Our Friends
Partnerships help us multiply our efforts far beyond what we could accomplish on our own. They also give us opportunities to join and support important local, national and international movements.

Local partners

  • Faith Communities Together in Service --- Broomfield faith leaders collaborating together with local non-profits and government agencies on behalf of people in need in Broomfield and adjacent communities.
  • Broomfield Community Services Network (BCSN) --- This informal group of county social workers, area clergy and non-profit leaders has been gathering each month for many years. We regularly refer our friends and neighbors to these agencies for help with a host of life challenges.
  • Broomfield Housing Opportunity Coalition --- This initiative represents faith communities, nonprofits, businesses and local government leaders who recognize our need to expand and sustain a spectrum of affordable housing options for all those who call Broomfield home.
  • Broomfield VOAD - Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster
  • Casa de Paz --- This non-profit founded by Sarah Jackson in 2012 offers hospitality to families affected by immigrant detention.
  • Interfaith Alliance of Colorado --- The Interfaith Alliance organizes people of faith to help uphold and contribute to diversity, respect, justice, and opportunity for all people regardless of their faith or creed.
  • Mile High Ministries --- Several times each year, we host and serve dinner for families at Joshua Station, a transitional housing program that helps families move from homelessness to stable housing and self-sufficiency. We also partner with Mile High's Justice and Mercy Legal Aid Clinic (JAMLAC), which provides legal services to women and families affected by poverty, domestic violence and oppression.
  • North Metro Sanctuary Network --- This informal network of advocates supports local, undocumented neighbors who were born in other countries.
  • Safe Parking - A citizen-led initiative to encourage safe, legal parking locations for individuals and families experiencing homelessness who are living in vehicles in Colorado’s Front Range communities.
  • School of Life --- For many years, our friend, therapist and life coach, Phyllis Mathis has hosted monthly "School of Life" workshops at the Refuge. 
  • Single Moms Unite (SMU) --- A supportive community for single moms and their kids in North Denver, gathering monthly and for special events at The Refuge. 
  • Together Colorado --- This non-partisan, multi-racial, multi-faith group focuses on community organizing around issues of human dignity.

Friends Outside Colorado

  • Beirut and Beyond --- Suzann Mollner works on-the-ground in the Middle East, in particular in Palestinian refugee camps, to promote reconciliation, relationships and relief.
  • H2O International --- Long-time Refuge member Dave Reierson travels the world to build wells (and to train locals to maintain and repair them) for communities in need of clean water. 
  • Ingrid Schneider --- Ingrid lives in the Denver area, but has for many years served and maintained relationships with Oglala Lakota friends at the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota. 

national affiliations

  • National Association for Christian Recovery (NACR) --- The NACR helps the Christian community become a safer and more helpful place for people struggling with the most difficult of life's problems.
  • Christians for Biblical Equality (CBE) --- This non-profit organization affirms and promotes the biblical truth that all believers—without regard to gender, ethnicity or class—must exercise their God-given gifts with equal authority and equal responsibility in church, home and world.