Dear Friends,

Denver Rescue Mission is a place of last resort. When you really do not know what to do next or who to call, when family and friends are no longer an option and when you are just struggling to take the next step forward, you come to the Mission. For over 130 years we have heard people say, “I did not know where to go or who to turn to, so I came to Denver Rescue Mission.”

For the 24 years I have been at the Mission, it has been a blessing to see lives changed and to see hope replace despair in the eyes of those we serve. If you are someone who has never asked for help, it can be hard to say, “I need your help.” Even strong, secure and confident people can find themselves in a bad place. But it is not up to us to judge people; our job is to help, to guide, to connect people with resources, and to provide wise counsel as to what the next steps look like

We are the friends who advocate for you and who speak up on your behalf when it seems like no one else will. Last year, with God’s help, we served 9,713 unique people, helped guide 480 households out of homelessness and into homes and had 80 men graduate from our New Life Program. If you know someone who is struggling with homelessness or addiction or needs food and clothing to just make it through the month, please have them call us. We will be there, as we have been for the last 131 years, ready to help, providing hope.

God Bless,

Brad Meuli

Brad Meuli has been President/CEO at the Mission since 2001. Brad joined the Mission after a 17-year career in banking. Previous to his staff position he served as the Chairman of the Board of Directors. Read his full bio.

This post is part of February’s Changing Lives Newsletter. This month, we’re sharing the story of Frances and the hope she found at the Mission in: A Mother’s Strength.