Denver Rescue Mission


6100 Smith Road, Denver, CO 80216



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President and CEO
Brad Meuli

Year Established
Founded in 1892

Service Area
In Metro Denver at the Lawrence Street Shelter, Champa House, The Crossing, and the Ministry Outreach Center and in Northern Colorado at Harvest Farm and Fort Collins Rescue Mission.

• Lawrence Street Shelter - 1130 Park Ave. West, Denver, CO 80205

• Lawrence Street Community Center - 2222 Lawrence St. Denver, CO 80205

• Champa House - 2544 Champa St., Denver, CO 80205

• The Crossing - 6090 Smith Rd., Denver, CO 80216

• Ministry Outreach Center - 5725 E. 39th Ave., Denver, CO 80207

• Administration - 6100 Smith Rd., Denver, CO 80216

• Harvest Farm - 4240 E. County Rd. 66, Wellington, CO 80549

• Fort Collins Rescue Mission - 316 Jefferson St., Fort Collins, CO 80524

Mission Statement
Denver Rescue Mission is changing lives in the name of Christ by meeting people at their physical and spiritual points of need, with the goal of returning them to society as productive, self-sufficient citizens.

Goals 2015-2016
In FY 2015-2016, the Mission provided the following critical services:
• Meals – 836,216
• Shelter – 345,592
• Graduates – 85
• Families Helped – 236


Since 1892 Denver Rescue Mission has been meeting the needs of the homeless and poor through emergency services, rehabilitation, transitional and permanent housing, and community outreach. In 2017, the Mission will celebrate 125 years of service to the most vulnerable people in the community.

Fundraising Events: 

The Mission offers a variety of events for people to attend, support and sponsor throughout the year. Check our website for the most current opportunities.

Golf Tournament
September 2017

Sporting Clay Classic
October 2017

Harvest Farm Fall Festival & Corn Maze
October 2017

Host an Event
Imagine the ways your employees can do something hands-on for those experiencing homelessness.
• Host an event and donate a portion of ticket sales
• Contribute a portion of proceeds for a product or food item
• Hold an office drive for needed items including canned food, clothing, winter items or hygiene items

Volunteer Opportunities: 

Volunteers provide countless hours of their time while making an impact on the people they serve with caring smiles, friendly handshakes and desired conversations. Visit to sign up.

Ways you can serve:
• Prepare and serve hearty meals
• Provide childcare for single moms
• Mentor individuals or families out of homelessness
• Tutor adults or youth who need caring relationships
• Sort items in the warehouse
• Pray for greatest needs

Giving Opportunities: 

When you give to Denver Rescue Mission, you are providing a second chance for a father, a mother, a son, a daughter, or a family.

Financial contributions directly help feed, shelter and provide critical services to the most vulnerable population in Denver. Cash, check and credit cards accepted. For more information on giving opportunities, visit and click Donate or call 303-297-1815.

Gift-In-Kind donations are extremely important to sustain the needs of men, women and families in the community. The following are needed throughout the year: canned food, pantry items, clothing, hygiene items, diapers, formula, gently used furniture, mattresses, and household goods. Furniture pickups are available upon request.

Enterprise Zone Tax Credit is a 25% Colorado state tax credit to those who make cash donations to qualifying programs. In addition to generating a Colorado state tax credit, your contribution is also deductible as a charitable gift for reducing state and federal taxes. Please note there is limited Enterprise Zone availability.

More ways to give and get involved:

• Donate on Colorado Gives Day
• Donate a Vehicle
• Matching Gift
• Monthly Giving – Community Table Program
• Gift of Stock
• Legacy Giving
• Corporate Partnerships
• Community Partnerships

Board of Directors: 

Don Manuell

Ted Snailum
Vice Chairman

Julie Reusser

Nathan Hoag

Brad Cowdrey

Joe Coffey

Cathy Goss

John Miller

Brad Strait