CREATIVE SERVICE

We take action in our community by identifying places of pain and brokenness in which we seek to act justly, with mercy and humility.

Upcoming Opportunities

BUS STOP MINISTRIES (kids welcome – all ages)

Bus Stop Ministries has been serving people experiencing homelessness in the Denver Uptown neighborhood for 21 years. Bus Stop Ministry meets weekly on Tuesdays at 7am for a grab-and-go breakfast at our Uptown location. The ministry prides itself on providing delicious morning meals as we’re called to ‘love our neighbor as ourselves’ and not simply provide leftovers.

For more information, contact Kelsey Staudacher

DRY BONES (kids welcome – all ages)

Dry Bones staff and volunteers are committed to serving the large population of homeless teens and young adults living in downtown Denver. There are three main ways that you can connect with our friends at Dry Bones during this pandemic – contribute and participate by preparing meals, donating snacks and food supplies, and ordering Purple Door Coffee. Dry Bones serves 25 lunches each Monday and 50 dinners each Thursday using prepared to-go boxes. You can help by signing up to prepare meals or by donating snack and food items you can purchase directly from this Amazon Wishlist. Finally, you can support Dry Bones by ordering Purple Door Coffee. By purchasing coffee beans to be delivered to your home, you help Dry Bones continue to pay the Purple Door job-training program employees. Since churches are not able to gather in person as usual, Purple Door’s coffee sales have gone down significantly. You can make a one-time purchase, or sign up for a monthly or twice-a-month subscription.

For more information contact Suzy Stolwyk

EXTREME COMMUNITY MAKEOVER (kids welcome – ages 8+)

Extreme Community Makeover (ECM) coordinates volunteer teams to partner with underserved people to improve their own homes and neighborhoods. These projects build safer environments; cultivate community among residents, neighborhoods, and networks of local resource providers; and connect residents to a permanent path towards healthy, hopeful, and stable lives.  During the pandemic, groups will be limited to 10 people, and volunteers are responsible for providing their own masks and gloves. You can sign up for a workday as an individual, family, or small group

For more information, contact Dalyce Young

JOSHUA STATION (kids welcome – all ages)

Almost two-thirds of the homeless in Denver are people in families. Joshua Station is a faith-based community helping families make the transformation from homelessness to a healthy, stable living environment. Joshua Station is home to 24 families made up of 43 children and 28 adults who are on the road to self-sufficiency. DCC is involved with providing and sharing community meals with those living at Joshua Station. During the pandemic, Joshua Station is looking for support for their weekly meals – because cooking communally is a risk, they are specifically looking for folks who can support them by purchasing pre-made meals from a local restaurant to share with their residents.

For more information, contact Brooklyn Daugherty

NETWORK COFFEE HOUSE

Network is a coffee house for homeless folks in the Capitol Hill neighborhood. It exists in order to build long-term, redemptive relationships with some of the most marginalized people in the city of Denver. Our friends at Network need our help! They’ve been serving about 60-80 lunches per day. The volunteer energy is beginning to dwindle – Let’s show up with new life! If anyone, or better yet, a small group of folks would commit to taking a day a week during this next leg of the relay, they’d sure appreciate it! Sign up for a specific item (string cheese, sandwiches, etc.) or a whole meal! Jump in here: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0e4da9aa2ca02-helping

For more information contact Robin Cutright

BENEFITS IN ACTION

BIA assists individuals with understanding, navigating, and applying for assistance with health care benefits and other community benefits.  The Food Box Distribution Program helps isolated individuals and families access food. This program serves those who are unable to access food pantries by working with volunteers and local food pantries to deliver food boxes containing fresh foods and non-perishables to those who need them in the Denver Metro Area. BIA has 300 people on their food delivery list.  And the list is growing.  BIA is looking for volunteer Drivers to pickup and deliver food and Callers to confirm recipient information.  Application and background check will be needed.

For more information contact Sally O’Dwyer

CASA DE PAZ

Casa de Paz  provides visits, shelter, meals, transportation and emotional support to individuals experiencing Detention. Detention is a difficult time that tears families apart and creates a financial burden, so we have always offered our services free of cost. Casa de Paz is a promise – a promise that as long as detention centers keep families apart, there will also be a welcoming home with our doors wide open. During the COVID-19 pandemic, the volunteers of Casa de Paz have been working to encourage individuals currently in detention through their Pen Pal program.  Writing letters allows people to share their stories, and remember that their stories and life are meaningful and important. Please join us in providing these letters of encouragement.

For more information, contact Greg Mortimer

Are you doing something else to serve our city?  We want to know about it!  Contact our Program Coordinator Brooklyn Daugherty to share about your work and how we can get involved!


CREATIVE SERVICE PARTNERS

BUS STOP MINISTRIES

Bus Stop Ministries has been serving people experiencing homelessness in the Denver Uptown neighborhood for 21 years. Bus Stop Ministry meets weekly on Tuesdays at 7am for a healthy breakfast, a sermon, prayer and community. The design of the ministry is ‘one person at a time’ where relationships are prioritized and friendships are formed. Friends can then provide assistance walking through life’s obstacles together through support and prayer. The ministry prides itself on providing delicious morning meals as we’re called to ‘love our neighbor as ourselves’ and not simply provide leftovers.

For more info, contact Kelsey Staudacher

DRY BONES DENVER

Dry Bones staff and volunteers are committed to serving the large population of homeless teens and young adults living in downtown Denver. The youth who live on the streets of Denver range in age from 12 into their mid-twenties. Dry Bones connects these young people with resources, nutrition, entertainment, and new friends. Dry Bones is a place where followers of Christ connect with those living on the streets and all of our faith grows as we discover new life and good news together.

For more info, contact Suzy Stolwyk

EXTREME COMMUNITY MAKEOVER

Extreme Community Makeover (ECM) coordinates volunteer teams to partner with underserved people to improve their own homes and neighborhoods. These projects build safer environments; cultivate community among residents, neighborhoods, and networks of local resource providers; and connect residents to a permanent path towards healthy, hopeful, and stable lives.  ECM is designed to invite volunteers into a partnership with residents of specific Denver neighborhoods to complete home and neighborhood improvement projects. 

For more info, contact Dalyce Young

GOODWILL INDUSTRIES

You may know us from our neighborhood thrift stores, but did you know that 90 cents of every dollar that comes in to Goodwill goes to fund programs in your community for more than 30,000 individuals every year? Proceeds from our retail stores, as well as donor contributions, fund our highly successful workforce development programs for refugees, at-risk youth, struggling adults, and individuals with disabilities.  Each school year Goodwill calls on volunteers to help students make career connections through mock-interviews, career panels and mentoring. 

For more info, contact Ruthann Kallenberg

JOSHUA STATION

Almost two-thirds of the homeless in Denver are people in families. Joshua Station is a faith-based community helping families make the transformation from homelessness to a healthy, stable living environment. Joshua Station is home to 24 families made up of 43 children and 28 adults who are on the road to self-sufficiency. DCC is involved with organizing events for the children at Joshua Station, providing and sharing community meals with those living at Joshua Station, and helping with child care and tutoring for the children who live there. 

For more info contact Brooklyn Daugherty

NETWORK COFFEE HOUSE

Network is a coffee house for homeless folks in the Capitol Hill neighborhood. It exists in order to build long-term, redemptive relationships with some of the most marginalized people in the city of Denver. We are not primarily a service provider, we simply seek to try to get to know our clients in Christ’s living room over coffee and conversation. In being present in this space, we believe we both encounter Jesus in new ways and communicate dignity to our friends on the street. If you wish to come and hang out with us, we welcome all who would come.

For more info contact Brooklyn Daugherty

PARK FOREST CARE CENTER

Park Forest Care Center provides quality care for persons with mental illness, brain injuries and dementia.  Park Forest is home to a wide variety of people from all walks of life; people who have amazing and touching stories, which we are honored to share in. Most of the residents do not have family and friends to visit and it is left to staff and volunteers to reach out and let the residents know how special and loved they are. Each year, DCC has a Christmas tree with the wish lists of every resident at Park Forest. We are privileged to take those gifts in person and get to see the joy and excitement as they open them!

For more info, contact Brooklyn Daugherty