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.
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.