Community Organizations

Denver Based Organizations

Café-Cultura Artists Collective

Denver metropolitan area for more than seven years. The idea for our organization emerged during the summer of 2004 with the passing of respected elder and veteran poet Abelardo “Lalo” Delgado. At that moment, we realized and accepted our responsibility to continue using our oral and written traditions to provide opportunities for creative expression not offered in schools or in the larger community. Café Cultura also drew inspiration from the movement connecting Indigenous people from throughout the Americas. In that spirit of Red/Brown Unity, we hoped to use creative expression to unify people representing southern Indigenous nations, known by terms such as “Chicana/o,” “Mexicana/o,” and “Latina/o,” with those Natives of northern nations, referred to today as “Native American” or “American Indian.




Child Rescue Foundation, Inc.

Mission: “Granting wishes to children and families, building a safer community since 1999.” To establish outreach, referral programs and financial assistance, that provide a holistic approach to recovery for youth and families that have been impacted by violence and transition. To continue the growth of the foundation and to support a community of resources that is supported by concerned citizens/volunteers that will have a positive impact for the future of our children. Providing a hand up, not a hand out.

Vision: Kids Empowering Kids. We are a community of people dedicated to supporting and addressing the needs and issues of children that have been exposed and impacted by domestic violence. We support messages of non- violence by galvanizing community resources and supporting our children. Building healthy families and healthy communities.

Primary contact: Joanne Kappel, Executive Director
Phone: (303) 628-0477



Colorado Anti-Violence Program (CAVP)

The Colorado Anti-Violence Program envisions a Colorado where Transgender, Gender non-conforming, Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Queer people have the power to determine the conditions of their lives, are valued for who they are, take responsibility for each other's safety, and live their lives free from violence.

We seek to live in a society where all sexualities, gender expressions, and gender identities are embraced and celebrated as valuable identities that make our communities vibrant. CAVP aspires to create a culture of liberation where people are inspired to heal the wounds of injustice and end the cycles that continue them.

We approach our work from a deepplace of love, with grace and humility, and theknowledge that we do not have all the answers we seek both individually and collectively. While our analysis is rooted in LGBTQ identities, we see ourselves as participants in broader struggles of liberation.

Within CAVP we come into community with each other under an LGBTQ umbrella; however, we each have our own unique experiences, histories, identities, privileges, and oppressions. We bring our whole selves to the work, respecting and honoring each other's differences.

A Colorado where gender, sexuality, and identity are no longer policed, medicalized, criminalized, and repressed with internalized, interpersonal, and systemic violence, is not only necessary but possible. People are their own experts and must be free to have complete self determination.

CAVP seeks to address violence on a community-based level, not relying on police and prisons, rather developing our own processes that maintain the humanity of survivors, victims and those that cause harm. Community-based accountability builds networks of safety and support, commits to the ongoing development of all members of the community and works to create a process for people to account for their actions and transform their behavior. We understand that in order to end violence we must continuously work to transform the root causes of violence in all forms large and small.

We understand that liberation requires the abolition of all forms of oppression and a renewed commitment to the creation and maintenance of strong, healthy, vibrant individuals, communities, and cultures.

Phone: (303) 839-5204



Colorado Center for Law & Policy

The Colorado Center on Law and Policy (CCLP) has more than a decade of experience as one of Colorado’s leading advocacy organizations dedicated to promoting justice, economic security, access to health care and sound fiscal policies.

CCLP is a leader in the advocacy community. We provide policymakers, opinion leaders, nonprofit organizations and the general public with research and education about issues of import to lower-income Coloradans; we advocate in the legislature and before executive decision makers on behalf of those issues, and we litigate them when necessary.

Primary contact: Christine Murphy, Executive Director
Address: 789 Sherman St., Suite 300
Phone: (303) 573-5669 ext. 301



Colorado Immigrants’ Rights Coalition

CIRC believes in the inherent dignity and human rights of every person, regardless of immigration status. CIRC envisions a society in which all women, men and children are treated with dignity and respect and have equal access to fair and just work, housing, health care, and education and the opportunity to live united with family members.

Address: 2525 W. Alameda Ave 300 Denver, CO 80219

Phone: (303) 922-3344


Colorado Organization for Latina Opportunity & Reproductive Rights (COLOR)

We are a sisterhood of Latinas dedicated to building a movement of Latinas, their families and allies through leadership development, organizing and advocacy to create opportunities and achieve reproductive justice.

We believe Reproductive Justice, or RJ, exists when all individuals have the power, access and resources to make healthy decisions about their bodies, sexuality, relationships and families for themselves and their community.

Primary contact: Ana Ortega, Organizer
Phone: (303) 393-0382


Colorado Ovarian Cancer Alliance

The mission of Colorado Ovarian Cancer Alliance is to provide support and to promote awareness and early detection of ovarian cancer through advocacy and education.

Phone: (303) 506-7014



The Delores Project

The principal program of The Delores Project is providing safe, comfortable overnight shelter for adult unaccompanied women in a welcoming and peaceful environment. Our model of service is one of hospitality, respect and regard for the dignity of each guest.

Primary contact: Terrell Curtis, Executive Director
Phone: (303) 534-5411 ext. 102



Especially Me

Especially Me focuses on African American Young Ladies in high school to promote and facilitate ideas, attitudes, goals, and lifestyle that will encourage these young ladies to adopt and sustain the concepts of positive self-values and dignity in defining and pursuing success and excellence. Every year Especially ME hosts an event that features speakers and workshops based in Denver, Colorado and other states as well. The founder and Execute director is Patricia Houston.





Everyone deserves a healthy meal. But in some communities, healthy food simply isn't available. The GrowHaus is a non-profit urban farm and market in one such community - northeast Denver’s Elyria-Swansea neighborhood. Our mission is to grow healthy community through food access, production and education.
Address: 4751 York, in the Elyria-Swansea neighborhood of northeast Denver
Phone: (720) 515-4751



La Raza Youth Leadership Institute

The mission of La Raza Youth Leadership is to empower Latino youth to achieve their educational and leadership potential and instill the desire to give back to the community.




Latina Chamber

The mission of the Latina Chamber is to promote and advance the personal, professional, and business interests of Latinas, their families, and their communities.

Primary Contact: Theresa M. Solano (President and CEO)

Address: 2465 Sheridan Blvd
Edgewater, CO 80214

Phone: (303) 962-1491