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Dedicated to helping the homeless in Colorado

A YOUTH-RUN NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATION

Dedicated to helping the homeless

 
26 Years Experience
YOUTH CREATING CHANGE

OUR MISSION

Our mission is to create a comprehensive structural solution to homelessness that addresses the issue at its core and to empower our youth to be the basis of this change. Helping the Homeless Colorado has spent years working with Colorado’s homeless population.

OUR THREE PILLARS

Advocate Pillar
ADVOCATE

This pillar addresses homelessness on a political level. At the core of the issue is a system of broken, failing, and often missing policies. Our advocacy aims to bring attention to homelessness in terms of supportive and proactive policies through engaging conversation.

Educate Pillar
EDUCATE

This pillar is based on changing how the public views homelessness. Our programs put an emphasis on empowering youth and displaying the importance of youth participating in social changes. Whether it be in large auditoriums or small discussions, Helping the Homeless Colorado aims to challenge stereotypes common in our community.

Alleviate Pillar
ALLEVIATE

This is our pillar dedicated to accessible resources for those who are actively struggling with homelessness. Our main focus being homeless youth, we introduced our Scholarship Awards Program, which provides scholarships to homeless high school youth in order to make higher level education more attainable.

 

ABOUT US

Helping the Homeless Colorado, a 501(c) 3 non-profit, was founded in 2016 in Denver, Colorado by a group of high school students. We work with individuals who are experiencing homelessness to improve their quality of life.

OUR TEAM

Alyssa Gorkin - Executive Director

Alyssa Gorkin

Founder & Executive Director

Hey! I’m Alyssa Gorkin and empowering my peers to serve our community has been my goal since founding Helping the Homeless Colorado. Working with this organization has encouraged me to use my voice and be the change I wish to see in our community!
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Matine Khalighi - Executive Director

Matine Khalighi

Founder & Executive Director

Hi! I’m Matine Khalighi. I am a rising senior at Smoky Hill High school. At Smoky Hill I have enjoyed being a part of Student Government, the Cross Country and Track team, National Honors Society, and the International Baccalaureate program.
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Ali Ginsburg - Executive Director

Ali Ginsburg

Executive Director

Hi! I’m Ali Ginsburg and my passion revolves around bettering my community. It is really important for me to encourage today’s youth to do anything in our power to help those around us.
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NUMBERS THROUGH THE YEARS

MEALS SERVED
7,820

(and counting . . .)

BENEFICIARIES PER YEAR
11,980

(always adding . . .)

HYGIENE PRODUCTS DISTRIBUTED
35,940

(and counting . . .)

DONATE TO THE CAUSE!

Continued support helps our non-profit better help those in need and better sustain our operations.

» Help provide Meals to the Homeless
» Support Educational Programs for the Homeless
» Help us distribute Hygiene Products
» Helps more people!
» Tax deductible

TESTIMONIALS

THEY SAID WHAT?!

Testimonial
Helping the Homeless Colorado is an amazing and inspiring organization. I was so impressed with the professionalism and dedication from each member. I am excited to be a part of it.
Kendall testimonial
Kendall Bergstrom
Volunteer
Testimonial
I love volunteering with Helping the Homeless! This organization is really making a difference.


Mia testimonial
Mia Malden
Volunteer
Testimonial
They are a great organization show actually care about making a difference. It's nice to see how the youth is dedicated to fixing a global issue today.
Reece testimonial
Reese Gautsche
Volunteer
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Join our team and make a difference in your community! Help us at events or with distribution of services and food.

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SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM

Helping the Homeless Scholarship Awards Program is designed to highlight the incredible potential of Colorado's young people as well as the challenges which prevent too many of them from succeeding.

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