At Mission Arvada on the 1st and 3rd Wednesdays of each month. They help clients sign up for Medicaid and Food Stamps.
Mission Arvada’s Housing Specialist works with the Mission Arvada Director and our clients to establish sustainable living situations. We work together to help clients access appropriate housing options, fill out applications, collect necessary identification, secure housing, furnish that housing, and move clients into their new homes.
Many needed supplies for our clients are brought to Mission Arvada through donations and through our partnerships with the City of Arvada. If you have furniture or household items you’d like to donate toward this cause, contact Mission Arvada to see if your items are needed at this time.
If you’d like to help clients with housing deposits, you can make a donation on the donation page (click “Give” below) and designate that you’d like the money to go to the “housing deposit fund.”
Twice a month, Dr. Brian Georinger from Senior Smiles/ Mobile Outreach Alliance partners with Mission Arvada to provide free dental care to individuals in need.
In addition, Tamara with Orchard Creek Dentistry comes monthly to do dental cleanings.
During the hours our day shelter is operating, clients can have access to our clothing bank to get clean clothes, undergarments, and hygiene items. Clients are also able to get zero degree sleeping bags, tents, backpacks, blankets, tarps, coats, hats, and gloves when available. We take seasonally appropriate donations for men and women year around to help keep our supplies stocked for our clients.
Our food bank began over two decades ago. It was started by a longtime church member, Gloria M. Pruessner. Our food bank is open to all those in our community in need of food. We currently serve approximately 10,000 people each year, and the number continues to grow.
Food bank team leaders are Jill Knickerson, Donna Schafler, and Trudy Ebersol. Current hours of operation are on Saturday from 9:30 am-11:30 am.
We “rescue” food including produce, meat, dairy, bakery and some non perishables from a local grocery warehouse for distribution to those in need of food.
We have mental health and crisis services available via our Zoom kiosk Monday through Friday on demand.
We also have a JCMH therapist who consults with clients on site on Tuesdays.
Attorneys provide free legal services the 2nd Thursday of the month at Mission Arvada by appointment. The Christian Legal Society of Metro Denver and the Justice and Mercy Legal Aid Clinic are partnering with The Rising Church to provide a Legal Triage Clinic in our Community.
Each Wednesday, the Stride Medical team provides an array of medical services to our clients. They can provide wellness checks, wound care, basic physical exams, COVID-19 testing, and Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccines.
Eye Love care has begun coming in monthly to provide eye exams and glasses for Mission Arvada clients.
Mission Arvada is a registration site for the Severe Weather Shelter Network. Once clients are registered, they are eligible to receive overnight sheltering on designated severe weather nights.
On the first Thursday of each month, DMV2GO comes to Mission Arvada to help people get or renew IDs and driver's licenses.
We offer showers first come, first served during our day shelter hours Monday through Thursday. We also have clean towels and hygiene products for showering.
Laundry is available on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays when we have volunteers to staff it.