Message from the CEO of Catholic Charities

In the past year, we’ve focused on serving the most vulnerable among us: single women in poverty, single women with children, and seniors.

Larry Smith, President and CEO of Catholic Charities Archdiocese of Denver

Your ongoing support of Catholic Charities and Samaritan House is essential to that mission. Samaritan House made history 31 years ago as the first building in America designed specifically for the homeless. Today our doors remain open to people of all ages and walks of life in need of love, mercy and compassion.

Our five full-time shelters across Colorado’s Front Range have provided 199,459 nights of shelter in the past year and prepared 731,751 meals, including an estimated 200,000 meals for low-income children in early childhood education.

This summer, we will open the new Samaritan House Women’s Shelter in northeast Denver. This new facility will meet the needs of 100 women in crisis with overnight emergency shelter; and will accommodate an additional 50 women in a recovery/non-medical detox program.

The administrative offices of Catholic Charities will also move to that location so that we can be in closer community with those we serve.

At Samaritan House, we see Jesus Christ in every one we meet. With your generosity in supporting Sam’s Supper, we can help many more.

God Bless,


Larry Smith
President and CEO
Catholic Charities, Archdiocese of Denver