July Outreach and Evangelism Focus

   JULY OUTREACH & EVANGELISM FOCUS SAFEHOUSE DENVER SafeHouse Denver, located at  1649 North Downing St., Denver, CO, was born out of the community’s desperate need for an emergency shelter for women and children living with domestic violence. In 1977, the agency was established as SafeHouse for Battered Women. A year later, their first shelter opened. Presently, SafeHouse Denver provides safe and secure emergency housing for survivors of domestic violence and their children, regardless of age, gender, race or socioeconomic status. Shelter openings are filled on a first-call, first-serve basis. Adults who need emergency housing must first call their Crisis Line and talk with an Advocate. The Advocate will assess their situation and, if space is available, arrange for the caller to come into the Shelter. Once a survivor arrives, Shelter staff will provide them with basic necessities such as bedding, food and personal hygiene items. The average length of a stay in the Shelter is typically 30 days. However, extensions may be granted on a case-by-case basis based on the individual’s established goals and plans with their Advocate. While in Shelter services, adult residents have the opportunity to participate in individual and group advocacy-based counseling. If you or someone you know is experiencing domestic violence, please call their 24-hour crisis and information line: 303-318-9989.        
Metro Caring’sJuly Food Items of the Month MILK SUBSTITUTES AND CEREAL      
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METRO CARING FOOD DONATIONS:  “BOB”, our Big Orange Box, is ready and waiting for non-perishable donations for Metro Caring’s food bank.  There is a great need these days for any nutritious foods. Our food items for July are cereal and shelf-stable milk/milk substitutes. BOB is available 24/7, and all donations are delivered to Metro Caring to help those who find themselves in need of a helping hand.  Thank you for sharing generously with those less fortunate.
Lisa Schmidt, Outreach & Evangelism Chairperson