Allie Card became the Executive Director in January of 2016 after transitioning from her role as Housing Locator/Case Manager. As the Executive Director, she has the opportunity to oversee all aspects of the growing organization.
Allie graduated from the University of Denver with a Masters in Social Work and completed her Masters of Divinity from Western Theological Seminary in 2015.
Allie is deeply passionate about learning and implementing best practices in order to serve families experiencing homelessness. She also enjoys studying affordable housing and creative housing innovations.
In her free time, Allie enjoys running and being crafty. She and her husband love adventures and playing music together.
Prevention & Diversion Program Manager
Charisse Jordan joined Family Promise in January of 2018 as a Diversion Specialist and has since expanded her role to Diversion & Prevention Program Manager. In this role, Charisse is able to help stabilize families in Metro Denver by offering mediation, small financial assistance, access to mainstream benefits, and other navigation services.
Prior to joining our team at Family Promise, Charisse worked as an Executive Assistant in the financial industry for 20+ years but has always been passionate about community service and is proud to be part of our team. Charisse is excited to make use of her soft, intangible skills like a genuine care, empathy, and desire to do all that she can on behalf of the families that we are helping. She feels what’s important in this role is the ability to look beyond the obvious and get a little creative in the ways in which we help.
She says “It is often the case that writing a check for a family will just help that immediate crisis situation, the question I want to explore is what can we do to prevent this from happening again? This program allows me to explore all of those “other” things that aren’t necessarily addressed by financial assistance.”
Office & Volunteer Coordinator
Miriam Rosenblum joined the staff at Family Promise in 2016. She has music degrees from State University of New York at Stony Brook and from Yale University, and a computer degree from Metropolitan State University of Denver. Miriam worked as a software engineer for 20 years and in her free time pursued her interest in working with youth and volunteers, including mentoring at Denver Kids and Big City Mountaineers and coordinating volunteers at B’nai Havurah, Coloradans for Utah Wilderness, and other organizations.
As Family Promise’s Office and Volunteer Coordinator, Miriam organizes volunteers from the community and oversees the record-keeping and financial operations in the office. She also runs the Compadre volunteers program.
Outside of work, Miriam enjoys spending time with her family, helping kids learn to read through Reading Partners, teaching music, and playing with bands, including Semplice Baroque and The Lost Tribe.
Courtney comes to Family Promise of Greater Denver from from Buffalo, NY. Before moving to Denver, Courtney was the House Manager & Volunteer Coordinator of Kevin Guest House, a healthcare hospitality house in Buffalo.
As Development Manager Courtney focuses on fundraising, outreach, & partner engagement.
Courtney is passionate about serving each family with compassion & humility. She aims to work as an advocate for our families in changing the conversation around family homelessness & how it is perceived within the Denver community.
Courtney graduated from State University of New York at Cortland with a Bachelor’s in Political Science. In her free time she enjoys hiking, watching the Buffalo Bills, and exploring the city.
Tania originally came to Family Promise as an intern from the University of Denver’s Graduate School of Social Work. She graduated from their Advanced Standing program with her Master of Social Work degree. During her time there, her concentration was mental health and she completed the Latinx certificate. This certificate places on emphasis on providing culturally competent services to the Latinx community. Tania is interested in changing how people understand and access mental health services so that they are able to get the care that they need.
As the Intake Specialist for Family Promise’s Community Case Management program, Tania completes phone intakes with families to assess their situation and will meet with them to help them navigate, access, and apply to the various resources that exist in the Metro Denver area. Tania is passionate about getting to know families and their unique needs so that she can help them get connected to the best possible resources.
Outside of Family Promise, Tania likes to spend her time with loved ones, reading, watching movies, hiking, drinking coffee, and trying out new recipes.
Shelter Program Manager
After moving from Chicago, Mel originally joined Family Promise as an intern with the University of Denver’s Graduate School of Social Work, where she earned her Master of Social Work degree. Mel also attended the University’s Sturm College of Law, where she received her Master of Legal Studies degree. Mel is particularly interested in the intersection between poverty and the legal system.
As Family Promise’s Shelter Program Manager, Mel coordinates the placement of families at over 20 local faith congregations. Her goal is to make every family in the program feel as comfortable and safe as possible while working toward long-term housing and stability.
Aside from Family Promise, Mel enjoys spending time with her husband, friends, and many furry children. She’s also an avid reader and podcast listener.
Welcome Emily Miller as she returns to Family Promise of Greater Denver as our new Family Advocate.
Emily attributes her being in this role as a God send. She was a former family in our Shelter Program in 2017. After transitioning out of our program she began working at the Denver Rescue Mission as the Operations Coordinator for their Smith Road Shelter Program.
“Honestly I would have to say that God sent me to FPGD, along the personal connection I already had. I left the program feeling like I wanted to give back whenever I could. Talk about killing two birds with one stone…. I am able to give back and enhance my career at the same time how amazing is that?”
As Family Advocate Emily will work with each family in our Shelter Program, focusing on employment, housing, & savings. Her experience as a past family allows her to work with families on a deeper level. She enjoys working with our families and assisting them in their endeavors that lead to the next chapter of their lives.
When Emily is not at work she enjoys spending time with her two little guys, Kourtlan (9) & Loyal (1).