Catholic Charities

A new home and newfound hope

The 2013 floods nearly ruined Tammie Vaughan and her family’s home. “I was so sick, I wasn’t sure I was going to make it,” she said, three years after the massive flood hit Colorado. The catastrophic flooding in September 2013 damaged 19,000 structures across 24 counties from Fort Collins to Colorado Springs. Many victims’ homes…

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Mom and daughter start a new life

  Rita Olivas found a fresh start in life after walking through the doors of Father Ed Judy House. The shelter, located near Fort Logan in Denver, serves as a life-transforming shelter for homeless women with children—offering support and compassion to mothers, who are often the victims of domestic violence. Rita said she is a…

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Vet looks forward to life ahead

Allen Glosson’s life was changed forever when he was shot by a gang in Chicago. So much so that he spent a big part of his life ruminating on the past and not looking forward. “I was pretty depressed and had anxiety,” said Allen, 65, from his apartment in Denver. “I just wanted to get…

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Martha and Tim Reichert

Tim and Martha Reichert

Martha and Tim Reichert drew their family mission from a passage in the Gospel of Luke: Much will be required of the person entrusted with much, and still more will be demanded of the person entrusted with more. With gratitude for the multitude of blessings in their lives, the Reicherts are driven to give to…

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John and Terri Schuster

John and Theresa Schuster

John and Terri Schuster always say those receiving help today will become the donors of tomorrow. They’re proof that. About 30 years ago, the couple was in great need. Within weeks of each other, John and Terri, who married at Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish in Northglenn, both lost their salaried jobs. Then the bills…

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