In July 2018, we will be celebrating 40 years of Catholic Worker Hospitality in Denver. Since July 1978, we have welcomed hundreds of people experiencing homelessness into our home and community.
The shape and form of our community changed instantly on January 24, 2016. In the early morning hours that day, our home of 38 years burned out. Fortunately, all 12 residents were safe, but our central home was gone.
Over the past 2 years we have been a dispersed community. Offering hospitality in various homes across Denver. Meeting weekly for prayer, and monthly for meals and discernment. Throughout this time, we have explored several different options to rebuild our central house of hospitality, but in each case, we have found that it was not God’s plan to rebuild–at least not yet.
Now we have been presented with something that we think is right and worth pursuing, and we are excited to resume the work of hospitality in a centralized house once again. This opportunity is a four bedroom house within the half block of Emmaus Housing — a small non-profit affordable housing organization that was founded by a group of Cathloic Worker related folks in Five Points in 1999 and has been operated by those folks for 19 years.
40 years after our founding, we hope to purchase this home and make it the central place of Catholic Worker Hospitality in Denver for the next 40 years.
In order for this to happen, we need your help.
We need to raise $300,000 to add to the $120,000 plus that has been contributed since the fire, and we need to do it quickly!
$350k – Purchase Price
$50k – Renovations
$20k – 1st year of operations
Funding to Date: