housed on any given night
served in 2011
to end homelessness for more than
15,000 adults & children each year
Working toward the day when everyone has a home
With a singular purpose to end homelessness, the Colorado Coalition for the Homeless opens the door to hope for 15,000 adults and children each year. Every person we see has a devastating story of job loss, family tragedy, childhood trauma, addiction or illness—the most common precursors to homelessness. But for every story of devastation, there is an opportunity for a new beginning.
2011 was a year of hope and recovery for the adults and children served by the Colorado Coalition for the Homeless. The Coalition marked its 27th year of moving Coloradans into safe homes, keeping families together, and providing critical health care and supportive services. In 2011 we helped more than 13,000 homeless men, women and children with medical and mental health care. We also housed more than 2,300 families and individuals each night.
Unemployment continued to dominate the headlines so we added yet another innovative solution to our mix of services. The expansion of our successful Renaissance Works vocational program led to the opening of Pizza Fusion, an organic, full-service restaurant owned and operated by the Coalition. Pizza Fusion provides job training and employment, and has created 32 jobs for homeless and formerly homeless clients since opening in June 2011. This supportive environment builds skills and creates opportunities for those who were left behind by the turbulent job market.
As the housing crisis continued, the Coalition broke ground on
101 new apartment homes for homeless adults and children with asatellite health care center desperately needed on Denver’s west
side. Renaissance West End Flats and West End Health Center proudly opened its doors in June 2012.
We perform this challenging and rewarding work with support
from donors, funders and a strong community of collaborators and
service providers. With each person we move off the street, each home we build, each job we help our clients secure, each immunization we provide, and each child we teach, we are working toward the day when everyone has a home.
We are the lasting solution to homelessness.