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About The Gathering Place

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. We are not just a service organization; we are committed advocates for our members and promote social justice for every woman, child, and transgender individual in our community.

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Our Mission

We are a community of safety and hope where positive relationships, choice, and essential resources transform lives.

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2020 Impact

  • 4,022 visited 36,392 times

  • 32,975 meals were served to 5,786 people

  • 24/7 shelter at the Denver Coliseum saw 27,290 visits

  • Rodeway, in partnership with DHS, supported 20 individuals in obtaining permanent housing and 25 individuals in obtaining employment

  • 651 children and caregivers received meals and groceries through the Family Food Program

  • 772 children were provided with nurturing support in a safe environment   

  • 3,945 visits to Betsy's Cupboard, totaling $79,300 in food provided, and $20,175 worth of basic hygiene supplies distributed

  • 213 people participated in the Arts Program including a writers group, music class, and visiting the art studio

  • 170 members received job readiness coaching and support

  • Volunteers donated 6,000 hours to help operate our programs and services