Our History

Family Promise of Greater Denver, founded in 1997 as the Interfaith Hospitality Network of Denver, is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization independently associated with a national organization comprised of more than 200 affiliates in 43 states.

In 1997, a small group of compassionate individuals saw the unmet needs of families experiencing homelessness within the Denver area. This group met with Karen Olson, the founder of Family Promise, an organization started in 1988 in Summit, NJ to serve children and their families in need of housing. Soon this group recruited 10 faith communities to shelter families in the Greater Denver area for a week at a time in their facilities.

In 2014, Family Promise of Greater Denver (FPGD) began to notice families were returning to shelter, more and more people were moving from out of state without a safe place to call home, and families were being displaced from housing. FPGD began to expand programs in order to accommodate these increased needs. Through a spectrum of supportive services, we walk alongside families from surviving to thriving.

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Our mission is to form relationships with families at risk of or experiencing homelessness by providing shelter, meals, and a spectrum of supportive services as they obtain permanent stability.

Each family facing a housing crisis that comes through our doors is met with dignity, respect, and hospitality, as we work to ensure they regain sustainability
— Allie Card, Executive Director
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