About Sacred Heart House

Sacred Heart House of Denver was founded by Catherine Bevanda in 1980 after she learned the convent next to Sacred Heart School in lower downtown Denver had closed. Catherine, who came to Denver to study at Loretto Heights, supported herself by working at an orphanage and at Marycrest Convent, which was operating a skeletal homeless shelter at the time. Thinking she could expand on that idea in the abandoned convent, she opened its doors to those people in Denver, who, for one reason or another, found themselves homeless.

In April 1991, Sacred Heart House of Denver was incorporated in Colorado as a non-profit organization for charitable and educational purposes.

Over the past four decades, the programs at Sacred Heart House of Denver have become focused on meeting the needs of Denver’s most vulnerable population: single mothers with children and single women experiencing homelessness.

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family success stories

How We Help Denver Homeless Families

Sacred Heart House of Denver provides a number of services to homeless moms and kids as well as single women in need. These programs including the In-House Stabilization, Follow-Up and Transitional Housing Programs enable homeless women and their families to move to stable housing and become self-sufficient. These are results from our 2021-2022 fiscal year Follow Up Program.


Individuals were supported in the Follow Up Program


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Support Homeless Families

Sacred Heart House of Denver helps single moms with kids and single women experiencing homelessness become self-sufficient. Just a little goes a very long way! Your donation will help women and children in Denver leave homelessness behind.

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