Dry Bones Denver

Dry Bones is a ministry among houseless youth and young adults in Denver metro area. While assisting youth experiencing street life in many ways, our most life-changing specialty remains in providing long-term emotional, physical, and spiritual support within the context of genuine relationship.

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General
Official Name
Dry Bones Denver​​​​​​​
DBA/Trade Name(s)
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Acronym
DBD
Date Established
2003
Offers Additional Colorado State Tax Credit
None
Tax ID
46-0471517
Addresses
Headquarters Address
1600 N Downing St
Suite 400
Denver, CO 80218
Colorado Location
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Phone/Fax
Main Phone Number
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Other Phone Number
303-809-7389
Web/Email
Email
matt@drybonesdenver.org
Website
www.drybonesdenver.org
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Mission Statement

In the context of relationships, practicing the way of Jesus, we meet spiritual and physical needs of homeless and street-connected youth and young adults. We seek to equip and inspire all involved to relieve suffering, facilitate reconciliation, and free the heart to love.

Organization History

Dry Bones Denver (DBD) informally began in late 2001 as the large population of homeless youth and young adults was first noticed by Dry Bones' founders. Initially begun as a simple framework where people of unlikely matched walks of life (rich, poor, wise, inexperienced, housed, houseless, and so on) would meet and begin genuine caring relationships, Dry Bones offered opportunities for kids to "belong." Realizing the increasing need, DBD quickly formed into a 501(c)3 organization and expanded its offerings. Today, Dry Bones continues to provide genuine relationships that run deep. DBD also offers life-skills classes, meals throughout each week, counseling services, Resource Navigation assistance, spiritual community, individual goal planning, clergy support (weddings, funerals, etc), and countless opportunities for our friends living on the streets to discover their value, express a voice, and believe in lasting hope.

In 2013, Dry Bones birthed, in partnership with Belay Enterprises, Purple Door Coffee - a 12 month job training program and coffee company.

In 2018, Dry Bones, in partnership with Providence Network, birthed the Silver Lining House - a transitional housing program for young adults 18 to 30, years old.

DBD is governed by a Board of Directors consisting of 9 women and men. The complete Board meets tri-annually; break-out focus teams meet throughout the year; the Executive Team meets monthly.

Testimonials

Please take a moment to watch this video of "Little Joe" and Nikki sharing their story of life-changing relationship that began through an unlikely intersection.

http://drybonesdenver.org/unlikely-intersection-joe-and-nikki/

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