Homelessness

Giving Families The Space To Dream Again

Have you ever held your breath too long it made you dizzy or feel faint? In July, of 2016 I was surfing in San Diego, California and found myself in a very dangerous situation… On this particular day, the waves were very powerful and the current was moving so fast […]

Look Into the Future

If you are like me, it is easy to turn on the TV and wonder about the future. What will happen as the world spins a few thousand more times? Will there be new technology? Will there be peace? Will Chipotle still charge us extra for guac? However, mostly I […]

A Second Chance

(Above: Left to right – Juan, Mayreni, Victoria, Jesus) As in most cases, for Mayreni and Juan homelessness did not happen over night. In fact, for them the story starts back in 2012, when Mayreni unexpectedly lost her job. As if the loss of a job wasn’t already a big […]

Coming in From the Cold …

Family Promise is offering a cold weather shelter again this year, expanding resources to care for an additional family or more during severe weather weeks … “There’s such a dire need for shelter across the Denver area,” said Allie Card, executive director of Family Promise. “We want to do everything […]

2015 Annual Summary

What a year! We served 73 incredible families, including 238 individuals. Of those, 137 were children. Many of our program guests found us because of declines in affordable housing. In 2014, unemployment was the biggest factor for families, but last year, housing took center state. The largest percentage of guests – […]

Join Us

Things are changing at Family Promise. We’re still helping homeless families by providing shelter, food and supportive services, but we’re doing more … This year, we’re developing deeper relationships with those we serve! We’re collaborating with apartment communities and landlords to transition families into new homes. And we’re offering rental […]

Curious About How To Help?

Help & Community Support Family Promise serves an average of 67 homeless families every year. We begin by caring for their basic needs of food, shelter & transportation, and build from there – creating lasting relationships that foster resources, connections and self-sufficiency. There are multiple ways to support our mission, […]

‘Tis the Season

By John Chambers Family Promise of Greater Denver The holidays are often a generous time. People give gifts not only to friends and family, but often support nonprofits and charitable causes. In fact, national organizations have seen a boost in generosity this year. “Nonprofit organizations nationwide saw an increase in […]

PJ Day

Have you ever wanted to wear your pajamas to work or school? Here’s the perfect excuse! The 10th Annual PJ Day is Thursday, Feb. 5, to support Denver’s Road Home, a 10-year plan to address issues surrounding homelessness. “For most of us, putting on pajamas before heading to bed is […]

Stretched Thin

Stretched Thin By John Chambers Family Promise of Greater Denver There are two opposing forces in metro-Denver … 1. The homeless population is expanding. 2. Affordable housing is shrinking. The Denver Post has reported on the paradox, calling Denver a “tale of two cities.” “The downtown population has boomed, increasing […]

One Human Family

One Human Family Key West is a beautiful place. And it’s not just the island’s weather or laid-back vibe. It’s the message you see around every corner: “One Human Family.” Key West lives by that motto, and the vacation destination celebrates everyone! We agree with Key West. We are one […]