The Denver Inner City Parish serves Denver's under-served families by offering programs that focus on four key community needs: Hunger, Education, Community Enhancement and Economic Development. The primary goal of the Parish is to empower our communities and support personal transformations, to ultimately create self-sustaining lifestyles for those who are most vulnerable. We equip our clients with the skills needed to break the cycle of poverty.
The Denver Inner City Parish (The Parish) was established in 1960 to assist Denver's working-poor families in breaking the vicious cycle of poverty prevalent within their communities. The Parish is a human service nonprofit organization registered as a 501(c)(3) that offers 13 programs to over 25,000 people annually at 4 locations in the focus areas of education, hunger, economic development, and community enhancement. Fifty-five years after The Parish was founded, poverty remains a pervasive issue in Denver that affects an estimated 115,000 adults and children annually. The 2012, US Census Bureau Report states that 18% of Denver's population is living below the Federal Poverty Line, which for a family of four in 2012 was $23,050.
Where We Work
What We Do
Denver Inner City Parish (â€œThe Parishâ€) welcomes and empowers people in need through support, determination and community. We have been consistently renewing and enhancing lives since 1960. The overarching problem that the Denver Inner City Parish works to solve is that there is a growing number of working families living in poverty in Colorado who cannot meet their basic needs, therefore the cycle of poverty remains prevalent in our communities. Our ultimate goal is to strengthen Denverâ€™s working poor community members so they become more self-sufficient and are equipped with the skills to break the cycle of poverty in their families, neighborhoods and communities.