Respect Life Resources
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.
Jason Scott Jones is a film producer, author, activist, and human rights worker. Jones was a producer on the 2006 film, Bella, which won several film industry awards, most notably the People’s Choice Award at the 2006 Toronto International Film Festival.
Jason was the associate producer of the 2008 film, The Stoning of Soraya M., which won the NAACP Image Award in 2010 as well as the Los Angeles Film Festival Audience Award in 2009. His short films include Eyes to See (2010) and Crescendo (2011). He was producer in 2012 of the TV movie Mother Marianne: Portrait of a Saint.
Jones works directly to aid the homeless, peoples facing genocide, and women with crisis pregnancies. He is president of Movie to Movement and the Human Rights Education Organization (H.E.R.O.). He lives in Hawaii. The Race to Save Our Century is his first book.
Tickets and Sponsorships
We are currently seeking corporate and individual sponsors for our 2015 event, as well as in-kind donations to feature in our live and silent auctions. Click here to download a Sponsorship/Auction Item Donation form. For information, contact Cheryl Talley at 720-377-1385.
About Lighthouse and Women's Services
Catholic Charities' mission is to “extend the healing ministry of Jesus Christ to the poor and those in need.”
The “poor” may be a baby in-utero—and the mother carrying that child. Or, it may be a woman who has suffered domestic abuse and needs shelter, with her children, so she can find a new home with stability.
Our "Women’s Services" refers to a collection of Catholic Charities services, all of which seek to provide women with specialized care, including prenatal care, counseling and provision of basic necessities.
Those services include:
- Lighthouse Women’s Center a licensed medical center located across from Planned Parenthood;
- The Gabriel Project providing pregnant women and new mothers with diapers, blankets and other goods;
- Father Ed Judy House providing shelter for homeless women and children;
- Project Rachel providing post-abortive counseling through Catholic Charities' Regina Caeli Clinical Services
- Respect Life Resources providing educational and training programs regarding the sanctity of life.
The Mission of Lighthouse Women's Center
Lighthouse Women’s Center, which opened its doors on October 1, 2012, has established itself as a foundational piece of our Women's Services spectrum. It also remains the primary focus of our annual gala.
Lighthouse has become a “beacon of hope” to women and men experiencing an unplanned pregnancy. Here, clients receive free pregnancy tests, free ultrasounds and free, confidential counseling.
Several babies have already been born as a result of the direct support their families received at Lighthouse Women’s Center.
Throughout the first year of this life-saving ministry, here’s what we’ve realized: these women need a continuum of care that includes emergency assistance, shelter, counseling, housing, child care, victim assistance…the list is much longer and the needs are great.
Expanding our reach
We assure each of our Lighthouse clients of our prayers and availability to them in the weeks, months and years to come. As part of that promise, we are routinely connecting our Lighthouse clients with trusted, pro-life physicians, certified counselors and valuable educational materials.
With your help, we seek to continue the expansion of these services for mothers and all women in need.
Your support for this year's gala will enable us to remain steadfastly committed to their long-term care.
Proceeds from the event will benefit "Lighthouse and Women's Services" of Catholic Charities, Archdiocese of Denver.