“For 38 years, the Catholic Worker homeless shelter in Five Points gave people in need a helping hand.
But on Jan. 24, 2016, a fire ripped through their building on Welton Street – and while everyone inside was able to get out safely, it’s been vacant ever since.
Sister Anna Koop with Catholic Worker says a series of miracles has helped them continue their mission to house the homeless.
“What we needed was somebody who would purchase and somebody we could pay back over time,” Koop said.
The first miracle, Koop said? Two people were willing to do just that.
Next, Sister Koop says the Catholic Worker received an anonymous gift — $100,000 to be matched from donations.
Finally, in Denver’s crazy housing market, they were able to find a new home off 26th and Arapahoe streets. Koop says Catholic Worker expects to close in July, and they can start providing housing in September.”
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Gutierrez, Sonia . Channel 9 News 27 May 2018.