Agency Information
Capitol Hill United Ministries
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Each Sunday at 5 pm The Threshold: A Contemplative Experience, you’re invited to
worship in the style of the Taizé Community at “The Threshold,” meeting in the
Sanctuary of The Highland Park Presbyterian Church at 29th and Julian in the Highlands
neighborhood of Denver. This style of prayer, with roots in the Burgundy region of
France, incorporates scripture readings, prayerful singing and silence. Learn more at:
www.thethreshold.us For questions, contact Ashley Seaman at [email protected]
or Brad Berglund at [email protected] or call 720.489.8073. (This Taizé
prayer was formerly held at the Calvary Baptist Church of Denver.)


Save the Date:  May 10th  7:30 AM @ First Baptist Church  CHUM –
Capitol Hill United Ministries, Leadership B-fast.  
This year, we are planning
another CHUM B-fast that will be similar to last year’s.  May 10th @ 7:30 AM.   
However, our focus this year will be on the leaders in our CHUM community, who
work in the various areas that we are passionate about.    The CHUM Leadership
Team has outlined our May CHUM Leadership B-Fast as a time to:
Voice our Common Concerns
Witness to what our CHUM ministries do
Recognize special groups and people in our community
Come together in Prayer, and Celebrate and model our presence in our
community with our CHUM members and our Capitol Hill Business Leaders/City
Leaders/ Community Leaders/ elected officials/ heads of Dept in State and City
that affect our CHUM community.

4th Wednesday of the month @ 7 PM Taize at St. Paul You are invited to join
in a contemplative worship, simple song, and prayer in the spirit of Taize. It will be
held at Saint Paul Lutheran Church (1600 Grant Street) at the edge of downtown.
We invite all faiths to join us! Please note that parking is available and free on the
streets surrounding the church after 6pm. Our services are held by candlelight
and last approximately 1 hour. Also, to stay up-to-date on service times and other
events, please visit wwwstpauldenver.org/get-involved/taize or join our Facebook
page: The Spirit of Taizé!  www.spiritoftaize.org

The Sunday Meal Program at St. Paul really needs donations.  They serve 150-
200 hot meals to hungry people every Sunday at St. Paul and do it on a
shoestring budget.  St. Paul Church United Methodist Church  1615 Ogden St.   
www.stpauldenver.com

DenUM's five most needed items are:  Canned Fruit, Boxed Meals, Peanut
Butter, Spaghetti Sauce  1717 E Colfax Ave, Denver, CO 80218      Ph. 303-350-
5060 -- www.denum.org  

This year marks DenUM's 30th anniversary! For the past three decades, DenUM
has been helping those in our community who often have nowhere to turn for
support. We offer needed support so that everyone can be housed, fed, safe, and
warm.  As part of our commitment to the community, DenUM has made huge
strides toward becoming greener, and the utility savings from this project will
benefit DenUM clients for the next thirty years!

A Special Request for Metro CareRing  Metro CareRing is in need of Rice -
Peanut Butter - Canned Tomatoes - Pasta Sauce - Whole Grain Pasta - Canned
Fruit .  Please drop off those and any other donations to Metro CareRing, 1100
E. 18th Ave.   303-860-7200

EarthLinks
South Platte Bioregion
2828 Larimer Street
Denver, CO 80205-2223
(303)389-0085
Contact Person:  Cass Cronan
[email protected]
Hours:  M-F 8:30am  to 5pm
Volunteers needed for these areas: in the Garden, in the Office, In the
GreenFingers Workshop, in Sales.  Please call for needs and volunteer
opportunities.  Please call for needs and volunteer opportunities.

Sacred Heart House of Denver        
Address: 2844 Lawrence St., Denver CO 80205
Contact Name and phone number: Carrie Hansen, 303-296-6686
Agency Website:
www.sacredhearthouse.org

A brief description of the purpose of the agency:
Sacred Heart House of Denver offers a continuum of services to homeless
mothers with children and single women, who have the desire and commitment to
become self-sufficient.

Possible Volunteer Opportunities.  
Dinner for Residents: Volunteers cook/purchase dinner for the residents of
Sacred Heart House (usually 20 people), bring the food to SHH to reheat it, and
share the meal with the residents.  Volunteers can sign up for any night of the
week.  This can be a one-time project, or a once a month commitment.  Dinner is
served at 6 p.m.  No training necessary.  

Name of Agency: Metro CareRing
Address: 1100 E. 18th Ave., POB 300459
Contact Name and phone number: Minerva Padron @ 303-350-3652 or
[email protected]  
Agency Website: www.metrocarering.org

A brief description of the purpose of your agency:  Metro CareRing (MCR) is a
non-profit organization with a thirty-six year history of working with families and
individuals in financial distress, assisting them with their most basic needs.
Operating one of the largest food pantries in metro Denver, MCR also helps with
referral and information sharing, provides work related items, ID documents and
utility assistance. Additionally, we address hunger, poverty and other difficult
issues through advocacy, direct support and meeting emergency needs.  Please
call for needs and volunteer opportunities.

People’s Leadership Council
Address:                2260 California St.
Contact Name and phone number:  Randle Loeb – 720 292 0757
A brief description of the purpose of ther agency:
Advocating for homeless people to become self-sufficient and learn to advocate
for other people who experience poverty.
Possible Volunteer Opportunities.  We need support.  We are asking for a
community advisory board of social service providers and citizens to support
(PLC).  We also need contributions on a consistent basis of religious
organizations and community groups.

Name of Agency:  DAG (Dialogue and Action Group) of CHUM
Address: meets at CHUN offices once a month:
Contact Name/ phone number:  Diana Flahive 303-832-1488
Agency Website: CHUMDenver.com or
CHUNDenver.org
A brief description of the purpose of the agency:
In the spirit of the CHUM and CHUN mission statements, the DAG has formed 4
working groups around 1) getting to know your neighbors, 2) supporting local
business, 3) maintaining a diverse housing stock in Cap Hill, 4) engaging in
policy decisions to support our values.
Possible Volunteer Opportunities.  Time and commitment you are looking for.  
Possible training or skills needed.
Join the working committee, or volunteering for various activities as they arise.

Network Coffee House and St. James Urban Parish
Address:  1402 Pearl Street
Contact Name and phone number:  Rev. John Hicks      303-830-1508   
Agency Website:
www.networkministries.org
A brief description of the purpose of the agency:
(Hospitable space for people who are homeless to ‘hang out’, play chess, drink
coffee, possibly wash clothes)
Possible Volunteer Opportunities.   An opportunity to share your time and
presence with those who are homeless and down on their luck.  Please call for
needs and volunteer opportunities.

Clothes to Kids of Denver, Inc.
Address:  2890 S. Colorado Blvd.  Denver, CO  80222
Contact Name and phone number: Barb   @ 720.379.4630  
Agency Website:  
www.clothestokidsdenver.org
A brief description of the purpose of your agency:
To provide new and quality used clothing to low income school-aged children in
Denver County, free of charge.  Please call for needs and volunteer opportunities.

CHARG Resource Center
Address: 709 E 12th Ave. Denver, CO 80203
Contact Name and phone number: David Burgess 303 830-8805
Agency Website: www.charg.org
A brief description of the purpose of your agency: CHARG is a small mental
health center offering treatment and other services including a drop-in center for
adults with major mental illness in the Metro Denver Area.  Please call for needs
and volunteer opportunities.

CHARG Speakers Bureau. CHARG mental health consumers have put together a
speakers' bureau of folks who are available to talk about mental illness in general, the
CHARG partnership model, and especially, their own personal stories of their
experiences with mental illness. Contact CHARG Director, David Burgess at
[email protected], for more information and to schedule your speaker soon.

Ongoing-Info and Resources to Remember

If you have information to include in the newsletter, please e-mail it to:
[email protected] or [email protected] by the 15th of the preceding month. Thanks!

Domestic Violence Initiative for Women with Disabilities, a CHUM Coupon Grant
recipient, offers speakers. Call 303-839-5510 for more information.


Colorado Housing Investment Fund (CHIF) has speakers available and willing to visit
churches to talk about the CO Housing Investment Fund. Brad Wood, member of CHUM’
s board of representatives and our rep to the CHIF Coalition. His e-mail is
[email protected].

Capitol Hill Family Initiative Collaborative is a localized Denver Dept. of Human Services
program that is able to assist TANF-eligible families residing in Capitol Hill with basic
needs as well as counseling, supervised visitation, truancy issues, mentoring, and other
supports. Collaborative members include CHUM, The Gathering Place, Warren Village,
The Empowerment Project, FreshStart and others. The group is also recruiting foster
and adoptive parents in the neighborhood. Contact Site Coordinator, Angela Beckley,
[email protected], and Family Advocate, Rosa Vergil-Garcia, [email protected]
for more information at 303-331-9597.

Families First hosts support groups for Parents of Pre-Schoolers, Grandparents and
Single Dads.  To register or for more information call 303.745.0327.

Newly re-named “10 year plan to end homelessness” is now called “Denver’s Road
Home”. Website:
www.denversroadhome.org.  Calls concerning homeless individuals in
need of assistance can be directed to the following phone number between the hours of
6:00 a.m. and 10:00 p.m.  303.285.5258. Copies of a new brochure entitled, “5 Ways to
Help the Homeless in Denver,” and additional info available on the website and by calling
2-1-1.

Denver Urban Ministries (DenUM) Brown Bag Series: This series of informal educational
opportunities for service providers is free of charge. Participants are encouraged to
bring a lunch and enjoy an hour of conversation and discovery. The series is held the
last Wednesday of each month on the third floor of DenUM.  Interested persons are
encouraged to register, space is limited.  Presentations begin promptly at 12:30 p.m.
The agency doors are locked at 12:40 p.m.  Free parking is available on the streets
south of DenUM. Registration can be made by emailing:
[email protected]. DenUM is
located at: 1717 E. Colfax (between Williams and Gilpin) Information: 303.350.5069

Domestic Violence Initiative for Women with Disabilities, a CHUM Coupon Grant recipient,
offers speakers. Call 303-839-5510 for more information.


The Sunday Meal Program at St. Paul really needs donations.  They serve 150-
200 hot meals to hungry people every Sunday at St. Paul and do it on a shoestring
budget.  St. Paul Church United Methodist Church  1615 Ogden St.   www.stpauldenver.
com

DenUM's five most needed items are:  Canned Fruit, Boxed Meals, Peanut Butter,
Spaghetti Sauce  1717 E Colfax Ave, Denver, CO 80218      Ph. 303-360-5060 --
www.denum.org  

This year marks DenUM's 30th anniversary! For the past three decades, DenUM has
been helping those in our community who often have nowhere to turn for support. We
offer needed support so that everyone can be housed, fed, safe, and warm.  As part of
our commitment to the community, DenUM has made huge strides toward becoming
greener, and the utility savings from this project will benefit DenUM clients for the next
thirty years!

A Special Request for Metro CareRing  Metro CareRing is in need of toilet paper and
diapers.  Please drop off those and any other donations to Metro CareRing 1100 E. 18th
Ave.  Phone:  303-860-7220.

CHUM is partnering with Denver Urban Ministries, Metro CareRing and Lutheran
Advocacy Ministry to form
Hunger for Justice: Interfaith Voices Against Poverty.  
This new group will work together to advocate on issues of hunger, poverty, affordable
housing, healthcare, welfare and more.  To sign up to receive email alerts from Hunger
for Justice on advocacy issues, please contact Brad Wood, Hunger for Justice Advocacy
Director, at
[email protected] or call 303-350-3699.  






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