At our primary location at 1212 Mariposa Street, people with a wide variety of needs are warmly welcomed and served in a dignified, positive, and supportive way. Some of our clients are homeless, and most are living at or below the poverty line.
Basic necessities we provide at our front desk include:
Discounted monthly bus passes (RTD)
Mail, phone, and small copy/print services
Additionally, our food pantry operates out of our 1212 Mariposa Street location and is open three days per week.
Community service and individual empowerment
We are a referral-based provider of community service hours. More than 200 hours of court-ordered and other forms of volunteer/community service are served each month at The Parish.
We work with those who access our basic necessities to identify additional areas of need and connect them with our relevant programs and services. Where we are unable to meet a need, we are equipped to refer people to partner agencies.
By fostering ongoing relationships of trust and consistency to those in need, guests who come in for a small bottle of shampoo leave with that and a whole lot more – a sense of dignity and the tools and resources to build a bright, self-sufficient future. This is the essence of community empowerment.
Senior adults program
The Parish seniors program has brought dignity, community empowerment, and joy to La Alma Lincoln Park neighborhood’s vulnerable elders for decades. Without this programming, many of our senior adult clients would experience social isolation, often an effect of poverty that can lead to poor mental and physical health. Four days per week (Wednesday through Saturday), each individual is picked up at their home and brought to The Parish to commune over hot meals and enjoy activities like square dancing, bingo, field trips, and holiday celebrations. For many, The Parish has become a second family.
The seniors program is currently offered to seniors (60+) at two locations: our main offices at 1212 Mariposa Street and at College View Community Center in southwest Denver.