Since our inception in 1998, we have offered temporary housing to hundreds of families using the overnight rotational shelter model known as Canopy. While homelessness continues to be a prevalent issue for families, long-term sustainability of the program from a space, volunteer, and financial perspective has become increasingly challenging. Additionally, we believe that the best [...]
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Pictured from left-to-right: Westminster City Councillor Sheela Mahnke, Chief Program and Impact Officer Dolores Ramirez, State Senator Faith Winter, PAT Program Manager Olga Lopez, Governor Jared Polis, Parent Educator Rhiannon Riccillo Fruner, Chief Development Officer Pell Fender, President and CEO Karen Fox Elwell, PAT Program Director at Parent Possible Michele Provost, State Representative Shannon [...]
PRESIDENT AND CEO KAREN FOX ELWELL PRESENTS STATE OF THE ORGANIZATION Delwest's Baker School Apartments was the site of Growing Home's annual "State of the Organization" reception on February 26, 2019. Baker School Apartments is a new, affordable-housing complex located at 64th Avenue and Lowell Street, where Growing Home has been invited as the sole nonprofit [...]
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Growing Home's Board of Directors has appointed Karen Fox Elwell as its new CEO. Karen replaces the previous CEO, who left in August of 2017. Karen is a licensed social worker with a Bachelor of Arts in Child Development from Tufts University and a Masters in Social Work and Masters in Business Administration from the [...]
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On July 18, Growing Home's Board of Directors appointed Anita Deshommes Interim CEO, replacing outgoing President and CEO Teva Sienicki, whose last day will be August 1. Anita joined Growing Home in 2001, as the organization's second employee. A graduate of Metro State (with a Bachelors in Social Work), and holding an MBA from Colorado [...]
KATHLEEN DROZDA By David Cogger March 31, 2015 Kathleen Drozda had a change of heart in the 1990s. The career nurse, who had specialized in neurology, neurosurgery, and trauma services, shifted her focus to prevention and community outreach. Had she not made this decision, Growing Home might not exist today. Drozda’s career change took her from [...]