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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Homeless & Housing, Homeless Centers, Human Services, Neighborhood Centers

Mission: 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.

Programs: 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.

Community Stories

2 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Joe F.

Board Member

Rating: 5

The Denver Rescue Mission is a fine organization with great leadership and employees. It is an efficient organization and an effective one, helping people with basic needs and personal change on the road to self sufficiency. Denver's poor needs help now more than ever and the Denver Rescue Mission is helping in so many measurable ways.

Board Member

Rating: 5

As a member of the Board of Directors, I am continually impressed with the service provided to the less fortunate members of societies, both in terms of basic needs (food, clothing, shelter) as well as providing a gateway to a life of self-sufficiency (programs, education, support). The organization is fiscally sound, financially responsible, and consistently aprpeciative of every person they touch and every supporter of their organization. I cannot say enough of the passion and leadership they provide in our community.