Frequently Asked Questions
How can I get help with shelter, showers, practical needs, support?
Come to The Refuge Cafe during our regular hours to meet with someone and learn more about possible resources. If you can’t make it in person, email or call us at 720-295-2270, and one of our advocates will get in touch.
“I have stuff to donate”—how do I do that?
Please review the specific list on our donate page and feel free to bring any of those items during Refuge Cafe hours. We do not need household, furniture, or clothes and encourage you to bring those to our local partners--Joyful Journeys, a Precious Child, or the ARC.
What is The Refuge like during COVID?
Protecting the most vulnerable and following all public-health recommendations has been our top priority; all of our regular community life gatherings have transitioned to either outside or ZOOM during COVID and The Refuge Cafe is on reduced hours. We are always adapting to the changing realities, and it’s important to check our calendar and Facebook page for gathering information.
Do you have a Sunday service?
The Refuge has a non-traditional Dinner Church format for our Sunday gathering (on ZOOM during COVID). It typically includes a meal, conversation, music, spiritual formation, communion, and prayer, along with a Refuge kids program for nursery-elementary. Sometimes on Sundays, we have holiday feasts and special events and traditions, so it’s good to look at our calendar and recognize that not every Sunday looks the same at The Refuge but you can always count on community connection and challenge. During the summer months, our Sunday format changes to a workshop-style gathering with dinner, modified childcare, and a focus on community engagement.
What do you believe?
The Refuge is an eclectic spiritual community with a wide range of people with various faith stories. As a community, we have chosen to center our life together on shared values and not a set of specific beliefs. You can read more about those values and what we are being invited into each time we gather here.
What does The Refuge need help with?
Our primary needs are centered around serving the wider community through the Refuge Cafe, Single Moms Unite, and social justice projects. These needs include: financial support, donating personal care items, providing or sponsoring lunches, supporting Single Moms Unite, being part of community collaborations and special projects.
What is the best way to get involved at The Refuge?
Check out our Community Hub and consider which of these you’d like to engage with and email us to make the connection and see what a next step might be.
Who can I talk to about....?
We have a team of pastors and advocates who are always open to connect on any of your questions, needs, or concerns. Email us or call us at 720-295-2270 with what you’re wondering about or need support with and we’d love to connect.