our mission

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

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

Over 13,000 transgender individuals serve in the United States Armed Forces, making the military the single largest employer of transgender individuals. This ban is devastating for individuals and families.

Leslie Foster, President and CEO of The Gathering Place, remembers former board member and Civil Rights pioneer Kathryn Sue Bates Gavin.

When the editor and publisher of an Alabama newspaper called on the KKK to “ride again”, he faced immediate backlash from the community and state leadership. Now, he’s being replaced… by a black woman.

Many Thanks to the Kind Generosity of The Gathering Place Donors