Samaritan House rededication to mark 30th anniversary

Archbishop Samuel Aquila of Denver to bless shelter during December 10 event    Denver, CO—After 30 years of mercy and compassion to the poor and needy in the Denver community, the historic Samaritan House shelter will rededicate its mission to fighting homelessness. “It’s an important moment for Samaritan House, because we continue to grow and…

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Samaritan House braces for bitter cold snap

Denver shelter asks for Colorado Gives Day donations, warm clothing to give to homeless   Denver, CO—Catholic Charities’ Samaritan House shelter is preparing for the first severe cold weather of the season that is anticipated to create hardship on homeless and pack the shelters. Samaritan House in downtown Denver is preparing its emergency shelters for…

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Restored hope

When Jennifer walked toward the doors of Samaritan House with her two young girls, she started crying. “I just didn’t want to be there. It’s not where I wanted my girls. I felt like the worst mom,” she said. Jennifer’s two daughters sit outside Samaritan House shelter with their belongings. Jennifer was hesitant to seek…

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‘Worth every second’

Kansans experience a conversion volunteering at Samaritan House Despite fear of the unknown, a group of faithful Kansans came to the big city to help the needy. “This was the first time doing this from our community,” said Rick Binder, a farmer from Hays, Kan., 340 miles east of Denver, about the volunteer group. “The…

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Samaritan House volunteers to serve hundreds of homeless

Sheraton Downtown Denver Hotel and The Westin Denver Downtown culinary teams to prepare warm Thanksgiving meals   Denver, CO—Catholic Charities’ Samaritan House shelter will give hundreds of people experiencing homelessness a reason to be thankful this Thanksgiving Day when they’re served a full meal by volunteers. Some 500 residents struggling with homelessness will enjoy a…

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Truckload of turkeys to brighten holidays for the homeless and needy

Truck driver Dusty Craven had never seen so many turkeys—2,912 of them, to be exact, stacked in a 53-foot truck weighing in at some 39,000 lbs. But the best part of Craven’s Friday morning delivery to Samaritan House shelter in Denver is knowing the turkeys will feed thousands of hungry men, women and families this…

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Truckload of turkeys a boon for Catholic Charities turkey drive

Latter-day Saints to deliver 2,900 turkeys from Utah to feed Denver’s homeless Denver, CO—In an otherwise dry season for turkey donations in Denver, Catholic Charities will see a boost to its turkey drive for the homeless with a special delivery from Utah—2,900 turkeys donated by the Mormon church on Friday morning. The load of frozen…

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Mayor, archbishop stand ‘shoulder-to-shoulder’ with Catholic Charities

Plans for new 150-bed Samaritan House Women’s Shelter unveiled Archbishop Samuel Aquila and Denver Mayor Michael Hancock joined Charities Charities CEO Larry Smith to unveil plans for the new 150-bed Samaritan House Women’s Shelter in northeast Denver. Together the leaders announced the new shelter to help serve homeless women in the community, including those who…

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Catholic Charities unveils plans for new women’s shelter in northeast Denver

City provided $1 million to help purchase building for 150-bed facility New shelter serving vulnerable women will open in mid-2017 Denver, CO — Oct. 17, 2016 — With funding and support from the City and County of Denver, Catholic Charities in the Archdiocese of Denver will offer single women facing homelessness access to emergency and…

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Sam’s Supper draws support for shelter’s anniversary, ongoing service to the poor

  In support of Samaritan House’s 30th anniversary, hundreds gathered for the Sam’s Supper benefit dinner Sept. 10 to recall the shelter’s history-making beginnings and continued service to the poor. More than 300 donors and supporters attended the inaugural dinner hosted by Catholic Charities of Denver at Mile High Station downtown. The commemorative evening included…

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