Holly Center Officially Opens :: Sleeps 200 Men In Need

Tonight is the first night we will sleep men in our new shelter facility, the Holly Center! This means that, starting today, the Mission will operate three separate overnight emergency shelter facilities in Denver (48th Street Center, Holly Center and the Lawrence Street Shelter downtown) with total capacity of 800+ men on any given night. […]

Faces of the Mission :: Margarita

“I don’t see myself as in poverty,” Margarita says. “My parents would come back from the dead if I was in poverty! You have to know who you are. I can say that my mother and grandmother always said that people determine who you are by how you look. So, it was necessary for me […]

Faces of the Mission :: Reginald

I stare downward at the sidewalk as we step past people living in homelessness standing and laying beside walls. For some, the walls act as support, providing a foundation to rest on, to sleep beside. For others, the walls provide a space to interact, to have conversation and ‘just kick it’ with her/his street family. […]

Finding a New Home :: The Family Refugee Services Program

While many are familiar with the Mission’s emergency services and long-term programs, fewer are aware of how the Mission serves refugee families in the Denver area. Arrival in the United States certainly provides a degree of security for those fleeing turmoil, however a new home brings new struggles for employment, affordable housing, and healthy community. […]

Faces of The Mission :: Shavon

  “Everyone has a story of why we’re here…it’s not like what everyone thinks. Not everyone is homeless because we’re doing drugs or drinking; not everyone is like that. Not everyone in this situation is here because we want to be, or because we have a habit. Like for me, I don’t do drugs. I […]

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