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The Denver Rescue Mission's chief goal is to meet people at their point of need, physical and spiritual. Through practical programs of public awareness and education, shelter, food and clothing distribution and through Christian teaching and work discipline, we aim to return the poor, needy, and homeless to society as self-sufficient, productive citizens.
Founded in 1892, the Denver Rescue Mission is the oldest full-service relief agency in the Rocky Mountain region. The Mission, a Colorado non-profit corporation, provides food, clothing, shelter, medical, education, and rehabilitation programs free of charge.
We have five locations that offer volunteer opportunities:
Denver Rescue Mission-Lawrence St. Shelter:
Provides emergency care to the poor and homeless and is an entry point for many of our New Life Program participants.
The Crossing (Northeast Denver)
A clean and safe residential community providing long-term rehabilitation and transitional housing to individuals and families who desire to achieve a life of self-sufficiency and community contribution.
Champa House (Downtown Denver)
Provides long-term help toward self-sufficiency in a residential setting for single women with dependent children.This 9-unit transitional housing facility has the capacity to provide living accommodations for nine women and up to 25 children.
Ministry Outreach Center (MOC) (Northeast Denver)
The administrative office and central warehouse location for Denver Rescue Mission.
MOC warehouses food that is distributed to the Lawrence Street Shelter, Champa House and The Crossing program locations, as well as in food boxes given to the needy in the Denver area. Clients can receive clothing, furniture and other household items donated by the community, here.
Harvest Farm (Wellington, CO)
Harvest Farm is a fully operational farm and rural home for men in our New Life Program.
The 209-acre farm can house up to 72 New Life Program participants, ages 18 and older, and hosts the Mission’s Annual Fall Festival. It includes a Lifeskills, Education and Career center; a food, clothing and furniture outreach; maintenance and auto shops, and a three-acre irrigation pond.
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