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Single Father Finds Help and Hope

Jack is a single dad with four teenage children. He came to Mountain Resource Center (MRC), one of Mile High United Way’s Centers for Family Opportunity, because he had no job and was finding it challenging to transfer his military skills to a civilian world.

Accessing multiple services in one place through the Center for Family Opportunity has helped Jack move forward.

Helping Ensure a Strong Start for All Children

Mile High United Way’s 2-1-1 Help Center was available when a mother and her children became homeless and needed a place to turn. The family was living in a weekly-rate motel while the children attended Mile High United Way partner Mile High Montessori Early Learning Centers during the day. Then the father was deported, and their situation became more complicated.

Colorado United Ways Day on the Hill 2016

The importance of early literacy skills, access to affordable housing, and mental health care are critical issues for families and individuals across Colorado. At the January 27, 2016 Colorado United Ways Day on the Hill, 10 United Ways around the state joined Lt. Gov. Joe Garcia and 74 legislators to share information about challenging issues facing our local communities, and ways to collectively advance change that benefits communities statewide. 

Give where you live and create opportunities for all

We rely on the generosity of supporters like you to power our work. We did some amazing things this past year – but we have so much more to do to make Metro Denver stronger, safer, healthier, and more united. Your year-end gift to Mile High United Way can help improve the lives of families and individuals right here in Metro Denver.

Thanks to you, this year we were able to help people like the Johnsons find food, shelter, and child care.

Thank You For Running the Turkey Trot!

THANK YOU for making the 42nd annual Mile High United Way Turkey Trot one of the most enjoyable we’ve had to date! On Thanksgiving morning, we saw more than 5,000 participants brave the snow and cold temperatures to attend one of Denver’s greatest Thanksgiving traditions. The snow never let up, but neither did the runners, making for yet another fun and festive event in a beautiful, snow-covered Washington Park.

Mile High United Way Awarded BBB Torch Award

Mile High United Way was honored to receive the 2015 Better Business Bureau of Denver/Boulder Torch Award in the large nonprofit category on Nov.5, 2015.

The award is a tribute to those who exemplify an outstanding commitment to fair, honest and ethical practices. Judges analyzed each applicant’s ethical standards and practices, reputation, marketing, advertising, management, and training programs to distinguish those that were most outstanding.

Adelayda's Path to Success Through Center for Family Opportunity

Every morning, Adelayda and her four children walk a block from their home to College View Elementary in southwest Denver. Once ranked among the lowest performing schools in the city, College View is now a thriving learning center for both children and adults. The community still faces challenges but through parent engagement and new support programs for adults, the school has become a bustling hub for education for all ages.

Gabby Finds Opportunity Through Bridging the Gap Program

When you meet Gabby, she will likely have a big smile on her face. She is thriving in safe housing, working steadily at King Soopers, and saving money to buy a car. She is building critical skills to succeed in life, all while supported by Mile High United Way’s Bridging the Gap. 

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