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About Us

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.

2018 Impact

  • 7,072 people visited 50,818 times

  • 60,222 meals were served to 4,322 people

  • 43,074 pounds of food; 2,117 toiletry bags; and 17,670 diapers were distributed

  • 438 members studied in our adult education program; 4 students earned high school equivalency certificates

  • 321 members participated in our job readiness program

  • 106 counseling sessions; 707 medical screenings; and one health fair were provided onsite

  • Volunteers donated 17,000 hours to help operate our programs and services