Womens Homeless Initiative (WHI)

Once a quarter, volunteers from Wash Park UCC support First Unitarian Society of Denver, which hosts 25 homeless women, providing a safe and loving place to rest for a night.  Together, we turn First Unitarian’s community space into a temporary home. 

Wash Park volunteers help with a range of preparation and hosting activities: 

  • Helping convert the community space into sleeping and dining areas.  We set up cots, put out chairs, and make up the cots with sheets, pillows and blankets.
  • Preparing and serving dinner, along with kitchen cleanup. This is a great opportunity for core circles, youth groups, and families. Kids can help serve dinner and clean up dishes.
  • Staying overnight to provide a sense of safety for our guests. Two volunteers perform this function. Overnight volunteers can sleep.  
  • Cleaning up in the morning, converting the  temporary home back into the community room.
  • Washing sheets for the next rotation.  

To volunteer with us visit the Wash Park Signup Genius site:

Preparing dinner
Setting up cots