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What We Do

Sojourners

Sojourners is a program dedicated to walking alongside families through transitional times in their lives. We are committed to equipping people with the skills and disciplines for thriving spiritually, emotionally, and fiscally. Here is brief overview of the program’s components:

  • 10/10 Investment program.  10 month commitment with a monthly financial incentive provided.
  • Bi-monthly contact with your mentor is required.
  • Honest and up-front relationships.
  • Life skills training required.
  • Completion of a budget.
  • Additional involvement may be requested, based on your current situation.
  • Personal and program goals will be set and worked on.

Contact Chaplain James Fry for more information at 303.232.2500 or chaplainjames@meanstreetministry.org

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Street Outreach

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.

  • Monday Nights: East Colfax
    • Meet us at 6:00pm at 900 Potomac (Behind the Spaulding Rehab Center)
  • Tuesday Nights: West Colfax
    • Meet us at 6:00pm at Mean Street Ministry at 1380 Ammons St – in the New Life in Christ parking lot.
  • Matthew 25:35-40
  • If you would like more information please contact Todd Graber at: 303-232-2500 or todd@meanstreetministry.org

Food Bank & Cafe

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.

  • Denver Metro Area
  • New Life in Christ Church
  • Summer Camp
  • Sojourners

“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.

  • Food Bank & Miss Betty’s Cafe hours:   9 am–2 pm Mon, Wed & Thur, 12-2 pm Tue, 12:30-1 pm Sun, closed Fri.

For more information contact Ms. Betty at 303.232.2500 or betty@meanstreetministry.org

Severe Weather Family Shelter

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.

Where:   1380 Ammons St, Lakewood, CO 80214 (Mean Street Ministry/New Life in Christ Church)

When:   We open for the following weather conditions:
–  Any night when the temperature is 32° or colder and precipitating or,
–  Any night when the temperature is 20° or colder.

How:   Must pre-register at Mean Street Ministry (shelter location), The Action Center or Family Tree.

What’s Next:   When the weather is cold or wet enough call 720.257.9414 after 10:30 AM

We Provide:   The shelter is a safe place out of the dangerously cold weather for families with minor children.
–  A hot meal in the evening, and coffee and breakfast in the morning
–  Showers, warm blankets, clean sleeping mats and large tents for family sleeping
–  Story time, homework help for children and maybe a family movie
–  Help to connect families with much needed resources

Other Info:   Shelter registration hours 8 AM – 3 PM Mon-Fri. Shelter opens 7 PM and closes 8 AM. After hours on severe weather nights only call:
–  Lakewood PD- 303.987.7111
–  Wheat Ridge PD- 303.327.2220
–  Arvada PD- 720.898.6900

For more information call Pastor Gary at 303.232.2500 or geverest@meanstreetministry.org

Legal Clinic

The 2nd and 4th Friday of every month at 1:00 pm, yes right here at Mean Street Ministry, some of the greatest legal minds of this century come together to help you, and believe it or not, IT”S FREE!.

Seriously folks, the free Mean Street Legal Clinic is where to come to receive help with your legal issues like:

 

  • Divorce
  • Custody
  • Child Support
  • Paternity
  • Immigration
  • Protection Orders
  • Other Legal Issues

It’s on a first come first serve basis, so be here early if you want to see the lawyers first.

Remember it’s the 2nd and 4th Friday of every month at 1:00 pm here at the Mean Street offices.

For more information call 303.232.2500.

The New Homeless

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.

A Ministry of the Broken for the Broken

About Mean Street

Mean Street Ministry is a work of God born out of need; a need to meet the poor and homeless where they are. In the gutters, in the motel room, under the bridge, at the soup kitchen; that’s where you will find Mean Street Ministry. Going where they are, meeting them in the depths of their despair, that’s what Mean Street is about, or you could say that’s who we are; just as Jesus Christ did, we go where they are.

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