Respect Life Resources

  • Andy and Liza: Building a Family, Making a Difference

    Through Catholic Charities, Andy and Liza have fostered two young children, a girl they helped reunite with her biological father, and a girl they adopted.

    "We wanted to accomplish two things, build a family and make a difference in this world. We can honestly say that we were able to do both and that God has rewarded us beyond belief for taking a chance on His children in need. He ultimately brought us Autumn, our beautiful and happy daughter, who brings us joy and love every day. Before Autumn came to us, our hearts were tested when we had to say goodbye to our first child, Annie."

    Contact Cheryl Garcia at Catholic Charities at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 303-742-0828 to learn more about Andy and Liza's story — and to consider becoming a foster parent and helping a child in need.

Become a Sponsor

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Catholic Charities’ Lighthouse and other Women’s Services could not exist without the generous support from the community. We would like to take this opportunity to thank our incredible sponsors for their continued commitment and dedication as we work together to protect life.


*For Sponsorship opportunities, please contact Sherry Gillespie at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Our 2015 Gala Sponsors

Beacon of Hope - $50,000

Saeman Foundation

Mark & Nancy Bauman

Lighthouse - $25,000

Bill & Sharon Keefe

Respect Life - $10,000

Joe and Becky Schmid

Wayne & Diana Murdy

Gabriel Project - $5,000

Bill & Brooke Leer

Christopher & Annette Bergeon

Cynthia Perny

Denzil & Shari Samuels

Wheeler Trigg O'Donnell Foundation

Fr. Ed Judy - $3,000

Advancing justice and peace through business

Colorado Family Action

Duane & Karen Haley

J.P. Morgan

Kevin & Jill Heringer

Drs. Robet & Sonia Jotte

Drs. Robet & Sonia Jotte

Bill & Annette Newland

Robert L. Scott

Project Rachel - $2,000

Capuchin Province of Mid America

Terry & Fran Combs

Kevin and Cheryl Dooley

Glaser Electric Company/ Muldoon Architects LLC

Gary & Bridget Keating

Father John Paul Leyba

Bob & Elizabeth Lazzeri

Pediatric Dentistry of Loveland - Dr. Gerken & Dr. Galm

Joel & Barb Sauer

St. Thomas More Catholic Church


A very special thanks to:


Can't Make It

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Our online registration is now closed. However, we still need your help!
The Beacon of Hope Gala raises money for five of our Women’s services ministries.

  • We rescue children, born and unborn 
  • We fulfill the needs of mothers
  • We provide a continuum of care for their whole family

Your donation will make a difference to these women and families.

$125 – the cost of your donated seat at the Gala -  will buy 500 diapers to help low-income families take care of their children

$250 – the cost of you and your date’s donated seat at the Gala – will provide one ultrasound to a woman who is scared, unsure, and needs to see her baby’s heartbeat.





Help us provide 100 women a safe & warm place this winter!

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.