Julia Greeley Home Inc.

A nonprofit organization

You can help homeless women rebuild their lives!
Thanks to you, women are breaking the cycle of homelessness with jobs, families, and self-confidence restored. Even just $25/month goes a long way toward housing and individualized programming to restore a woman's life - all gifts are welcome!


"We're glad to partner with the Julia Greeley Home, which shares our philosophy, "a hand up, not a hand out." What we do at Step Denver to help men recover from their addictions, the Julia Greeley Home does to help women recover from traumas such as domestic abuse and financial collapse. Each of our organizations believe that, offered the time and appropriate support, individuals can be empowered to change their lives for the good."



"Education is key to building a life of self sufficiency, and that's why we are pleased to have awarded two scholarships thus far to Julia Greeley Home residents. Each woman seized her opportunity to pursue her further education, which is the gateway to meaningful work and a purpose-filled life. We look forward to continuing our partnership with the Julia Greeley Home, which believes as we do that education opens doors to conquering even the most severe challenges, including homelessness."



It is very special for us to be able to connect to the women of the Julia Greeley Home in such a loving family atmosphere. Usually, our missionaries are reaching out to homeless people who live in the harsh reality of street life. We look forward to returning many times to the Julia Greeley Home to share our lives with them, and to offer our friendship, encouragement and hope."


I see the Julia Greeley program as unique because it allows a woman to recover her self-sufficiency and confidence in the context of a family home. It is not a shelter. The approach is very different, loving and holistic, and that's what I'm about, too.


"My daughter had been living as a homeless person for a number of years because of serious traumas, including the death of her child. We didn't know how to help her, or where to get help. Then I found the Julia Greeley Home. My daughter agreed to try Julia's, and it has changed her life. You don't know how much I love seeing her come alive and find herself! There are not enough words. From my heart and my soul, I am grateful to the Julia Greeley Home for helping my daughter rebuild her life." 


The Julia Greeley Home welcomes formerly homeless women into a family-style residence, where they receive the time and spiritual support to reclaim their God-given dignity and find self sufficiency.

Background Statement

The Julia Greeley Home opened its doors in August 2013 in a two-bedroom Victorian-era house in the Denver metro area. Two years later, we moved to a 6-bed home in the same vicinity.

The idea of Julia's started with the ministry of a Capuchin priest, dedicated to serving the poor. Father Regis Scanlon, O.F.M. Cap, kept meeting a certain kind of "invisible homeless person": the woman who is alone.

He was concerned that the homeless woman who is alone is underserved in the homeless population. "But Father, I have nowhere to go!" is a cry he heard often. Programs and temporary shelters existed for men, families, and women and children, but there have been few for the woman alone.

Today, the woman alone still faces a cruel choice: a temporary (overnight) bed if she can find one; an uncertain life of constant instability, and risk from street predators.

Many of these women have been thrown into homelessness because of life-changing trauma: domestic abuse, financial collapse, emotional breakdown, estrangement from family. Already vulnerable, the instability and physical danger of homelessness is one more blow.

A unique aspect of the Julia Greeley Home program is that each woman is given the time she needs to identify her own individualized path to self-sufficiency. She is welcome to stay as long as she keeps meeting her goals, which lead to full or part-time employment, safe permanent housing, and/or reconciliation with family. Length of stay varies greatly - some women need only a few months to find their path; others may stay 6-8 months, or even a year.

While there is no specific deadline to leave, a woman must always be achieving her goals, step by step, whether it's finding a job, or stable housing, or a return to the family setting. While she is working toward her goals, we give her the stability and spiritual support of a family-styled home.

Personal responsibility is a hallmark of all truly successful lives, and our residents honor that commitment by contributing a $300/month guest fee. This fee helps offset the cost of maintaining the home for our guests, and underscores an important quality in every person: the quality of personal accountability . We do not take public funding; the rest of our support is supplied by grants and private donations.

From our founding days in a small, family-style setting, we have provided a haven for nearly 100 women who came to us stricken by life circumstances, and who are seeking stability in their lives.

Through our partnership with the Ward Family Foundation, Alexandria, VA, we also offer access to its private scholarship foundation so that qualified women may choose to continue their education during their time with us, and even after beginning their new lives of independence.

Through personal encouragement, spiritual support, and access to education and life skills, we help "Julia's guests" -- the women who come to us -- discover, for themselves, new lives of purpose and meaning.

Organization Data


Organization name

Julia Greeley Home Inc.

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Housing & Shelter

Organization Size

Medium Organization


Mailing address only 3613 Wyandot Street
Denver, CO, CO 80211

Service areas

Denver County, CO, US



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