The Parker Task Force is dedicated to providing individuals and families in our community with food, limited financial assistance and other support services to help them become self-sufficient. These services will be delivered with compassion, dignity and respect by our 100% volunteer staff.
Parker Task Force for Human Services Charitable Trust (PTF) was founded in 1987 by four local women, representing four area churches, and the Parker Fire Safety District. PTF was granted the 501(c) 3 charitable designation in July of 1988. PTF was founded as an all-volunteer agency and remains so to this day.
Originally housed in one woman's barn, The Town of Parker has donated the space, maintenance and utilities to PTF for over 20 years. Between this and our volunteers, we save hundreds of thousands of dollars each year in operational and housing costs.
PTF was founded to help indigent travelers. As the program grew, local residents who were struggling to make ends meet became the focus of the assistance. When the economy started to decline, the client base broadened and the focus became homeless prevention. PTF now conducts business as a homeless prevention agency along with a food bank as well as other specialized services. PTF provides food and limited financial assistance to client families in the Parker, Franktown and Elizabeth areas (by zip code) who are facing financial and personal crisis.
Thank you for all the assistance provided to my family and I over the last few months! This will be my last visit here as I begin a new job which will allow me to support my family again. Your help brightened our holidays and we appreciate your kindness and generosity.
When I shared with my wife the help you offered us, she cried and asked me to thank those responsible for their generosity.
"Thank you all very much with all of the food items and especially taking care of the abscessed tooth. I feel a lot better. And also thank you for leading me in the right direction..."
Thank you so much for the wonderful Thanksgiving basket. Our hearts will remember feeding our family this year. I appreciate the Parker Task Force and the volunteers hard work.
"Thank you for your store and the way you helped us." (Written in crayon from a single dad's small daughter.)
"Thank you so much for all of your help and assistance with my rent. I appreciate your bringing all of the people and funds together and working with Salvation Army to get my case recognized on an emergency basis. I appreciate everything the Parker Task Force has done for me and my boys."
"We cannot even ever express our thanks enough to you! We are so very blessed from your efforts of giving. We have not had to buy groceries for several months now and can stay in our place and pay some bills. We thank God for you and for the time and effort we know you all give."
"Thank you all so much for what you do. Your selfless service and compassion for others in times of crisis brings great comfort to those of us that need your service. Blessings on you all."
"My family and I have been greatly helped and blessed by the PTF and the community that has made these blessings possible. Most recently you helped us again with much needed prescriptions and medical care. I don't think we would have survived without your help."
"I haven't gained weight, but the food we have received has prevented us from becoming a skinny bunch. A heartfelt thank you to you all. God will bless you."
"You will never know how much your help has meant to me and my family. Suffice it say you've saved a life."
"Everyone has been kind, helpful and understanding. Thank you, it's hard to ask for help sometimes."
"Thank you for never making me feel ashamed or somehow bad. I have never met an entire group of people with such overwhelming kindness and compassion."
"I believe Parker Task Force has helped me with all my problems in more ways I can thank them excilent service excilent people my friends" (From one of our mentally challenged adult clients.)
"Your services and help were a literal life saver! The whole experience has been made easier with the kindness of the volunteers."
"Parker Task Force treats individuals with dignity and kindness. They have helped me and others tremendously. I can't thank you enough. I'm very blessed to have found the care I needed here."
"I'm too overwhelmed to say anything but - you rock!"