Community Partners

Colorado Criminal Justice Reform Coalition

The Colorado Criminal Justice Reform Coalition (CCJRC) is a non-profit organization that was formed to halt the exponential growth in the state prison population.


St. Francis Center Employment Services (formerly Turnabout)

Kris Dafni-Director of Employment Services (
1630 East 14th Ave Denver, CO  80218  (303) 813-0005

Working together with businesses, community & faith based organizations, educational institutions, government agencies, and private citizens, SFC Employment Services delivers better, more sustainable outcomes.


Harm Reduction Action Center

HRAC serves more than 1,100 clients affected by injection drug-use every year. HRAC (formerly known as the Harm Reduction Project/Drop-In Center) is a recognized expert in providing HIV & Hepatitis C prevention programming, using harm-reduction principles to reduce the negative consequences of drug use impacting individuals, families and the larger community. Harm reduction enables us to meet drug users “where they’re at,” addressing the conditions of use along with the use itself. The Harm Reduction Action Center develops personal relationships with clients, guided by compassion, mutual respect, and evidence-based solutions, empowering clients to reduce the harmful effects of marginalized lifestyles.


Colorado Progressive Coalition

Colorado Progressive Coalition is a statewide, member-driven organization that engages communities to advance economic and social justice since 1996. CPC is organized around five campaign areas including racial justice and civil rights; health care; economic justice; statewide base building; and civic engagement.


It Takes A Village, Inc.

It Takes A Village is a non-profit, tax-exempt organization whose mission is to reduce health and social disparities among people of color in the Denver/Aurora, Colorado metropolitan area.


Chinook Fund

The Chinook Fund was founded in 1987 during the Ronald Reagan era, when a group of young, progressive philanthropists came together with a timely idea. Inspired by the recent founding of the Funding Exchange in New York, they wanted to give birth to a foundation which would support small, grassroots organizations working for peace, human rights and economic justice. They also wanted the foundation to be held accountable to the communities it served, and to provide a way to hold activist organizations accountable to those communities as well, and so they launched our community- led grantmaking committee which makes all funding decisions for Chinook.



Homeboy Industries

Homeboy Industries serves high-risk, formerly gang-involved men and women with a continuum of free services and programs, and operates seven social enterprises that serve as job-training sites.


F.O.R.C.E (Former Offenders Re-integrated for Community Enrichment)

As a community based agency Second Chance Center is committed to being a community partner. FORCE is the community service arm of this partnership. Through the successful re-integration into Colorado communities FORCE Ambassadors establish a new standard for the citizenship of those previously imprisoned persons. They are active in their individual geographic communities, providing supportive services to community based organizations, religious institutions and other service oriented entities. Likewise, Force Ambassadors are representative of diverse populations, to include all ethnicities, seniors, LGBT persons and low income people of any population.

Force Ambassadors are called on to support, and in some cases drive, the efforts to change legislation, policy and the culture that directly affect the most marginalized populations in Colorado. This has been done in collaboration with the Colorado Criminal Justice Reform Coalition (CCJRC), Colorado Juvenile Defense Coalition (CJDC), the Harm Reduction Center (HRC), and others dedicated to this sort of impactful community advocacy.


Latino Coalition for Community Leadership (LCCL)

LCCL was established in 2003 with a mission to build the capacity of community based organizations serving the needs of high-risk Latino youth & families. They accomplished this rough seeking out grassroots organizations and providing grant support, technical assistance, capacity-building training and highlighting the accomplishments of those organizations. LCCL has broadened their approach to providing capacity building assistance to community based organizations serving all populations. This includes providing oversight and dispensing grant funding from government agencies, making those resources available to smaller organizations that may not have had such access without LCCL support.

SCC is one of those agencies, partnering with It Takes A Village, in one of five collaborations in the Denver Metro area receiving funding (through LCCL, from the Dept. of Labor) for the WAGEES Program.


Reciprocity In Action (R.I.A)

R.I.A’s mission is to foster reciprocity between former offender, crime survivor and community.  Creating a safer and more balanced communities and relationships through dialogue, service accountability, and integrity.


Colorado Dawah Inc./Masjid Shuhadaa

2958 Downing Street
Denver, CO 80205
(303) 293-0047


St. Andrew United Methodist Church

9023 S. University Blvd.
Highlands Ranch, CO  80126
(303) 794-2683


Glennon Heights Mennonite Church

11480 W. Virginia Avenue
Lakewood, CO  80226
(303) 985-3603


New Dawn Spiritual Living Center

1680 Chambers Rd
Aurora, CO  80017
(303) 369-8222


The Empowerment Program

1600 York St
Denver, CO  80206
(303) 320-1989


New Hope Baptist Church

3701 Colorado Blvd.
Denver, CO 80205
(303) 322-5200


First Mennonite Church of Denver

430 West 9th Avenue
Denver, CO 80204
(303) 832-1038


First Plymouth Congregational Church

3501 S Colorado Blvd

Cherry Hills Village, CO 80113


Capital Hill Presbyterian Church

1100 Fillmore Street
Denver, CO 80206
(303) 333-9366


DAAP – Denver African American Philanthropists


First Unitarian Church in Denver

1400 Layfayette Street
Denver, CO 80218
(303) 831-7113


Mennonite Central Committee Central States


Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment

4300 Cherry Creek South Drive
Denver, CO


Colorado Department of Corrections



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