We are a faith based coalition with the goal of assisting families and individuals that are homeless in South Weld County. An existing hotel voucher system, implemented by the cooperation of a local church alliance was previously invaluable in this area. Unfortunately due to growth in our area and a local oil boom, this program has been unable to serve the community effectively. Hotel rooms are booked for months, leaving many to face the nights in their cars or other makeshift accommodations. Over five years ago this group began discussing what could be done to intervene for those struggling to find stability. After much research on homelessness and learning how we could help, we have developed programs which not only provide immediate shelter, but also provide guidance to our guests that can help them find social programs and permanent living solutions.
Our program will consist of an emergency shelter operating year round. United Methodist Church of Fort Lupton has graciously donated the use of a residential property for this purpose, aptly named The Miracle House. A second facility, Miracle House Too, was added in 2020 which allows us to serve up to 5 families at a time.
Applicants will undergo an interview process prior to acceptance, and must be willing to follow all program rules and guidelines including actively seeking housing and employment. All children must attend school. Local and National sex offender background checks will be conducted during the application process.
Upon acceptance, guests will be enrolled in case management. We will love them… Every single person in our group has an enormous desire to pour into the lives of others in need, of a lifting up in more than just physical needs.
Homelessness is often an unfortunate sequence of events. When people run out of options we hope to be a small safety net for this community with whom we are so tightly connected. This program is intended to be edifying; a place to regain some stability in life. We hold ourselves to the highest standards, and will be constantly finding and tracking ways to measure our results.