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Today is Colorado Gives Day
36% of the total homeless population in Denver is made up of single women.
In charitable response to the needs of single women experiencing homelessness, Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Denver is opening the Holy Rosary Overnight Emergency Shelter this month, to be located in Denver’s Globeville neighborhood at 4664 Pearl Street. The tentative opening date is December 15, 2014 dependent on the completion of upgrades to the facility.
The new shelter will operate from within a former school facility located on the property of Holy Rosary Catholic Parish. The facility was generously leased to Catholic Charities by Holy Rosary Parish and the Catholic Archdiocese of Denver in charitable support of the project.
“Recent conversations with the City of Denver along with continued observation of trends within our three current shelter programs in Denver have revealed an increased need for shelter services particularly geared towards single women experiencing homelessness,” said Larry Smith, President and CEO of Catholic Charities. “We are excited by the opportunity to respond to this need in partnership with the City and the Globeville neighborhood.”
Holy Rosary Overnight Shelter will provide:
- Nightly temporary shelter for up to 100 single women experiencing chronic homelessness.
- Daily transportation to and from the shelter.
- Clean bed and safety from the elements.
- An evening meal and a hot breakfast at the Samaritan House before and after their stay.
Are you hungry, are you cold, are you tired, are you sick? Do you need clothing? A place to sleep? Are you pregnant and need help? Those are the questions asked by Catholic Charities in the Archdiocese of Denver, which serves those with a need to give and a need to receive.
"We get to do all of that with the mercy and love of Jesus Christ as the guiding light behind everything that we do," said Larry Smith, the president and CEO of Catholic Charities. "The crucifix is the most charitable symbol in the world, because the ultimate charitable act is to give yourself completely for others, as Jesus Christ did."
His sacrifice on the Holy Cross for every person, for all time, is honored in the Catholic Charities logo above. The image is inspired by the crozier carried by St. John Paul II. The image is a modified silhouette of such a crucifix, found at HolyArt.com and used with permission.
Catholic Charities has served many thousands of people throughout Northern Colorado since 1927 and has grown to provide a range of Women’s Services, Family and Child Care Services, and Housing and Shelter Services.
Help Us Build a Better Future
Changing Lives, One Brick at a Time
In March 1986, the homeless shelter in Ft. Collins moved from St. Joseph’s to a rented space that could house 26 people each night. However, space, both inside and out, was not adequate.
By 1987, a group of leaders decided that The Mission needed to be built. A tremendous leap of faith and testament to their trust in the Lord, this group of donors funded the construction in-part through the purchase of bricks…a fitting foundation for the work we do.
25 Years of Hope
Growth & Gratitude
We cordially invite you to celebrate the 25th Anniversary of The Mission.
We are also celebrating you! Because of your thoughtful, dedicated support over the years, we have helped thousands of men, women and families find shelter and rebuild their lives.
Anniversary Reception Tuesday, Nov. 18 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Help Us Grow!
Today, as we look to take The Mission into our next 25 years, we again come to you with bricks in hand. Join with us as we renew the foundation of our work, brick-by-brick. Our 25th Anniversary bricks cost $25.00 per month. We are asking for your on-going stewardship – funds that will help us each month - funds to help us feed, shelter and help our neighbors as they rebuild their lives - every month.
When you purchase a memorial brick for $25 per month, we will commemorate your generosity with a permanent plaque, engraved with a personal message of your choosing.
To make your donation, print the PDF below, fill it out and return it to our offices, specified on the file.