Follow the Shaw’s journey to a new life at the Mission—a journey you make possible.

Arriving At Our Door


Today, we want to introduce you to a family you are helping—the Shaws. John and Rachel Shaw came to Denver Rescue Mission with their daughter Lindsey after John’s addiction forced the family into homelessness.

They also needed something affordable for themselves and Lindsey. They desperately need help for Joseph’s alcoholism and their relationship after years of growing apart and living from place to place.

“I ran my own business but gave the other part of my life to alcohol. That finally caught up and eventually, I couldn’t work anymore; John says. We stayed in motels and moved each month for a long time, not being able to pay rent. We had nowhere to go.”

Thankfully, the family finally came to The Crossing, our largest location, where your monthly support not only enables us to transform the lives of men facing addiction in our New Life Program, but also helps provide 100 rooms for women, children, and families like the Shaws through our STAR Transitional Program.

* Names and image have been changed for privacy purposes.