New Service

Starting January 2021

Our Mission

The Mission of Haven of Hope is to provide food, shelter, clothing, counseling, rehabilitation and hygienic services to the homeless and less fortunate.

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Contribute to our shelter

Every day we feed, clothe and inspire over 150 different men, women and families. With your donation, either once or monthly, we can provide services that support those in our community who need it so badly.


Meals Served Daily
Private Showers Per Month
Loads of Laundry per Month

Meet our staff

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Tawnya Trahan

Executive Director of Business & Development


Miss Kay

Kitchen Director

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Ondrea Trahan

Business Coordinator

Employment Opportunities

Haven of Hope is seeking the following positions:

  • Guest Services Coordinator
  • Janitor/Custodian
  • Food Services

If you are interested in applying, please complete the application below and submit to Derrick Vaughns by email,, or in person at 1101 W 7th Ave, Denver, CO 80204.

Employment Application


*Services are available Monday-Friday, 7 AM-1 PM*

  • Meals (breakfast, 4 course hot lunch and sack lunch)
  • Private showers
  • Free laundry
  • Free wireless internet access

Click here to see more of our current and future offerings

  • Mail and document safe keeping
  • Outreach Coordinator to help guests find resources pertaining to shelter, employment, transportation, etc.

Click here to see a list of our weekly services per day

Our volunteers make all the difference.
Click here to help out at Haven of Hope


Your food here is the bomb (good, good, good). You have excellent staff & programs Thanks a bunch for all the support & help
-  Jason P.
- Jason P.
I am homeless, although recently and I hope not for long. There are some places out here that are willing to help, and some that are out to do whatever they can to make sure you make it through the day. Whether that is food, clothing, a hot shower, maybe something as simple as a book to read or just to get out of the cold. I’ve been to a few, and some you just don’t feel they really care what happens to you – the individual – or if you ever make it out of the mess you are in. I made a mistake, which is why I am where I am and I’m the only one that can fix it, but everyone needs help at some point in time. I found Haven of Hope, or it found me, I feel comfortable going there and think I’m a little better for it. Haven of Hope is a place you can go if you are just down on your luck or are homeless, they will help. If you need them they are there to help, they have definitely helped me. If you’re in the position, I’m sure they could use a donation.
- Trent E.
- Trent E.
The staff is truly kind, compassionate and loves their work!! They offer many helpful services which without, many people would suffer more. A community resource every city should have; you leave feeling helped and better equipped to face the day. God bless you ALL! & Thank You!!
- Chris M.
- Chris M.
I’ve been in Denver for about 6 weeks and have been at St. Francis Center. There is really no comparison between there and Haven of Hope. Haven of Hope is far & away a million times better!! The staff is friendly and helpful, the food was delicious, the restrooms & showers were clean. I’m blown away, this place is great!! Thank you St. Francis for being so lame that I can truly appreciate Haven of Hope!!! I will be back & eventually did want to volunteer and help out to re pay the favor. AWESOME!
- Pat F.
- Pat F.
So this place, Haven of Hope is literally the best. Food is great; amazing food. I have been a gourmet cook for years and let me tell you, that lady can cook. It felt like a down homey small diner. I absolutely love all of the friendly staff. Haven of Hope takes care of its own in every way. That is amazing and stupendous. I know I keep saying amazing but you guys should see the grin on my face right now. Ear to ear…. Ear to ear! Keep doing what you guys are doing.
- Jonathan K.
- Jonathan K.

A growing shelter that started as a simple act of kindness.

The inspiration for Haven of Hope came about during the winter of 1998 when several lay Franciscans recognized the need for services to help support the homeless community of Denver, Colorado. Originally purchasing a small house located at 707 Lipan St., the Franciscans would serve the homeless from tents, providing hot meals daily to those in need. As time went on, the need for further services became apparent. In 2007, thanks to a group of people who were dedicated to helping the homeless, a new building was constructed. Recognizing that the need for our services continues to grow, an additional building has been constructed with a proposed opening in late 2017.


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