Growing Home

A nonprofit organization

$1,134,400 raised by 1,245 donors

Growing Home is cultivating a thriving, healthy, and equitable North Metro Denver by connecting people to services and programs to drive community action in the areas of food, housing, parenting education, and lifelong stability. Growing Home encourages participant leadership and helps families achieve long-term stability and success.  

Growing Home's Core Programs and Impact Areas:


  • Food Pantry – A community resource open 5 days/week that uses a choice model whereby participants select the items that best fit the needs of their family. 
  • Community Garden – A collaboration between GH participants, community members, and the City of Westminster. In 2021, the garden produced over 2,000 lbs. of fresh produce for the community.


  • Housing Stability – A case management program that pairs individualized goal setting and action planning with rent/mortgage/utility assistance as needed. 
  • Westchester Apartments - 20 affordable housing units owned by GH. 

Parenting Education

  • Parents as Teachers – A nationally recognized program offering caregivers a network of support and tools that supports the social, emotional, and mental development of their young children (ages 0-5).

Lifelong Stability

  • Collaborative Coaching – An evidence based coaching program that helps participants to name, set, and achieve goals meaningful to both them and the long-term stability of their families.
  • Resource Navigation – Assists individual participants by connecting them with internal supports and providing warm referrals, as needed, to external partners. 

Connecting Community

  • Growing Home staff, participants, and neighbors organizing to address the most pressing issues in the area related to food, housing, parenting education, and lifelong stability with the goal of dismantling the barriers to community thriving.


In partnership with the community, Growing Home advances equity in food, housing, parenting education, and lifelong stability to create lasting change for the future.

Background Statement

Growing Home began when founder Kathleen Drozda met a woman living in her car, parked at the hospital where Drozda worked. This chance meeting awakened her to the problem of suburban homelessness and sparked GH’s inception in 1998. The organization has grown from a single program focused on families experiencing homelessness to a continuum of intentional programs that support a thriving, healthy, and equitable community for all. For 20 years, GH offered temporary shelter, taking a secondary prevention approach for families who were already homeless. In 2019, GH transitioned the program to focus on homelessness prevention, providing emergency rent/mortgage/utility assistance and case management. In 2022, GH entered a new three-year strategic plan that will more closely integrate the organization's advocacy and community organizing work with its direct service work in the impact areas of food, housing, parenting education, and lifelong stability. All work is grounded in a commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging.

Organization Data


Organization name

Growing Home

other names

Adams County Interfaith Hospitality Network

Year Established


Tax id (EIN)



Human Services


3489 West 72nd Avenue #112
Westminster, CO 80030

Service areas

Adams County, CO, US

Jefferson County, CO, US

Denver, CO, US





Social Media