The Gathering Place is Denver’s only daytime drop-in center for women, children, and transgender individuals who are experiencing poverty or homelessness.
Since 1986, we have been a community of safety and hope where positive relationships, choice, and essential resources transform lives. We offer basic services and personal growth programs to 8,000 people every year.
Kate Mazzotta, Communications Manager on 01/15/2019
Our third floor has 740 square feet of office space that is available for rent. This includes private offices and cubicle space. It would be perfect for a small nonprofit or start-up!
Kate Mazzotta, Communications Manager on 01/09/2019
We realize that this period has led to immense uncertainty for furloughed federal workers and their families, as well as families dependent on benefits like SNAP. The Gathering Place, however, is a place of certainty; we would like to extend that to all women and transgender individuals affected by the federal government shutdown. We serve three meals a day and have a food pantry that our members can access.
Kate Mazzotta, Communications Manager on 12/10/2018
Just 19 years old and new to Denver, Corazon sold the watch her father gave her so she could pay her rent. In those early days, she said, “I would eat a single slice of bread and drink many glasses of water until I could pay for food again.”
Corazon, now 77, is one of the 2.9 million US women and 35,000 Colorado women over the age of 65 who are experiencing poverty. Women are more likely to live in poverty at every stage of their life, and a woman’s longer life expectancy means the lower wages and financial hits they took throughout their life must be stretched further, but a dollar can only stretch so far. It is clear: as the Baby Boomer generation ages into retirement, women are aging into poverty.