Homelessness in Denver

Homelessness in Denver

Some information about Homelessness in Denver, as of January 2017: The Colorado Coalition for the Homeless calculates there are 12,605 homeless people in Metro Denver, of whom 5,269, or 41 percent, live in Denver. Almost two-thirds of those homeless are families. The...
Christmas in the Park 2015

Christmas in the Park 2015

Amazing! Spectacular! Wow! These are just a few words I’d use to describe what a great turn out we had at Christmas in the Park this year. AfterHours Denver has been hosting Christmas in the Park for many years and each year it’s getting bigger and bigger. Every year,...
Resources for Homeless Folks in Denver

Resources for Homeless Folks in Denver

Unfortunately, Denver has a large homeless population. On most street corners within the city and even in the suburbs, you’ll see someone holding a sign asking for some type of help. Instead of driving past and looking the other way, why not print out this list of...
Thankful for Long Johns 2015

Thankful for Long Johns 2015

Thanksgiving day is a time of reflection and giving thanks for all that we have. If you are homeless, you are most likely going to be thankful for a warm meal, a place to sleep, a shower or even a place to wash up and just being somewhat warm or comfortable. Homeless...
AfterHours at Pride!

AfterHours at Pride!

AfterHours walked in the Pride parade for the first time this year. We’d like to extend a big thank you to all our volunteers who made this happen- whether you gathered logistics or water, designed a banner, or just showed up to show your support we appreciate...
John’s Sermon at The Irish Snug

John’s Sermon at The Irish Snug

Occasionally Jerry is unable to attend a Monday night. Other churches generally ask vising pastors to come give the sermon on the nights when their senior pastor is out, but we often ask our members to tell their stories instead. Their stories are vital and valuable,...
Polar Bear Plunge!

Polar Bear Plunge!

AfterHours’ own Officer Jamie Chester of the Eyrie police department jumped into a lake for charity earlier this month. Part of  the “Freezin’ for a Reason” Special Olympics fundraiser, Eyrie PD raised $4505 by launching themselves into the...
Lots of New Visitors!

Lots of New Visitors!

Warming temperatures and longer days are bringing lots of new folks out to AfterHours. Last Monday we hosted over 45 people at Interstate on Santa Fe. We made lunches and had a discussion (both family dinner style and in small groups) about what lines in the sand, if...

My Personal Two Word Mission Statement

I broke my leg last week. This has given me the opportunity to sit and think, read and write more than I am use to. It has gives me time to reflect. I highly recommend it (minus the painful bone breaking part!) I have been about to think about my life and patterns I...