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"The Gathering Place is the kind of place that will restore your hope in people."  - Leslie Foster, Former President (1990-2019)

Founded in 1986, The Gathering Place is the only daytime drop-in center in metropolitan Denver that serves women, transgender individuals, and their children 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

The Gathering Place is an essential business and will remain open to provide life-saving resources to Denver’s women, transgender individuals, and their children.  

The outbreak of COVID-19 has cast a harsh light on inequality in our society. Recommendations like self-quarantining, washing hands, and staying home from work and school are just not possible for everyone we serve. Despite the outbreak, TGP is committed to continuing to serve these vulnerable people during this public health emergency by providing access to hygiene, food, and other critical resources to support the health and safety of this vulnerable population.

Eligible members can now apply for SNAP, formerly known as Food Stamps, at The Gathering Place every Monday and Thursday.