Warren Village

Warren Village implements a comprehensive Two-Generation (2Gen) approach that includes safe and affordable housing; wrap-around family support services including workforce training, educational advancement, and life-skills classes; and a nationally accredited early learning center.

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General Information

General
Official Name
Warren Village Inc​​​​​​​
DBA/Trade Name(s)
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Former Name(s)
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Acronym
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Date Established
1969
Offers Additional Colorado State Tax Credit
EZ Tax Credit & Child Care Credit
Tax ID
84-0644270
Addresses
Headquarters Address
1323 Gilpin Street
Denver, CO 80218
Colorado Location
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Mailing Address
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Other Address
1323 Gilpin Street
Denver, CO 80218

1323 Gilpin Street
Denver, CO 80218
Phone/Fax
Main Phone Number
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Fax Number
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Other Phone Number
303-321-2345
Web/Email
Email
jmarsh@warrenvillage.org
Website
www.warrenvillage.org
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Mission Statement

Warren Village exists so low-income, single-parent families can achieve sustainable personal and economic self-sufficiency.

Organization History

Located in Denver's Capitol Hill neighborhood, Warren Village was established in 1974 when citizens and business professionals saw an influx in the number of single-parent families struggling to subsist. These community members wanted to build a program that would give these families a chance at economic independence.

One of those community members was Dr. Myron Waddell, a physician who worked in Denver's inner city during the 1960s. Along with others in the community, he conceived Warren Village after observing an increasing number of single-parent families and accompanying high rates of poverty, family violence, and homelessness. An active member of Warren United Methodist Church, Dr. Waddell envisioned an "intentional community" of single-parent families who could live in a safe and decent temporary home while working toward self-sufficiency. Over a period of nearly ten years, Warren Church bought eight plots of land, razed the existing buildings, and donated the land for the creation of an urban village.

Testimonials

"I don't know where I would be without Warren Village. I have formed bonds and relationships that are the foundation of my support system. I have been able to break the cycle of homelessness for me and my children, and I will now be able to give them the life that they deserve. I'm not quite where I want to be yet, but I am well on my way." - Kelly, Alumna (2018)

"I am still learning to be self-sufficient and how to plan ahead for my future. At this point I'm building a foundation and enjoying the journey. The Warren Village program is a process. It's challenging, but it's certainly worth all the effort because I've learned it's the process that defines my journey now and in the future. " - Reba, Resident (2018)

"Being a single mom is difficult, and being the sole provider is not impossible, but it is very hard. Warren Village has given me a safe place to raise my daughter, and having her enrolled in their on-site Learning Center has afforded me the time to complete an associate's degree in paralegal studies, and work towards obtaining my bachelor's degree in criminal justice." - Hannah, Resident (2018)

"Living at Warren Village has meant stability for me and my children and an opportunity to complete my degree, which will change the trajectory of our lives for the better." - Polo (Almuni) 2015

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