In July, we were honored to volunteer with Hope in Our City, an organization committed to engaging refugee communities in the Denver area. Through sports, education, and experiences, they aim to help at-risk individuals develop the life-skills required to advance in and contribute positively to the world around them.
Jordan and Katie Fischer started Hope in Our City in 2014, a year that reportedly saw 42,500 people per day leaving their homes due to persecution and conflict. Seeing a necessity for engagement with members of the city’s vulnerable refugee community, they started a mission to support the at-risk people within these groups under the belief that better individuals will lead to a better future.
The organization has since grown to offer help in language, employment, education, life-skills, citizenship, health and spiritual development. Additionally, they strive to offer friendship and trust within each unique person and family that they work with. Through inclusivity, they believe that lasting growth can occur.
At shelter, we are grateful to be able to assist groups like Hope in Our City. We do this in gratitude for the work they do to foster a supportive community one person at a time.