Making a Difference in Denver

Supporting people in need with dignity, respect, accountability, and empowerment since 1960.

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What is The Parish?

Known for decades in the community as Denver Inner City Parish and now simply as The Parish, we are a community-based non-profit transforming the lives of vulnerable children and adults in the Denver metro area through programs that interrupt violence, disrupt poverty, and empower socio-economic progress.

Our Mission How You Can Help

We know that poverty and the issues that come with it are complicated. There are no easy, quick-fix solutions. But there are ways that we can meaningfully disrupt the systems and cycles that contribute to human suffering and need.

Our Three Focus Areas

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Hunger & Nutrition

Closing the gaps in food insecurity

One out of seven children in Colorado experiences food insecurity. This means that over 14 percent of kids living in our state lack reliable access to affordable, nutritious food and may experience hunger on a regular basis.

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Curbing recidivism through empowerment and support

50 percent of individuals released from incarceration in Colorado will return to prison within three years. Our programs reduce recidivism (a return to criminal behavior), keeping families together and improving public safety.

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You are The Parish

The work of The Parish depends on the generosity of one-time and recurrent donors