The Rising

A nonprofit organization

$19,212 raised by 87 donors

77% complete

$25,000 Goal

The Rising Church in Olde Town Arvada is home to Mission Arvada Day Shelter and Homeless Navigation Center. Your generous donations will support the three components of Mission Arvada: Emergency Services, Housing Navigation, and the Food Pantry. Mission Arvada welcomes all who come to us for help without discrimination or income restrictions.


"The people involved here have been by my side ever since I came through these doors. . . I've felt happy here. I've felt comfortable here. So this is where I've decided to stick. By getting involved with the church, getting involved with the people, and getting involved with the community, and just making my presence known, the people here could see this kid wants to have a chance. He doesn't want to be on the streets. . . Because of this church, this community, these people, that kid has started to become a man."
- Chris, a Recently Housed Client

"This place has helped people get phones and then jobs. . . And rent's gone up so much that we couldn't stay on our feet. The director Karen and her friend at the Arvada Housing Authority helped me and my wife get housing." - Guy

"Mission Arvada has helped me quite a bit, because if it wasn't for these guys I don't know where I'd be. They've helped me a lot because they're trying to get me housing and they helped me get a job, instead of being on the street." - Brenda

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"Helping the poor, hurting, addicted, marginalized, and homeless of our community with the love of Jesus Christ."

Many of those experiencing homelessness in our community don't know a life beyond hardship. A hot meal and a shower at Mission Arvada are a start towards a more hopeful life. To change lives for the long-term, Mission Arvada is committed to addressing the root causes of homelessness and the deeper needs of our clients. We seek to promote the dignity and self-determination of every client we serve.

Background Statement

The Rising Church has been a fixture in Olde Town Arvada for 57 years. In September 2017, the church opened Mission Arvada, a day shelter for people experiencing homelessness. The day shelter was a structured response to the increasing number of people coming to the church for help. As the numbers grew from the occasional person asking for help to dozens of people living on the streets of Arvada, Pastor Steve and the congregation of The Rising recognized they were being called to provide a Christian response to the situation.

Today Mission Arvada is the only day shelter with on-site, in-person housing services in Jefferson County. Our immediate services include breakfast and lunch, showers, personal care items, gently used clothing and shoes, and laundry service.

Beyond addressing immediate needs, we provide in-depth, individualized, ongoing supportive services to our clients. Our housing support workers help with everything from getting new IDs, to providing bus passes for court dates, to direct referrals for other community resources. We also host partnering organizations in-house. Our partners provide health and dental clinics, legal support, job support, mental health support, and help accessing benefits.

Organization Data


Organization name

The Rising

other names

Mission Arvada Day Shelter and Homeless Navigation Center

Year Established


Tax id (EIN)



Housing & Shelter, Mental Health & Crisis Intervention

Organization Size

Medium Organization


7500 West 57th Ave
Arvada, CO 80002

Service areas

Jefferson County, CO, US

Arvada, CO, US



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