On October 18th SafeHouse Denver held their Annual Hope Gala at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel in Denver.
The event was Chaired by Carrie Wernecke-Swenson of Kentwood City Properties. The Honorary Chair and Emcee for the night was Dayle Cedars of Channel 7 News in Denver.
Over 300 guests attended the event to celebrate the mission of SafeHouse Denver and their programs which assist adults children and youth in freeing themselves from living with domestic violence which seems to be running rampant in our society now-a -days, which is exemplified on our daily news channels and in our communities daily.
The guests were served a stylish dinner, followed by live and silent auctions. They were then treated with a wonderful live performance by a Vocal Chorus from my Alma Mater, The Arvada West Sr. High School Vocal Chorus.
Two awards were given out to three lucky recipients. The first award was the Susan Noble Community Impact Award. This award is given to an individual(s)who are recognized for their outstanding efforts in their community assisting victims of violence and by helping create change in the community. This award was given to Carol and Paul Rose.
The second, the Carolyn Hamil-Hendersen Memorial Award, was given to Linda Johnston, Project Director, Ending Violence Against Women Project, Colorado District Attorney’s Council, for her leadership abilities and providing inspiration to end domestic violence in their community.
About SafeHouse Denver
Established in 1977, SafeHouse Denver operates the only shelter in the City and County of Denver that exclusively serves victims of domestic violence. SafeHouse also runs a non-residential Counseling & Advocacy Center where we provide all of our support services to women and children experiencing intimate partner violence who don’t need emergency housing.
SafeHouse Denver works to eliminate domestic violence in our communities by:
- providing shelter and counseling to victims of abuse;
- working with public and community agencies to improve the way our systems respond to domestic violence;
- and by offering educational programming to prevent future violence.
SafeHouse began as a 16-bed shelter providing a safe place for women and their children. Today, SafeHouse’s shelter has 26 beds plus cribs, serving more than 340 women and children in a typical year. In addition, SafeHouse serves hundreds more women and children through non-residential services. More than just keeping women and children safe, SafeHouse services include individual counseling, advocacy support groups, legal assistance and referrals to other services.
To learn more about SafeHouse Denver click here or visit www.safehouse-denver.org.