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The Delores Project

The Delores Project provides a path to stability for Denver's most vulnerable residents. We work alongside individuals as they overcome barriers and challenges and continue on their path to stability.

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General
Official Name
The Delores Project​​​​​​​
DBA/Trade Name(s)
N/A
Former Name(s)
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Acronym
TDP
Date Established
2004
Offers Additional Colorado State Tax Credit
EZ Tax Credit
Tax ID
20-1122039
Addresses
Headquarters Address
P.O. Box 1406
Denver, CO 80201
Colorado Location
N/A
Mailing Address
P.O. Box 1406
Denver, CO 80201
Other Address
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Phone/Fax
Main Phone Number
303-534-5411
Fax Number
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Other Phone Number
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Web/Email
Email
info@thedeloresproject.org
Website
www.thedeloresproject.org/
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Mission Statement

The Delores Project provides safe, comfortable, shelter and personalized services for unaccompanied women and transgender individuals experiencing homelessness, and advocates for housing solutions.

Organization History

In the winter of 1999, Brothers Redevelopment, Inc. offered use of a building to the homeless service provider community. Recognizing the shortage of emergency shelter space for adult unaccompanied women who are homeless, a collaborative effort of service providers including Denver Human Services, The Empowerment Program, The Gathering Place, and St. Francis Center, organized to open the building as a shelter of last resort for this vulnerable population. The Delores Project (TDP) opened its doors to homeless women on January 10, 2000. For six years, the shelter operated seasonally in borrowed spaces to shelter 34 women a night October through April.

Founded as a project of the Colorado Nonprofit Development Center, TDP became an independent tax-exempt charitable organization in 2005.

In response to ongoing need for TDP programs, in 2005 the organization secured its own facility from which to operate an expanded year-round overnight shelter. With significant support from the local foundation community and Denver's Road Home, TDP opened its new doors in December 2006.

TDP now operates a 50 bed, safe, overnight shelter for unaccompanied adult women and transgender individuals 365 nights a year. Year-round services make it possible for TDP to enhance emergency shelter services with on-going case management support for women and transgender individuals who are able to transition out of homelessness.

Testimonials

Quotes from guests of The Delores Project:

"I can't begin to express how much your support means. Without your gift, I'd still be living in my car - always scared, looking over my shoulder, and never feeling safe. Thank you."
- CH

"The Delores Project has been a huge blessing for me. Knowing I have a bed for a week means I have time to get grounded, as opposed to simply focusing on survival." - AN

"I got a home. The Delores Project provided literally everything I needed to accomplish my goals" - SD

"The Delores Project helped by allowing me a roof over my head after searching for housing all day. And the bus passes were so great I wouldn't have had any transportation otherwise…Everyone has been so kind and helpful as we go through a traumatic time. There's a sense of peace here." - LS

"I've been accepted into college. None of this would have happened without the Delores Project- it's opened up a world of possibility for me. I have so many more options when I don't have to be totally focused on housing. When I stay here, I feel safe and less worried. I know that, at the very least, I can close my eyes and rest, without having to worry about my safety." AM

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