Impact

Illustrating the Daniels Fund's impact in the communities we serve

Arapahoe House, Incorporated

A Daniels Fund Impact Story

Grant Profile:
Homeless Prevention Program
Grant Funding Area:
Alcoholism and Substance Abuse
Grant Impact Area:
Supportive / After-Care Services
Grant Year:
2008
Grant Amount:
$100,000.00

Grant purpose:  To support the Homeless Prevention Program, which helps Arapahoe House clients transition from substance abuse treatment programs into stable living environments. 

How this organization is helping make lives better:   Arapahoe House provides substance abuse treatment to more than 14,000 members of the Denver community every year. Many of the organization’s clients receiving treatment are often homeless or have housing challenges.  The Homeless Prevention Program provides these people with rent assistance, case management, and ongoing recovery support to help them remain sober after receiving treatment.  In 2007, 144 adults participated in the program and 39% of those adults were sober for one year.

Impact storyThis is the personal story of a woman helped through Arapahoe House’s Homeless Prevention Program…

I've had a lot of obstacles to overcome in my life.  My path through addiction has been long and challenging to say the least.  I hurt a lot of people, not just myself, but my family and my community.  I've been to jail and rehab all more than once.  

Arapahoe House has made all the difference in my life. After getting sober through my second stint in a residential treatment program for women and children called the Haven and Arapahoe House's Transitional Housing for Families program, I'm now celebrating 6 years of sobriety.  It's been amazing to take the next step in recovery: getting my own place.  The stability a home provides for my 10 year old daughter and three nephews is important.  With my criminal background it's very hard for me to rent a place.  But, my current property manager said she wouldn't have known that's who I was because I am so focused on the positive now.

My mom passed away recently and I didn't think I would make it. It was really hard for me. Something like this would have pushed me into using. This time I had the support I needed to stay sober.  Arapahoe House helps me so much on a daily basis, even if it's just being able to talk to someone for support.

Today I am taking care of my daughter and three nephews while going to the University of Phoenix to get a degree in human services management.  I don't have to worry about the police and about going to jail anymore or wondering where I am going to get my drugs.  I love my life; I am helping others and I have people appreciating and helping me.  That's what keeps me going.”Impact storyThis is the personal story of a woman helped through Arapahoe House’s Homeless Prevention Program…

I've had a lot of obstacles to overcome in my life.  My path through addiction has been long and challenging to say the least.  I hurt a lot of people, not just myself, but my family and my community.  I've been to jail and rehab all more than once.  

Arapahoe House has made all the difference in my life. After getting sober through my second stint in a residential treatment program for women and children called the Haven and Arapahoe House's Transitional Housing for Families program, I'm now celebrating 6 years of sobriety.  It's been amazing to take the next step in recovery: getting my own place.  The stability a home provides for my 10 year old daughter and three nephews is important.  With my criminal background it's very hard for me to rent a place.  But, my current property manager said she wouldn't have known that's who I was because I am so focused on the positive now.

My mom passed away recently and I didn't think I would make it. It was really hard for me. Something like this would have pushed me into using. This time I had the support I needed to stay sober.  Arapahoe House helps me so much on a daily basis, even if it's just being able to talk to someone for support.

Today I am taking care of my daughter and three nephews while going to the University of Phoenix to get a degree in human services management.  I don't have to worry about the police and about going to jail anymore or wondering where I am going to get my drugs.  I love my life; I am helping others and I have people appreciating and helping me.  That's what keeps me going.”

Impact storyThis is the personal story of a woman helped through Arapahoe House’s Homeless Prevention Program…

I've had a lot of obstacles to overcome in my life.  My path through addiction has been long and challenging to say the least.  I hurt a lot of people, not just myself, but my family and my community.  I've been to jail and rehab all more than once.  

Arapahoe House has made all the difference in my life. After getting sober through my second stint in a residential treatment program for women and children called the Haven and Arapahoe House's Transitional Housing for Families program, I'm now celebrating 6 years of sobriety.  It's been amazing to take the next step in recovery: getting my own place.  The stability a home provides for my 10 year old daughter and three nephews is important.  With my criminal background it's very hard for me to rent a place.  But, my current property manager said she wouldn't have known that's who I was because I am so focused on the positive now.

My mom passed away recently and I didn't think I would make it. It was really hard for me. Something like this would have pushed me into using. This time I had the support I needed to stay sober.  Arapahoe House helps me so much on a daily basis, even if it's just being able to talk to someone for support.

Today I am taking care of my daughter and three nephews while going to the University of Phoenix to get a degree in human services management.  I don't have to worry about the police and about going to jail anymore or wondering where I am going to get my drugs.  I love my life; I am helping others and I have people appreciating and helping me.  That's what keeps me going.”



For more information, please contact:
Arapahoe House, Incorporated
8801 Lipan Street
Thornton, CO   
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