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Catholic Charities and Community Services of the Archdiocese of Denver

You can change someone's life with your gift today! Catholic Charities addresses each family or individual's unique needs at every age and stage of life. We ask... Are you hungry? Are you cold or tired? Do you need a place to sleep? If the answer is "yes", we can help!

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General Information

General
Official Name
Catholic Charities and Community Services of the Archdiocese of Denver​​​​​​​
DBA/Trade Name(s)
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Former Name(s)
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Acronym
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Date Established
1927
Offers Additional Colorado State Tax Credit
EZ Tax Credit & Child Care Credit
Tax ID
84-0686679
Addresses
Headquarters Address
6240 Smith Road
Denver, CO 80216
Colorado Location
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Mailing Address
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Other Address
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Phone/Fax
Main Phone Number
303-742-0828
Fax Number
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Other Phone Number
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Web/Email
Email
donorrelations@ccdenver.org
Website
www.ccdenver.org
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Mission Statement

Our mission, at its core, is motivated by the call to Christian charity: As the charitable arm of the Archdiocese of Denver, and inspired by God's love and compassion, Catholic Charities extends the healing ministry of Jesus Christ to the poor and those in need.

Testimonials

At Catholic Charities we serve along a "Continuum of Care," addressing each family or individual's unique needs. We operate with a "hand-up" rather than a "hand-out" approach, helping people out of poverty and providing services that foster long-term goals and encourage independence. We recognize the dignity and uniqueness of everyone we encounter.

Here are just a few testimonials of the life changing impact our agency has on the people we serve.

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Shelter Services | Just do your footwork
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Today our family is moving out of Samaritan House shelter. We found an apartment! We're used to paying $525 for rent. Now we're paying $1,350. The apartment has a lot of pluses. The boys will go to a good school in our neighborhood. We left our hometown in Illinois to seek a better life for our family. There were shootings and gangs all around. I've been there. I've done it all. I lived that life. I don't want my kids to live that life. This was my chance to make it better for my family.

I'm 47 now and I've had three heart attacks. We've been together for 16 years. This was our first time away from home. When we came to Denver, we lived in a hotel with a voucher for a while. We felt down at first. But the good Lord didn't have us go this far for us to turn around. We called Samaritan House and they gave us a room on the family floor. When you're around here, everybody starts to become a family. We're blessed that we were able to do it. If your mind is open and you're ready to get on your feet, Samaritan House is the place. We kept the faith. As long as you get up every day and stay focused and stick to what the plan is, you can do it.

I'm grateful they simply took my family off the streets. There should be more places like this for families. I always say just do your footwork. You have to get out there. Keep faith and believe in God because he has a plan for you.

God bless,
Sherrell and Tiffany

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Shelter Services | A journey out of homelessness
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My name is Judy, and I am 56 years old. I was working full time but then needed a total knee replacement. Since I was unable to work, after six weeks of not being able to pay my rent, I was kicked out. This began my journey of homelessness. I started out living in my car and then was able to get a good job. But I was in a car accident and totaled my vehicle. So, I had no place to stay and I was walking to work.

So, I decided to go to Catholic Charities to ask about options for me. I learned about how to get into the residency program at The Mission in Larimer County. It was the answer to my prayers because I knew I could never survive on the streets. My case manager was an angel. She looked up resources, saved my bed for me when I ended up in the hospital six times and was always there for me.

It was not easy, but it's the journey that God had led me on. I'm very comfortable talking to other homeless people about God because if I didn't have faith, I would have committed suicide long ago. Through the help of Catholic Charities, I have had housing for almost a year. I'm so beyond excited, because I now have work and I can be a productive citizen again. It's not for us to judge anyone else and the staff here at Catholic Charities are very careful not to judge. In fact, if you look carefully, you may see wings on some of them!

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Family, Kinship & Senior Services | Senior finds supportive community
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"I was living in an apartment on the second floor with no elevator. It wasn't working for me. I'm 63 years old and have arthritis. Three weeks ago, I moved into Holy Family Plaza in Denver (of Archdiocesan Housing Inc). Then I got connected to all this support. They told me about today's event, the Self-Care Fair at Mulroy Senior Center. I'm getting my haircut - it would cost me otherwise.

The services are great. At Holy Family Plaza, they treat us as kings and queens. It was a big move for me. Now I'm on the fourth floor with mountain views and a patio. There's another perk, too. Everyone is so nice, and they treat us well. We get to meet others in the building. And you don't feel so old. My idea of aging has changed. I don't need to be scared, because everything I need is there. I'm not isolated. I'm blessed."

- Margaret

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Women's Services | A young family finds needed help
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Reilly, 21, was working full time when she suspected she was pregnant. She came to Marisol Health for a free pregnancy test and met with a family development specialist. Her boyfriend was supportive although overwhelmed. They both needed help and support.

Through the Marisol Health Family Development Specialist's support, the mentoring program, Reilly received emotional support and resources to prepare for her life as a new mother. She also received assistance to apply for Medicaid and support as she moved into housing. Reilly couldn't have felt more special after getting donated clothing and the consistent support of the community available through the weekly Marisol Health Lafayette Postpartum group.

Recently, Reilly gave birth to her healthy baby girl. She continues to meet regularly with the MarisolMoms postpartum group for parenting support and a community of other women. She now stays at home with her daughter as her boyfriend found a stable job. She couldn't be happier with her new life as a mom!

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* Names have been changed in certain instances to protect the privacy of our clients.

Organization History

Catholic Charities of Denver is one of the largest and most effective social service organizations in Colorado, founded in 1927. We serve tens of thousands of people in crisis annually. We offer affordable housing, early childhood education, counseling, rent and utility assistance, shelter, food and clothing, case management, family and senior services, women's services and much more. We collaborate with corporate partners, local businesses, nonprofit organizations, government agencies, medical facilities, educational institutions, parishes and other community partners. We work to alleviate and find solutions to some of the most pressing challenges that women, men and families in our community face each day.

Our agency's main office is located in Denver, with three additional regional offices located in Fort Collins, Greeley and Glenwood Springs. Services provided by regional offices are tailored to meet the needs of the local community.

Last year we had:
• 460 Employees
• 20 Board members
• 74,077 Volunteer Hours

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