Step Denver

Men enter Step in a state of desperation, having experienced destruction in every part of their lives due to addiction. Through a residential program built on sobriety, work, accountability, and community, they are able to recover. Every $1 you donate today will be turned into $7 of impact.

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Steps for Success


Human Services 


Ethnic/Racial Minorities - General
Male Adults
Poor/Economically Disadvantaged
Substance Abusers (Drug/Alcohol Abusers)


Above everything, our goal is to help men who have the gift of desperation end their cycle of addiction, take back control of their lives, and transition to a safe and sober living environment where they can become productive, contributing members of their families and community. Highly motivated men are given the opportunity to recover through our Peer Recovery Support Model.

To help them get there, Step Denver developed the Steps for Success program based on our four pillars: Sobriety, Work, Accountability, and Community. They receive one-on-one guidance from their Recovery Support Manager - a Step alumnus and Certified Peer Recovery Coach - recovery education groups, 12 Step fellowship meetings, career counseling, family reconciliation groups, life skills classes, and most importantly, another chance. At Step, we can stay sober together better than any one of us can alone.

"Step Denver gave me a safe and encouraging environment to help me put myself back together again. I've had the same job for 17 months, was promoted to a Pharmacy Tech position this year, and was recently asked to move into management. I attend regular AA and Step Denver meetings and work daily with others toward recovery and continued sobriety. I have met more kind and supportive people during my recovery than I have ever met in my life. I needed to fall down hard in order to know how good it feels to get back up. I'm currently living in one of the Step Denver sober homes and enjoying the fact that I have a chance to live again. The staff always tells me I did the work, but I know they helped save my life." - Mark


Evidence of Program's Success

2019-2020 Impact:

Step Denver residents and alumni faced unprecedented challenges in the last year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Despite the tremendous uphill battle faced, many program outcomes exceeded goals previously set.

Sobriety outcomes remained strong during a time in which our country experienced a record increase in overdoses and employment outcomes came close to meeting set goals despite record unemployment claims. Results in these areas can be attributed to increased engagement provided by Step's Recovery Support Managers and Career Counselor throughout the pandemic.

Of the 227 men served, the following outcomes were achieved:
- 98% of residents obtained full-time, tax-paying employment within their first month.
- 27% of residents obtained higher-paying, career-path employment during their stay.
- 77% of residents reported the rebuilding of healthy family relationships.

Of the 140 alumni contacted:
- 86% reaching the six-month milestone reported sustained sobriety
- 82% reaching the six-month milestone reported current employment
- 96% reaching the six-month milestone reported being housed

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