Denver Rescue Mission
Client Spotlight: August 2016
Denver Rescue Mission: Changing Lives in the Name of Christ
The roots of Denver Rescue Mission are found in a rescue mission for women that opened its doors in 1892. Through the early years, location changes and leadership transitions moved the organization toward helping homeless men and men with addictions.
Denver Rescue Mission’s flagship facility, the Lawrence Street Shelter (also known as Jesus Saves) has been at its current location since 1970. Since that time, the Mission has expanded its services and programs for men, women, and children experiencing homelessness and poverty.
The organization’s mission is to change 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. Today, Denver Rescue Mission provides emergency services, rehabilitation, transitional programs, permanent housing assistance, and community outreach through six facilities in Denver and two in northern Colorado.
Each location serves a unique and vital role, offering services such as:
- Shelter and meals
- Restrooms, showers, and laundry facilities
- A chapel
- A health clinic
- Transitional and rehabilitation programs
- New Life programs for women with dependent children and for men in a rural setting
“CapinCrouse has been a long-term trusted and reliable partner to Denver Rescue Mission,” says Dave Schunk, Chief Financial Officer at Denver Rescue Mission. “We get the privilege to be God’s hands and feet in helping the hurting and homeless of Colorado, but we are significantly more effective at this worthy endeavor because of CapinCrouse’s integrity, financial expertise, focus on accuracy and transparency, and most of all their tremendous passion for and thorough understanding of what we do and how we do it. It is rare to find this level of passion, understanding and financial expertise in an audit partner. We have that with CapinCrouse and at Denver Rescue Mission, we are truly blessed as a result.”
Photos courtesy of Denver Rescue Mission.