Through more than 40 programs, including the Coalitions’ Stout Street Clinic, Respite Care Services, Satellite Centers, Mobile Unit, Housing First and Benefits Acquisition Programs, approximately 15,000 homeless, men, women and children are provided vital housing and supportive assistance, each year.
He has also spearheaded the production of 15 distinct, integrated housing developments that combine high-quality housing for homeless individuals and families with affordable units for community residents with lower incomes, resulting in homes for 1,500 households. Several new housing developments are currently in the Coalition’s pipeline.
Mr. Parvensky has recently innovated a new social enterprise through a restaurant franchise called Pizza Fusion, operated by the Coalition. The restaurant is located on the ground floor of the Renaissance Uptown Lofts – the Coalition’s newest green, affordable housing property built to Enterprise Green Communities™ and LEED® standards. Pizza Fusion Denver offers healthy food in an eco-friendly manner and provides real-life employment experience and training for homeless individuals.
He earned a 2010 Housing Colorado! Eagle Award for his long-standing work to expand affordable housing in the state. He was the only individual, among three other awardees, all organizations, to earn this recognition. Mr. Parvensky was also chosen by his peers to receive the 2010 People’s Choice Award, an honor awarded by housing professionals in the private sector, government and non-profit arenas. In April 2012, he received the 2012 Be More Award from Rocky Mountain PBS for his outstanding, innovative leadership and direction in social justice benefiting the entire community.
Mr. Parvensky serves as President of the Board of Directors of the National Coalition for the Homeless. He is a member of Denver’s Commission to End Homelessness and was appointed by Governor Ritter to be Vice Chair of Colorado’s Interagency Council on Homelessness. He is a member of the National Health Care for the Homeless Board of Directors and a member of the community advisory board of JPMorgan Chase Bank. In 2002, he was awarded the prestigious Leadership for a Changing World Award from the Ford Foundation. He graduated Cum Laude from the University of Pennsylvania Law School.