A collaborative mentoring program. This program focuses on meeting people where they are and walking alongside them in their journey. We help support them and their family through the transitions happening in their lives. Our system is built on biblical morals; creating a support system that is positive, loving, and focused on maintaining healthy habits and accomplishing set goals. Things to consider before committing:
Monday and Tuesday evenings we venture and reach out to the individuals that are broken on the streets, living in motels. Often they are trying to pull their lives together, holding on to what they do have, and are looking for something more. Come be the hands and feet of Christ as we reach out to those who need a hand, someone to listen to and pray with them.
Mean Street Ministry’s Food bank feeds many with in the community in and around the Denver Metro Area. The food bank works in response to our other programs as well. No one should go hungry.
“When they had finished eating, Jesus said to Simon Peter ‘Simon son of John, do you love me more than these?’ ‘Yes, Lord,’ he said, ‘you know I that I love you.’ Jesus said, ‘Feed my lambs.’’ (John 21:15 NIV)
We are to feed God’s lambs. This does not only mean that we should feed them physically, but mentally and spiritually as well. The food bank takes care of the individual’s physical hunger. Partnering with Mean Street Ministry’s other programs helps provide total care for anyone who comes for help.
Not only do we provide food, we are able to provide selected meals and recipes. This supplies families and individuals with healthy, nutritious means; encouraging a healthy life. The Café is open late October until late April, providing nutritional meals for those who stop by. Stop by for a bite.
For years we’ve been issuing vouchers for families on the coldest nights in Lakewood, but the only place we had to send them was the dangerous, expensive and run-down motels on Colfax. The Severe Weather Family Shelter is our answer to this. Based on the Severe Weather Shelter for those without children, this program will provide a safe, warm place for families to stay. You can read more at their facebook page and their website (coming soon).
Homeless man, homeless lady… when you hear those words what images pop into your head? If you are like most people you immediately picture a dirty, drunk person begging for money on the street corner or passed out under a bridge somewhere.
Would it surprise you to know that there are about 23,000 homeless children in Colorado who attend schools, in addition to homeless preschoolers and babies. This is a much more hidden and invisible population the general public may not even see or consider to be homeless because they are not on a street corner like a single homeless adult.
We at Mean Street recognize them and we know that this number has tripled in a decade, with most homeless families living in campgrounds, shelters or cheap motels, or doubling up with another family. In the gutters, in the motel room, under the bridge, at the bus stop, in the park, at the soup kitchen; that’s where you will find Mean Street Ministry and we have seen the changing face of the homeless.
She says this about Mean Street, “I’ve been fighting addiction for 30 years now and Mean Street, for the first time in my life, has shown me the path to a personal relationship with Jesus Christ and freedom from my addiction. Now that I see how good God can be, I just want to keep giving back, thank you Mean Street.”
We are giving away Thanksgiving dinners complete with a frozen turkey for families in need. This is a ministry that we have been doing in partnership with New Life in Christ Church for many years.
Our annual Christmas Party is a great time. Some of the highlights from last year were a hay ride, magician, a great meal and presents for the kids. This year will be a little different, but word is the hay ride will be back along with the presents and food.
If you’re interested in helping us with this fun family event please use the “Get in Touch” form below.