Neighborhood Resources in West Denver

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Extreme Community Makeover serves in eight Denver neighborhoods, which include Barnum, Elyria, Globeville, La Alma/Lincoln Park, Swansea, Villa Park, West Colfax, and Westwood. Of these neighborhoods, four encompass West Denver, including West Colfax, Villa Park, Barnum, and Westwood, from 17th Avenue to Federal Boulevard to Mississippi Avenue to Sheridan Boulevard. There are a number of great organizations located in West Denver. Here are those organizations and some neighborhood resources for residents to take advantage of. So, jot these down for easy reference!

Confluence Ministries

Address: 1400 Quitman Street, Denver, CO 80204

Phone Number: 303.377.3050

Confluence Ministries is a nonprofit dedicated to impacting local and global communities with three core strategies:  community development, outreach initiatives, and missions. The ministry is headed-up by Jude and Cindy Del Hierro. They are Colorado natives and have been in ministry around the Denver area for over 30 years.

Here are some classes, resources, and groups available through Confluence Ministries:

  • ESL classes
  • GED classes (in Spanish)
  • C itizenship preparation
  • Whiz Kids
  • MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers)

Crossroads of the Rockies

Address: 2707 West Mississippi Avenue, Denver, CO 80219

Phone Number: 303.922.8772

Crossroads of the Rockies offers a wide range of services to the community. They are a Christian organization providing relief to people’s immediate needs, as well as offering programs to help address the causes of poverty.

Here are some classes, resources, and groups available through Crossroads of the Rockies:

  • Children’s programs (multiple types)
  • Clothing distribution
  • Community garden
  • Computer classes
  • ESL classes
  • Exercise classes
  • Food bank
  • Parenting classes

Servicios De La Raza

Address: 3131 West 14th Avenue, Denver, CO 80204

Phone Number: 303.458.5851

Servicios De La Raza helps to assist low-income members of the community in overcoming the range of problems that result in a lack of resources and contribute to the perpetuation of the vicious cycle of poverty. The organization is a primary service referral channel for many human services agencies and institutions in the Metro Denver region as they encounter Latino clientele.

Here are some classes, resources, and groups available through Servicios De La Raza:

  • Adult job development
  • Basic emergency services
  • Case management and referrals
  • Domestic violence and sex assault case management
  • HIV/AIDS case management
  • Mental health therapy
  • Youth supportive and leadership development services

Southwest Improvement Council

Address: 1000 South Lowell Boulevard, Denver, CO 80219

Phone Number: 303.934.2181

Southwest Improvement Council (SWIC) is grassroots organization dedicated to serving the people of southwest Denver. The organization is led by  Executive Director Jan Marie Belle. They are dedicated to serving and cleaning up Denver.

Here are some classes, resources, and groups available through Southwest Improvement Council:

  • Community garden
  • Exercise classes
  • Food bank
  • Foreclosure prevention and housing counseling
  • Senior lunches (60 and over)

Libraries

Corky-Gonzalez Library

Address: 1498 Irving Street, Denver, CO 80204

Phone Number: 720.865.2370

Ross-Barnum Library

Address: 3570 West 1st Avenue, Denver, CO 80219

Phone Number: 720.865.0145

Westwood Library

Address: 1000 South Lowell Boulevard, Denver, CO 80219

Phone Number: 720.865.0215

Here are some classes, resources, and groups available through Westwood Library:

  • Free classes, events, and activities
  • Services for immigrants and refugees
  • Youth programs

Recreation Centers

Barnum Recreation Center

Address: 360 Hooker Street, Denver, CO 80219

Phone Number: 720.865.6920

Here are some classes, resources, and groups available through Barnum Recreation Center:

  • Senior programs: Silver Sneakers workout programs
  • Youth sports leagues and summer camps 

Health Centers

Federico F. Pena Southwest Family Health Center

Address: 1339 South Federal Boulevard, Denver, CO 80219

Phone Number: 303.602.0000

Westside Family Health Center

Address: 1100 Federal Boulevard, Denver, CO 80204

Phone Number: 303.436.4200

Westwood Community Health Center

Address: 4320 West Alaska Place, Denver, CO 80219

Phone Number: 303.602.4660

Registered Neighborhood Organizations

West Colfax: West Colfax Association of Neighbors (WeCAN)

Villa Park: Villa Park Neighborhood Association

Barnum: Concerned Citizens for Barnum

  • When:2nd Tuesday of each month at 6:00 pm
  • Where: Barnum Recreation Center – 360 Hooker Street, Denver, 80204
  • More Info: facebook.com/SNBarnum

Westwood: Westwood Unidos

  • When: 4thMonday of each month at 9:00 am
  • Where: Paloma Villa community room – 4200 Morrison Road, Unit 5, Denver, 80219
  • More Info: westwoodunidos.com

Make sure and take advantage the the plentiful resources these organizations offer. And, spread the word to your neighbors! We can all use some handy resources from time-to-time.