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 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:
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:
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:
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:
Here are some classes, resources, and groups available through Westwood Library:
Here are some classes, resources, and groups available through Barnum Recreation Center:
West Colfax: West Colfax Association of Neighbors (WeCAN)
Villa Park: Villa Park Neighborhood Association
Barnum: Concerned Citizens for Barnum
Westwood: Westwood Unidos
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.