Meet Our Partners

Mission Hills partners with missionaries because we want to share the good news our neighbors next door and with those across the globe. Jesus said he came to seek and save the lost. During his time on earth, he served people – he taught them, fed them, healed them, and befriended them. We believe he is calling us to serve the lost in the same ways. Whether you decide to participate in a short-term trip, partner financially, or pray for our international and national partners, you can be part of what God is doing around the world.

international partners

AFRICA

C.A.S.T. | SOUTH AFRICA

SOUTH AFRICA

We ARE CHURCH ALLIANCE FOR SOCIAL TRANSFORMATION

C.A.S.T. is all about using proven and sustainable programs to break the cycle of poverty in Africa. This is accomplished through well organized, transparent, and sustainable programs focusing on the holistic well-being of each individual. They believe in mobilizing and aligning local churches to reach out with practical compassion to empower, transform, and redeem communities. This work is carried out in four practical divisions: Education and Child Development, Employment and Business Development, Food and Clothing Relief, and Sports and Youth Development.

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HOPE HAVEN | RWANDA

RWANDA

We ARE HOPE HAVEN

The vision of Hope Haven is to change the world one family at a time. This is accomplished by providing impoverished children with an exceptional primary school education and an understanding of Jesus Christ. In addition, they offer employment and literacy opportunities to the parents and older siblings of their students. These programs include: on-the-job training in construction, agriculture, hospitality, adult education in English, local language reading and writing skills, and computer training.

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TYLER + AMY MAXWELL | KENYA

KENYA

We Work with ACM INTERNATIONAL

There are an estimated 100 million street children in the world; nearly 500,000 of them live on the streets of Kenya. TRU Africa partners with local churches to minister to these neglected and ostracized boys. The Maxwells minister to about 400 street boys throughout the month utilizing a Four Step Program. They are transforming the lives of street youth through education, career training, social activities, and counseling. The Maxwells have been serving in Kenya for over eight years with their three children.

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ASIA

SAJI + CYNTHIA JOHN | India

INDIA

We Work with THE JOHN FOUNDATION

The mission of the John Foundation is to rescue vulnerable, orphaned children and young girls from being trafficked and provide them with hope for the future in a sustainable way. They work to instill a sense of worth and provide them with the education and employable skills needed to lift them up to a position where they can support themselves. This is accomplished through a variety of programs such as: children’s homes, back-to-school programs, skills training centers, restoration homes for girls, transformation homes for adults, and church planters training.

Maharashtra Village Ministry | INDIA

INDIA

We work with ADVANCING NATIVE MISSIONS

Maharashtra Village Ministry works throughout the rural state of Maharashtra, India, endeavoring to bring the gospel to the unreached peoples in over 43,000 villages. Many villages are remote and not well connected by roads, but MVM faithfully pursues the task of reaching the unreached. The Shalom Center is the central location for their ministry outreach providing evangelism training, community development, Bible school education, children’s outreach, general education, an agricultural and skills training center, as well as health care.

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CENTRAL AMERICA

SUSIE BISSETT | COSTA RICA

COSTA RICA

I Work with Face of Justice

Susie moved to Costa Rica in the fall of 2019 after she served with Face of Justice on a short-term trip. She now works with Face of Justice in San Jose. Susie works in a safe house of underage girls who are survivors of sex and labor trafficking. She facilitates activities with girls whose focus is therapeutic in nature, such as art therapy, music lessons and games. She also teaches a jewelry making class in the Red Light District to help provide an opportunity for women to take the brave step of leaving the streets by learning a marketable trade.

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FACE OF JUSTICE | COSTA RICA

COSTA RICA

WE ARE FACE OF JUSTICE MINISTRIES

Face of Justice Ministries is directed by Steve and Elizabeth Gilroy, who founded the ministry in Costa Rica in 2014. Their mission is to bring love, hope, and freedom to victims of human trafficking and commercial sexual exploitation. Although FOJ has a variety of ministries, their primary focus is The Freedom House. This is a safe house for teenage girls, ages 11-17, who have been rescued out the horrors of sexual slavery.

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RAQUEL LOPEZ | COSTA RICA

COSTA RICA

I Work with Operation Mobilization

Raquel Lopez is a native of Costa Rica and has been serving there for more than 16 years. Her childhood dream was to become a missionary abroad, but God called her to stay and minister in her home country. She has served in a variety of areas through Operation Mobilization and is now the Director of OM Costa Rica. She and her daughter, Sophie, love sharing the good news of Jesus. Their desire is to see vibrant communities of Jesus followers among the least reached.

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JON + DANIELLE SNYDER | EL SALVADOR

EL SALVADOR

We Work with Mission to El Salvador

Jon + Danielle minister to vulnerable and marginalized members of their community in San Salvador, El Salvador. Their work includes ministry to survivors of trafficking and sexual exploitation, those who are facing homelessness and extreme poverty, individuals who have recently returned from the U.S., as well as those who are on a journey toward addiction recovery. Jon and Danielle walk with those they serve toward a relationship with Christ, new opportunities, dignifying work, and a chance to dream about and work toward a new future of freedom and growth.

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CARLOS + TATIANA TENORIO | COSTA RICA

COSTA RICA

We Work with Campus Crusade for Christ (CRU)

Carlos and Tatiana have served with Campus Crusade for Christ (CRU) in Costa Rica for over twenty years. Because they both began a relationship with Christ when they were college students, they are passionate about sharing the gospel and the love of Jesus with university students, professors, and administrative staff. Carlos and Tatiana hope that by developing strong missional followers of Jesus in the universities, this will result in a new generation to transform their country and other countries where these students may go. Carlos is the national director for CRU Latin America and oversees Crisis Management for the same area. Tatiana is the CRU Latin America Area Finances Leader.

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EUROPE

PIOTR DYMKOWSKI | POLAND

POLAND

I Work With Poland Evangelical Mission

Piotr is the lead pastor of his church in Nowy Tomysl, Poland. Besides weekly preaching, he also oversees many church ministries and outreach programs. His church has an effective mentoring program for youth leaders and an evangelistic sports ministry for youth.

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DANIEL + IWONA EIFLING | POLAND

POLAND

We Work With Josiah Venture

Daniel and Iwona Eifling have been serving in Wroclaw, Poland since 2006. Daniel is passionate about youth ministry, discipling young people, and training youth leaders all over the country through conferences, training events, and mentoring. He also serves on the executive team of their Polish youth ministry organization “Fala.” Iwona utilizes her counseling training to lead a ministry called Projekt 29:11, designed to help emotionally wounded women find hope and redemption in Christ, a ministry that is virtually non-existent in Poland.

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DAN + LAURA HASH | POLAND

POLAND

We Work with JOSIAH VENTURE

Since 1993, Dan and Laura have trained and coached young leaders in numerous churches and ministries throughout Poland. They helped start the Second Baptist Church, “Opoka,” in Katowice and they currently live in Mikołów, where they are starting a new church. Focusing on community transformation, they are seeing young leaders step up and bring the gospel to their communities. They have one son, Jacob, who is married and recently joined the Josiah Venture team to serve in Poland.

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JACOB + BECCA HASH | POLAND

POLAND

We Work with JOSIAH VENTURE

Jacob and Becca focus on helping young leaders fulfill Christ’s commission of discipleship in their local churches. This is accomplished through discipleship, modeling, training, and supporting them as they engage in evangelistic summer camps. Their desire is to see these young leaders, all across the country, grow a passion for others to know Jesus, and to see society transform through God’s movement in the lives of young people in Poland.

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LELAND + JENNIFFER STEPHENS | ITALY

ITALY

We Work with GLACE COMMUNITY CHURCH

In 2017, the Stephens family landed in Italy with the vision of planting an evangelical, non-denominational style, international English-speaking church. GLACE grew so quickly in Vicenza that they have expanded this vision to replicate into other communities all across Europe. The name GLACE is specifically designed to show the inseparable connection between living for God’s GLory and by God’s grACE. Through the gathering, equipping, and sending of church planters and leaders, GLACE will soon be extending God’s Kingdom efforts to England.

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MIDDLE EAST

LARRY + BESS HERZEKOW | ISRAEL

ISRAEL

We work with House of Compassion

Beit Rachamim (Hebrew for “House of Compassion”) provides a unique opportunity to serve both believing and unbelieving Jewish communities in tangible ways. Long standing relationships give Larry and Bess the ability to connect a short-term team with over 18 ministries throughout Israel. Teams will impact lives by being the hands and feet of Jesus as they work in His service.

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SOUTH AMERICA

MARTIN + CAROLINA RODRIGUEZ | ARGENTINA

ARGENTINA

We work with La Roca Family Center

Martin + Carolina serve children and their families through Centro Familiar, La Roca (The Rock, Family Center). They focus on the children first, because they are the generation that will make a difference in the future of this very challenging and marginalized area of Santiago, Argentina. By living life alongside anyone who walks through their doors, they teach and instill God’s love and Biblical truths through all the classes taught and opportunities offered. They also serve the community by providing clothing, food and basic necessities. Most importantly, they offer the hope that only Jesus Christ can provide.

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FERNANDO + ASTRID TRIVIÑO | COLOMBIA

COLOMBIA

We work with Juventud Para Cristo

Fernando is the Director of JPC in Colombia. They strive to serve the needs of young people from a variety of social and economic factions. Through youth meetings, theater groups, music, sports programs, and school activities, JPC desires to give everyone the opportunity to have a personal relationship with Jesus.

Astrid is the Colombian director of the “Wake Up Deborah” program which assists in the social transformation of families through intercessory prayer. The program teaches the effectiveness of prayer and centrality of God, which is so vital for personal growth and community transformation. The motto of Wake of Deborah is “Parents on their knees, children on their feet.”

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UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

ARCTIC BARNABAS MINISTRIES | ALASKA + CANADA

ALASKA + CANADA

We ARE ARCTIC BARNABAS MINISTRIES

Approximately 100+ villages in the North American Arctic do not have an established Christian evangelical church, pastor, or missionary presence. Most of these villages are only accessible by plane or boat and have few, or no, followers of Jesus Christ. For those ministering in this region, the burnout rate is extremely high. The vitality of village pastors, missionaries, and their families is critically important for the development and sustainability of healthy church communities. Arctic Barnabas is all about encouraging and strengthening healthy, thriving leaders to lead healthy, thriving ministries!

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INDIAN BIBLE COLLEGE | ARIZONA

ARIZONA

We ARE INDIAN BIBLE COLLEGE

IBC is designed to disciple and educate Indigenous Native Christians for lifetime Biblical ministry and spiritual leadership to their people and the world. By equipping Native believers with Biblical tools and soul transformation, they can make a positive impact for Christ in their communities and the world around them. There are many opportunities to serve at Indian Bible College throughout the year. Contact Josh Copley for information.

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NATIONAL partners

WORLDWIDE

JOHN + KELLY BASTIAN

We Work with YOUTH FOR CHRIST INTERNATIONAL

John serves as the CFO with Youth for Christ International (YFCI). Youth for Christ works in over 100 nations around the world to reach young people with the life-changing message of Jesus Christ. It’s encouraging to see how God is moving among young people around the globe so their generation can be impacted for Jesus!

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BRIAN + CRYSTAL BOECKER

We Work with GLOBAL SERVICE NETWORK

Brian and Crystal minister to both nationals and expat missionaries around the world. They help to strengthen marriages and ministries through counseling and leadership intensives. Crystal also serves with Azmera’s retreat ministry, providing teaching, counseling, and spiritual direction for missionaries, locals, expat military, and political wives.

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HAROLD + GWEN BRITTON

We Work with WORLD VENTURE

Harold serves as the Director of Church Partnerships for Unreached People Groups, helping churches send missionaries to the hardest places on earth. Gwen supports the mission effort through prayer and mentoring as well as serving on the Global Partner Serve Team leadership for Mission Hills.

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MATT + LESLIE CASTAGNA

We Work with PIONEERS

Matt and Leslie have been missionaries for over 40 years. Matt works in media production, visually communicating to the Church what God is doing around the world, as well as creating evangelistic media tools. He also teaches courses in basic media production to equip God’s people to share the Good News with their peers. In the past four decades, he has traveled, lived or worked in over two dozen countries. Leslie mobilizes and serves the missions cause at Mission Hills Church in the Global Outreach department as well as leading overseas missions teams and teaching women’s Bible studies.

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GENE + PATTY CONGDON

We Work with International Students, Inc.

International Students Inc. (ISI) is a nationwide Christian ministry that shares Christ’s love to international college students and scholars on college campuses. We serve them by offering airport pickups, friendship partners, American conversation partners, and fun social activities in order to offer the Gospel of Jesus. Volunteers are needed to befriend and serve students.

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KEN + BARB HARON

We Work with OMF

Ken is the president of the development entity for the Hudson Taylor movie, based on a true story. It is being produced to impact lives of viewers around the world, challenging them to serve God on mission in new ways, wherever they are. For many years Barb has been with Nurse Family Partnership, a non-profit that transforms the first thousand days of life for babies born to moms living in poverty.

CHRIS + KELLY LILLPOP

We Work with JOSIAH VENTURE

The Lillpops both grew up at Mission Hills Church and served in Poland for 8 years overseeing Josiah Venture’s evangelistic summer camp ministry. Using experience gained while serving in Poland, they continue to influence God’s movement in Central and Eastern Europe through deepening JV’s stateside partnerships with churches and universities. They have a genuine love for young people and their passion is to equip young leaders to fulfill Christ’s commission through the local church.

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CJ + MARY MIHALKO

We Work with WORLD VENTURE

In July of 2020, CJ and Mary relocated their outreach ministry to Tennessee. They are focused on the migrant/Muslim community in the Memphis area impacting them with the Good News of Hope found in Jesus. They also partner with Crescent Project as trainers/mobilizers among Latino churches and are involved in one-on-one discipleship. Through the means of tutoring, citizenship courses, and English classes, the Mihalkos shine the Light of Jesus into the lives of those God brings to them.

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ROBERT + GRACE SETOR

We Work with SIM

SIM is an international interdenominational mission organization serving in over 75 countries since 1893. Bob and Grace served for many years in Malawi, Africa. Presently, the Setors serve with the SIM USA Regional Directors team covering seven states in the Rocky Mountain Region to bring mission awareness and mobilize students for global outreach in universities, seminaries, colleges, Bible schools and local churches.

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TIM + HEIDI SULLIVAN

We Work with SERVED

Tim and Heidi have been Mission Hills missionaries since 1995 and have served in a variety of capacities overseas. Tim is the Chairman of the International Leadership Team for SERVED, which assists schools that serve children in areas affected by armed conflict. Training school leaders and teachers, as well as making vital educational resources available, provide a much needed positive and stable learning environment for these traumatized students.

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COLORADO-BASED

TRAVIS + BRANDI AKINS

We Work with ROCKY MOUNTAIN POLICE CHAPLAINS

Travis serves as a Law Enforcement Chaplain for two agencies. He provides leadership through RMPC to develop agency chaplain programs, and trains chaplains across the region. As a Chaplain, Travis proactively builds relationships with Officers and their families so that when the stress, reality, and critical incidents occur, he is able to assist in a variety of ways. As a former Officer, there is trust and confidentiality that goes beyond the normal – which then opens the door for honest conversations, opportunities to share the hope of Jesus, and discipleship. Brandi serves as a nurse in the ER at a local hospital where she has opportunities to be the hands and feet of Jesus. She is able to comfort those that are hurting, provide lifesaving help, and exhibit the love of Christ to all those that God brings her way.

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KEN ALLEN

I Work with YOUTH FOR CHRIST

Ken Allen is the Executive Director of the Denver area Youth for Christ (YFC). He oversees 25 staff that reach teenagers with the Gospel through the YFC ministry models of Campus Life, Juvenile Justice, Parent Life, City Life, and mentoring. Over the course of the year, YFC Denver will reach over 1,000 teenagers in authentic Christ sharing relationships.

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MEGAN ETTER

I Work with OPEN DOOR MINISTRIES

Megan serves as the Development Coordinator at ODM. She spends her time coordinating Urban Immersion teams and raising funds to give practical help and show God’s love to many low-income individuals and the homeless in Denver.

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JAY + JERRI KAYLL

We Work with CADENCE INTERNATIONAL

The mission of Cadence International is, “Sharing the gospel and our lives with the military community.” Jay and Jerri do this by opening their home and pouring into the lives of Air Force men and women by: sharing the love of Jesus, teaching from the Word of God, coaching on the practicality of living life with God, and training up another generation of believers to make Christ known in this world.

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JEFF + CANDY ROSENAU

We Work with CHRISTLIKE DIALOGUE

Christlike Dialogue, founded over 20 years ago, is a discipleship ministry passionate about helping people have conversations that honor God. This ministry has been shared across the country and around the world.

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VICKI TANIN

I Work with DENVER STREET SCHOOL

The Denver Street School believes that a quality education is the most effective approach to transforming many underprivileged members of our society into productive citizens. With a personalized approach to education, DSS seeks to bring hope and a second chance to Denver’s at-risk youth.

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DAVID + MICHELLE WARREN

We Work with OPEN DOOR MINISTRIES

Open Door Ministries exists to provide practical help and hope to people in urban Denver who are homeless or low income. Their primary objective is to move people toward self-sufficiency by helping change the circumstances and life patterns that have held them captive to poverty and addictions. Through 17 distinct programs, they focus on tangible needs like food, shelter, access to education and employment training, as well as intangible needs such as friendship, hope, and Christian spiritual guidance. David is the Executive Director of ODM, and Michelle is a public voice for justice on several fronts. Together, they started Westside Church International.

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COLORADO-BASED PARTNER ORGANIZATIONS

Over 87% of the people in our communities do not know Christ. When we serve in our neighborhoods and cities, we not only share the transforming power of the Good News, but we also become more like Jesus. Watch both lives and communities transform when you serve with our national partners. Click a partner below to get involved!

ALTERNATIVES PREGNANCY CENTER

DENVER, CO

Serving Denver-area women, Alternatives seeks to educate clients and youth about abstinence before marriage and give those with an unplanned pregnancy an alternative to abortion.These women face tremendous pressure. No matter what they decide, it will have a profound effect on their life. Alternatives provides a network of support so comprehensive and caring that every woman will be fully informed of her alternatives before making a decision. In addition, women (and men) with conflicted emotions about a past abortion choices are helped through post-abortion support groups.

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BRIDGE OF HOPE

DENVER, CO

Bridge of Hope serves single mothers and their children who are homeless or at risk of homelessness in the greater Denver area. After 30 years of ministry, Bridge of Hope’s mission distinctive remains the same: engaging Christian faith communities in ending and preventing family homelessness through neighboring relationships that demonstrate Christ’s love.

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CONVERGE

ROCKY MOUNTAIN REGION

Mission Hills belongs to the Converge denomination (formerly the Baptist General Conference). This includes supporting the church planting fund which helps to start churches in the Rocky Mountain region. They are committed to starting missionally-minded churches in every people group and community. They focus on connecting God’s people around God’s purposes so He might ignite movements of reproduction for the purpose of transforming lives with Christ’s love and truth.

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DENVER RESCUE MISSION

DENVER, CO

Whether it’s the loss of a job or the rising cost of housing, homelessness has complicated causes and devastating effects on men, women, and families in our community. Being homeless often means feeling hopeless. We follow Jesus’ example by walking alongside the people we serve through emergency services, rehabilitation, transitional programs, and community outreach.

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JAMLAC

DENVER, CO

Justice and Mercy Legal Aid Clinic was founded in 2006. JAMLAC is a faith-based, non-profit law firm that provides a safe and confidential resource for those struggling with poverty and oppression. Full-time attorneys, paralegals, interns, and volunteers manage approximately 60 active cases each week. The Life Center hosts one of the eight free consultation clinics in the Denver metro area.

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LOVE INC

LITTLETON, CO

Love In the Name of Christ is a partnership of churches working to meet the tangible and intangible needs in their community. Love INC works to mobilize local churches to transform their communities through building genuine relationships that can connect people in need to resources. It also transforms lives and communities with the hope of the Gospel.

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NORTH LITTLETON PROMISE

LITTLETON, CO

North Littleton Promise builds life-giving relationships with immigrant children and their families, and mobilizes local partners to transform the northeast Littleton neighborhood through Christ. They host Kids Clubs for elementary school students and provide Life Mentors for middle school students. Kids and students learn leadership principles through serving, faith through spiritual mentors, and receive educational help from tutors. NLP also partners with a soccer club to provide fun team building experiences. During the summer, NLP offers additional activities for 1st through 8th graders. Although North Littleton Promise has fully developed programs for children, they also have platforms aimed at serving the entire family in the areas of leadership, education, and faith.

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SAVE OUR YOUTH

DENVER METRO AREA

Save Our Youth has served Denver’s urban at-risk youth since 1994. SOY is a youth development organization providing at-risk kids the educational, emotional, and spiritual skills for success through long-term mentoring relationships. While one-on-one mentoring in the community is the core of what they do, they also plan, host, and offer a variety of other programs and events for mentors and their mentees. Events like Summer Academy, Back to School, College and Career Prep, and the annual Christmas party enhance the mentoring relationship and the growth of mentees.

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SEVERE WEATHER SHELTER NETWORK

DENVER, CO

Severe Weather Shelter Network is a Christian ministry that partners with organizations and agencies in the community to provide emergency overnight shelter on life threatening winter nights for individuals living on the streets.SWSN works with local churches to provide sites that host overnight guests during the months from October through April. At these Host Churches, guests can enjoy a hot, homemade meal as well as friendly conversation around the table. Aside from supplying a safe, warm environment overnight, guests are also connected with other resources as their needs become known.

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