Volunteers of America
Volunteers of America is a national, nonprofit, faith-based organization that is dedicated to helping those in need rebuild their lives and reach their full potential. In Colorado, the Volunteers of America administers 30 different human service programs in addition to subsidized housing and health care. Volunteers of America's Colorado Branch helped more than 200,000 individuals in 2009 including the frail elderly, at-risk youth, victims of domestic violence and homeless individuals and families. To learn more about Volunteers of America specific programs, visit www.voacolorado.org.
Volunteers of America Meals on Wheels serves nutritious lunchtime meals to homebound elderly in the Denver metro 8 county area. All meals are delivered on a donation basis and the average age of a Meals on Wheels recipient is 86 years old. Almost 2,000 seniors receive a meal each day and 95% of the meals are delivered by volunteers. For many elderly the daily check and meal from a caring volunteer are often the difference between being able to live independently in their own homes or having to go to assisted living or move in with a family member.
The GrowHaus is an urban agriculture and food justice non-profits in Denver's Elyria-Swansea neighborhood. Our mission is to increase the accessibility and affordability of fresh, healthy food in North Denver while showcasing locally-adapted techniques for sustainable indoor food production. We aim to fulfill this mission through three integrated components: an indoor farm, a local market, and ongoing educational programming.