Mile High Ministries Expands Services to Denver's Poor
Denver, Colorado — Mile High Ministries will hold a groundbreaking ceremony for a new center to expand its services to Denver’s poor on Tuesday, November 13, 2012 at 4:30 p.m. The celebration takes place at 2330 W. Mulberry Place, Denver 80204.
After more than a decade of operation, Mile High Ministries’ Joshua Station transformational housing facility expands beyond the footprint of the converted Motel 7 that has transitioned hundreds of homeless families into stable housing and empowered hundreds more through the legal aid and advocacy of Mile High Ministries’ Justice and Mercy Legal Aid Clinic (JAMLAC).
The new 6,500 sq. ft. structure will allow Joshua Station to house 8-10 additional families and accommodates 50% growth in the legal aid clinic’s on-site services for low-income families and individuals, most of whom are victims of domestic violence.
Groundbreaking host Shawn DeBerry, Community Coordinator for the Denver Rescue Mission, will present event speakers including Denver City Councilman Albus Brooks, a former employee and long-time friend of Mile High Ministries, and Mile High Ministries’ Jeff Johnsen, who this year celebrated a quarter century as Mile High Ministries’ one and only Executive Director. Groundbreaking guests are invited to stay and mingle with current Joshua Station residents and beneficiaries of Mile High Ministries’ legal aid services.
In keeping with Mile High Ministries’ priority to empower the poor, Joshua Station currently provides holistic transformational housing for up to 28 low-income families who are active partners in mapping their own journeys to stable housing. Mile High Ministries’ Justice and Mercy Legal Aid Clinic (JAMLAC) provides holistic care and legal services in a safe, confidential environment because addressing the legal needs of low-income people strengthens their capacities to shape their own worlds.
This green construction project will also offer expanded meeting and conference areas for larger gatherings and increased community partnerships, as well as a landscaped courtyard and community garden space.
Nearly a quarter century after its humble beginning as the inner-city project of a coalition of suburban churches, Mile High Ministries has become a leader in mobilizing our communities, equipping leaders and empowering the poor. MHM creates transformation among the poor through a holistic and community-centered approach to problems of poverty, homelessness, and social injustice. This approach reaches Denver’s most disenfranchised communities by promoting family stability, economic development, and servant-leadership. Mile High Ministries offers four core programs as well as affiliate programs, events, and resources.
Please contact Mile High Ministries Director of Development Karen Marchant at 303-839-5198 ext. 2 or KarenMarchant@