I continue to be amazed at God’s work at Denver Rescue Mission. This month, we want to introduce you to a group of people who serve our guests in a very personal way that has a tremendous impact—our peer navigators.
Peer navigators have their own lived experience with homelessness and have successfully transitioned into housing. These staff members have walked in the shoes of those we serve. But as exciting as their own successful transition is, the really incredible thing about our peer navigators is their huge hearts for others. How do I know this about them? Because they choose to give back by coming to work here to help our guests. They know what it takes to get out of homelessness and how to gently navigate others through what is often a complicated and slow-moving system.
We hope you enjoy reading about these staff members and their commitment to service. I think you will feel as thankful as I am for them and the example they set. This work requires a compassionate heart and willingness to be patient and kind, even if it is incredibly hard at times. As you read their stories, you will see the goodness of their hearts at work. We are honored to have them at the Mission.
We are thankful for you, as well, and your continued commitment to our work as we share the love of Jesus in our hearts with all who come through our doors.
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 March’s Changing Lives Newsletter. This month, we’re sharing the story of our Peer Navigators at the Mission in: A Walk in Their Shoes.