Families SERVEDENVER As a children’s ministry we do not have separate ministry partners or events that are specific to kids. We have carefully chosen our ministry partners for their alignment with DCC’s mission and vision. We encourage families to participate in events with all of DCC’s outreach partners. But for more ideas of where to start, here are our partners that are most accommodating to kids and families.
Joshua Station is a faith-based community helping families make the transformation from homelessness to a healthy, stable living environment. Joshua Station is a home to 24 families made up of 43 children and 28 adults who are on the road to self sufficiency.
Ways for families to get involved: Kids Club, Community Dinner, One Time Seasonal Events, Spruce a Room, Tutoring, monthly dinner/playdates
Contact Rebecca & Jeff Jackson for your family to get involved.
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 to their mid-20’s. 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.
Ways for families to get involved: Yearly fundraiser, Thursday Bowling Nights, Weekly serving dinner, Make “Care Bags” with daily needs items.
Contact Tracy Ro for your family to get involved.
THE WOMEN’S HOMELESS INITIATIVE
The Women’s Homeless Initiative is a consortium of interfaith congregations facilitated thrgouh Capital Hill United Ministries (CHUM) to serve women who are homeless and who are put in the vulnerable circumstances while on the streets. Each night, one of seven sites provides space to sleep up to 20 women.
Ways for families to get involved: Sunday nights: prep meals, serve meals, prep breakfast bags, play card/board games, spend time. Contact Tracy Ro for your family to get involved.
Through Service Journeys we recognize our role as global neighbors. These are short-term experiences in other cultures through which we learn from and serve alongside leaders and communities with whom we maintain long-term partnerships. In addition to serving, we put a special emphasis on learning and relationship in community. By serving through a process of action and spiritual reflection, these experiences have been transformative for many in our community.
Ways to get involved: Join DR Denver community building events (gatherings, fundraisers, serving), attend Family Trips, attend informational meetings.
For more information contact Brooklyn Allen.