Food Pantry – Growing Home’s food pantry is a place where you can shop for a free, three-day supply of food for your whole family. Items vary weekly but often include fresh fruits and vegetables, meat and protein, fresh gourmet bread, and sometimes special sweets and treats. Bring your photo ID, along with photo ID’s for additional adult in your family and identification for any children in your household (birth certificates, school ID’s, etc.). Families may shop once per calendar month. Only families with children under the age of 18 are eligible for the food pantry.
Visit Growing Home’s food pantry at 3489 W. 72nd Ave. Suite 112, open every day, 10am – 12pm. Closed on some holidays.
Food Demos – Once a month a certified nutritionist demonstrates a couple of inexpensive, healthy recipes using food available in the food pantry. Ask staff for upcoming dates!
Family Shelter– Growing Home offers a 60-day shelter for families with children experiencing homelessness. Call our offices to check on availability, learn more about the program, and do a brief eligibility screening (children must be in full custody, or with parents 90% of the time).
Contact our Family Support Specialist at 720-407-1965 to ask about openings.
Rental/Mortgage and Utility Assistance – Call our offices for details about eligibility and availability. No walk-ins, please. Limited rental assistance is available for families participating in certain Growing Home programs, including Parents as Teachers and Incredible Years.
Affordable Housing – Growing Home operates 16 one and two bedroom apartments that rent for $525 (1BR) and $625 (2BR) per month. Background and credit checks conducted on all applicants. Tenants are required to earn more than twice the amount of monthly rent in income to qualify. Call Growing Home for more information on how to apply, 303-426-0430.
Transitional Housing – With four units of transitional housing, Growing Home has a two-year case management supported program for parents who are returning to school for higher education, including Associate’s or four-year degrees, and professional certificate programs. Rent is calculated according to income. Families can fill out a transitional housing application at Growing Home, which will be kept on file until an opening is available. There is no waiting list. We recommend that interested families call us every few months to check on the status of our program openings.
Parents as Teachers (PAT) – Ever wish there was an instruction manual that came with children? Join Growing Home’s PAT program to learn about all the stages of your child’s development and tips on how to help them grow up healthy and happy. Kids love learning new games and reading with their parents. Parents love the support and friendship they receive from Growing Home’s certified Parent Educators. Instruction involves both parent and child, and occurs in your home. Serving pregnant women and families with children birth to five years old. Call Rosanna at 720-407- 0226 to learn more information.
Incredible Years Parenting Series – A 14-week class for families with children ages 3-8. Classes are offered in English and Spanish, and free childcare and meals are provided. Class focuses on creating healthy, nurturing relationships with your children, and covers topics from creating routines to having natural consequences for behaviors. Offered beginning each January, and each September.
Early Learning Opportunities
- Parents as Teachers
- Cradling Literacy classes
- Head Start Pre-School and Home Instruction for Parents of Preschool Youngsters (HIPPY)
- Incredible Years
- Weekly after-school tutoring for first graders
- School supplies
- Crisis prevention and assistance
- Case management
- Resources and referrals
- Nutritious food
Please call 720-407-1983 or email to find out more. Families must live within the Blocks of Hope neighborhood, approximately between 72nd Ave and 52nd Ave and between Sheridan Blvd and Lowell Blvd
Telephone Resource and Referral Line – Questions about Growing Home services or need to know where to go for something you need? Just call! We’ll do our best to answer your call but bear with us and call back if you don’t receive a response to your voicemail within 48 hours.
Medical Clinic – Schedule an appointment for yourself or your child at our pop-up medical clinic. Uninsured Growing Home clients can make an appointment by calling Belia at 720-407-1976, or to learn more information.
If you need additional help, please visit Mile High United Way’s 2-1-1 website or dial 2-1-1 to be connected to additional services.