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Changing Lives, One Brick at a Time

The History

In March 1986, shelter 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, it was decided that The Mission was to be built. A tremendous leap of faith and a testament to our trust in the Lord, the compassion of donors, such as you, 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.

St. Elizabeth Ann Seton parish hall 5450 S. Lemay Ave. Fort Collins, CO 80525 RSVP: (970) 484 5010 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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 Jones

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.




January 31st, 2015

Keynote Speaker | Jason Scott Jones
*A Producer of Bella
Keynote Speaker

Master of Ceremonies | Adele Arakawa
*American evening news anchor for NBC affiliate station KUSA-TV of Denver

Schedule of Program:

4:00 p.m. | Mass 
Church of the Risen Christ3060 S Monaco, Denver, CO 80222

5:30 p.m. | Silent Auction & Open Bar
Wings Over The Rockies, 7711 E. Academy Blvd.
Denver, CO 80230

7:00 p.m. | Dinner
Wings Over The Rockies, 7711 E. Academy Blvd.
Denver, CO 80230

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:

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.


If you have questions concerning the 2015 Beacon of Hope gala, please contact Cheryl Talley of Catholic Charities at 720-377-1385 or  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Proceeds from the event will benefit "Lighthouse and Women's Services" of Catholic Charities, Archdiocese of Denver.


About Our Women's Services:

"Women’s Services" refers to a collection of Catholic Charities services.

Those services include:


Dear Friends, 

Catholic Charities is planning its 4th Annual Beacon of Hope Gala, scheduled to take place on Saturday, January 31, 2015 at Wings Over the Rockies. We look forward to being with you that night.

Thanks to your generosity and the hard work of many volunteers, our 2014 fundraiser was an amazing success in funds raised and the commitment our community showed to building a culture of life and service. I said that night that we saved 24 babies in the first 18 months that Lighthouse Women's Center was open. That number of precious lives is now 56. The culture of life that we continue to develop is something we call the "Continuum of Care." A sense of care that starts by offering real choices to women who find themselves in the middle of an unplanned pregnancy. 

With your financial and volunteer support we are able to help these women choose life for their unborn baby and then provide a system of ongoing support that includes Gabriel House, Father Ed Judy House, Regina Caeli Counseling services, mentoring, financial support, parenting classes and much more. It is not enough to save the life of the baby, we have to provide support for the mother and her child after the baby is born. Catholic Charities is fundamentally pro life in all its complexities and joy, not just pro-birth. Whether the need is housing, food, clothing, diapers, education or counseling services, as a result of your support we are there to help a baby become a part of a family – part of a community. 

Today, I am asking you to consider making a commitment to purchasing a table at our gala this coming January 31, 2015. We cannot do what we do without you. We represent you in everything we do. Your contribution at one of the levels listed below will ensure a table(s) for your guests in a premier location on the night of the event. For your early commitment we will have a special gift for you as a table donor and will include your name and/or company name in the event's rolling video loop, program booklet and on Catholic Charities' website. 

Please contact Cheryl Talley at (720) 377-1385 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or Shelly Saemen at (303) 916-6627 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to secure your commitment. 

God Bless, 

Larry Smith 
President and CEO


Read Larry's October 15 column about Jason Jones here.