our mission

"The Gathering Place is the kind of place that will restore your hope in people." -- Leslie Foster, CEO

Founded in 1986, The Gathering Place is the only daytime drop-in center in metropolitan Denver that serves women, their children, and transgender individuals who are experiencing poverty, many of whom are also experiencing homelessness. While we refer to those we serve as "members", no fees are ever charged for programs or services.

We believe deeply in the power of our community and continually work to make it stronger. Our key values include recognizing individual strengths, building respect and trust, and offering unconditional acceptance. 

Latest from The Gathering Place

Leslie Foster, President of The Gathering Place, responds to recent news of children separated from their families at the US-Mexico border.

On Wednesdays, we highlight a few items that our members need most. This week, we're wishing for donations of travel-size toiletries, baby formula, and razors.

We are excited to announce that we are partnering with Bayaud Enterprises, Inc.​ to bring #TheLaundryTruck to TGP. It is here for the first time today - Monday, June 4th.

Many Thanks to the Kind Generosity of The Gathering Place Donors