Message from the General Manager
The 32nd Avenue Jubilee Center works diligently to assist our Northwest Denver neighbors and those who have no living accommodations with emergency food, household goods, and healthcare, especially eye exams and eye glasses, help with prescription co-pays, and transportation to medical, dental and mental health appointments. We are a place for refuge for those who live “in the shadows” and who feel vulnerable on the streets. One of our major challenges is helping those in need find affordable housing, an ongoing problem in the Denver metro area.
The Jubilee Center is a helpful learning environment for youth, particularly those at-risk and those with no educational support system in the home. Our afterschool program and SEEK (Summer Educational Enrichment Kamp) continue to provide learning enrichment
opportunities for those children who attend neighborhood schools and beyond. Our summer program, in particular, continues to be an opportunity for learning and enrichment for students entering grades 2 through 8. We are delighted that many of our students continue to participate year after year until they are no longer grade appropriate. Then some return as helpers for the program! Immigration advocacy continues as a priority. Because of the current government limitations, we can no longer help first-time “Dreamers” with their DACA applications. We can, however, still assist with renewal applications for those young people who already have DACA status. We are also working with other non-profit and legal aid organizations to help with immigration issues. Part of our work is to find short-term emergency housing for immigrant families.
People took advantage
of our Emergency Services
People received a snack bag
or a hot meal
Were first-time guests
Intake, Emergency & Referral Assistance
Our intake desk receives people who are seeking assistance with basic human needs: shelter, food, supplies, and fuel. In 2018-19, the Center:
Welcomed 754 guests (10% veterans, 28% new guests and 33% homeless).
Provided food assistance to 614 guests including emergency food bags and hot meals.
Referred 657 guests to resources for rent or utility assistance.
Helped 218 guests with basic assistance, such a toiletry items, fuel cards, and access to phone, fax and copier.
Assisted clients connect with agencies that provide temporary housing and complete low income housing.
Our healthcare staff and volunteers provided medical education and basic healthcare screening and assistance for low income residents as well as healthy eating and exercise classes for the summer program students. In 2018-19:
Issues over 950 bus passes (value $2,800) so residents could go to their medical and dental appointments.
Provided basic toiletries for 88 guests.
Provided 76 individuals with an eye exam and new eyeglasses (value $5,950)
Immigration Advocacy Initiative
The relationships built with the immigrant community has produced a genuine level of trust and mutual support and in our immigration advocacy work, we have:
Partnered with North High School and Our Merciful Savior to host workshops to address issues around immigration
Provided renewal fees ($495 each) for three DACA renewal applicants vetted by JAMLAC (Justice and Mercy Legal Aid Clinic) and Colorado Catholic Charities.
Provided a paid internship for one of our DACA renewal students.
Working to find resources for housing undocumented aliens as they move through the immigration processes.
Our Financial Story
The 32nd Avenue Jubilee Center receives financial support from many sources: from the Episcopal Diocese of Colorado, from the Front Range Region, from many congregations in Colorado, from our board members, and from the community. 2018 revenues were $91,205 compared to expenditures of $90,376. (Our fiscal year is January to January.) Over 93% of our funds went directly to supporting the people who benefit from the programs and services of the 32nd Avenue Jubilee Center