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Make a Difference: Denver's Road Home

Knowing that Denver has a plan to end homelessness makes me proud to live in Colorado. Denver's Road Home is a 10 year plan to make sure that everyone has a place to call "home." The recent (and continued) economic downturn has caused significant issues, which is no surprise. But Mayor John Hickenlooper and the members of the committee continue to strive forward and be optimistic that the goal can be achieved.

In year five, there is still much work to be done. And it can't be done without willing helpers. People who are ready and able to put hands and feet to the effort of ending homelessness. Did you know that about 60% of homeless are families with children? It is a reminder to me to be thankful for all that we have and that if I'm truly thankful, my actions will show it.


The website for Denver's Road Home is packed with information! You can find out how to get involved. You can educate yourself on the issues and the plan. I hope it will move you to make a difference too!

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