Denver Rescue Mission
Rating: 4.2 stars 5 5 reviews
3501 East 46th Ave Denver CO 80217 USA
The Denver Rescue Mission (DRM) was founded in 1892 to serve the less fortunate in our community. Through practical programs of public awareness, education, free medical and dental services, shelter, food and clothing distribution and through training, teaching and work therapy, the Mission aims to return the poor, needy and homeless to society as self-sufficient, productive citizens. DRM is a non-denominational Christian organization and does not discriminate in its provision of programs or services on the basis of race, color, national origin, creed or religion, age, handicap, marital status, sex or sexual orientation. We assist men, women and children. An independent Board of Directors oversees the Mission. Seventy-five cents of every dollar given to the Mission is used to fund our programs and services. DRM receives no government funding and relies on donations as our support.
Ministry outreach center: provides clothing, lodging, education, counceling, and spiritual guidance for the poor, needy, and homeless. During the year ending june 30, 2014 the denver rescue mission provided 531,069 meals, distributed 2,748 food boxes, distributed 125 tons of clothing, and provided 251,590 nights of shelter.
the crossing: offers our new life rehabilitation program in a community setting for men, star transitional program for homeless families, single men, single women, and new life program graduates; and temporary housing for interns and guest.
lawrence street: provides 300 shelter beds for men each night. They also serve 500 meals daily.
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The Denver Rescue Mission is the best bet in Metro Denver when it comes to your monetary and gift donations. I've been involved with them for several years and see how lives are changed. So many people think of them as just a soup kitchen. But I have met the folks who participate in their long-term programs, where lives are restored. The cycle of poverty and homelessness is ended because of programs offered by the Denver Rescue Mission.
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I am a volunteer who always thought of a homeless person as an old man, pushing a cart filled with his belongings. Since volunteering, I have seen homeless people who have jobs, families and single women. I saw the face of homelessness in Denver.
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I enjoyed working alongside men in the rehabilitation program. To hear their stories about why they were working towards a new life, gave me a new perspective on everthing. Serving meals humbled me. I realized how fortunate I am.
The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...
What is great at the Mission is rehabilitation program participants give tours to volunteers and also help train people on volunteer duties. You receive that one on one interaction with the people you are helping. It was a very meaningful experience.
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