Programs & Services: At-A-Glance
Women, their children, and transgender individuals who seek assistance from The Gathering Place have access to a wide range of programs and services that meet basic needs, foster personal growth, and build community, and develop social enterprise. Below is a list of programs and services offered to members at The Gathering Place.
Basic & Emergency Needs Services
The Gathering Place provides fresh, nutritious meals to our members three times a day.
Breakfast - 8:30am
Lunch - 11:30am
Snack - 3:30pm
Members can receive 25 lbs of food per month as well as toiletry and hygiene items. Betsy's Cupboard is run entirely by volunteer support.
Our Family Program provides a safe and fun space for children under the age of 18. Staff also provides resources and referrals specifically designed for families.
We have four private shower stalls accessible to members.
Washers and dryers are available on-site. There is no cost to use the washers and dryers, and we provide detergent.
Three phones are available for members to use while at The Gathering Place. The phones are for outgoing, local calls only.
Members may receive mail at The Gathering Place. Mail is held for 7 days, after which it is returned to sender.
PHYSICAL & MENTAL HEALTH
The Gathering Place works with a variety of partners to offer health services in our Wellness Area. Services include mental health, physical and sexual health, a mobile clinic, and more.
Our Housing Stabilization Advocate works with members seeking long-term, sustainable housing options.
Six beds are available for members to rely on a safe, clean space to rest.
Bridget's Boutique is The Gathering Place's clothing bank and helps members with urgent needs.
We provide Denver community resources at the Resource Desk located on the first floor of The Gathering Place. Members can learn about all the services available to them here and in surrounding communities.
Personal Growth Programs
HIGH SCHOOL EQUIVALENCY
High School Equivalency Class (formerly the GED Program) meets twice a week and holds on-site testing periodically. Intake for the High School Equivalency Class is held at the end of each month. In addition, our Education Classroom hosts Skills Development Classes, Writers Groups, Book Club, and more. For more information, please contact Melany Deem (firstname.lastname@example.org).
TGP's Job Readiness program offers support with résumé assistance, interview prep, and job seeking.
Job Search Assistance (all types) is conducted every Monday and Wednesday from 1:00-4:00. And, we have periodic job skills classes and on site hiring events. For more information contact Melany Deem (email@example.com)
The Computer Lab provides members with access to computers and the internet. We also have a Teen Computer Lab to fit the needs of some of our families.
THE CARD PROJECT
Members create original artwork to be sold as greeting cards at The Gathering Place and by local businesses. Seventy-five percent of each card sale goes back to the artist.
The Gathering Place has two Writers' Groups that meet weekly. One for technical writing and one for creative writing.
KNITTING & CROCHET
Whether you are new to fiber arts or already well versed, we supply materials and techniques in a relaxed community setting.
Open Art time gives members freedom to explore creative self-expression and experiment in a variety of mediums.