab a token as we walked into the Holly Center. The token was made of wood and in the shape of a circle, about the size of a dollar coin. The one I got had the number 50 stamped with crimson ink in the center of it. I would guess that […]

Today, I’m A Full-Time Dad

  Being a good dad doesn’t happen by accident. Providing for a family takes intentionality, commitment and love.   Dwight grew up in a good home. He grew up in the church and his parents were committed to loving him well. But at 15 years-old, Dwight went searching for a new family, one that would […]

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