The Denver Catholic Worker House opened its doors at 2420 Welton Street on July 8, 1978, and has been welcoming people experiencing homelessness into our home and community ever since. The Catholic Worker Soup Kitchen, which serves meals to many more people still living on the streets, has operated independently from the hospitality house since 1982.
A tragic fire destroyed our home in January of 2016. Fortunately, everyone got out safely. For two years, we were a dispersed community, offering limited hospitality in some homes, meeting weekly for prayer and monthly for a meal, fellowship and discernment.
In July of 2018, through the amazing generosity of many donors, we were able to purchase a smaller house at 1027 26th Street, within the half-block of Emmaus Housing, which is a small non-profit low-income housing organization founded by a group of Catholic Worker-related folks in 1999. We renovated the house with extensive help from volunteers from Ave Maria Parish. Two folks who were living in the old house became the core of the new.
On June 20, 2019, we received our first new guests into our new home, beginning our next era of hospitality to people experiencing homelessness in Denver.
Contact the Denver Catholic Worker House Community:
1027 26th Street, Denver, CO 80205